Exam MB6-827:

AX 2009 Payroll

Published:December 23, 2008
Language(s):English
Audience(s):Information Workers
Technology:Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
Type:Proctored Exam

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Preparing for an Exam
This certification exam measures your ability to understand and articulate how to set up and use the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Payroll Applications module effectively, and use the terms used in the application to adequately convey solutions to other users.
Exam Topics Covered
The following list includes the topic areas covered on this exam.
  • Payroll Concepts
  • Employees and Positions
  • Calculation 
  • Time
  • Earnings and Entitlements
  • Benefit/deductions
  • Payments and Postings 
  • Implementations
Audience ProfileCandidates for this exam should have a minimum of one year experience using AX Payroll.   
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam MB6-827: AX 2009 Payroll, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Payroll
Certifications(s): Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist - Payroll for Microsoft Dynamics AX
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Payroll Concepts (5%)
  • Describe General Payroll Concepts
Employees and Positions (21.25%)
  • Assigning Employees to positions
  • Enter Wage Information
  • List Payroll Administer Responsibilities
  • List Union Affiliations
  • Describe Pay Groups
  • Process Pay Periods
Calculations (10%)
  • Define Accumulators
  • List Calculation Operands and Calculation Variable Setup
  • Calculate Payroll Calculations
  • Define Date differences
Time (6.25%)
  • Describe Time Setup Procedures and Rotations
  • Set up Time/Earnings Adjustments
  • Define Overtime
Earnings and Entitlements
  • List Administration Processing Tasks
  • Generate Earning Enrolments
  • Define Earnings
  • Define Setup Concepts
  • Define Earning Thresholds
  • Set Up Entitlements
  • List Integration Modules
Benefits and Deductions (12.5%)
  • Set Up Employee Deductions
  • List Benefit and Deduction Codes
  • List Setup Concepts
Payments and Postings (17.5%)
  • Define how to Generate Payments
  • Define Manual Payments
  • Setting Up Payment Types
  • Close Pay Periods
  • Define Direct Deposits
  • List Dimensions
Implementations (11.25%)
  • List Integration and AX Module Dependencies
  • Import Earning Transactions
  • Define Payroll Data Maintenance
  • Define Parallel Testing
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
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