Exam MB6-869:

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development Introduction

Published:August 29, 2011
Language(s):English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
Type:Proctored Exam

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Preparing for an Exam
This certification exam measures your ability to understand and articulate how to use, maintain, and support Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 development functionality including understanding Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 architecture, managing the data dictionary, managing the user interface, managing security, working with X++ control statements, managing objects and classes, accessing the database, and handling exceptions.
Exam Topics Covered
The following list includes the topic areas covered on this exam.
  • Understanding Dynamics AX 2012 Architecture
  • Managing the Data Dictionary
  • Managing the User Interface
  • Managing Security
  • Working with X++ Control Statements
  • Managing Objects and Classes
  • Accessing the Database
  • Managing Exception Handling
Audience Profile
This exam is intended for individuals who plan to implement the basic technical tasks required to effectively use Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 development functionality in their organization. This audience typically includes technical consultants and programmers.
Additional Skills Recommended:
General working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 usage and experience in object-oriented programming.
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.
Understanding Dynamics AX 2012 Architecture (13 percent)
  • Identify key development features and functionality.
    • This topic may include: development workspace; IntelliMorph; MorphX; object-oriented design; navigation
  • Demonstrate understanding of the data architecture.
    • This topic may include: working with data in forms; sorting records; filtering records; finding records
  • Demonstrate understanding of architecture components.
    • This topic may include: layers; models; labels; Help system; reporting
  • Work with customization tools.
    • This topic may include: using MorphX to customize the user interface; using the X++ editor to develop customizations; identifying best practices; using the Type Hierarchy Browser and Type Hierarchy Context tools; using the reverse engineering tool
Managing the Data Dictionary (13 percent)
  • Work with MorphX, the Application Object Tree (AOT), and projects.
    • This topic may include: working with development projects; features of the AOT; Microsoft Visual Studio projects node; objects in the data dictionary; navigating the AOT and data dictionary
  • Work with tables and relations.
    • This topic may include: table structure and components; fields; field groups; indexes; delete actions; creating tables; creating relations; primary keys; foreign keys; surrogate keys
  • Work with data types and base enumerations.
    • This topic may include: primitive types; extended types; creating data types; using data types; creating base enumerations; using base enumerations
  • Work with maps and views.
    • This topic may include: map functionality; map advantages; view functionality; view advantages
Managing the User Interface (13 percent)
  • Work with menus and menu items.
    • This topic may include: creating and using menu items; menu functionality; creating menus
  • Manage forms.
    • This topic may include: data sources; design; document view; editing data in a form
  • Work with forms.
    • This topic may include: form types; list pages and list page metadata; working with the action pane; form parts
Managing Security (11 percent)
  • Work with role and task based security.
    • This topic may include: identifying key concepts, terms, and benefits; working with roles, process cycles, and duties; working with privileges, entry points, and permissions
  • Understand security concepts and settings.
    • This topic may include: default security settings; sample security settings
  • Work with XDS and server enforcement of security.
    • This topic may include: server-based code authentication; data security filters; org model; effective date
Working with X++ Control Statements (13 percent)
  • Work with variables.
    • This topic may include: declaration; simple data types; composite data types; arrays; containers
  • Work with operators.
    • This topic may include: assignment operators; arithmetic operators; relational operators; operator precedence
  • Work with conditional statements and loops.
    • This topic may include: if…else; ternary; switch; while loops; do…while loops; for loops
  • Work with communication tools.
    • This topic may include: print; boxes; infolog; dialog
Managing Objects and Classes (12 percent)
  • Work with classes, objects, and inheritance.
    • This topic may include: defining key attributes; method access control; extending a class; expression operators for inheritance; referencing object methods; method types; inheritance among tables
  • Work with scoping, events, and parameters in X++.
    • This topic may include: scope of objects within a class; events in X++
Accessing the Database (15 percent)
  • Retrieve data.
    • This topic may include: table buffers; select statements; field lists; while select statements; sorting; joins; cross-company data access
  • Manipulate data.
    • This topic may include: insert; update; insert_recordset; update_recordset; delete; delete_from; transaction tracking system
  • Work with queries.
    • This topic may include: executing a query; building a query; QueryBuildDataSource; QueryBuildRange
Managing Exception Handling (10 percent)
  • Work with exceptions and optimistic concurrency exceptions.
    • This topic may include: handling errors
  • Work with throw and try/catch commands.
    • This topic may include: handling errors
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.
Learning Plans and Classroom Training
Microsoft E-Learning
  • 80304AE: Development II in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (4 Hours)
  • 80303AE: Development I in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (3 Hours)
Microsoft Press Books There are no Microsoft Press books currently available.
Practice Tests There are no practice tests currently available.
Microsoft Online Resources
The Developer Help available from the Help menu within the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 product.
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