Exam MB6-885:

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Public Sector

Published:March 10, 2012
Language(s):English
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 Public Sector financial features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, including performing basic Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Public Sector tasks, performing budgeting tasks, using general ledgers, managing procurement and accounts payable, managing accounts receivable , performing project accounting tasks, and using Role Centers and reports.
Exam Topics Covered
The following list includes the topic areas covered on this exam.
  • Performing Basic Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Public Sector Tasks
  • Performing Budgeting Tasks
  • Using General Ledgers
  • Managing Procurement and Accounts Payable
  • Managing Accounts Receivable
  • Performing Project Accounting Tasks
  • Using Role Centers and Reports
Audience Profile
This exam is intended for individuals who plan to use Public Sector financial features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This audience typically includes functional consultants, systems developers, and implementation consultants.

Additional Skills Recommended:
General working knowledge of accounting processes and the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 functionalities that apply to accounting processes.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam MB6-885: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Public Sector, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
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.
Performing Basic Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Public Sector Tasks  (15 percent)
  • Describe Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Public Sector concepts.
    • This topic may include: describe requirements of the public sector industry including dimensions, budgeting, encumbrance and procurement; describe features of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Public Sector module; verify the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Public Sector license
  • Set up accounts.
    • This topic may include: describe General Ledger setup concepts; set up fiscal calendars and a fiscal year; set up posting definitions; configure account structures
  • Create financial dimensions.
    • This topic may include: describe financial dimensions; create a financial dimension and a fund entity
  • Set up a Chart of Accounts.
    • This topic may include: plan a Chart of Accounts; set up accounts in the Chart of Accounts; create bank accounts; assign a fund entity to an account
Performing Budgeting Tasks (14 percent)
  • Describe and configure budget control.
    • This topic may include: explain, activate, and perform budget control; set up and configure budget control parameters; set up over-budget permissions; define the budget funds available calculation; select source documents, journals, and main accounts for budget control; assign budget models; define budget control rules; define budget groups and message levels; enable budget appropriations; describe the execution of budget reservations
  • Create an original budget.
    • This topic may include: create budget register entries; allocate budget amounts across dimension values and periods
  • Manage budgets.
    • This topic may include: describe budgeting terms and basics; revise a budget; transfer a budget; view the status and history of budget register entries
  • Process budgets.
    • This topic may include: post, reverse, and perform budget control on a provisional budget; define an apportionment budget code; create and perform budget control on an apportionment budget
  • Create budget reports.
    • This topic may include: describe the Actual versus budget report, Budget funds available report, Budget details report, Budget control account detail history report, and Budget control activity by project report
Using General Ledgers (16 percent)
  • Create advanced ledger entries.
    • This topic may include: distribute line amounts across ledger accounts; describe the setup of advanced ledger entries; create, preview, and post advanced ledger entries
  • Perform commitment accounting.
    • This topic may include: describe commitment accounting; record general ledger pre-encumbrances for a purchase requisition; record general ledger encumbrances for a purchase order
  • Perform year-end encumbrance processes.
    • This topic may include: set up encumbrance year-end processing options; define close and open transaction posting definitions for encumbrance year-end processing; define a default encumbrance year-end process for a specific fund
  • Perform year-end general ledger processes.
    • This topic may include: describe general ledger year-end processes; set a closing type on accounts; define close and open transaction posting definitions for general ledger year-end processing; process nominal accounts and ending balances of real accounts
Managing Procurement and Accounts Payable (14 percent)
  • Manage purchase agreements.
    • This topic may include: enable new information on purchase agreements by classification; invoice a purchase agreement without a release order
  • Manage unplanned purchases.
    • This topic may include: set up confirming purchase order codes and message text; flag a purchase order as confirming; print a purchase order with a special message
  • Perform year-end purchase order processing.
    • This topic may include: run the year-end purchase order process
  • Manage vendor information.
    • This topic may include: set up 1099 information for a vendor; pay an invoice with 1099 information; process a 1099 tax statement; assign a new DUNS+4 number; disburse invoice payments to multiple vendor bank accounts.
Managing Accounts Receivable (15 percent)
  • Set up billing codes and classifications.
    • This topic may include: describe the features of billing codes; create a billing code; create a free text invoice using a billing code; create a billing classification; associate a billing code with a billing classification; set a classification settlement order
  • Process invoice, payment, and collection documents by billing classification.
    • This topic may include: post and print a free-text or recurring invoice by billing classification; enter a customer payment by selecting a billing classification; create a payment proposal based on a selected billing classification; generate reimbursement transactions, interest notes, and collections letters by billing classification; assign a collection letter policy to a billing classification
  • Process settlements in a pooled cash setup.
    • This topic may include: set up posting definitions for invoice settlements; settle a free text invoice against a payment; settle a transaction write-off for a customer
  • Add customer attributes.
    • This topic may include: assign a trading partner code; assign an agency location code (ALC); assign a 1099-C indicator; prevent customer duplication by using a Government Identification Number (GIN)
Performing Project Accounting Tasks (14 percent)
  • Perform project budget control.
    • This topic may include: create a project budget; allocate a project budget across periods; create a project budget revision
  • Manage grants.
    • This topic may include: create a grant; track the status of a grant
  • Manage multiple funding sources.
    • This topic may include: add multiple funding sources to a project; assign a grant to a funding source; allocate expenses to a funding source; set up funding source percentage and priority; invoice costs against funding sources
Using Role Centers and Reports (12 percent)
  • Describe Role Centers.
    • This topic may include: describe the Accountant, Accounting Manager, Controller Role, Accounts Receivable Administrator, and Finance Director Role Centers
  • Generate reports.
    • This topic may include: generate Accounts Receivable reports; generate customer reports; generate and set up a cover page for a Payment approval report; generate budget control reports
  • Perform financial analysis with derived financial hierarchies.
    • This topic may include: create a category hierarchy; associate a derived financial hierarchy; slice by using the derived financial hierarchy dimension
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
  • 80338AE: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Public Sector - Financials (8 Hours)
Microsoft Press Books There are no Microsoft Press books currently available.
Practice Tests There are no practice tests currently available.
Microsoft Online Resources
Online Help within the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 product.
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