Microsoft Dynamics CRM

  • Published:
    April 18, 2011
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  • Audiences:
    IT professionals
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
  • Credit toward certification:
    MCTS for Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 customization and configuration

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Configure a Microsoft Dynamics CRM organizational structure (15%)
  • Manage business units
    • Create and maintain business units; disable and delete business units; transfer records
  • Identify and apply Microsoft Dynamics CRM architecture concepts
    • How to customize Microsoft Dynamics CRM; where to customize Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Configure system settings
    • Apply system settings to Microsoft Dynamics CRM environment
  • Manage solutions and properties
    • Create a new solution; identify the components of solutions; apply managed and unmanaged solutions; configure the properties of managed solution components

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Manage users, teams, and security (15%)
  • Apply entity-based and task-based privileges
    • Differentiate between the two types of privileges
  • Apply the five types of access levels within the security roles
    • Differentiate between the five types of access levels
  • Create and configure new security roles
    • Copy privileges and access levels from existing security roles; apply security roles to specific business units; assign security roles to teams
  • Manage customization permissions
    • Identify the security rights necessary to customize Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Manage field security profiles
    • Create security profiles; manage field permissions
  • Create and maintain user accounts in Microsoft Dynamics CRM
    • Add single users; add multiple users; identify characteristics associated with each user licensing option; add users to roles
  • Create and maintain teams of users
    • Create teams; add users to teams

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Customize attributes and entities (16%)
  • Manage options sets
    • Create options sets; configure options sets; delete options sets
  • Create and manage custom attributes
    • Select an attribute type; include types and dependencies; edit custom attributes; delete custom attributes; set attribute security
  • Create, configure, and delete custom entities
    • Create one-time only settings; identify entities that cannot be disabled; modify a custom entity; save a custom entity; configure security settings to control access to custom entities
  • Configure the properties of attributes and entities in a managed solution
    • Modify the display name; create new forms; create new charts; create new views
  • Manage different types of customizations
    • Differentiate between types of customizations; publish customizations; reuse customizations

Preparation resources

Customize relationships and mappings (15%)
  • Differentiate between supported and unsupported entity relationships
    • Identify relationships that can link system and custom entities
  • Configure 1:N and N:N relationship behavior
    • Create a manual N:N relationship; create a native N:N relationship; implement cascading rules
  • Create and apply maps
    • Add mapping to relationships; use connections to implement relationships; manage connections and relationships

Preparation resources

Configure auditing (9%)
  • Configure auditing
    • Identify actions that are audited; turn on auditing; set auditing at the field level; select entities to be audited; implement partitions
  • Audit data and permissions
    • Grant permission to configure auditing
  • Manage the audit log
    • Examine the log; test a customized form

Preparation resources

Manage forms, views, and charts (17%)
  • Customize forms
    • Edit tabs; edit sections; edit fields; edit the navigation area; edit the header and footer; add a sub-grid; add a web resource
  • Create a new form
    • Create a main form; create a mobile form; create a preview form; assign roles to forms; order forms; parent/child forms
  • Create a customized view
    • Organize data in a view; add and maintain fields in a view; select a default view
  • Create and manage charts
    • Add charts to entities; select a chart type; apply advanced options; chart capabilities; import and export charts

Preparation resources

Implement a Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution (13%)
  • Implement, import, and export solutions
    • Managed solutions; unmanaged solutions; import errors; import logs; import and export appropriate system settings
  • Update a managed solution
    • Configure and implement managed properties in solutions

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is intended for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Implementation Consultants and Customizers who will configure the application’s organizational settings and customize the application using built-in customization tools. Candidates must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 usage and of solving real-world business problems by using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

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