Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources

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Skills measured

Exam MB6-898 applies to the April 2018 release of Dynamics 365 for Talent. For the most up-to-date information about the product, see: https://aka.ms/talentdocs.

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Understand the Dynamics 365 Human Resources Environment (45-50%)
  • Understand Dynamics 365 Human Resources Components
      May include but is not limited to:
    • Describe the components and experiences of Dynamics 365 Human Resources
    • Identify features of Dynamics 365 Human Resources
    • Identify benefits of using Dynamics 365 Human Resources
    • Describe how data is shared and separated per company in Dynamics 365 Human Resources
    • Describe the technology and integration of Dynamics 365 Human Resources with other Dynamics 365 applications
    • Describe and use the Microsoft Excel add-in with Dynamics 365 Human Resources
  • Understand basic navigation in Dynamics 365 for Talent
      May include but is not limited to:
    • Describe the user interface components of Dynamics 365 Human Resources
    • Describe the use case scenarios for workspaces and provide examples of workspaces
    • Identify the components of a Dynamics 365 Human Resources workspace
    • Navigate and perform searches in the web interface
    • Set up core prerequisites and parameters for using Dynamics 365 Human Resources
  • Use People Analytics and Personnel Management in Dynamics 365 Human Resources
      May include but is not limited to:
    • Describe features of the People workspace
    • Use the People workspace to view and edit personal information
    • Enroll in benefits by using the people workspace
    • Check FMLA eligibility request time-off in the People workspace
    • View leave and absence information
    • View or update emergency contact information or certificates and tests for a person
  • Use the Employee and Manager self-service features
      May include but is not limited to:
    • Describe features for employee self-service
    • Describe features for manager self-service
    • Use the Employee self-service workspace to manage personal information
    • Review and update performance information
    • Add and share feedback to another employee
    • View team information in the manger self-service portal
    • View and update skill information and perform a skill gap analysis
    • Describe and use the mobile device for employee and manager self-service
Set Up and Use the Human Resources Application (50-55%)
  • Manage worker information
      May include but is not limited to:
    • Understand worker and position data
    • Describe the difference between jobs and positions
    • Set up and manage jobs
    • Create and assign positions to workers
    • Explain Personnel actions
    • Enable and use Worker actions and Position actions
    • Configure prerequisites for positions and jobs
    • Configure and loan equipment to workers
    • Define parameters and shared parameters for human resources
    • Identify key configurations for human resources
    • Hire and retire a worker
    • Enter worker details
  • Set Up and manage benefit information
      May include but is not limited to:
    • Explore the Benefit management workspace
    • Describe the difference between benefits and benefit elements
    • Describe the various types of benefits
    • Configure benefit elements
    • Define eligibility rules
    • Process eligibility rules for workers
    • Enroll a single worker in a benefit
    • Enroll mass workers in a benefit
    • Maintain dependents and beneficiary information
  • Configure compensation information
      May include but is not limited to:
    • Describe examples of fixed and variable compensation plans
    • Use recommendations with compensation
    • Review and make changes to compensation plans
    • Define mandatory confirmation for compensation plans
    • Describe the range utilization matrix
    • Define reference points
    • Create compensation grids
    • Define eligibility rules for compensation
    • Configure pay rate conversions
    • Set up and use vesting rules
    • Configure and use pay for performance features
    • Describe compensation process events
    • Perform the compensation processes
    • Adjust compensation for an employee
  • Manage Leave and absences
      May include but is not limited to:
    • Explain the Leave and absence administration process
    • Describe Leave and absence transactions
    • Request and process time off requests
    • Explore Leave types and Leave plans
    • Set up and configure Leave and absence plans
    • View time off requests and approved time off
    • Use the Leave and absence workspace
  • Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 Human Resources
      May include but is not limited to:
    • Define templates for physical job requirements
    • Configure the physical requirements for a job
    • Create an accommodation request
    • Grant or deny work environment accommodation requests

Preparation options

Self-paced training

Online learning through the Microsoft Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP) is available to Microsoft Dynamics Partners. Find out how to gain access to the DLP site.

These DLP courses cover content for Exam MB6-898:

These eLearning courses provide students with the tools to set up and use the application functionality in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources and provide support for the application.

Customers on a service plan can access online learning from CustomerSource. Use the Get Trained with eLearning tile, and search for the course numbers 81167, 81166, 81165, 81164, 81163, 81160, 81159, 81158, 81156, 81153.   Please contact mlxsupp@microsoft.com if you have questions.

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam are Microsoft Dynamics 365 partners who set up and use the application functionality in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources and provide support for the application. This exam is also appropriate for sales personnel who have a background in business solutions and would like to demonstrate functional understanding of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources application.

Candidates typically should have a strong understanding of human capital management, operational HR processes, and experience deploying, maintaining, and using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources.

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