As many of you are well aware through various communications that all GP Partners need to make sure they are current on their GP Certifications to stay as an Active Partner. If you do not complete these requirements by January 1, 2009 you will become deactivated…
Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations Exam MB5-858 for Sure Step 2010, MB5-858 is available on Prometric.
This certification exam measures your ability to understand Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step as a structured engagement methodology for Dynamics implementations. This exam measures the working knowledge that the candidate has of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.
Partners must employ or contract with at least one individual who passes the Microsoft Dynamics methodology implementation exam, Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations MB5-858, to be authorized for any Microsoft Dynamics solution. This exam is available from April 15, 2010.
Till now what I know is the exam will have 40-70 questions with the time of 140-160 minutes. The basic skill set weight for the exam is as follows
Prepare to Manage a Microsoft Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (47.14%)
Identify key goals and pre/post activities associated with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step decision accelerators and the Diagnostic phase.
Given a scenario, identify the appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step project type and the related key activities.
Identify Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step cross phase processes and the key activities and deliverables associated with each cross phase.
Given a scenario, identify the appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step documentation.
Identify Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step optimization offerings.
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Manage a Microsoft Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Sure Step (41.43%)
Given a scenario, identify and complete the appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step documentation.
Complete the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Analysis phase.
Create a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step project.
Gather and document customer business requirements by using the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step FRD.
Given a scenario, identify how to use Design documents in the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Design phase.
Identify and complete key test activities in a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Development phase.
Identify key activities of the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Deployment phase.
Manage change, risks, and issues by using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step tools and templates.
Conduct a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Tollgate Review.
Create a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Go-Live Cutover Plan.
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Manage Post Implementation Activities with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (11.43%)
Given a scenario, identify appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Quality Management activities.
Given a scenario, recommend appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Post Go-Live Support activities.
Given a scenario, recommend appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Performance Tuning and Optimization activities.
Identify the key tasks associated with closing out a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step project.
You can check the detailed exam preparation guide on MBS here
I would have read nearly 10 LinkedIn discussion posts and couple more in Forums/Newsgroups for the past one month, asking for Exam Dumps to veer thru' Dynamics Certifications (ranging from Product to Sure Step). Thought I would just share my thoughts.
The reasons in my opinion for this trend:
1. Employers urge employees to clear certification to get more points & benefits thru' Microsoft Partner Program. 2. Clients urge Employers to show more "Certified" consultants instead of even "Experienced" consultants. 3. Employees think, in fact believe, that once they get one certification they are on top of the existing breed of consultants and they can be in a demanding position.
Are these just myths or facts? Let's keep that argument aside and think from a broader perspective.
Any Certification IS A MUST for any consultant. There is no second thought about it. But it is NOT A MUST to GET ONE BY ANY MEANS.
Conventional thinking with respect to Exams, Certifications, etc. has long gone. It's all about know the details about a certain Certification in 1 day, collect the information on Exam the next day, throw queries on…
As previously announced, there are several changes coming to the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) as we head toward October 2010. Many of these changes impact your certifications. To assist you with your potential re-certification efforts we've launched the MPN Competency Exam Pack offer.
This offer is exclusively available for Microsoft Partners and is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to meet competency requirements and showcase your organization's skills.
MPN Competency Exam Packs allow you to save up to 30% and come with free Second Shot exam retakes on all exams! By purchasing these exam packs, you can hand out exam…
Vaidy has a look at Exam Dumps - Emerging Trend in Dynamics Community. The central thought is that more and more consultants are speed prepping and passing exams without really knowing the material. Make sure to read Vaidy article but I thought I would my own comments.
Exams have a become minimum standard. We expect consultants to have passed the exams. If they haven’t we ask why not?