Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Microsoft MB5-858 Exam Sure Success Guide

Almost Two years have gone but Microsoft did not launch the e-learning resource for the Exam MB5 858, which is not a good sign for the vendor and industry. Even Microsoft has not introduced the Microsoft press book and practice training material for this exam preparation. On the other hand, IT certification seller like Self Exam Engine, Real Exams, Exam Sheets  and other vendors have introduced the exam preparation material containing practice questions and answers of Microsoft MB5 858 Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Dynamics sure step.  I have learnt from reliable resource mostly students have purchased the practice testing software of Self Exam Engine to pass the exam in the first attempt.

   In this exam, following skills are being measured:

Prepare to Manage a Microsoft Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (47.14%)
Manage a Microsoft Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Sure Step (41.43%)
Manage Post Implementation Activities with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (11.43%)

However, Microsoft has launched two days intensive workshop to manage the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Implementations with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step focusing on the project Management area of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step 2010. Mostly students have taken for granted the role of a project manager as they complete a case study involving the implementation Microsoft Dynamics CRM at Tailspin Toys , a fictitious customer support.

In this workshop Microsoft trainer has provided the guidance using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step from project manager’s perspective as students complete each phase of the implementation steps. Whereas in hand on training project manager have to perform tasks for initiation planning, execution, monitoring and closure. Learners are asked to perform complete variety of Sure Step documents and make strategic and critical implementation decisions during each implementation step.

I have also interviewed many students who have participated in the two days workshop of Microsoft even then students have a exam fear to pass the exam in the first attempt. That is why, students give preference to have practice questions and answers from IT certification vendors of MB5 858 before appearing the actual exam.

At Workshop Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

·         Examine how to prepare and plan for a Diagnostic phase.
·         Select, plan, and deliver Sure Step’s decision accelerators.
·         Define the scope of the project based on decision accelerator results.
·         Guide the customer toward the most efficient implementation process and project type.
·         Produce time and cost estimates for the project.
·         Plan the resources for the project and plan for risks.
·         Prepare for and conduct the Kickoff meeting with the Customer.
·         Determine if a Solutions Overview is necessary.
·         Understand the process of Sure Step’s Detailed Business Analysis workshops.
·         Identify and document functional requirement Fits and Gaps.
·         Control scope creep by implementing proposal management.
·         Plan early for the Deployment phase by creating a deployment plan.
·         Learn how to use Sure Step’s Solution Design Documents.
·         Examine Performance Reporting and Status Reporting.
·         Plan and perform testing activities across different phases.
·         Conduct a tollgate review. 
·         Prepare and conduct the cutover from the non-production to production environment.
·         Understand the importance of quality management during the Operation phase.
·         Identify how to work toward project closure. 


  1. Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations
  2. Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  3. Microsoft Certification Training

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