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PerformancePoint Server MS Beta Exam 71-556

Posted by denglishbi on December 7, 2007

PerformancePoint Server MS Beta Exam:  Now Available until December 31st!   (General Release will be in early 2008)

Exam Name = TS: Microsoft(R) Office PerformancePoint™ Server 2007, Applications
Exam Beta Number = 71-556
Prometric  Promo Code = TSPPS

Registration Information

You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.
Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam:
TSPPS
Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately.

To register in North America, please call:

•             Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)

Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact:

•             Prometric: http://www.register.prometric.com/ClientInformation.asp

Topics covered in this exam include:

Configuring Dimensions

  • Configure properties of predefined dimensions
  • Configure the time dimension
  • Configure a member property
  • Populate dimensions and member sets
  • Update dimension members and member set, and member properties

Configuring Models

  • Create a PPS model
  • Configure the current period
  • Configure model and dimension usage within sites
  • Transfer data between models

Configuring Business Roles and Process Management

  • Configure business roles
  • Configure security for users
  • Configure assignments
  • Configure an approval structure

Developing Business Rules

  • Develop an assignment rule
  • Develop a definition rule
  • Develop an allocation rule
  • Configure template rules
  • Configure rule execution

Building Excel Add-In Forms and Reports

  • Build an Excel Add-In report
  • Configure an Excel Add-In report as a form
  • Configure report filters
  • Format an Excel Add-In report

Developing Dashboards

  • Create a report by using the Dashboard Designer
  • Add a data source connection
  • Add a new Web page report
  • Configure a KPI by using Dashboard Designer
  • Create a scorecard
  • Build a dashboard

Installing PerformancePoint Server

  • Install the monitoring and planning services
  • Configure a PerformancePoint application
  • Configure the PerformancePoint server
  • Assign users to administrator roles

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