Exam MB2-876 and UR12 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am about to take CRM 2011 Extending (MB2-876) tomorrow.

    Would anyone happen to know if the questions should be answered based on UR12-Polaris or not?

    In particular, I am thinking of the custom workflow activities which are now supported in CRM Online, and about which there might be a question.



    Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:39 AM


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  • Hello Nicolas,

    I belive that nothing would be changed in exam.

    Freelance Developer for Dynamics CRM 4.0/2011

    Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:46 AM
  • Hello Andrii,

    Thanks for your answer. When looking at the exam page, I see it was last modified on December 29th 2012. So I guess you're right. Still, having to guess is slightly frustrating... !

    But since I can't find any information about this anywhere I guess.. :) I have no choice.


    Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:56 AM
  • Hi Nicolas, I wrote the exam certification guide for MB2-866. The exams do not get updated between product versions, so the Extending CRM exam will be based on features and capabilities available at 'release to manufacturing' (RTM) and do not include any changes or features released since then.

    Neil Benson, CRM Addict and MVP at Slalom Consulting. Find me on Twitter. Join over 20,000 other CRM professionals on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM group on LinkedIn.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:38 PM
  • Only very occasionally do exams get updated with (substantially) new content without getting a new exam number to reflect a new exam for a new product version. I remember the XP exam being updated since it was in market so long they had to include questions about differences in the firewall capability between service pack versions, but this is fairly unusual.

    In all cases, both the exams and courses are directed by the contents of the "objective domain" - that is what is described in the exam page as the "Skills Being Measured". I realise these are not granular enough to mention asides such as "Custom workflow assemblies (on-premise only)".

    Also note there is no new course 80295B yet, and the policy these days is to have courses mapped much more closely to exams, via the same objective domain (people that write exam content can't also write the training materials for those exams). If there were major exam changes, there ought to be a course to go with that.

    As a general rule if there is no specific mention of a change to the exam content and no new course revision number, you should be on pretty safe territory.

    If there are questions you think are a bit unfair in light of recent changes, rollups etc (eg the answer now is different to what it was 18 months ago) make a note of the question number then add feedback comments at the end. When these are read by Microsoft Learning folks, they can evaluate if a particular question ought to be dropped from the pool. They only want questions which differentiate people on their ability to prove they have the skills being measured, not cloud the issue with whether you can figure out which version or release of the product to answer for based on the exam release date.

    Hope this helps.
    Adam Vero, Microsoft Certified Trainer | Microsoft Community Contributor 2011
    Blog: Getting IT Right

    Thursday, February 7, 2013 4:39 PM
  • You mean 2011, not 2012, I guess?

    Hope this helps.
    Adam Vero, Microsoft Certified Trainer | Microsoft Community Contributor 2011
    Blog: Getting IT Right

    Thursday, February 7, 2013 4:40 PM