Credentialing Exams

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In an effort to maintain the professional standards of Microsoft Dynamics GP installation, deployment, and ongoing administration practices, Dynamics Credentialed Professionals, powered by GPUG, have developed a series of credentialing exams. Upon passing an exam, you will join an elite group of Dynamics Credentialed Professionals who demonstrate the highest knowledge of and expertise regarding Microsoft Dynamics GP.

As a Dynamics Credentialed Professionals you will:

  • Be granted the right to use the official Dynamics Credentialed Professional mark for e-mail signatures, social media, blogs, etc.
  • Receive a certificate acknowledging your DCP achievement
  • See your name and picture published on the GPUG website indicating your credential
  • Have your certification maintained for 2 full years

Credentialing Levels

The goal of the Dynamics Professionals credentialing process has been to make the certifications more valuable, practical, and meaningful in the marketplace. In addition to testing on specific product and domain knowledge, multiple levels of credentials will allow Dynamics professionals to differentiate themselves in the market through depth of knowledge and demonstrated real-world experience.

Core Credentialing Certification

  • Tests a general knowledge of the Dynamics product and domain it covers
  • One Core Technical and one Core Functional exam will be offered for each Dynamics product

Advanced Credentialing Certification

  • Tests depth of knowledge of particular functional or technical areas of the Dynamics product
  • Multiple core certifications completes qualification for an Advanced Certification

Credentialing Exam Details

  • Exams are professionally proctored online anytime or in person at select events
  • The exams consist of 75 multiple choice questions
  • Each question on the exam has been created and reviewed by the GP exam committee with the guidance of the credentialing council
  • An in-depth cut score process is used to set the passing score which varies between each exam

GP Core Exams

Financials Setup and Functionality

  1. CONFIGURE COMPANY (24%)
    • General setups (including credit cards & payment terms, tax & shipping methods, Internet information, email, business alerts, and document-attach)
    • Workflow
    • Fiscal periods and account format
    • Source documents and audit trail codes
    • Posting setup and posting accounts
    • User interface (including homepage & navigation)
    • Navigation list
    • Intercompany setup
    • Setup and maintenance
  2. GENERAL LEDGER (15%)
    • Deferrals
    • Reconcile to GL
    • Budgeting
    • Chart of Accounts
    • Transactions
    • Posting
    • Setup
  3. PAYABLES MANAGEMENT (14%)
    • Vendor cards
    • Transactions
    • Posting
    • Setup
  4. RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT (14%)
    • Customer cards
    • Transactions and cash receipts
    • Routines
    • Salespeople and territories
    • Setup
  5. BANK RECONCILIATION (6%)
    • Transactions and reconciliation (including electronic banking)
    • Setup (including electronic banking)
  6. FIXED ASSET MANAGEMENT (10%)
    • Asset cards
    • Depreciation, GL posting, and other routines
    • Transactions
    • Setup
  7. MULTI-CURRENCY (5%)
    • Setup
    • Routines
  8. REPORTING AND INQUIRY (12%)
    • SSRS
    • Refreshable Excel reports
    • SmartList
    • Standard reporting and inquiry

*Weighting percentages are +/- 3%


Installation and Configuration

  1. Understand system requirements, and install server components & desktop clients (50%)
    • SSRS
    • Shared components
    • Basic performance optimization
    • GP utilities (including creating & setting up companies, and account framework)
    • Backup/restore
  2. Install and configure the web client & web services (10%)
  3. Configure the System Manager (12%)
    • Setup email and document attach
  4. Report deployment (17%)
    • Word templates
    • Excel reports
    • SSRS
    • Business Analyzer
  5. User licensing, setup, and security (11%)
    • ODBC (Open Data Base Connectivity)

*Weighting percentages are +/- 3%


Distribution Setup and Functionality

  1. SALES ORDER PROCESSING (33%)
  2. INVENTORY/BILL OF MATERIALS (33%)
  3. PURCHASE ORDER PROCESSING (33%)

*Weighting percentages are +/- 3%

GP Advanced Exams

None available at this time

Credentialing exams are available online at the date & time you request!

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Recorded Credentialing Webinars

Credentialed Professionals

Dynamics GP Credentialed Professionals represent an elite group of GP Administrators and Super Users who have completed Dynamics GP Certificate exams.

Congratulations to our Dynamics Credentialed Professionals!

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Exam Committee

Working with the oversight of the Credentialing Council, the Exam Committee has product-specific responsibility for setting exam specifications as well as developing and maintaining the pool of exam items and the exams themselves.

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Credentialing Council

The Credentialing Council is the most senior leadership body made up entirely of members. It provides oversight and strategic guidance for nearly all aspects of the credentialing process.

The DynamicsPro Credentialing Council for 2018:

  • Kerry Rosvold, Chair
  • Cynthia Priebe
  • Amber Bell
  • Jo deRuiter, Vice Chair
  • AJ Ansari
  • Kim Peterson
  • Belinda Allen
  • David Musgrave
  • Jen Kuntz