Please share with anyone with a stake in PerformancePoint Server. The beta exam 71-556 (TS: Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, Application Development) is open now through October 19 at Prometric. If you don't know much about betas, read this or this first.

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

The topics covered in this exam: no prep guide available yet

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