Dynamics AX Bare Bones Configuration Privateer Bar Set – 10 Modules in 13:35 Hours

Even if you think that you are an expert in Dynamics AX, you probably only know one area like the Financials, or Distribution, or Manufacturing, and only have cursory knowledge of the other modules. Although specialization is good, knowing all of the application is better because it opens up all of your senses to what is going on within the system, and makes everyone just a little more well-rounded.

A while ago I laid down the gauntlet to you all and challenged you all to learn Dynamics AX 2012 by immersing yourself in the application and set up a completely new instance from scratch – which I believe is the only way to learn how all of the machinery behind the scenes of Dynamics AX works – and created the much converted Bare Bones Configuration Privateer certification which you can get if you prove that you have done this. It comes with a real badge and all – I didn’t skimp on the virtual badges.

To do this, all you needed to do was work through the first 10 Bare Bones Configuration guides that I slaved over for 2 years to create.

  • M01 Configuring A Base Dynamics AX 2012 Test System
  • M02 Configuring an Organization within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M03 Configuring the General Ledger within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M04 Configuring Cash and Bank Management within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M05 Configuring Accounts Receivable within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M06 Configuring Accounts Payable within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M07 Configuring Product Information Management within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M08 Configuring Inventory Management within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M09 Configuring Procurement and Sourcing within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M10 Configuring Sales Order Management within Dynamics AX 2012

It’s easy, just start on the first one, follow the step by step instructions with screen shots for each step in case you get lost, load in all of the sample data included with the guides, and before you know it you will have a fully configured Dynamics AX 2012 system that you can take orders with, pick with, pack with, ship with, receive cash with, purchase with, receive with, pay bills with, and the list goes on. Also as a bonus, if your company is a covert spy organization then you will be ready to run all of your operations.

I am so happy to report that one of the people that took up the challenge blew me away when he reported back to me that he had taken up the challenge as a New Year’s resolution, and started the challenge on January 1st, and by the 5th he had worked through all 10 of the guides in order in a record time of 13:35 Hours! He kept a journal of the time, and here is the breakdown.

BARE BONES CONFIGURATION TIMELINE

M01

1.50

M02

0.20

M03

1.50

M04

0.15

M05

1.40

M06

2:00

M07

2:00

M08

1:30

M09

1:45

M10

1:30

TOTAL TIME: 13:35 hrs.

I don’t even think that I have set up a system that quickly.

As a result, Joel H. is the proud member of the elite Bare Bones Configuration Privateers and has the badge on his briefcase to prove it.

What is even more impressive is that he continued on and finished the next five modules in the program as well.

  • M11 Configuring Human Resource Management within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M12 Configuring Project Management and Accounting within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M13 Configuring Production Control within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M14 Configuring Sales and Marketing within Dynamics AX 2012
  • M15 Configuring Service Management within Dynamics AX 2012

These took a little longer because they are a little more involved, but by January 14th he was done.

BARE BONES CONFIGURATION TIMELINE

M11

3:00

M12

5:00

M13

2:00

M14

3:3

M15

4:00

TOTAL TIME: 17:3 hrs.

I don’t have a badge for that right now – but I’m working on it.

Now that the bar has been set, who of you all want to dethrone the current champion?

For more information just go to the Dynamics AX Companions site and check out the Bare Bones Configuration Guide section. Here is a link: http://bit.ly/1ONDmWT

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