We’re excited to announce the latest updates to the Business Applications training and certifications portfolio. Today, we’re adding three new role-based certifications:
- Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant Associate
- Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate
- Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate
And, on December 31, 2020, we’ll be retiring two exams:
- MB-200 Microsoft Power Platform + Dynamics 365 Core
- MB-400 Power Platform + Dynamics 365 Developer
Learners will be able to take both exams until December 31, 2020, and these will satisfy prerequisite and certification requirements until the end of 2021.
*NEW* Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant Associate
This all-new, standalone certification has no prerequisites. The associated exam, MB-800, will be available in beta in October 2020.
Is this certification right for you? If you’re responsible for implementing and configuring Business Central core application setup processes for small and medium-sized businesses and for migrating data to Business Central, explore this certification. In earning this certification, you will build and validate skills in setting up Business Central, configuring role centers (including adapting insights, cues, action tiles, reports, and charts), configuring Financials, configuring Sales and Purchasing, setting up operations, and using Microsoft Power Platform components.
*NEW* Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate
Like the certification prerequisite it’s replacing (MB-200: Microsoft Power Platform + Dynamics 365 Core), this new standalone certification is a prerequisite for earning certifications in Dynamics 365 Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, and Field Service. The exam associated with this new certification is PL-200.
What happens to exam MB-200? It will expire on December 31, 2020 but will still qualify as a prerequisite until June 30, 2021. After December 31, 2020, only PL-200 will be available. To compare the two exams, check out the new PL-200 skills outline document on the exam page. When you pass the new PL-200 exam, you’ll have earned your Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate certification and it will be valid for two years.
Is this certification right for you? To pursue this certification, you must have broad applied knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform, including a practical understanding of its capabilities, boundaries, and constraints. You should also have experience using Microsoft Power Platform maker tools to create solutions that use Microsoft Power Platform and Microsoft 365, in addition to proficiency in data modeling, user experience design, requirements analysis, and process analysis.
*NEW* Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate
This certification is a standalone certification and will not require any prerequisites. The exam associated with this new certification is PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer
What happens to exam MB-400? This exam will expire on December 31, 2020. After December 31, 2020, only PL-400 will be available. To compare the two exams, check out the PL-400 skills outline document on the exam page. When you pass the new PL-400 exam, you’ll have earned your Power Platform Developer Associate certification and it will be valid for two years.
Did you know you can take any role-based or fundamentals exam online?
Take the exam from your home or office, monitored by a proctor via webcam and microphone. It’s simple—when you schedule the exam, just select the option to take the exam online. Get more details about Microsoft Certification exams online, including system and environment requirements.
Learn more about these new certifications at Inspire, our global digital event that starts today, July 21, and runs for 48 hours! This global event is free to all who sign up. Register for Inspire today, and join us online to discover new ways to participate in the digital transformation of business, explore what’s coming in the year ahead, and work together to find shared solutions for our customers.