Monday, March 25, 2019

Dynamics 365 monthly reading list March 2019

Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)

Topics for Dynamics 365 CE business analysts, project managers and power users

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dynamics 365 certifications and course material update March 2019

Warning: I will update this blog post on a regular basis as new material becomes available or changes on certification are made by Microsoft
Updated March 31th: Added information on new roles (field service functional consultant and marketing functional consultant) and exams

For consultants wanting to certify on Dynamics 365, quite a few changes have been announced the last couple of months. In December 2018, Microsoft announced that they were retiring a whole set of Dynamics 365 exams (see Exam and Certification Retirement Roundup, December 2018).  Microsoft stated that many of the upcoming changes are part of the evolution to focus more on role-based certifications – for Dynamics 365 CE there are following roles defined but some content is not there yet (these roles were announced on Introducing New Certifications for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Functional Consultants )

Meanwhile Microsoft also started retiring the content on the Dynamics Learning Portal (the traditional source for training content on Dynamics 365) and decided to made new content available as shorter learning paths on Microsoft Learn. The applicable learning paths are listed on the exam requirements pages listed below. But there are also a number of self-paced trainings available on . Big thanks to @Jukkan and @nz365guy for providing the direct links to these hidden treasure. The retirement dates below have already shifted a few times (initially the first retirement of Dynamics 365 exams was planned for March 31th)

Exam Number Exam Name Retirement Date Replace Exam Course material
MB2-715 Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment June 30, 2019 MB2-200  Dynamics 365: Power Platform applications (8 hrs)
Dynamics 365: Power Platform automation (8 hrs)
Dynamics 365: Power Platform integrations (8 hrs)
Dynamics 365: Power Platform test and deploy (8 hrs)
Dynamics 365 core exam study guide created by @JonasWauters1
Revision guide for MB2-200
MB2-717Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales June 30, 2019 MB-210  Dynamics 365 for customer engagement for sales (8hrs)
Dynamics 365 for sales exam study guide  created by @JonasWauters1
MB2-877 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field ServiceJune 30, 2019 MB2-240 (Beta – published March 31th)
MB2-718 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer ServiceAugust 31, 2019 MB2-230 (Beta) Dynamics 365 for customer engagement for customer service (8 hrs)
Dynamics 365 for customer service exam study guide created by @JonasWauters1

Study guide for MB230 by @BenHosk
MB2-719 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for MarketingAugust 31, 2019 MB-220 (Beta – published March 31th)

A new exam which has been introduced is Exam MB-900 Microsoft Dynamics 365: Fundamentals