There have been changes recently in Microsoft Certifications where the focus is shifted from Individual Technology based certifications to the Role-based Certifications. This blog post discusses the changes done in D365 Certifications.
Here is the full list of Dynamics 365 Exams.
Why Role-Based Certifications?
In this age, IT teams are looking to fill roles with professionals who have the skills to work across multiple platforms with rapidly changing tools and technology. When compared to its counterpart, role-based certifications will give you that edge and helps to get the next-level skills which make you more valuable to your team and organization.
What are the D365 Role-Based Certifications available now?
These are categorized into 3 levels: Fundamental, Associate and Expert
Required exam: MB-900: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals
D365 Customer Engagement:
- Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 for Sales Functional Consultant Associate. Click here
Required exams: Exam MB-200 and Exam MB-210
2. Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 for Customer Service Functional Consultant Associate. Click here
Required exams: Exam MB-200 and Exam MB-230
D365 Field Service
1. Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 for Field Service Functional Consultant Associate. Click here
Required exams: Exam MB-200 and Exam MB-240
1. Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 for Marketing Functional Consultant Associate. Click here
Required exams: Exam MB-200 and Exam MB-220
If you had noticed, MB-200: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core (beta) is a common pre-requisite for all these exams.
Apart from these, there are 3 more exams dedicated to D365 Finance and Operations. Check below for the complete list here of D365 Certifications and there will be multiple Dynamics 365 role-based certifications coming up. Yaay!
What is a beta?
When a new certification is launched, it is a Beta stage and approximately 400 people can take the beta exam at a reduced rate (80%), it is done the first come, first serve basis.
How can I prepare for it?
You can prepare for role-based certifications with online courses, instructor-led training, or even microlearning available through Microsoft Learn – keep in mind, more training content is scheduled to be released soon. Check back often!
What happens to the existing certifications?
Most of the existing certifications retire on June 30, 2019, including
MB2-717 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales,
MB2-718 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service,
MB2-715 Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment
and many more.
MCSE: Business Applications and
MB2-716 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration
aren’t in the retiring list :).
Once the above retires, you will no longer be able to earn this certification after this date (June 30, 2019). Any certifications you earn prior to their retirement dates will continue to appear on your transcript in the Certification Dashboard.
Hope this post gives you high-level information of the recent certifications and clarified your doubts on the existing exams.
Note: I’ll be updating this post based on the upcoming releases.
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What about the TALENT, Attract and Onboarding modules? Any certifications on there way for these??
It’s not released yet as you know. To be frank, I’m not sure about the plans, hopefully there should be some coming soon.
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I was planning to write MB2-715 and MB2-716, do you think MS will add equivalent certifications once they retire, does it add value of I write certifications which are going to be retired.
You still will have the credibility of these Certifications if you can write before June 30 since they’re after that. I believe the contents are or will be covered in these Role Based Certifications. Hope it clarifies.
I have completed MCSA in Dynamics 365 (715&716), before June 2019. Can I use this certification as the base for new MCSE or should I do the MCSA again in the new format for achieving MCSE? Please advise.
Thanks for checking out the blog, glad it helped. These are role-based certifications which are different from MCSA & MCSE. If you wanted to do MSCE, you can do MB2-718 or MB2-719 and get it. Please note that MSCE itself retires on December 31, 2019. You will no longer be able to earn this certification after this date. Any certifications you earn prior to their retirement dates will continue to appear on your transcript in the Certification Dashboard