If you are a professional who works with Microsoft Dynamics 365 apps and Microsoft Power Platform, have a solid knowledge of Dynamics 365 finance along with operations apps, then the Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect Expert certification is what you need to boost your career. This designation is a good fit for you if you are able to convert business requirements into reliable solutions, provide connective solutions for your customers, able to deal with the main elements of Dynamics 365 finance and operations apps. In addition, if you are familiar with manufacturing, supply chain management, and finance or you have a solid knowledge of domain verticals and understand how they influence the main overall solution, you can also opt for this accreditation. The exam you are to pass is the MB-700.
Since the Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect designation is of the expert level, it requires you to have one of the following certifications of the associate level:
- Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Finance Functional Consultant
- Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Functional Consultant
- Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Functional Consultant
- Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer Associate
Only after that, you can sit for the MB-700 exam, which will offer you to crack from 40 to 60 questions of various types. You will be given 2 hours to complete all the items. The passing mark is scoring 700 points out of 1000. Note, that you have to pay an exam fee of $165.
As for the exam content, it is divided into 4 topics in which you need to be proficient. The first topic deals with architect solutions. It is expected, that you will show your skills to gather requirements, determine the solution architecture, and describe the solution blueprint.
The second topic checks your skills in establishing solution strategies. Within this section, you need to define and offer a deployment strategy, determine an application ALM and data management strategy. In addition, your skills to set out the security architecture will be assessed.
The third topic spins around managing implementations. Here, you should be able to utilize Lifecycle Services tools, manage interactions with FastTrack, define support options, and consider licensing requirements. This implies your understanding of the LCS downloadable tools, LCS Methodologies, Business Process Modeler, and LCS Support tool, defining FastTrack engagement types as well as types of licenses required.
The fourth section is about managing testing. In this part, you need to demonstrate your skills in defining a testing strategy along with a performance testing strategy. In this part, your skills to review use cases for all scenarios, use a regression testing strategy, define performance goals, testing tools, and success criteria, fix the occurred issues will be measured.
If you cover all the exam topics and will feel that you need more preparation, get an experience of working on one or more projects as a solution architect, volunteer to create and apply a finance and operations app solution or participate in solution architecture workshops.
After obtaining the Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect Expert certification, you can earn annually about $111,453 per annum, according to statistics on the Glassdoor website.