Microsoft has launched a brand-new certification exam for Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS. This is the first certification in a long time since Microsoft decided to drop the exams for the legacy product, Dynamics NAV, back in July 2014. Microsoft Dynamics resellers have disliked the lack of certification in the last six years, as it made it all too easy for anyone to enter the implementation market without any proven “badge”. As they say, differentiation in key!
The MB-800 certification exam entered Beta phase on 6th October 2020. Only a very limited number of participants worldwide can book this exam. This is intentional as Microsoft evaluates feedback on the Beta and incorporates any changes into the final version of the exam when it goes live.
The MB 800 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Exam is focused entirely on Business Central SaaS and requires a consultant to demonstrate theoretical knowledge around implementing Business Central. This means that you cannot just rely on your legacy experience as a Dynamics NAV/Business Central consultant. If we want to use an analogy here, we could describe sitting this exam, as if you were to retake your practical driving test many decades after having developed bad habits! It is that type of theoretical exam when you really need to think back on the theory rather than the hands-on way of implementing Business Central.
The exam is made up of many dozens of questions that can range from multiple choice to sequences and drag and drop options. Also, you will be required to look at a customer case study and answer with advice based on the scenario.
The general advice from our side is to ensure you make the most of the autumn time prepping for the exam when it goes live in the new year. This ensures you get the best possible exam experience and will also receive immediate pass or fail scores at the end of the exam. This is not the case with the Beta, whereby you are not told if you passed or failed, let alone the percentage scored!
How do I get my company ready for the MB-800 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Exam?
It is wise to start planning your team’s readiness as attaining and maintaining the certification will become a regular feature of the Business Central Channel. Your competitors will also use MB-800 certifications to prove they have a variety of resources certified. You need to think about how you respond to a prospect who demands evidence that your whole consulting troops are in possession of this “badge”! You can find more information here on the Microsoft Learn site.
How can I prepare my consultants for this MB 800 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Exam?
For Microsoft resellers, we have designed a special program to prepare your team for this exam: the MB-800 Core Specialist Program – Exam Preparation Pack (1 student) . You find more info here on our training overview.
To give your consulting team a head start and to allow them to make use of this time to prepare, we have arranged a special promo: MB-800 Core Specialist Program – Exam Preparation Pack (5 students). This special offer is ideal for those with bigger consulting teams, allowing you to prepare 5 consultants with a special discount of 33.33% on RRP. This promo is active until 31 December 2020.
More information on how you can prepare for this exam, you can watch in our video on our YouTube channel: