Microsoft Certified: Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Solution Architect Expert Certification Has Been Retired

This certification has been replaced by Microsoft with new certification(s).

Certification Details

The Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect Expert certification is about one’s capability to conduct prospering executions and considers the importance of elaborating solutions taking care of broader technical and business needs of an organization. The bottom line is to balance the needs of a project while at the same time meeting functional as well as non-functional demands. To be awarded such an expert certificate, one ought to explore and pass MB-600 test.

Target Candidates

The right candidates for the aforementioned certificate are those concerned with executing solutions that take care of business needs. Such candidates usually have technical and functional capabilities regarding the apps driven by Power Platform within the Dynamics 365. This includes technologies like Dynamics 365 Customer Service, Dynamics 365 Sales, and more.

Certification Prerequisites

A candidate aiming to access this qualification ought to have at least one of seven certifications as a prerequisite. Options to choose from include the certificates like the Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer Associate, Dynamics 365 Marketing Functional Consultant Associate, Dynamics 365 Field Service Functional Consultant Associate, Dynamics 365 Sales Functional Consultant Associate, Dynamics 365 Customer Service Functional Consultant Associate, Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate, and Power Platform Developer Associate.

Recommended Experience

To prosper well in the domains of MB-600, a candidate’s capabilities should include facilitating design decisions that affect development, availability, security, integration, infrastructure, configuration, change management, and storage.

Certification Test Details

The Microsoft MB-600 exam takes 3 hours to be completed and incorporates 40-60 questions in diverse styles like active screen, best answer, review screen, multiple choices, and case studies. One should hit 700 marks to acquire this expert-level certification. In case you fail to garner the passing score, you’ll be expected to wait until 24 hours elapse before making a second attempt. If you are not successful on your second try, you must wait for 14 days to take the test again.

The administration of the certification test is via Pearson VUE. The registration involves selecting the exam, creating an account with Microsoft or signing in if you already have one, and following the prompts up to the end. This process requires $165 as an exam fee.

Required Domains

The Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect Expert certification and its related test MB-600 bear the topics as follow:

  • Performing Analysis for Solution Requirements and Envisioning

    Overall, this objective concerns five skill areas. The first one is initiating solution planning, where tasks covered deal with evaluating business requirements, identifying solution components, and estimating migration effort. The second part is focusing on identifying organization information as well as metrics and sheds light on identifying & documenting the business processes in addition to assessing the risk factors of an organization. The third section is about identifying existing systems and solutions with knowledge areas evaluating the enterprise architecture of an organization, identifying data sources to be accommodated in the solution, defining the legacy data usage as well as its quality, and checking the desired high-end business processes for an organization. The fourth segment dives deeper into capturing various requirements with a focus on refining high-end ones, identifying functional as well as technical regulations, and confirming requirements that meet the goals of an organization. The fifth part touches on the performance of fit or gap analysis. This is about determining the requirements of feasibility and evaluating Dynamics 365 applications alongside AppSource choices for solving diverse requirements.

  • Architecting Solutions

    This section starts with the task of leading design processes. In particular, it covers defining solution topology alongside customizations targeting apps for Dynamics 365 or AppSource, validating and/or designing prototypes for user experience, and identifying chances for element reuse. Also, to cover is visually communicating system design, outlining Application Lifecycle Management, developing a strategy for data migration, partitioning features to applications, developing visualization strategy, developing for upgradeability, and creating functional documents for design. The next issue is about designing models for security and data. This sector covers developing fields & entities, configuration and reference data, complex scenarios, team structure for business units, security roles, and field security. The last subtopic is about designing integrations, which explains how to define collaboration integration, including the one for Dynamics 365, integration for internal systems & third parties, creating a strategy for business continuity, and executing integrations with Microsoft Azure.

  • Implementing Solutions

    This tested objective is about validating the design for solutions. Covered knowledge areas include evaluating detail designs alongside executing & validating security. The second part, particularly, regards supporting Go-Live. This portion details facilitating risk reduction regarding the performance of various items, troubleshooting data migration, reviewing as well as advising within deployment planning, and revising in addition to recommending with the Assessment of Go-Live.

Certification Renewal

The Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect Expert certificate expires within two years of earning it. The renewal process involves passing the test associated with the certification that is in the market currently. This has to take place before your certification expires.

Career Prospects, Responsibilities, and Salaries

The Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect Expert certification will qualify you for the position of a skilled solutions architect. The role of such a specialist requires experience in identifying opportunities with the intention of solving business challenges. Thus, such an individual will carry out proactive as well as preventative work measures to increase a customer’s value in their investment and help them in promoting organizational health. All in all, one should apply their experience and knowledge in the whole course of the engagement. What concerns the annual income, based on the information on salaries shared by the website, solutions architects with Microsoft skills can make about $119k per annum.

Next Certificate

The aforementioned certification is associated with top-most skills in the industry because it is expert-based. This means with regards to a hierarchy that this is the highest validation that one can ever go. However, diversifying your skills will mean more opportunities open up for you. So, you can choose another role-based certificate from the same rank, which can be:

  • the Microsoft Certified: Finance & Operations Apps Solution Architect Expert;
  • the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Expert;
  • the Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert.