Do you know the relevant Power Platform certifications and associated exams?

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Whether you're an expert or just getting started, working towards gaining a new certification is a worthwhile investment.

Microsoft provides numerous certifications and training options to help you:

  • Learn new skills
  • Fill technical knowledge gaps
  • Boost your productivity
  • Prove your competence

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Figure: Microsoft Certification RoadMap


Fundamentals

If you're just getting started, take a look at:

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals

Earn this certification to prove you have a foundational knowledge of the Power Platform.

You will need to pass Exam PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals.


Associate

Once you've mastered the fundamentals, developers should move on to:

Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate

Earn this certification to prove you have skills and knowledge in data processing and storage.

You will need to pass Exam DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI.

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate

Earn this certification to prove you can build solutions on the Power Platform using low code or no code solutions.

You will need to pass Exam PL-200: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant.

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate

Earn this certification to prove you can design, develop, secure and extend Microsoft Power Platform solutions.

You will need to pass Exam PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer.

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate

Earn this certification to prove that as a business stakeholder you can engage well with Power Platform developers to design and specify business automations.

You will need to pass Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker.

Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant Associate

Earn this certification to prove you have a solid knowledge of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

You will need to pass Exam MB-800: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant.


Specialty

Microsoft Certified: Customer Data Platform Specialty

Earn this certification to prove you understand using the Power Platform to manage customer retention, improve customer experiences.

You will need to pass Exam MB-260: Microsoft Customer Data Platform Specialist.


Expert

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Solution Architect Expert

Earn this certification to prove you have a foundational knowledge of the Power Platform.

You will need to pass Exam PL-600: Microsoft Power Platform Solution Architect

and complete one of

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate

OR

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate.


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Figure: Get the poster to see Microsoft's certifications

Check the Become Microsoft Certified poster for details of exams required for each of the certifications.

Preparing for exams can involve a lot of work, and in some cases stress and anxiety. But remember, you're not in school anymore! You've chosen to take this exam, and no one is forcing you. So just sit back and enjoy the journey - you should feel excited by the new skills you will soon learn. If you want some great advice and tips, be sure to check out Successfully Passing Microsoft Exams by @JasonTaylorDev.

Good luck!

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