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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations


Credential: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Microsoft Corporation

Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA): Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations certification demonstrates an individual's expertise in Microsoft Dynamics 365 technologies to implement the basic technical and development tasks required to customize Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations. This audience typically includes technical consultants, programmers, and IT personnel. Earning an MCSA: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations provides the foundation for a position as a Dynamics 365 developer, solution architect, or implementer. Candidates must pass two exams to achieve certification. There are no prerequisites to sit for the exams.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: Not Renewable

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA  98052-6399

Phone: (800) 636-7544

Contact Page

Candidate must pass either exam 70-764 or 70-765 along with exam MB6-894.

NOTE: This certification is scheduled for retirement on June 30, 2020.

  • Configure data access and auditing (20-25%)
    • Configure encryption
    • Configure data access and permissions
    • Configure auditing
  • Manage backup and restore of databases (20-25%)
    • Develop a backup strategy
    • Restore databases
    • Manage database integrity
  • Manage and monitor SQL Server instances (35-40%)
    • Monitor database activity
    • Monitor queries
    • Manage indexes
    • Manage statistics
    • Monitor SQL Server instances
  • Manage high availability and disaster recovery (20-25%)
    • Implement log shipping
    • Implement Always On Availability Groups
    • Implement failover cluster instances

  • Implement SQL in Azure (40-45%)
    • Deploy a Microsoft Azure SQL Database
    • Plan for SQL Server installation
    • Deploy SQL Server instances
    • Deploy SQL Server databases to Azure virtual machines
  • Manage databases and instances (30-35%)
    • Configure secure access to Microsoft Azure SQL Databases
    • Configure SQL Server performance settings
    • Manage SQL Server instances
  • Manage Storage (30-35%)
    • Manage SQL Storage
    • Perform database maintenance

  • Understand the architecture and development environment (20-25%)
    • Describe the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations architecture
    • Describe the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail architecture
    • Manage development with Microsoft Visual Studio and Lifecycle Services (LCS)
  • Develop new elements by using Application Explorer (20-25%)
    • Create and manage labels and resources
    • Create and manage data types
    • Create and manage tables
  • Read and Write Basic X++ (20-25%)
    • Describe the X++ environment
    • Work with X++ control statements
    • Work with classes
    • Manipulate data with X++
    • Manage exceptions in X++
  • Manage the User Interface and Security for Developers (20-25%)
    • Manage the user interface
    • Manage the user navigation
    • Manage security in the development environment
  • Develop and extend retail components (15-20%)
    • Modify retail components
    • Deploy retail modifications
    • Monitor retail components

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Microsoft Corporation testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations credential has the following recertification information:

  • This certification has no recertification requirements and cannot be renewed. Once Microsoft determines that a certification no longer reflects the latest technology or is no longer relevant in the marketplace, it will be retired and will eventually transition to a Legacy status for certification holders. For the most current certification status, refer to the Retired certifications page.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

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Star

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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NCCA

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer
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Updated: January 07, 2021
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