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Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate

Microsoft 365 Developers design, build, test, and maintain applications and solutions that are optimized for the productivity and collaboration needs of organizations using the Microsoft 365 platform.

Microsoft 365 Developers are proficient in Microsoft identity and Microsoft Graph. They have general knowledge on UI elements (including Adaptive Cards and Office UI Fabric (Fluent UI)), Integration Points (including Microsoft Teams, Office Add-ins, SharePoint Framework, Actionable Messages), and determining workload platform targets.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/m365-developer-associate/

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate

If you’re a business professional with deep expertise in your solution domain and you want to use your passion for building Microsoft Power Platform solutions to simplify, automate, and transform tasks and processes for your team, this certification is designed for you. You must have the skills to accomplish key technical business analyst tasks, such as data modeling, basic UX design, requirements analysis, and process analysis.

You fit the profile for the app maker role if you’re self-directed and solution-focused, and you work with the maker tools of Microsoft Power Platform to solve business problems. You might have experience with Visual Basic for Applications, Excel PivotTables, Teams, and other tools. Although you might not have formal IT training, you’re comfortable working with IT administrators and Microsoft Power Platform developers using technology to solve business problems. You’re responsible for:

  • Designing and creating apps and automating workflows.
  • Analyzing and visualizing data in context of an app or automated workflow.
  • Implementing and managing apps and automated workflows.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/power-platform-app-maker/

Microsoft Certified Educator

The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification validates that educators have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students. MCE certification is ideal for educators-in-training, faculty of teacher training colleges, and in-service educators.

Microsoft offers a comprehensive e-learning curriculum, 21CLD, to help educators prepare for this rigorous exam.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/microsoft-certified-educator/

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Candidates for the Azure Fundamentals certification should have a foundational knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. This certification is intended for candidates who are just beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services or are new to Azure.

Azure Fundamentals certification is an opportunity to prove knowledge of cloud concepts, Azure services, Azure workloads, security and privacy in Azure, as well as Azure pricing and support. Candidates should be familiar with the general technology concepts, including concepts of networking, storage, compute, application support, and application development.

Azure Fundamentals can be used to prepare for other Azure role-based or specialty certifications, but it is not a prerequisite for any of them.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-fundamentals/

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate

If you have a passion for designing, developing, securing, and extending Microsoft Power Platform solutions, this certification could be for you. To earn this certification, you must be able to create solution components, including application enhancements, custom user experience, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualizations. You need a strong applied knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform services and a basic understanding of DevOps practices for Microsoft Power Platform. Plus, your background should include development experience using JavaScript, JSON, TypeScript, C#, HTML, .NET, Azure, Microsoft 365, RESTful web services, ASP.NET, and Power BI.

Candidates for this certification typically work with app makers, functional consultants, solution architects, and IT administrators. You have varied responsibilities, including:

  • Creating technical designs and Power Apps.
  • Configuring Dataverse, Power Apps, and business process automation.
  • Extending the platform and the user experience.
  • Developing integrations.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/power-platform-developer-associate/

Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty

Candidates for this certification should have subject matter expertise implementing the configuration and coding tasks required to create and maintain the cloud and edge portions of an IoT solution.

Responsibilities for this role include deploying physical devices, configuring and maintaining them by using cloud services, and maintaining and troubleshooting the configuration throughout the device lifecycle.

Azure IoT developers are also responsible for implementing design specifications for IoT solutions, including device topology, connectivity, diagnostics and monitoring, and security. These professionals develop and deploy modules and configure device networking for the Azure IoT Edge portion of the solution. In addition to this, they implement designs for solutions to manage data pipelines, including monitoring and data transformation as they relate to IoT.

Azure IoT developers work with architects, data engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure successful business integration, including the implementation of the Azure Digital Twins service.

Candidates for this certification should have a general understanding of device types and Azure services, including data storage options, data analysis, data processing, AI, and other platform as a service (PaaS) options. They must be able to program in at least one Azure IoT software development kit–supported (SDK–supported) language.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-iot-developer-specialty/

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate

Are you a functional consultant, data analyst, or developer looking to hone your consulting and configuration skills, or solution architect on a path to the solution architect certification? Or maybe you’re an IT professional with knowledge and experience configuring Microsoft Power Platform. If this describes you and you’re familiar with using Power Platform components to extend and customize Microsoft apps and services such as Teams, Dynamics 365, Excel, and Word, explore how the Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate certification can help enhance your career and make you a key member of your team. This certification indicates to the world that you’re considered qualified to build and implement solutions that use Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents.

As a candidate for this certification, you work with an organization’s stakeholders and subject matter experts, such as solution architects, developers, and testers, to gather requirements and then implement Microsoft Power Platform solutions. You build model-driven, canvas, and portal apps. And you create Power Automate flows, design chatbots using Power Virtual Agents, and analyze data using Power BI visualization and dashboards. You even create application enhancements, custom user experiences, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualizations.

As a functional consultant, use this certification to market yourself more effectively for projects and other engagements. The Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate certification lets organizations know that—with no code or low code—you can build solutions that would normally require developer expertise.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/power-platform-functional-consultant-associate/

Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer Associate

If you’re a developer who works with functional consultants and solution and technical architects, and you’re accountable for translating requirements into critical system functionality with finance and operations apps in Dynamics 365, you could use this certification to advance your career. You must have experience providing fully realized solutions using standardized application coding patterns, extensible features, and external integrations.

You need to be familiar with software development cycle methodologies, data integrity, and data security compliance. And you must have deep knowledge and experience using the underlying framework, data structures, and objects associated with finance and operations solutions in Dynamics 365 that deliver best-in-class functionality.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/d365-finance-and-operations-apps-developer-associate/

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Solution Architect Expert

If you’re looking to prove your expertise as a Microsoft Power Platform or Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution architect, or if you’re a developer or a senior consultant ready to take the next step to become a solution architect, this expert certification can help you move forward in your career.

As a candidate for the Power Platform Solution Architect Expert certification, you work with stakeholders and focus on solutions that affect your organization’s broad business and technical needs. You have functional and technical knowledge of Power Platform, Dynamics 365 customer engagement apps, related Microsoft cloud solutions, and third-party technologies. For this certification, you need a minimum of 1 to 3 years as a Power Platform solution architect or 7 to 10 years as a senior consultant or developer, along with deep knowledge of Power Platform architecture.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/power-platform-solution-architect-expert/

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