Lessons Learned from My MB-600 Microsoft Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect Exam

I passed my MB-600 Microsoft Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect on Monday, November 2, 2020. Here are my lessons learned from passing exam to help you if you are pursuing it too.

MB-600 Microsoft Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect

MB-600 Microsoft Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect

This MB-600 Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect Exam is one of mandatory exam to become Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect Expert. MB-600 is all about performing, architecting, implementing technology and solutioning on integration Power Platform (Microsoft's Power Platform today comprises Four Low-Code products: Power BI Data Visualization, Power Apps Software Development, Power Automate Workflow Automation, and Power Virtual Agents For Building Chatbots) model-driven apps in Dynamics 365, such as Dynamics 365 Customer Service, Dynamics 365 Field Service, Dynamics 365 Marketing, and Dynamics 365 Sales.

This exam covers 3 topics:
  1. Perform solution envisioning and requirement analysis
  2. Architect a solution
  3. Implement the solution
Perform solution envisioning and requirement analysis

Initiate solution planning
  • evaluate business requirements
  • identify solution components
  • identify and estimate migration effort
Identify organization information and metrics
  • identify and document an organization's business processes
  • assess organization's risk factors
Identify existing solutions and systems
  • evaluate organization enterprise architecture
  • identify data sources to be included in the solution
  • define usage and quality of legacy data
  • identify desired high-level organizational business processes
Capture requirements
  • refine high level requirement
  • identify functional requirements
  • identify technical requirements
  • confirm requirements meet organization's goals
Perform fit/gap analysis
  • determine feasibility of requirements
  • evaluate Dynamics 365 apps and AppSource options to solve requirements
  • address functional gaps through alternate solutions
  • determine scope
Architect a solution

Lead design process
  • design solution topology
  • design customizations for Dynamics 365 apps or AppSource apps
  • validate and/or design user experience prototypes
  • identify opportunities for component reuse
  • communicate system design visually
  • design Application Lifecycle Management
  • design data migration strategy
  • partition features into apps
  • design visualization strategy
  • design for upgradeability
  • create functional design documents
Design data and security model
  • design entities and fields
  • design reference and configuration data
  • design complex scenarios
  • design business unit team structure
  • design security roles
  • design field security
Design integrations
  • design collaboration integration
  • design Dynamics 365 integration
  • design internal system integration
  • design third-party integration
  • design authentication strategy
  • design business continuity strategy
  • design integrations with Microsoft Azure
Implement the solution

Validate the solution design
  • evaluate detail designs and implementation
  • validate security
Support Go-Live
  • facilitate risk reduction of performance items
  • troubleshoot data migration
  • review and advise in deployment planning
  • review and advise with Go-Live Assessment
This exam is not for newcomers. If you don’t have Business Analysis/Technology and Solution Architect background, you must get it before taking this MB-600. I know that my experience on Performing solution envisioning and requirement analysis, Architecting a solution and Implementing the solution from my delivered projects (Finacle Core Banking, Pega Customer Service, Pega Collection, Vymo – Field Sales/Collection, etc.) background help me a lot. I studied (with hand on exercises and practices) about functional and technical knowledge of the Power Platform model-driven apps in Dynamics 365, such as Dynamics 365 Customer Service, Dynamics 365 Field Service, Dynamics 365 Marketing, and Dynamics 365 Sales, related Microsoft cloud solutions, and other third-party technologies before this exam.

The Microsoft Learning Path Architect solutions for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform provides you a basic understanding of Solution Architect in Dynamics 365 + Power Platform. There are not as many MB-600 exam preparation resources as other exams. I have used this along with some other resources (ExamTopics.com) to pass. I am all about SAVING MONEY while advancing your career.

MB-600 Is A Qualified Exam

There’s a demand for Dynamics 365 + Power Platform jobs. My projects implemented for VPBANK, FECREDIT proves that there is market demand for certified Solution Architect professionals.
If you are interested in pursuing MB-600, you should study, take exam and get your certification now versus when it becomes mainstream. 

I attended Microsoft Ignite Event - Microsoft's annual gathering of technology leaders and practitioners delivered as a digital event experience this September 2020. They shared Insights/Demands Power Platform model-driven apps in Dynamics 365 is all the rage now for The Needs of Tomorrow Digital Transformation.  

That’s all! These are my lessons learned from my passing Certification Exam MB-600 Microsoft Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect. I hope that it helps you in pursuing MB-600 exam to become Solution Architect Expert.

REFERENCES

This section provides useful links, exam notes and articles about Dynamics 365 + Power Platform.

Microsoft Forms Pro is now Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice 
https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/customer-voice-transition/

Choose a data integration strategy 
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/data-entities/integration-overview
Note this on actual exam they change Custom Service to Web API. 



Solution Lifecycle Management for Dynamics 365  
https://novacontext.com/solution-lifecycle-management-for-dynamics-365/

Mobile offline capabilities and limitations
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/mobile-app/mobile-offline-capabilities 

Enhanced offline capabilities for apps on the Dynamics 365 mobile app
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform-release-plan/2019wave2/microsoft-powerapps/enhanced-offline-capabilities-apps-dynamics-365-mobile-app 

It was not available for offline usage before October 2019:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform-release-plan/2019wave2/microsoft-powerapps/enhanced-offline-capabilities-apps-dynamics-365-mobile-app 
before October 2019: no
after October 2019: yes

Version compatibility
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customerengagement/on-premises/developer/introduction-solutions

If you’re going to take this, I’d love to hear how your experience of it. Drop a comment below for me to see! 

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