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.


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

Microsoft Forms Pro is now Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice 

Choose a data integration strategy 
Note this on actual exam they change Custom Service to Web API. 

Solution Lifecycle Management for Dynamics 365  

Mobile offline capabilities and limitations

Enhanced offline capabilities for apps on the Dynamics 365 mobile app

It was not available for offline usage before October 2019:

before October 2019: no
after October 2019: yes

Version compatibility

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