January 9, 2015 Leave a comment
Some of the details of exams for Dynamics CRM 2015 are now available.
Take careful note of the “Skills measured” sections for these, as they are not exactly aligned to the equivalent 2013 exams in all cases. Courses for these are all e-learning, available via the Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP) for customers and partners signed up to appropriate support plans. Some learning providers may also offer these as a “blended learning” experience, with a classroom instructor to walk you through the course and address areas of difficulty and answer questions. It remains to be seen whether this is a popular option for many people or not.
MB2-704 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Application
Slightly strange title on this one. Watch out for the fact that this includes some aspects of social listening, so if you are not using that in your organisation you need to do some good reading on the subject.
MB2-707 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration
Looking at the skills measured, it seems that the only new areas covered are calculated and rollup fields. There seems to be no mention of hierarchical security, or configuring sales or service modules (arguably the right choice, as those are possibly business area manager tasks, rather than initial customisations).
MB2-706 – Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Deployment
I’ve seen this exam title and number published, but there is no page available for it yet (as of 9th January – if you see that it is up, please comment so I can update this post).
MB2-708 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installation
This one is aimed at skills needed to implement and manage CRM On-Premises deployments, including things like configuring IFD, high-availability options and troubleshooting.
MB2-720 Functional Application in Microsoft Dynamics Marketing
Focussed entirely on MDM rather than the limited marketing functionality in CRM itself.
I’ll update this post with details of other exams as they become available.