In the second part of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Certifications and Exams blog series, we will delve into the world of the MB-310: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Financials exam, which is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Financials Functional Consultant Associate certification.
This is an important exam, because as we all know, Financials are the backbone of everything in an ERP. Microsoft has decided to open up their e-learning to a new platform called Microsoft Learn that offers “free self-paced, role-based, task-based content in Learning paths (groups of modules) and modules (individual tasks).” They have offered a course listing for exams relating to Power Platform, Customer Engagement, Customer Service, Field Service, Marketing, and Sales, but since the release of the Finance and Operations exams on March 31st, we have yet to see a clear path for the requirements of these new exams.
Well, the good news is, the courses are available on Microsoft Learn. A person who is motivated enough to review the Skills measured section on the exam page against the courses in Microsoft Learn will be able to match up the Learning paths and modules. Luckily, we have someone just ambitious enough to undertake this task. In this four part series, we are breaking down the requirements for the new exams and listing out what we believe to be the fully encompassing list of links to relevant Microsoft Learn Learning paths and modules.
MB-310: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Financials
Below is a list of the skills measured and how much of the exam is expected to be focused on these skills.
- Set up and configure financial management (35-40%)
- Manage and apply common processes (20-25%)
- Implement and manage accounts payable and receivable (20-25%)
- Manage budgeting and fixed assets (15-20%)
In order to support these skills, Microsoft is offering the following Learning paths and modules:
- Configure and use the General ledger in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
- Configure and use cash and bank management, and sales tax in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
- Get started with cost accounting in Finance and Operations
- Configure financial management for public sector in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
- Configure Electronic Reporting (ER) in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
- Work with accounts receivable in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
- Work with accounts payable in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
- Configure and use budgeting in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
- Configure and manage fixed assets in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
Remember, all specified Learning paths have multiple modules associated with them, so there could be a lot of content in the above mentioned links! All summed up, the total time you would invest in these Learning paths and modules is 32 hours and 30 minutes. While that may seem overwhelming, just remember that becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional is a journey and the knowledge gained today is only going to benefit you more as you progress through your Dynamics 365 career.
Best of luck on your exams!
Looking for Part 1, 3 or 4 of this blog series? Check them out here: