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The goal of Dynamics certifications is to broaden your knowledge, learn how new features work and get a certification to prove you know it. If you study, earn the knowledge the certificate is useful to you and employers.
Short-cutting creates technical debt for yourself because employers, colleagues are expecting you to be an expert in Microsoft Dynamics 365.
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Understand what you will be tested on and read the certification criteria
Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment certification criteria
These are the main areas
I have been getting Dynamics certificates since Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 and I use the same technique
Watch the Dynamics learning portal videos for the certification for the functionality I don’t know(and sometimes watch them for a refresh).
Whilst watching the videos I will make study notes, I believe in active reading/watching otherwise I can’t tell if the information is sinking in or bouncing off.
For functionality I haven’t used before I create a trial in Dynamics 365 and play with the functionality, using the functionality is the best teacher.
I make notes on the limitations of functionality and absolutes because these are the things Microsoft likes to test you on. It’s also easy to read these notes and put them into a quiz to enable you to test your knowledge.
The more you try to retrieve a piece of information the more your brain will realise it’s important and put it in a prominent part of your brain for easy access.
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