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"Seeking Guidance: Returning to D365 F&O Career After 3-Year Break"

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Hello Everyone,

I have a background in AX 2012 and D365, having worked on support projects for 2 years. During the pandemic, I transitioned to a team lead role in another field. Now, I'm eager to rekindle my career in D365 and have begun immersing myself in learning through hands-on experience on VMs via MSLearn.

I would greatly appreciate any expert advice and insights from your wealth of experiences. Your guidance will be instrumental in shaping my career path ahead. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Best regards,

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    RK-29040626-0 21 on at
    "Seeking Guidance: Returning to D365 F&O Career After 3-Year Break"
    I appreciate all the responses that addressed my concern. Thank you to all the experienced individuals for sharing your valuable insights. I eagerly anticipate further engagement.
     
    Warm regards,
     
    Ravi
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    Layan Jwei Profile Picture
    Layan Jwei 3,159 Super User on at
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    Hi Community member,

    Is your question answered? if yes, then please verify the answers that helped.
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    Frank Hamelly | MVP, MCP, CSA Profile Picture
    Frank Hamelly | MVP... 3,505 Super User on at
    "Seeking Guidance: Returning to D365 F&O Career After 3-Year Break"
    As Martin explained, F&O is much the same as it was 3 years ago, albeit with new/enhanced features.  From my perspective, which is Finance functional, the most consequential updates are around A/P Automation, Business Performance Analytics, the addition of the Asset leasing, and Asset management modules.  You can also review the Feature management module to gain insight into new features.  Best wishes to you!
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    Layan Jwei 3,159 Super User on at
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    Hi Community member,
     
    Is your role technical or functional?
     
    There are alot of certificates that u can take, check this link 
     
    Also what is mainly different between D365FO and AX12 is the development environment which is VS, the coding as now we use extensions and integrations (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/data-entities/integration-overview) in addition to what Martin mentioned.
     
     
    Thanks,
    Layan Jweihan 
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    Martin Dráb Profile Picture
    Martin Dráb 223,370 Super User on at
    "Seeking Guidance: Returning to D365 F&O Career After 3-Year Break"
    F&O is still almost the same as three years ago. The most significant changes (in my opinion) are around Power Platform. Things like business events, dual-write, virtual entities, transition to Power Platform admin center and such.
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    Kevin Xia Profile Picture
    Kevin Xia Microsoft Employee on at
    "Seeking Guidance: Returning to D365 F&O Career After 3-Year Break"
    Hi,
    Thank you for your strong choice and support of Microsoft, please feel free to post your questions and your valuable suggestions on the forum, which will help the forum and F&O to thrive. I look forward to working with you in the future and wish you every success in your career.
    Best regards,
    Kevin
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    Hana Xue Microsoft Employee on at
    "Seeking Guidance: Returning to D365 F&O Career After 3-Year Break"
    Hi,
    We are very happy that you chose D365 again. As we know, AX has been updated to D365 FO. You can follow the official documentation of FO to learn about version updates and the release of new features. Additionally, you can deploy your environment to facilitate your practice. Or you can use Microsoft's provided lab for learning, and this will give you VM for to experience on hand. But this will only last for about 2 hours. For D365 FO, there are also relevant certifications. For example, Financial Function Consultant Assistant, Supply Chain Management Function Consultant Assistant, etc. These certifications can help you put your skills and knowledge to the test. This is a general suggestion for you to return to D365. If you have any specific questions during the learning process, you can also post your questions in the forum. There are many experienced experts in the forum who will help you.
    PS:
    Here are some useful links:
    Lab - Configure address books - Training | Microsoft Learn
    Available certifications for different roles in Dynamics 365 - Dynamics 365 | Microsoft Learn
    Best Regards,
    Hana

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