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Exam MB-700: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect

This preparation guide includes information and tools to assist you in preparation for Exam MB-700: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect

Why get certified in Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Finance and Operations?

Instructor-led training for MB-700

Live Online Class: MB-700 Apps Solution Architect Exam preparation course

Exam class MB-700: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect

Training manuals for MB-700

  • Skillpipe MB-700T00 (Microsoft Official Courseware)
  • Additional AXcademy materials

Who should take this exam?

Solution Architects for Finance and Operations apps in Microsoft Dynamics 365 are trusted advisors who consult with organizations and implementation team members to refine business needs into a well-defined and cost-effective solution.

A Solution Architect is accountable for the integrity and successful delivery of the complete solution design. The architect provides critical guidance during pre-sales and design and consults throughout the remainder of the project lifecycle to address issues that arise throughout the implementation.

The Solution Architect must have a breadth of knowledge and experience spanning business needs and product capabilities. The Solution Architect must have broad functional and technical expertise as either a Developer or Functional Consultant role in one of the following: Finance, Manufacturing, or Supply Chain Management. In addition, they have extensive domain knowledge in one or more customer industries.

Certification

This exam is part of

Required Exams and Certifications:

Skills measured (as of 2020-09-28)

NOTE: The bullets that appear below each of the skills measured are intended to illustrate how Microsoft is assessing that skill. This list is not definitive or exhaustive.

NOTE: In most cases, exams do NOT cover preview features, and some features will only be added to an exam when they are GA (General Availability).

Identify solution requirements (30-35%)

Identify business requirements

  • describe an organization including companies, divisions, and other entities
  • visualize and map an organizational structure, identify reporting requirements, including operational, analytical, and externally facing reports

Perform gap analyses

  • categorize business requirements to determine what gaps exist between current apps and services and the proposed future-state solution
  • identify the business processes that must be added, removed, or modified to meet the achieve goals

Define compliance requirements

  • define audit requirements
  • determine localization requirements and design a localization strategy
  • identify regulatory and governmental compliance requirements, including data privacy regulations

Define security requirements

  • design a strategy for segregating duties
  • design the security strategy and architecture for a solution

Determine licensing needs and costs

  • estimate the costs and highlight the benefits of each solution option
  • determine licensing requirements for Finance and Operations apps and third-party apps and services
  • estimate upfront and ongoing infrastructure and cloud services costs
  • estimate the long-term costs for a solution

Design solution components (40-45%)

Design business processes

  • identify use cases and business optimization opportunities, including upgrade and data migration scenarios
  • map requirements and business process steps to a solution
  • select solution components for each functional area

Design data management and migration strategies

  • identify and characterize data sources that must be migrated
  • design a master data management strategy, including but not limited to Azure Data Lake or Data Migration Framework (DMF, DIXF)
  • develop a data migration strategy
  • develop a data cut-over plan

Design system integrations

  • identify opportunities to increase return on investment by integrating Office 365 apps and services, Customer Insights, other related applications, and other Microsoft solutions, including Power Platform services
  • identify options for integrating with third-party solutions
  • select integration strategies
  • recommend add-on technologies and services

Design solution infrastructure

  • select a cloud-based or on-premises implementation
  • identify required infrastructure apps, services, components, and features
  • define performance requirements

Define solution testing and management strategies (25-30%)

Develop an application lifecycle management (ALM) strategy

  • identify the available instance types
  • select instance types for a solution
  • identify use cases, integration points, and methodologies for implementing Azure DevOps functionality

Recommend Lifecycle Services (LCS) tools

  • identify the available LCS tools, including Business Process Modeler (BPM), Regression Suite Automation Tool (RSAT) and Regulatory Updates
  • select the appropriate LCS tools to support a solution implementation

Define a testing strategy

  • design a strategy for performance and load testing
  • define a regression testing strategy, including what requires testing and the order of testing
  • determine when to use RSAT, SysTest, and other tools and technologies
  • define performance goals and requirements, predict transaction volumes

Preparation options for Exam MB-700

Instructor-led training for MB-700

Live Online Class: MB-700 Apps Solution Architect Exam preparation course

Exam class MB-700: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect

Training manuals for MB-700

  • SkillPipe MB-700T00 (Microsoft Official Courseware)
  • Additional AXcademy materials

Self-paced training

AXcademy on-demand (coming soon)

Schedule exam

Schedule the exam at Microsoft

More information about D365FO exams

View the complete list of Microsoft Dynamics 365 FO Certification Exams

Skills measured – older versions

Skills measured – valid until 2020-09-28

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

Overview:

    • Identify Solution Requirements (30-35%)
    • Design Solution Components (40-45%)
    • Define Solution Testing and Management Strategies (25-30%)

Details:

Identify Solution Requirements (30-35%)

Identify business requirements

  • describe an organization including companies, divisions, and other entities
  • visualize an organization structure
  • identify reporting requirements, including operational, analytical, and externally facing reports

Perform gap analyses

  • categorize business requirements and determine what gaps exist between current apps and services and the proposed solution
  • identify the functional business processes that must be added, removed, or modified

Define compliance requirements

  • define audit requirements
  • determine localization requirements and design a localization strategy, including taxes and user interfaces
  • identify regulatory and governmental compliance requirements, including data privacy regulations

Define security requirements

  • design a strategy for segregating duties
  • design the security strategy and architecture for a solution

Determine licensing needs and costs

  • evaluate the costs and benefits of solution options
  • determine licensing requirements for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and third-party apps and services
  • estimate upfront and ongoing infrastructure and cloud services costs
  • estimate the long-term costs for a solution

Design Solution Components (40-45%)

Design business processes

  • identify use cases and business optimization opportunities, including upgrade and data migration scenarios
  • map requirements and business process steps to a solution
  • select solution functional components

Design data migration strategies

  • identify and characterize data sources that must be migrated
  • design a master data management strategy
  • develop a data migration strategy
  • develop a data cut-over plan

Design system integrations

  • identify options to increase return on investment by integrating Office 365 apps and services and other Microsoft solutions
  • identify options for integrating with third-party solutions
  • select integration strategies
  • recommend add-on technologies and services

Design solution infrastructure

  • select a cloud-based or on-premises implementation
  • identify required infrastructure apps, services, components, and features
  • define performance requirements

Define Solution Testing and Management Strategies (25-30%)

Develop an application lifecycle management (ALM) strategy

  • identify the available instance types
  • select instance types for a solution
  • identify use cases, integration points, and methodologies for implementing Azure DevOps functionality

Recommend Lifecycle Services (LCS) tools

  • identify the available LCS tools, including Business Process Modeler (BPM), Regression Suite Automation Tool (RSAT) and Regulatory Updates
  • select LCS tools to support a solution

Define a testing strategy

  • design a strategy for performance and load testing
  • define a regression testing strategy, including what requires testing and the order of testing
  • determine when to use RSAT, SysTest, and other tools and technologies
  • define performance goals and requirements, predict transaction volumes

 

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