Finance and Operations Skills Needed-Get Certified in Dynamics 365 Now!

Posted 04 May 2020 by Nancy Tandy, Business Strategy Manager, Worldwide Learning

Technology is revolutionizing the finance industry, helping companies become more responsive, efficient, and secure. With this digital transformation, the role of finance and operations in business is also changing. By providing data analysis and strategic insight, finance and operations now play a more critical role in driving business success than they once did. According to CFOs around the world, the most important skills an organization needs to develop in order to deliver finance and operations effectively in the near future are analysis, prediction, and decision support skills. But those skills are in short supply, creating a finance talent gap. Though they’re hiring more people with these new finance skills and CFOs want people in their companies to upskill in this area, there aren’t enough qualified people at the moment to fill the need.

This is true for the many organizations that use Microsoft Dynamics 365, too. There’s a growing demand for people with certified skills in Finance and Operations in Dynamics 365. More and more companies today use Dynamics 365 to help them face the ever-changing risks and challenges of current markets. By adopting this set of business applications, they empower people across the organization to drive success. But to unlock the potential of Dynamics 365, people need to be trained to use these tools, and the number of people trained to use Dynamics 365 has not kept pace with companies’ adoption of this technology. Right now, for example, there’s a gap between Dynamics 365 tools and Dynamics 365 skills in Finance and Operations. That means, building your skills and getting certified in Finance and Operations in Dynamics 365 can help you and your company succeed.

Microsoft offers two certifications in fundamentals and five role-based certifications in Finance and Operations:

Microsoft Certified: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Finance Functional Consultant Associate
Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Functional Consultant Associate

Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Functional Consultant Associate
Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer Associate
Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Solution Architect Expert

Get started toward the Dynamics 365 certification of your choice by browsing the Finance and Operations modules and learning paths offered on Microsoft Learn. These courses are free and online, so you can start and complete them on your schedule, and they all lead to certification. Here’s a sample of what you can choose from: Set up batch jobs in Finance and Operations apps, Work with data management in Finance and Operations apps, and Build reports for Finance and Operations apps.

When you’re ready to prepare for a certification exam, sign up for virtual instructor-led training (ILT) offered by Microsoft Learning Partners. Learning with a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) prepares you thoroughly, with in-depth, real-world learning, to pass the exams. Many Learning Partners offer Dynamics 365 training and certification preparation in Finance and Operations apps. Explore what’s available, and sign up for your future.

Seize the moment! Build your skills, get certified in Finance and Operations apps in Dynamics 365 now, and increase your opportunities for recognition, advancement, and job satisfaction.