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All you need to know about starting a Career in Dynamics 365

So, You wish to pursue a career in Microsoft Dynamics 365?

This handbook is for anybody contemplating a career as a Dynamics 365 developer, whether they are just starting out or looking to transition from another professional experience to Dynamics.

This blog will assist you in developing a better understanding of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and what it may be like to operate as a Dynamics 365 developer/ consultant. When you decide to go with D365, you must decide the module or area you want to proceed/focus on.

This guide will offer you all the information you need to become familiar with Microsoft Dynamics 365:

  • The Basics: What is Microsoft Dynamics 365?

  • First Steps: How to start learning Dynamics 365?

  • Be Legit: Certifications

  • First Project: Getting Dynamics 365 work

The Basics: What is Microsoft Dynamics 365?

Dynamics 365 is a collection of modular, integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps and services that are meant to change and enable your core customers, workers, and business processes. Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a NEXTGEN cloud-based software that combines CRM and ERP functions smoothly. This combination streamlines the process of developing apps and exchanging data across all Dynamics 365 applications. See the image below to get a general idea of D365 ecosystem.

Read this blog, How to Stay Popular in the Dynamics 365 Developer World to learn more about career planning and other steps necessary to have a successful career with Dynamics 365.

First Steps: How to start learning Dynamics 365?

Because it is such a large ecosystem, learning Microsoft Dynamics 365 might be intimidating at first. However, it is also a lot of fun to learn about various business processes and technology.

If you're just getting started, you may start by checking out Microsoft Dynamics' official websites or YouTube channels for online modules, videos and blogs. You can locate the most recent blogs by conducting a google search. You can enroll in any Dynamics 365 e-learning courses or physical tutoring organizations like a school, who offer certifications in the technology. Here is a list of resources that may help you in developing your skills:

Or you can train with Live D365. Connect with us.

One of the most effective methods to learn Microsoft Dynamics is via on-the-job training or as an intern or freelancer with a Microsoft Partner firm that specializes in the technology. This can help you get practical knowledge and experience that you can eventually showcase on your CV. Working on a real-world project is the best way to get your Dynamics development career off to a flying start.

‘The Beginning is the Most Important Part of the Work’ - Plato

You may learn more about Dynamics 365 by following relevant individuals on LinkedIn, Twitter or other platforms and monitoring their feed on a regular basis. Microsoft MVPs and others who have authored interesting blogs about Dynamics 365 can also be helpful sources of information.

Be Legit: Certifications

Working in Dynamics 365 does not necessarily require any certification, however, it is highly recommended to get certified. Microsoft Dynamics 365 certifications provide several advantages, the most obvious of which is the ability to get new employment prospects and a leg up on the competition in the job market. Additionally, it broadens your expertise in that field. Another incentive for certification could be financial. Microsoft reports that individuals with a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification may earn "up to $16,000 more yearly" than their non-certified IT counterparts.

Levels of Dynamics Certifications

There are two pathways to Microsoft Certification in Dynamics 365. The Customer Engagement Application Path, and the Finance and Operations Application Path.

Download this guide to get more details and make a informed choice on your D365 path.

First Project: Getting Dynamics 365 work

Creating a project for yourself is the best way to get started with D365 technology. Do not wait for a sign or an opportunity to come your way. Simply take action and follow these steps to create your first Dynamics 365 solution. 

Get your hands on a copy of Dynamics 365 for Trails. Using a,b,c from the list below, create your own criteria and see if you can meet it. Having more options to meet the criterion gives you more power over the system. Note: Perform the following tasks as if you were Dynamics 365 Developer/Consultant

a. Setup Dynamics 365 for Business need of your choice

b. Customize Dynamics 365 according to your requirements

c. Integration with Dynamics 365 and third-party applications

Dynamics 365 may be used to manage any type of business system. When you work on your own project, you acquire a better understanding of the nuances involved and how to best utilize the platform to achieve your goals. Customers expect the same things from you. As a Dynamics professional you are required to grasp their business strategy, acquire domain knowledge and recommend ways in which this product might be used to get greater outcomes.

Checklist to D365 Heaven

In conclusion here is a simple checklist for you to become a Dynamics 365 developer. Following these steps will ensure that you are job-ready.

  1. Get familiar with relevant programming so that you may use it to program Dynamics 365. Eg - .NET/C++ for CRM, AL for BC, etc.

  2. Get hands-on experience in this industry by doing an internship on Dynamics 365. This will boost your chances of getting a job.

  3. Take an online class.

  4. Passing a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Certification test will demonstrate your proficiency with the program and help you build your career path.

Follow this checklist to climb the ladder of success in D365 Universe. Dynamics 365 is constantly exciting since there are always new modules and upgrades to master. So, what are you waiting for? Begin your Dynamics Adventure NOW!

Join Live D365 to start training and get a job after your training period.

Bon Voyage!

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