Last week I passed (result) the new MB-400 exam: Microsoft Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer. I really wanted to take this technical exam because in the past all exams were based on configuration, customization and functional modules. For those like me who have a focus on the technical aspects, this exam is really interesting for its contents and it is beautiful to prepare and study it. I anticipate that it is hard as there are many aspects and above all it is based on all the innovations of dynamics 365 and power platform.
To prepare it, in addition to the experience, I invested about 2 weeks. In addition to following the official Microsoft paths MB400 and PCF, I found many links (thanks to Joe Griffin) on the web that I used to study in addition to my blog where I have many articles on PCF. Having also passed the MB-200 Core exam in the past, with this new MB-400 exam I obtained the new certification Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer Associate.
Finally, if you plan to study and take this new exam MB-400, I prepared for you this study guide following the official certification outline.
1 – Create a Technical Design (10-15%)
Validate requirements and design technical architecture
Design and validate technical architecture, Design authentication and authorization strategy, Determine whether requirements can be met with out-of-the-box functionality, Determine when to use Logic Apps vs. Microsoft Power Automate, Determine when to use serverless computing vs. plug-ins, Determine when to build a virtual entity data source provider vs. when to use connectors
Create a data model
2 – Configure Common Data Service (CDS) (15-20%)
Configure security to support development
Implement entities and fields
Create and maintain solutions
3 – Create and Configure PowerApps (10-15%)
Create model-driven apps
Create Canvas Apps
4 – Configure business process automation (10-15%)
Configure Microsoft Power Automate
5 – Extend the user experience (15-20%)
Apply business logic using client scripting
Create a PowerApps Component Framework (PCF) component
Initialize a new PCF component, Configure a PCF component manifest, Implement the component, interfaces, Package deploy and consume the component, Use Web API device capabilities and other, component framework services
Create a command button function
6 – Extend the platform (15-20%)
Create a plug-in
Debug and troubleshoot a plug-in, Develop a plug-in, Use the Organization Service, Optimize plug-ins for performance, Register custom assemblies by using the Plug-in Registration Tool, Create custom actions
Configure custom connectors for PowerApps and Automate
Use platform APIs
Interact with data and processes using the Web API, Optimize for performance, Concurrency Transactions and batching, Perform discovery using the Web API, Perform entity metadata, Operations with the Web API, Use OAuth with the platform APIs
7 – Develop Integrations (10-15%)
Publish and consume events
Implement data synchronization
We update for the next goal MB-600 Solution Architect Expert certification!
Hope it helps and happy 365Power’ing!