The Dynamics 365 Partner Competency: Cloud Business Applications and Operations – Development & Azure course is a five-day instructor-led training that helps you prepare for the MB6-894 exam and Azure solutions.
This course provides the knowledge required to gain the first two certifications for the Microsoft Cloud Business Applications and Operations competency. Please note that with the highly accelerated format some topics will only be covered briefly.
This training already retired on 30th of June 2020.
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Development, Extensions and Deployment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
Understand the architecture and development environment
- Describe the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations architecture
- Describe the development environment; describe the components in the application stack; identify cloud architecture components; explain the server architecture; describe the layered architecture
Describe the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail architecture
- Identify components of the retail solutions and their purpose; Describe differences and uses for the Retail Server and the Retail Store Scale Unit (RSSU); Describe hardware components; Describe and create components for the Modern Point of Sale (MPOS) and the Cloud Point of Sale (Cloud POS)
Manage development with Microsoft Visual Studio and Lifecycle Services (LCS)
- Identify the windows and basic navigation of Visual Studio; describe differences between and uses for projects, models, solutions, and packages; describe and perform the build process; describe the features of LCS; use LCS to deploy hotfixes, manage assets, and complete the build process
Develop new elements by using Application Explorer
- Create and manage labels and resources
- Create new label files; create and use labels; describe elements and uses for labels; identify best practices for labels; identify uses for resources
Create and manage data types
- Describe uses for base enumerations; create new base enumerations; identify best practices for base enumerations; describe primitive and extended data types; create new extended data types; identify key properties for extended data types; implement best practices for extended data types
Create and manage tables
- Identify the components of a table; describe various types of table relationships; describe various types of table indexes; implement best practices for tables, relationships, and indexes
Read and Write Basic X++
- Describe the X++ environment
- Identify the characteristics of X++; use the code editor to write X++; describe the features of IntelliSense; identify basic syntax for X++; describe the use of common keywords in X++; describe the features of the debugger; use the comparison tool; use the best practice checker
Work with X++ control statements
- Work with variables, operators, conditional statements, and loops; use built-in functions; use communication tools
Work with classes
- Create new classes; describe scoping events and parameters; describe inheritance; identify key best practices when writing X++
Manipulate data with X++
- Identify techniques for data retrieval; explain uses for transaction integrity checking; insert, update, and delete records using X++; identify best practices for manipulating data with X++
Manage exceptions in X++
- Identify exception types; use try/catch statements; describe the features of optimistic concurrency control; describe best practices for exception handling with X++
Manage the User Interface and Security for Developers
- Manage the user interface
- Identify components of various form patterns; identify common form patterns and sub patterns; identify key properties for form elements; apply and validate form patterns; describe uses for tiles; describe how to join data in forms; implement best practices for form development
Manage the user navigation
- Identify types of menu items; create menu items and menus; identify key properties for menu items; describe uses for menu items; implement best practices for menus and menu items
Manage security in the development environment
- Describe the security architecture; describe the components of role-based security; create new privileges, duties, and roles in the application explorer; describe the extensible data security framework
Develop and extend retail components
- Modify retail components
- Describe the components of the Commerce Runtime (CRT) and how to extend the CRT; describe the components of the Commerce Data Exchange (CDX) and how to extend the CDX; Identify components of the retail architecture that can be extended; Describe how to extend various components of the retail architecture.
Deploy retail modifications
- Describe how to package and deploy retail modifications into a source environment; review and apply retail hot fixes; create and deploy packages for retail; resolve conflicts and rebuild packages
Monitor retail components
- Identify, use and extend diagnostics and monitoring tools for retail components; Identify, setup, and monitor data distribution and offline databases; Understand hot, warm, and cold paths for diagnostics and monitoring; Use events logs, and LCS to monitor and diagnose issues with retail components
Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Module 1: Design Principles for Cloud Infrastructure and Development
- In this module, you will review common patterns for cloud applications, and design techniques for performance, resiliency and scalability
Module 2: Designing App Service Web Apps
- In this module, you will review the features and capabilities of Azure Web Apps, Azure SQL Database, ARM, and design techniques for business continuity.
Module 3: Designing Application Storage & Data Access
- In this module, you will review the features and capabilities of Azure Storage, Mobile Services, other Azure storage options, and related design techniques.
Module 4: Securing Resources
- In this module, you will review various techniques for designing secure solutions.
Module 5: Design Microsoft Azure Infrastructure & Networking
- In this module, you will review core Azure networking and infrastructure features and capabilities and design techniques for distributed applications.
Module 6: Designing an Advanced Application
- In this module, you will review advanced Azure platform capabilities including running compute-intensive applications, long-running jobs, and other advanced features.
Module 7: Designing a Management and Monitoring Strategy
- In this module, you will review techniques for configuring, monitoring, and continuous updating of Azure applications.
Module 8: Designing a Business Continuity Strategy
- In this module, you will review techniques for designing backup and recovery solutions.
This course is partner-focused and exam focused. This is not a course for delegates new to Dynamics or Azure. It is aimed at delegates experienced in Dynamics 365 and Azure who need certification in order to achieve competency. Further, candidates should have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail. Additionally, experience with Visual Studio and object-oriented programming is required.
Candidates for the development exam should also have a moderate understanding of programming concepts and processes, as well as an understanding of Finance and Operations and Retail modifications, enhancements, and new development projects that apply to the different business process scenarios.
Candidates for the Azure exam should know the features and capabilities of Azure services to be able to identify tradeoffs and make decisions for designing public and hybrid cloud solutions. The candidate should understand DevOps technologies, provisioning Azure resources using ARM templates, and designing highly resilient workloads running on Azure.