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Biz Apps Classroom, Episode 2: Why Microsoft certifications matter

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team,

Julie Yack has years of experience with Microsoft certification exams, whether taking them herself, helping others prepare to pass them, and even helping Microsoft develop new ones. On this episode she talks with Biz Apps Classroom co-host Jason Gumpert about her certification experiences over the years, both good and bad, and what Microsoft has done to improve their approach in recent years by transitioning toward a role-based model and taking steps to make exams and exam prep somewhat more accessible.

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Show Notes:

  • 3:25 - Certification development is not a black box - what goes into it
  • 6:30 - How Microsoft has shifted their approach based on community feedback
  • 7:45 - Power Platform roles that align with certifications
  • 9:00 - What will Microsoft do next to update its approach to certifications: roles, processes, and resources
  • 10:20 - Interactive experiences on Learn for Power Automate
  • 12:45 - Barriers to taking a certification exam, and some options from Microsoft to help
  • 14:00 - Why better study materials and more relevant exam questions lead to better results
  • 17:45 - Training and prep options, from free to paid
  • 19:15 - What should you do if you fail an exam?
  • 22:30 - More Microsoft practice assessments.
  • 23:30 - Getting support from the community

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