New certification: Microsoft Power Platform Solution Architect Expert
Published Jan 19 2021 08:00 AM 20.6K Views

We’re pleased to announce the new Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Solution Architect Expert certification, giving you the opportunity to prove your expertise in architecting solutions using Microsoft Power Platform. To earn this certification, you must pass Exam PL-600: Microsoft Power Platform Solution Architect and earn at least one of the following certifications: 


Exam PL-600 is replacing Exam MB-600 on June 30, 2021

Exam PL-600 replaces Exam MB-600: Microsoft Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect, which expires on June 30, 2021. After that date, MB-600 will no longer be available for you to take—only PL-600 will be. If you’re currently preparing for MB-600, make sure you take and pass that exam before June 30, 2021. When you pass Exam PL-600 and earn one of the prerequisite certification options, you’ll have earned your Microsoft Power Platform Solution Architect Expert certification, and it will be valid for a full year.


Give your career a boost

Getting advanced training and certification in Microsoft Power Platform can help you improve your business and expand your opportunities to get hired and promoted. An increasing number of job listings on LinkedIn, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and other sites list proficiency in Microsoft Power Platform as part of the job description. And, according to the 2020/2021 Nigel Frank Microsoft Dynamics Salary Survey, 61 percent of respondents believe that certifications give you the edge in the job market, and 73 percent of permanent employees reported that their salary increased after certification.


Is this certification right for you? 

Do you have experience performing proactive and preventive work to increase the value of your customers’ investment? Are you able to identify opportunities to solve business problems? Do you promote organizational health in your engagements? If this describes you and you want to brush up on these skills, why not take training that can help you earn certification as a Microsoft Power Platform Solution Architect Expert?


To pursue this advanced certification, you must have experience leading successful implementations and an ability to focus on solutions that address the broader business and technical needs of an organization. You should have functional and technical knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform, Dynamics 365 customer engagement apps, related cloud solutions from Microsoft, and third-party technologies. In addition to having experience across Microsoft Power Platform, you should be able to facilitate design decisions across development, configuration, integration, infrastructure, security, availability, storage, and change management.


Are you eager to sit for the exam? Your experience with the following tasks is the background you need to take the exam and get a certification that validates your skills:

  • Initiate solution planning and identify Microsoft Power Platform components.
  • Identify organization information and metrics.
  • Evaluate an organization’s enterprise architecture.
  • Capture requirements and perform gap analysis.
  • Architect a solution.
  • Lead the design process, and use Power Automate in your automation strategy.
  • Design integrations.
  • Identify opportunities to integrate and extend Microsoft Power Platform solutions by using Azure.
  • Design the data and security models.
  • Validate the solution design.
  • Support and troubleshoot the solution as it goes live.


Preparing for certification

Start your Microsoft Certification journey today! The resources section on the certification page contains valuable help to get you ready for the certification exam. There, you’ll  find links to the free online learning paths and paid instructor-led training offered by Microsoft Learning Partners that help you prepare for this exam, along with a link for scheduling the exam.  




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