Showing posts with label microsoft dynamics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label microsoft dynamics. Show all posts

Thursday, 14 May 2015

New accelerated Microsoft courses from Firebrand

By Sarah Morgan

Become an Azure architect, learn how to install Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 in your organisation then master NAV 2015’s financial application area. Study it all - twice as fast as traditional training - on three new accelerated Firebrand courses.

Firebrand is excited to bring these new accelerated Microsoft courses to our ever expanding training portfolio:

Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Learn how to build websites, application storage and infrastructure with Azure – Microsoft’s global cloud platform that boasts over 90,000 new customer subscriptions per month.

The third Azure specialist course in Firebrand’s portfolio, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions will give you the skills you need to design public and hybrid cloud solutions.

Study Microsoft Official Curriculum, take your Microsoft exam 70-534 onsite at the end of your three day course, and return to work certified.

Become an Azure Architect in only three days!

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Financials

Learn how to automate and streamline your business processes with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 financials. In just six days you’ll get the knowledge you need to manage your business with NAV 2015 and get to grips with new features like Tablet Client and Office365 integration.

By the end of this six day course, you’ll be able to setup and use the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Finance application area. You’ll also learn:

  • How to setup and use VAT, budgets, cash management & multiple currencies
  • Basics of Sales and Purchase
  • Basic functionalities, including sorting and filtering
  • Management of roles and user rights
  • Creation of fixed assets and how to use them in transactions

Learn how to manage your organisation’s finances with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 in only six days!

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Installation and Configuration

On this accelerated two day course you’ll learn how to install and configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. Built for small and medium sized businesses, NAV 2015 will manage your organisations finance, manufacturing, sales and more.

Make the most of the newest version of Dynamics NAV; get introduced to new features like an enhanced PowerShell API and single sign-on with Office365.

Learn how to install and configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, and configure multiple NAV 2015 client types, in just two days with Firebrand.

180+ courses and counting

Firebrand’s portfolio now exceeds 180 accelerated courses from vendors like Microsoft, Cisco, (ISC)2 and CompTIA.

We’re committed to developing new accelerated courses. To stay up to date with our newest and most cutting edge training follow us onTwitter, Facebook and Google+ and LinkedIn.

Find out how you can get certified at twice the speed and take a look at our full range of accelerated training.

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About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Friday, 9 January 2015

How to retake your Microsoft exams for free

By Sarah Morgan

Want to become a Microsoft certified professional or master a new Microsoft technology in 2015? Second chances don’t come around every, day but with Second Shot you can now get a free retake for that tricky Microsoft exam.

How to get your free exam retake

Take any MCP exam between 5 January 2015 - 31 May 2015 and if you don’t pass you’ll get a free retake.

Failing your first attempt isn’t fun and it’s even worse when you have to shell out £99 for a retake. Luckily for IT professionals out there who want to get Microsoft certified in 2015, over the next five months, your second attempt will be free.

Plus, Microsoft Second Shot is redeemable for every different exam you take.

To schedule your retake, sign in with your Microsoft account, select your exam from this list and select ‘Schedule now for free.’

Frequently asked questions

Q. Which exams qualify for Second Shot? 

A. Second shot applies to every exam in the MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, Microsoft Specialist and Microsoft Dynamics courses.

However, it does not apply to the MTA and MOS exams as these do not qualify you for the MCP certification. 

Q. How many exams can I take with the offer?

A. You’ll get one free retake for every exam that you do not pass first time. However, the retake must be the same exam as the one you didn’t pass.

Q. Will my free retake expire?

The Second Shot offer is only valid for 30 days from the date of your first exam.

Q. I’m a government employee, can I participate?

A. Due to government gift and ethics laws, government employees (including military and public education employees) are not eligible to participate.

Q. Can I schedule my first attempt and retake at the same time? 

A. No, you will not be able to register for your exam retake until you have taken (and failed) the initial exam.

Q. I missed my initial exam appointment. Can I use Second Shot to schedule a new appointment free of charge?

A. Nope. The free retake offer will only be useable if you do not pass your initial exam (you must attend the exam).

However, if you provide 24 hours notice you will be able to reschedule your first exam. The same applies to your retake (providing your newly scheduled exam is taken prior to Second Shot’s 30 day expiration).

Q. Can I combine Second Shot with other offers?

A. Yes, Second Shot can be combined with other Microsoft offers. Find out more about Microsoft’s current IT training and certification offers here. Or find out more about software assurance training vouchers here.

You can also combine Second Shot with Firebrand offers.

Q. I’m a student eligible for academic exam pricing. Does this offer apply to me too?

A. Yes.

Q. Can I redeem Second Shot for cash or credits?

A. No.

Q. Can I redeem my Second Shot in a different region to the one where I purchased the initial exam?

A. No, Second Shot exams can only be retaken in the same region they were initially purchased.

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About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Microsoft retires more exams: does it affect you?


Microsoft has finished the planning of its exam retirement schedule for the next 12 months.  As part of this process, the company plans to retire all Microsoft Dynamics MCTS and MCITP certs by the end of 2014.

How will this impact on you?

There’s no need to worry, if you see an exam related to the certification you have being retired. Your cert will still be valid and your exam record still remains on your transcript.
However, if you are intending to get a certification that includes one of the exams on the list, you must make sure that you pass the exam before the retirement date. It’s wise to allow time for a potential retake as well.

Microsoft continuously updates its exam retirement site, which is useful to check frequently because dates and exams are subject to change.

These exams are being retired by the following dates

  • MB7-838 NAV 2009 Installation & Configuration 6/30/2014
  • MB7-839 NAV 2009 Core Setup and Finance 6/30/2014
  • MB7-840 NAV 2009 C/SIDE Introduction 6/30/2014
  • MB7-841 NAV 2009 C/SIDE Solution Development 6/30/2014
  • MB7-842 NAV 2009 Trade & Inventory 6/30/2014
  • MB7-843 NAV 2009 Warehouse Management 6/30/2014
  • MB7-846 NAV 2009 Relationship Management 6/30/2014
  • MB7-848 NAV 2009 Service Management 6/30/2014
  • MB7-849 NAV 2009 Manufacturing 6/30/2014
  • MB7-849 NAV 2009-Produktion (Danish) 6/30/2014
  • MB7-849 NAV 2009-Produktion (German) 6/30/2014
  • MB5-845 POS 2009 12/31/2014
  • MB5-537 Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System 2.0 Store Operations 12/31/2014
  • MB5-538 Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System 2.0 Headquarters 12/31/2014

Visual Studio
  • 70-506: TS: Silverlight 4, Development 7/31/2014
  • 70-512: TS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration 7/31/2014
  • 70-521: Upgrade: Transition your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Dev Skills to MCPD .NET 4.0 Windows App Dev 7/31/2014
  • 70-523: Upgrade: Transition Your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Web Dev Skills to MCPD .NET Framework 4 Web Dev 7/31/2014
  • 98-362: Windows Development Fundamentals 7/31/2014
  • 98-373: Mobile Development Fundamentals 7/31/2014

Volume Licensing
  • 70-671: TS: Designing and Providing Volume Licensing Solutions to Small and Medium Orgs 1/31/2015
  • 70-672: TS: Designing and Providing Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations 1/31/2015

  • 70-682: Pro: Upgrading to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7/31/2014
  • 70-684: OEM Reseller 7/31/2014

Windows Azure
  • 70-583: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications 7/31/2014

Windows Embedded
  • 70-582: TS: Windows Embedded Standard 7 for Developers 7/31/2014

Windows Phone
  • 70-599: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications 9/30/2014
About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Win a Microsoft Surface Pro, Nokia Lumia 920 or Xbox Kinect


Microsoft recruitment company Nigel Frank is giving someone the chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Nokia Lumia 920 or a Xbox Kinect!

To enter, all you have to do it take part in the 2013 Microsoft Dynamics Survey. This short survey will give insights into the salaries which will enable you to benchmark your teams, companies or your own salary.

Once the results have been compiled they will send you a copy of the Salary Survey report with detailed findings.

Good luck in the prize draw!

About the Author:
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.

Friday, 28 September 2012

What's new on Dynamics NAV 2013?

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is now Released to Manufacturing (RTM) and is bundled with many new features. But before we start, for those of you don't know...

What is Dynamics NAV 2013?
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 logoDynamics NAV is part of a range of ERP (enterprise resource planning) products offered by Microsoft. Some of you might have known it as Navision Solutions before it was re-branded by Microsoft in 2005. NAV was designed for small and medium-sized enterprises intended to assist them with the following business sectors:
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Customer relationship management
  • Supply chains
  • Analytics
  • Electronic commerce
When Microsoft released Dynamics NAV 2009, it saw a huge success within mid sized companies due to its effectiveness and easy customization of the software.

NAV 2009 was the last release, making the 2013 edition a highly anticipated piece of software within many organisations. The release of the RTM is showing many of the new features that will highly increase the productivity of any company. It is the first of any ERP products to embrace cloud technology through Windows Azure. 

Max Beuker from Microsoft recently blogged: "Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is a landmark release, building on a strong product foundation to deliver new levels of customer and partner value through faster, more efficient implementations, compelling new and enhanced application functionality, and unparalleled levels of customer choice on how to deploy and access the solution".

Whats New on NAV 2013?
Many new features have been released. In the RTM announcement, they stated: "Dynamics NAV 2013 has powerful and diverse new application functionality, ranging from charting to cash flow analysis to time sheet registration to assembly to expanded out-of-the-box RoleCenters to Unicode". Another post stated the following: "The user experience innovations range from the SharePoint and web clients to end user productivity features on the rich client to improved integrations with OneNote and Excel."

Among all of the features, here are the key ones them:

  • Changes to the RoleTailored Client
  • Warehouse Management features, redesigned or enhanced
  • In the supply planning a number of features has been redesigned or enhanced
  • Job module enhancements
For more information on whats new, visit the MSDN web-site from Microsoft here, or use our web-site for an in depth view of whats new on NAV 2013 here.

Firebrand has released two new NAV courses with certifications. NAV 2013 Financials and NAV 2013 Developer. 
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 logo
Gaining your Dynamics NAV Financials certification will demonstrate that you have the know-how to help your company handle key financial functions, including cash management, budgets, the management of VAT, journal development, transactions, the general ledger and receivables and payables management. It would only take you 6 days to gain your certification.

Gaining your Dynamics NAV 2013 Developer certification will demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge to to do the following in your organisation: Use C/AL (Client / Application Language), program in C/AL, write C/AL statements and expressions, debug C/AL, use custom controls with C/AL, extend Microsoft Dynamics NAV Using COM, use the Development Environment and designing applications, develop for multiuser environments, and use multilanguage functionalities. It would only take you 8 days to gain your certification.

There are two areas to focus on when integrating NAV 2013 into a company:

Firebrand has also released two new courses focusing on these two areas. You will get an in depth insight into the new functionality of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 development, installation, application and use with a view of all the new features with a hands-on experience. The courses only last 3 days and 2 days respectfully.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Microsoft to release 80430A: MS Dynamics® AX 2012 course

Microsoft Learning has announced the release of a one-day 80430A: Vendor Management and Collaboration in Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012 course.

This new MS Learning course builds on the knowledge and skills gained from the Procurement in Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012 course. It focuses on the processes involved with Vendor on-boarding and collaboration.

To view the course syllabus:

Note: This course is available for download on PartnerSource and CustomerSource, and will be available to order from 16 August 2012.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012