In this edition: Advanced Credentials and New and improved Professional Membership
DynamicsPro on the Go Vol. 3;  Q4 2016 

Career Enhancement and Development 

My year as the chairperson of the  Credentialing Council Chairman is coming to a close and I am proud of the progress we have made in many areas. One of the things that I am most proud of is giving members a way to grow in their career with Dynamics. We created a 'three dimensional' program to demonstrate and measure increasing knowledge, skills and experience. It's not just a few exams but includes applicable experience and outside credentials. 

The next step in this career progression model is the first ever Advanced Credentialed Professional designation. This combines competencies in multiple disciplines. Next year we will introduce the Master of Dynamics certification. When you earn a Master of Dynamics it will mean that you are indisputably a leader in your profession.  

It’s been an honor to work with such talented and committed individuals.  We are making the community and ourselves stronger.  When the time comes, I will be proud to hand over the torch, knowing we started something powerful, something every Dynamics professional can be proud of

- Belinda Allen, DynamicsPro Credentialing Council Chair, 2016

Advanced Credentialed Professionals
Please congratulate the inaugural Advanced Credentialed Professionals. To receive this mark of distinction these candidates earned credentials in multiple disciplines pertaining to Dynamics, as identified by the Credentialing Council.  Thus far, of the more than 300 professionals who have taken exams, 18 have earned this mark.  More details - here
New Exams Announced
First-ever Advanced Exams for GP and NAV
Exam candidates will soon have more ways to become credentialed by sitting for advanced exams from DynamicsPro. This creates the opportunity to demonstrate expanded proficiency with Dynamics. Advanced exams announced and in development are: 
  • NAV Advanced Financials
  • NAV Advanced Development
  • GP Advanced Distribution
  • GP Advanced Human Resources and Payroll
It is not too late to get involved and help with this exciting and important task. If you are a Dynamics consultant you are invited join an exam writing team. It requires just a few hours a month and no experience is required; we will teach you how. Start right here .
Membership has Even More Privileges
Benefits increased; Fees decreased
T o better serve more of the Dynamics community, we have just made these enhancements to Professional membership:
  • Access to Exam Cram sessions - 60-minute live or recorded webinars to help prepare for exams.
  • Exam Prep Resource guide with links to many useful sites 
  • 50% discount on standard exam fees
  • Discounts on exam prep courses -DCI Academy
  • Other benefits offered by commercial sponsors
  • One more: annual dues now just $99
Partner Spotlight Video
RSM is the largest Dynamics partner organization with more than 400 consultants across the entire Dynamics portfolio -  GP, NAV, SL, AX and CRM.  In this brief video  Tom Burtner, partner and national Dynamics SMB practice leader for RSM, shares why they got involved and how they use independent professional certifications. 
New Exam Partnership Announced
Exams now available anytime, anywhere
OnDemand Exams offer DynamicsPro members the most innovative, convenient and flexible exam experience in the industry.  With our new exam delivery partners, Cirrus E-Assessment and ProctorU, candidates can take certification exams safely and securely, anytime and any where. To learn more click hereClick here to register for an exam.
Credentials are for Customers...too  
More and more end-users are recognizing the value of earning the Dynamics Credentialed Professional designation. This allows them to demonstrate their expertise with Dynamics and more value to their employer. Most recently, Ira Singh of Fort Pierce Utilities Authority and Louis Spevak of American Council on Education each earned Dynamics Credentialed Professional.  If you have users looking for a way to take their Dynamics career to the next level, pass this on. 
    Many thanks to conference sponsors reIMAGINE, Directions, NAVUG Summit and GPUG Summit for hosting exams from DynamicsPro. For the second year in a row, dozens of professionals took the opportunity to sit for credentialing exams while attending these conferences. That's not Fargo or Phoenix, but Tampa Convention Center, site of Summit 2016 (to right).
    Community Continues to Grow
    Dynamics Credentialed Professionals - August, September, October, 2016
    It is an absolute pleasure to recognize the individuals who met all requirements to earn these prestigious credentials.  In just the past few months, more than 125 individuals have pursued this prestigious designation. For the complete list click here.
     How to Develop the Team
    Learn how Tribridge uses their sponsorship to help the organization as well as the individual Tribridge Interview on
     Dynamics 365: Community View
    DynamicsPro advocate and social media guru Jon Rivers has published a series of blogs about Dynamics 365. Here are the latest: 
    Thank you Corporate Sponsors
    Helping to ensure the long-term success of  independent professional certifications
    Welcome our newest corporate sponsors Innovia Consulting and Boyer & Associates.
    Thank you Commercial Sponsors
    Helping Dynamics partners with better  training,  software and marketing services.
    Welcome our newest commercial sponsors NJevityToGo and Nolan Business Solutions.
    Independent Professional Certifications
    Mission and Vision of DynamicsPro
    To establish and maintain certification and quality standards for the implementation, support and use of Microsoft Dynamics such that every Dynamics professional across  the  globe  recognizes  and  adheres  to  these  standards  for  the betterment of the entire community  
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