My Revision Guide for Exam MB-200: Microsoft Power Platform + Dynamics 365 Core

Are you about to take the Microsoft MB-200 Exam?

Do you need help to study/where to get your learning resources/advice/tips?

I passed my MB-200 exam by looking at quite a few resources online. I kept a diary and ensured I studied at least an hour, revising every day. I started studying around 6 weeks before my exam date.

I also enrolled on a Julian Sharp preparatory study class – Power Platform + Dynamics 365 Core Study Group.

The first session was on Sunday February 9th at 08:00 GMT. It ran for a total of 12 sessions.

The study group ran 2 sessions (Wednesday & Sunday) weekly.

Julian is an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) and founder of Ready 365. He teaches Dynamics 365 and Azure in the UK and across Europe. You can follow him on twitter for updates on his study groups.

The course was broken down into sessions below:

  • Session 1 – Introduction, Dynamics 365 vs Power Platform, Common Data Service
  • Session 2 – Environments, Portals, Data
  • Session 3 – Apps and Mobile
  • Session 4 – Security, Automation
  • Session 5 – Outlook and Email
  • Session 6 – Office 365
  • Session 7 – Data
  • Session 8 – Templates, Discovery, Testing
  • Session 9 – ALM
  • Session 10 – Administration and Review
  • Session 11 – Exam Practice Questions


Microsoft GitHub Content Directory

Lab exercises and demos


Microsoft Learning

Free Online Learning paths to gain the skills needed to become certified. Click here


Set Up A Trial Environment

You actually learn by trying it out.

Setup a trial environment and start learning.

Power Platform trial environment with Office E5 and various other elements of the Microsoft Stack. You will also be able to add 25 users as well as extend it to roughly a year.

Watch this here on YouTube


Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

To watch each VILT recorded session on demand, you’ll need to register at the link provided

MB-200: Microsoft Power Platform + Dynamics 365 Core link here here


Learning Resources (Blogs)

Julian Sharp blog 

Neil Parkhurst blog

Carl de Souza blog

Mark Smith website

Megan Walker blog


Mitch Milam YouTube


Exam MB-200: Microsoft Power Platform + Dynamics

365 Core – Skills Measured

Perform discovery, planning, and analysis (5-10%)

Create and validate documentation

  • create high-level entity relationship diagram
  • create and document mock-ups
  • identify document data for migration and integration
  • determine out of the box (OOB) functionality
  • validate functional requirements
  • select artifacts necessary for a proof of concepts (POC) of functional solution designs

Perform continuous collaboration with customer

  • identify collaboration tools
  • perform an audit
  • identify artifacts to be recorded in change logs
  • select between managed and unmanaged solutions
  • identify components for entities


Manage user experience design (20-25%)

Create and configure apps

  • configure settings to meet minimal capabilities
  • configure out of the box and custom items to meet minimal capabilities specified
  • create and configure dashboards
  • create and configure forms
  • create and configure charts
  • create and manage reports
  • create and configure views
  • design site map
  • export or import field translation
  • configure mobile settings
  • implement App Designer

Create and configure templates

  • identify available templates in Dynamics 365
  • create email templates
  • create Excel templates
  • create Word templates
  • create and configure article and campaign templates

Create and manage processes

  • configure a business rule
  • configure a business process flow
  • configure a workflow


Manage entities and data (15-20%)

Modify an existing data model

  • create new or an modify existing entity(s)
  • create new or modify existing relationships
  • create new or modify existing fields
  • manage accounts and contacts

Import and export data

  • import data by using the import data wizard
  • export data from Dynamics 365
  • create data templates
  • choose file types to upload into system
  • identify source fields to Dynamics 365 Fields mapping
  • save mappings to template

Manage data

  • perform data cleanup
  • mitigate data loading risks
  • mitigate excessive database growth
  • configure bulk record deletion
  • configure duplicate detection setting


Implement security (5-10%)

Configure security in Office 365

  • identify Dynamics 365 Admin role assignments
  • add users to security group administration

Configure security settings

  • manage security roles
  • manage users
  • manage teams
  • create and manage field security profiles
  • configure hierarchy security


Implement integration (15-20%)

Configure App for Outlook

  • identify required client software requirements
  • identify required server software requirements
  • configure server-side sync
  • develop a plan to deploy Outlook App to users
  • perform unit testing
  • identify minimum application and operation system environments

Configure email integration

  • configure email mailboxes
  • configure email protocols
  • configure email settings
  • enable server-side synchronization
  • enable Dynamics 365 App for Outlook

Integrate with Office 365

  • determine enabled Office 365 capabilities
  • design SharePoint online folder configuration architecture
  • create SharePoint sites and document locations
  • integrate OneNote
  • integrate OneDrive for Business
  • configure integration with the Office 365 toolset
  • validate integrity of data in SharePoint
  • integrate data by using Excel data online

Create, configure, and maintain Power Automate flows

  • create service connections
  • configure source and target fields
  • create, validate, and execute Power Automate logic
  • share flows with other users


Perform solutions deployment and testing (25-30%)

Manage environments

  • determine whether to use managed or unmanaged solution
  • determine subcomponents to include in a solution
  • create or use a custom publisher
  • migrate from sandbox environments
  • administer environments
  • configure environments

Manage applications

  • manage applications using the Dynamics 365 Administration Center
  • manage Dynamics 365 applications using solutions

Perform system administration

  • configure connection roles
  • configure language and locales
  • configure currencies
  • configure subjects
  • configure custom help
  • configure session and inactivity timeouts
  • manage global audit settings
  • configure audit user access
  • manage audit logs
  • manage entity and field auditing
  • configure relevant search
  • configure QuickFind settings
  • configure categorized search

Perform quality assurance

  • create system, performance, unit, and regression testing scripts
  • perform performance tuning
  • perform optimization testing
  • verify network capacity and throughput by using the Dynamics 365 Diagnostics Tool
  • perform data query performance

Manage solutions

  • create solutions
  • export solutions
  • import solutions
  • distribute solutions and patches


Thanks for reading my blog. I wish you the best of luck in your exam. I know you will smash it!!!!!!


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