Dynamics 365 High Network Latency Portal Data Center Training Guide

Sometimes you may have heard that there is a specific procedure to follow if you want to request the possibility to create  Dynamics 365 (online) instances (including production and non-production instances) in multiple geographical regions. You also may have heard that you are asked to please contact your Dynamics 365 account manager or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Technical Support.  However, what if users from different countries are accessing the same instance . For instance, if you have an office in both the UK (United Kingdom) and the and US (United States) – would this still apply in this case? To put it more directly, what if users from different countries are accessing the same dynamics 365 instance?

Well, you should know that it is not obligatory to select the data center that is closest to you when creating new instances. You can definitely have users access a US data center from the UK, or a US data center from the UK. 

While it’s possible to do so, in most practical cases you may want to use the portal data center closest to the physical location of the users, because there is higher latency in farther data centers which means the web application responds more slowly to people who access it from farther away. 

Because the Dynamics 365 data center is physically farther away, there can be a noticeable network delay if you access, say, a UK data center from a US physical location, or a US data center from a UK physical location, and the like. Low latency is desired as the response time is faster. Even between regions in the U.S. (such as western U.S., eastern U.S., central U.S., etc.), sometimes even so a delay can be noticed. However, between countries the network data transfer delay can be quite noticeable.

You can troubleshoot latency issues or determine your latency using the Dynamics 365 Diagnostics tool, which is found here:

https://<<YourOrgURLHere>>/tools/diagnostics/diag.aspx

The tool should look like this:

Dynamics 365 Diagnostics Training - Dynamics 365 Troubleshooting Network Diagnostics Page
Dynamics 365 Network Diagnostics Training – Dynamics 365 Troubleshooting Network Diagnostics Page

If you want your data to be easily maintained in one place (rather than in two or more separate instances) and network latency is not as important, then you should use the same instance, because users from different countries can still access the Dynamics 365 instance.

If low network latency is very important (i.e. people in different countries need fast response time) and would merit the additional concern of syncing data between multiple Dynamics 365 instances, then in that event you may want to have separate instances, at least one for each distinct country or region where your users are located.

For more information use this link: dynamics 365 diagnostics training

 

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Business Applications Associate

This page goes over the Business Applications Role Associate badges. The Business Applications Role has two types of badges:

Understanding the Business Applications Role Associate badges

Please continue reading to understand the Business Applications Role Associate badges.

You are strongly recommended to earn the Dynamics 365 Fundamentals badge first to optimize your chances of earning the Associate Business Applications badges.

If you haven’t already, please start by reading through the whole Dynamics 365 Fundamentals badge requirements first, and especially, please read through the details of how the Fundamentals badge is an optional prerequisite to these seven (7) Associate badges. Also, specifically pay attention to what four (4) of the seven Associate badges have in common, as well as what the other three (3) of these seven Associate badges have in common.

You may still be able to understand these badges well just by reading through this page, because we summarize most of the relevant main points from the Business Applications Fundamentals badge page, on this page as well, but we do recommend you to start with reading through the Dynamics 365 Fundamentals badge first anyway.

Associate

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement (CRM) Associate Badges

First step
Dynamics 365 Fundamentals
Second step
  • Next, you’ll need to prepare for Exam MB-200: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core – this exam badge is a mandatory prerequisite for all four of the Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement (CRM) Associate badges.
  • Earning the Exam MB-200 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core exam badge validates your skills and knowledge to implement, deploy, use, maintain, or support Microsoft Dynamics 365. People who earn this badge demonstrate the skills needed to plan the functional design for solutions, implement an application lifecycle management (ALM) process, migrate data and objects from legacy and external systems, integrate Power Platform with other systems, and manage the Power Platform environment.
  • You should take the following Dynamics Edge course to help you prepare for Exam MB-200: Dynamics Edge Course 20000 (MB-200) Dynamics 365 Power Platform Developer Bootcamp
MB-200
Third step
  • After you have passed Exam MB-200 (Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core), then you are ready to attempt the following four (4) Associate badges (there are a total of seven possible Associate badges, and the following four Associate badges are related to Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement) Use the following links below to access the Dynamics Edge courses that will best help you prepare for these four (4) Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement Associate badges
  • Passing Exam MB-210 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales leads you to becoming a Microsoft Certified Dynamics 365 for Sales Functional Consultant Associate and earning the Dynamics 365 for Sales Badge
  • Passing Exam MB-210 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales validates your skills and knowledge to implement, use, maintain, and support Microsoft Dynamics 365. People who earn this badge demonstrate the skills associated with implementing solutions that support a sales life cycle to run efficiently and effectively to meet revenue targets, business strategies, and company objectives.
  • We have the right course that helps you prepare for Exam MB-210 – please use the following link: Dynamics Edge Course 21000 (MB-210 / MB-210T01) Dynamics 365 for Sales (Dynamics 365 for customer engagement for sales)
Dynamics 365 for Sales
Fourth step
Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

For illustration

Where we use the abbreviation “CRM” or “Dynamics CRM” above in relation to certifications. We are using this term for those of you who may not know what Customer Engagement is, but may recognize the product by its previous name, “Dynamics CRM.” This is related to CRM or Customer Relationship Management, which is one of the primary business functions that CRM is an abbreviation for. Dynamics CRM, however, is actually now known as Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement.

Where we use the abbreviation “AX” or “Dynamics AX” above in relation to certifications. We are using this term for those of you who may not know what Finance and Operations is, but may recognize the product by its previous name, “Dynamics AX.” AX was an abbreviation for the product “Axapta” before Microsoft acquired and rebranded the product. Dynamics AX, however, is actually now known as Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, sometimes also as Dynamics 365 Unified Operations.

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Business Applications Fundamentals

The Business Applications Role has two types of badges:

How to achieve the Business Applications Fundamentals

You usually start with the Business Applications Fundamentals badge first.

The Business Applications Role has one (1) Fundamentals badge and seven (7) Associate badges – and you start with the Fundamentals badge first.

The Business Applications Fundamentals badge, which we also call the Dynamics 365 Fundamentals badge, can be achieved by passing only one exam: Exam MB-900: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals, so that you can become a Microsoft Certified Dynamics 365 Fundamentals.

Fundamentals

What will you get?

People who earn the Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Fundamentals certification badge demonstrate foundational knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365; the Power Platform; cloud concepts; licensing, onboarding, and support; and deployment and release options.

In order to help you prepare for Exam MB-900 and help you earn the Dynamics 365 Fundamentals badge, you should take the following Dynamics Edge course: Dynamics Edge Course 99902 (MB-900 / MB-900T01) Dynamics 365 Key Modules (Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals)

When you become a Microsoft Certified Dynamics 365 Fundamentals that has earned this Business Applications Fundamentals badge, you prove to the world that you understand Microsoft Dynamics 365; the Power Platform; cloud concepts; licensing, onboarding, and support; and deployment and release options.

You also open up the paths to seven (7) potential Business Applications Associate badges when you earn this Business Applications Fundamentals badge

Dynamics 365 Fundamentals

Four (4) of the seven Business Applications Associate badges are Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement (CRM) Associate Badges for the 4 main modules: Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, and Field Service

Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement or Dynamics 365 CRM is actually a combination of individual components taken together. Four (4) of the main Customer Engagement modules are certifiable through four (4) distinct Business Applications Associate badges. Prior to attempting any of these four Associate badges, it is strongly recommended for you to earn the Fundamentals badge (Exam MB-900) first. All 4 (four) of these badges require you to pass a specific base exam (Exam MB-200) before attempting the following module-specific badges which each require you to pass an exam unique to the module:

Note that Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement also includes additional modules as well in the actual software package. These four (4) modules above, are the 4 most common ones though, and are the four modules that correspond to four out of the seven total Business Applications Associate badges.

These four (4) Business Applications Associate badges all certify your skills and competency in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement or Dynamics 365 CRM. We strongly recommend you to try and pass Exam MB-900 (and earn the Dynamics 365 Fundamentals badge) first. All four of these Associate badges require Exam MB-200 Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core – and then also require one additional unique exam for each of these 4 badges as described above and as illustrated below.

Dynamics 365 Fundamentals

Fundamentals to Associates – all four (4) Business Applications Associate badges with prerequisite of Exam MB-200 (Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement or Dynamics 365 CRM)

This image is an image visually depicting the path from the Business Applications Fundamentals badge to 4 of the 7 Business Applications Associate badges related to Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement, also known as Dynamics 365 CRM. Check this link for further details.

Fundamentals to Associate

Three (3) of the seven Business Applications Associate badges are Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (AX) Associate Badges for the 3 functional areas: Financials, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Management

The following (3) Business Applications Associate badges all certify your skills and competency in Dynamics 365 Unified Operations, also known as Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations or Dynamics 365 AX. We strongly recommend you to earn the Fundamentals badge (Exam MB-900) first. All of these badges require a specific base exam (Exam MB-300 Dynamics 365 Unified Operations Core), and then you must pass one additional unique exam for each of these 3 badges.

Each of these 3 Business Applications Associate badges corresponds to a specific functional area of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

There is one Business Applications Associate badge for each of the following three (3) Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (AX) functional areas: there is one badge for Financials, one badge for Manufacturing, and one badge for Supply Chain Management.

Dynamics 365 Fundamentals

Fundamentals to Associates – all three (3) Business Business Applications Associate badges with prerequisite of Exam MB-300 (Dynamics 365 Unified Operations, more commonly known as Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, and also sometimes known as Dynamics 365 AX)

This image is an image visually depicting the path from the Business Applications badge to 3 of the 7 Business Applications Associate badges. Business Applications badge to 3 of the 7 Business Applications Associate badges. Check this link for further details.

Fundamentals to Associate

For illustration

Where we use the abbreviation “CRM” or “Dynamics CRM” above in relation to certifications. We are using this term for those of you who may not know what Customer Engagement is, but may recognize the product by its previous name, “Dynamics CRM.” This is related to CRM or Customer Relationship Management, which is one of the primary business functions that CRM is an abbreviation for. Dynamics CRM, however, is actually now known as Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement.

Where we use the abbreviation “AX” or “Dynamics AX” above in relation to certifications. We are using this term for those of you who may not know what Finance and Operations is, but may recognize the product by its previous name, “Dynamics AX.” AX was an abbreviation for the product “Axapta” before Microsoft acquired and rebranded the product. Dynamics AX, however, is actually now known as Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, sometimes also as Dynamics 365 Unified Operations.

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Modern Workplace Expert

This page goes over the Modern Workplace Role Expert badge. The Modern Workplace Role has three types of badges:

Understanding the Modern Workplace Role Expert badges

Please continue reading to understand the Modern Workplace Role Expert badges.

We strongly recommend that you earn the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals badge and you must earn at least one of the four Modern Workplace Associate badges, to open up the possibility of earning the Expert Modern Workplace badge.

There is one Modern Workplace Role Expert badge. This badge is also called the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert badge. When you earn this badge you prove to the world that you are truly an expert in Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Identity & Security Administration in the modern enterprise.

Expert

Expert Modern Workplace badges details

1. Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert badge (Exams MS-100 and MS-101)
  • Optionally requires Microsoft 365 Fundamentals badge (strongly recommended)
  • Requires at least one of the four Modern Workplace Associate badges
  • Must pass Exam MS-100 and Exam MS-101
  • You must pass Exam MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services which measures your ability to design and implement Microsoft 365 services; manage user identity and roles; manage access and authentication; and plan Office 365 workloads and applications.
  • In order to help you prepare for Exam MS-100 and help you on your way to earning the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert badge, you should take the following course: Dynamics Edge Course 100100 (MS-100) Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Authentication and Identity Management
  • You must also pass Exam MS-101 Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security which measures your ability to implement modern device services; implement Microsoft 365 security and threat management; and manage Microsoft 365 governance and compliance.
  • In order to help you prepare for Exam MS-101 and help you on your way to earning the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert badge, you should take the following course: Dynamics Edge Course 1001001 (MS-101) Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrators evaluate, plan, migrate, deploy, and manage Microsoft 365 services. Prove your worth as a potential Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator by earning the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert badge!
Enterprise Administrator badge

Enterprise Administrator Expert

You may also want to check out the Modern Workplace Fundamentals badge requirements as well as the Modern Workplace Associate badges requirements by using the links below.

Expert

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Modern Workplace Associate

This page goes over the Modern Workplace Role Associate badges. The Modern Workplace Role has three types of badges:

Understanding the Modern Workplace Role Associate badges

Please continue reading to understand the Modern Workplace Role Associate badges.

We strongly recommend that you earn the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals badge first in order to optimize your chances of earning the Associate Modern Workplace badges.

There are four Associate Modern Workplace Role badges: the Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate badge, the Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Associate badge, the Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Associate badge, and the Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate Badge.

If you earn at least one (1) of these four (4) Modern Workplace Associate badges, you also open up a path to earn the Modern Workplace Expert badge!

Here are all the details on the four Associate Modern Workplace badges.

Associate Modern Workplace badges details

1. Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate badge (Exams MD-100 and MD-101)
  • Optionally requires Microsoft 365 Fundamentals badge (strongly recommended)
  • You must pass Exam MD-100: Windows 10 which measures your ability to deploy Windows; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain Windows.
  • In order to help you prepare for Exam MD-100 and help you on your way to earning the Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate badge, you should take the following course: Dynamics Edge Course 10010 (MD-100) Windows 10
  • You must also pass Exam MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops which measures your ability to deploy and update operating systems; manage policies and profiles; manage and protect devices; and manage apps and data.
  • In order to help you prepare for Exam MD-101 and help you on your way to earning the Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate badge, you should take the following course: Dynamics Edge Course 10011 (MD-101) Managing Modern Desktops
  • Modern Desktop Administrators deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. Earn this Microsoft 365 Windows 10 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate Badge to prove your worth as a potential Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator!
Modern Desktop Administrator badge
2. Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Associate badge (Exams MS-200 and MS-201)
  • Optionally requires Microsoft 365 Fundamentals badge (strongly recommended)
  • You must pass Exam MS-200: Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform which measures your ability to manage modern messaging infrastructure; manage mail flow topology; and manage recipients and devices.
  • In order to help you prepare for Exam MS-200 and help you on your way to earning the Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Associate badge, you should take the following course: Dynamics Edge Course 200200 (MS-200) Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform
  • You must also pass Exam MS-201: Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform which measures your ability to plan and implement a hybrid configuration and migration; secure the messaging environment; and manage organizational settings.
  • In order to help you prepare for Exam MS-201 and help you on your way to earning the Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Associate badge, you should take the following course: Dynamics Edge Course 201201 (MS-201) Implementing a Hybrid and Secure Messaging Platform
  • Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrators deploy, configure, manage, and monitor messaging infrastructure, permissions, client access, mail protection, and mail flow in both on-premises, hybrid, and cloud enterprise environments. Earn this Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Associate badge to prove your worth as a potential Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator!
Messaging Administrator badge
3. Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Associate badge (Exams MS-300 and MS-301)
  • Optionally requires Microsoft 365 Fundamentals badge (strongly recommended)
  • You must pass Exam MS-300: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork which measures your ability to configure and manage SharePoint Online; configure and manage OneDrive for Business; configure and manage Teams; and configure and manage workload integrations.
  • In order to help you prepare for Exam MS-300 and help you on your way to earning the Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Associate badge, you should take the following course: Dynamics Edge Course 300300 (MS-300) Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork
  • Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrators configure, deploy, and manage Microsoft Office 365 workloads that focus on efficient and effective collaboration, such as and including SharePoint (online, on-premises, as well as hybrid), OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. Earn this Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Associate badge to prove your worth as a potential Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator!
Teamwork Administrator badge
4. Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate badge (Exam MS-500)
  • Optionally requires Microsoft 365 Fundamentals badge (strongly recommended)
  • You must pass Exam MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration which measures your ability to implement and manage identity and access; implement and manage threat protection; implement and manage information protection; and manage governance and compliance features in Microsoft 365.
  • In order to help you prepare for Exam MS-500 and help you earn the Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate badge, you should take the following course: Dynamics Edge Course 500500 (MS-500) Microsoft 365 Security Administration
  • Microsoft 365 Security Administrators proactively secure M365 enterprise and hybrid environments, implement and manage security and compliance solutions, respond to threats, and enforce data governance. Earn this Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate badge to prove your worth as a potential Microsoft 365 Security Administrator!
Security Administrator badge

Path to Modern Workplace Expert badge

Earning at least one of the Modern Workplace Associates badges opens up a path to the Modern Workplace Expert badge – check out the requirements for the Modern Workplace Expert badge by clicking the image below or by using the text link below.

Before attempting any Modern Workplace Associate badge, you must first earn the Modern Workplace Fundamentals badge. Use the link below for more details.

Expert path

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