Microsoft releases a new certification for Microsoft 365 Developers


Another certification that’s been released today, and this one is for an audience that has been ignored for the past 6 years: Microsoft 365 Developers! The name of the certification is the MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services towards the Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification!

Microsoft 365 Developers

Why a new certification?

The last time we had a certification for SharePoint Developers was for SharePoint Server 2013! Ever since, Microsoft Learning didn’t show any love to SharePoint / Office 365 developers for SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2019 or Office 365. I think a big reason for that is that the landscape for Microsoft Dev has changed a lot, and lots of things were introduced like the SharePoint Framework and the Microsoft Graph. This certification is an awesome opportunity for SharePoint and Office developers to get certified on the latest dev technologies.

What is covered in this certification?

This exam really covers the big customizable parts of a Microsoft 365 environment, from identities, to SharePoint, Teams and Office, as well as the Graph which is cross product! You can see the high-level topics and split below!

  • Implement Microsoft Identity (20-25%)
  • Build Apps with Microsoft Graph (20-25%)
  • Extend and Customize SharePoint (20-25%)
  • Extend Teams (15-20%)
  • Extend Office (15-20%)

If you want to see the full and detailed skills tested, you can check them out here:

Certification Path

The Certification Path for this one is easy, you pass the MS-600 exam, and then you get the Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate title!

Microsoft 365 Developers

When can we take it?

The Beta for the MS-600 opens today on November 4th, and you can pass it today as a beta exam, but you will not get the results until the beta is over. Remember, you can also get free exams by attending Microsoft Ignite, or Microsoft Ignite the Tour! Check out my blog post on this to learn more!

Learn more and Discount Code!

Learn more about the exam on the Microsoft Learning page or by clicking the image below! Save 80%  of the beta if you take the exam before December 20 with discount code MS600Middlebury ! Limited to only 300 codes used!

Microsoft 365 Developers

Will you go for the exam? Let me know what you think about it, and the topics covered in the comments!

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