NAV 4.0 Exam - has it expired?

sennasenna Member Posts: 44
Does anyone know if Microsoft have de-activated the NAV 4.0 exam from the core requirements to later become an MCP.

I noticed on Partner Source that the requirement is a NAV 5.0 Financials exam but I only passed the Nav 4.0 Financials less than 12 months ago.

If anyone knows any info please share it with me - if i have to do the Nav 5 exam then so be it but any official word on the issue would be much appreciated.

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  • AdamRoueAdamRoue Member Posts: 1,283
    Try this link on partnersource:
    https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource ... on_App.htm

    Note: To become certified as a Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Professional, you must successfully complete the exams that are based on version Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 and/or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0.

    However the one required element is that the financials exam is now taken in version 5.0. I would guess your 4 exam will no longer count towards the professional certification, that said if you look here:
    https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource ... am_Req.htm
    it would seem to imply (the NAV download) that until January 2009 your 4 exam is valid

    Obviously in the future 4 will become obsolete as a requirement, you need to be skilled on the latest software. The use of version 3 exams towards certification lapsed about a year ago I believe, but at the same time so did Manufacturing 2.x. Each exam changes in time

    Not sure if that is really the full answer you were looking for, I would say yes it is valid looking at the information, but you could always get confirmation from Microsoft!
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  • Alex_ChowAlex_Chow Member Posts: 5,063
    Or wait until version 6 is released and retake your certification tests.
  • bob_upbob_up Member Posts: 155
    I hope it is still a valid qualification, as I am taking the V4 solution developer exam this afternoon. The fact that they still offer it suggests it is still acceptable.
  • DenSterDenSter Member Posts: 8,304
    I believe the certification will be valid at least until the version is supported. I'd have to check until when 4.0 is supported, but I think that's until 2012 or something, so you should be safe with that version for quite a while.
  • sennasenna Member Posts: 44
    Excellent thanks for the info and good news guys :D

    another question, do you have to apply for the MCP or does it come through automatically from Microsoft?
  • AdamRoueAdamRoue Member Posts: 1,283
    Strange but true but Dynamics certification does not mean you are an MCP.

    You gain a Microsoft Certification ID, this drives a greater consistency between the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Program and the Microsoft Dynamics and related business products certification program. But they are separate.

    You do gain access to the the Microsoft Certification site, this allows members to personalize their profile, link to the logo builder and offers added convenience when joining the MCT program.
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  • TomasTomas Member Posts: 420
    Yep, basically it's not MCP, but MCBMSP (Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Professional).
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