Currently, more than 10,000 businesses use Business Central worldwide, which makes certification highly valuable in the eyes of potential employers.
Business Central is part of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 suite, and getting certified will validate your skills and ability to implement the core setup processes for small and medium businesses. You could expect to earn between $72,500 and $99,751 per year.
Pursuing this certification is an excellent way to increase your earning capacity when you’re not an established IT professional, or if you’re just starting your career and you’re trying to select a specialty.
One of the most popular enterprise resource planning systems, Business Central connects an organization’s operations and teams through one centralized software system.
Organizations choose Business Central to get the following benefits:
Business Central can be used on any device as well as on-premises.
Companies are regularly looking for ways to increase revenue, and most of the time, that requires hiring experts. You can be the Business Central expert that organizations seek to take their business to the next level.
Microsoft certifications indicate to organizations exactly what you’re capable of, which builds more certainty with regard to your skills. Many organizations will only hire certified consultants regardless of experience or proven results.
Any time you acquire a certification that helps you dramatically improve business processes, your value (and therefore your income) rises. When firms increase their efficiency, their revenue usually jumps, and they’re willing to pay top dollar for talent that can make that happen.
Here’s what various companies are doing with this software and why it solves so many challenges for them.
First of all, Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based ERP, which makes it easy to access from any device, anywhere in the world. Among businesses that have gone either fully or partially remote, this is perhaps the best feature.
Remote workers and contractors can get access to the organization’s system from home or anywhere else they choose to work. According to data published by Apollo Technical, 56% of businesses allow remote work, though only 16% have a fully remote workforce.
Still, that’s enough to make a cloud-based ERP worthwhile for most operations. Even firms that allow staff to work remotely only part of the time can benefit from Business Central.
For years, businesses have had to buy software licenses for individual applications in order to fulfill all their needs. When applications offer more than one core function, some additional functions aren’t necessarily useful.
One of the biggest reasons organizations say they choose Business Central is because it comes with a customer management platform (CRM) in addition to being an ERP. This makes it possible for clients to optimize their supply chain, finances, sales, and customer relationships using the same solution.
Having an ERP and CRM in one program also means data can be shared between the two features, which gives companies greater insights into their operations and supports stronger data-driven decisions.
Technically, you can step into any position if you’re a certified Business Central Consultant, provided that position involves managing and deploying a Business Central solution for the organization. Different companies have different titles, so what you find may vary.
Generally speaking, the top job titles are:
Each of these will command a different base-level salary, depending on all your responsibilities and your level of experience. You’ll always earn a higher salary with your Business Central Consultant certification, though.
The certification process is straightforward. If you meet the requirements, all you have to do is pass the exam.
It’s recommended that you take a preparation course first, however, since the exam covers some very specific material that you’ll have to study intentionally in order to master it.
To qualify for certification, you should already be a functional consultant with experience implementing the core Business Central processes for organizations. You’ll require experience configuring role centers, adapting insights, cues, charts, reports, and action tiles.
Another essential is the ability to use Power Platform to extend the use of Business Central.
If you don’t yet meet these requirements, focus on obtaining the experience necessary to qualify. Once you have the required experience, then you can proceed with your pursuit of certification.
If you’re ready to get certified, you’re making the right choice. But the exam is rigorous, so you ought to prepare accordingly. Take our Business Central Functional Consultant prep course and start your journey today.
Our prep courses are led by experienced, engaged instructors who will guide you every step of the way. You’ll learn all the information you need to pass the exam, and you may take the course at various times throughout the year, at your convenience.
We offer both online and in-person training courses, so you can choose the option that works best with your schedule.
Becoming a Microsoft Business Central Functional Consultant should boost your salary by increasing your value to potential employers, but don’t wait to get certified. Now is the time to take your career to the next level by securing the credentials that will help you achieve your goals.
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