We wish to pass the exams below in order to become a NAV reseller. Would the following courses be suficient to get us through ?
Collection 80042: C/SIDE Introduction in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
Collection 80055: C/SIDE Solution Development in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
Collection 80040: Installation and Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
Collection 80049: Applications Setup in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
Collection 80050: Business Intelligence for Information Workers in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
Collection 80041: Finance in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
Exam MB7-838: NAV 2009 Installation & Configuration
Exam MB7-839: NAV 2009 Core Setup and Finance
Exam MB7-841: NAV 2009 C/SIDE Solution Development
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Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo
help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you
have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following
training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover
all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
A complete beginner in NAV usually can not pass the exam just after only a less-than-a-week course without longer practicing on his own, BUT courses include training materials, which are helpful later. If you have some previous experience, it may go, but it depends.
C/SIDE is a special case - usual track is to start learning this very specific programming at a Partner company where are senior colleagues who can mentor you. Again, a complete beginner would not even be able to understand after 5-day course more than a general idea what is it all about and will for sure fail at the exam.
It is NOT just another programming language, if you have been a programmer before, better forget everything you know about programming:) It is completely different approach, you must understand the whole inner architecture of NAV, how things MUST be done, plus you need even some accounting theory knowledge.
PS I myself passed my first NAV exam at 2nd attempt back in 2003 after more than a year practical work + courses, and it was finance. Later on I have seen many my colleagues-programmers in several Partner companies struggling with CSIDE exams for YEARS, and they were NOT beginners at all anymore.