Are these courses enough to pass these exams ?

We wish to pass the exams below in order to become a NAV reseller.  Would the following courses be suficient to get us through ?

Courses

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

Exams

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

 

Thanks

  • Yes and No...

    This site contains all required exam descriptions, follow links for exam descriptions from there.

    A significant quote from the above:

    Preparation Tools and Resources
    To 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.

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