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Ken Loewen, PMP

Rich –
From the perspective of being a Microsoft Gold PPM competency partner, Advisicon interacted with the 74-343 (Project desktop) exam as being one of the two our PPM practitioners obtain, the other being the 70-348 (Managing Projects and Portfolios with Microsoft PPM), that was released in 2016. Microsoft has indicated that, as of this month, PPM partners need their practitioners to pass the 70-348 exam, the 70-778 exam (Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI), which I think reflects a recognition of the importance of reporting and analytics to successful project management, and to be Microsoft 365 Certified as a “Teamwork Administrator Associate”, which reflects how “Microsoft PPM” is expanding its footprint beyond just “MS Project” to include the other MS tools that support working as a team – i.e., Planner, Teams, Yammer, …

If you’re interested in talking about the Power BI exam or the 70-778 exam (and its companion Excel exam 70-779 – passing the two of them got me my MCSA in BI Reporting and I’ve been tutoring a client to take and pass them), please reach-out. I’m at ken.loewen@advisicon.com.