Archive for the ‘Certification & Training’ Category

Dynamics 365 – Free Training – Managing Customer Engagement with Microsoft Dynamics 365

March 27, 2018 2 comments

If you are looking to up skill or would like to point someone towards some Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement training, then I would suggest the link below. 


Topics in this training include:

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Dynamics 365 for Sales
  • Dynamics 365 for Customer Self-Service
  • Actionable Analytics
  • Dynamics 365 for Field Service


Greg Olsen


Windows Azure – Dev Training 5th-6th Dec 2012

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Microsoft hosted two days of Windows Azure Training to allow developers and IT pros to get hands on with the presentations and lab content relating to Windows Azure. I attended the Auckland session and during this blog post I have made the material available for my reference later, so feel free to take a look and explore further.



    Hands on Labs

To obtain the Hands on Labs, further code examples and presentations, check out the following:


Greg Olsen

Another Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Exam – I Passed!

On Thursday 26th June I sat the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Installation & Configuration Exam (MB2-421) and passed with 88%. 
There are 50 questions, with a pass rate of 70%.
The exams for CRM 4.0 have been released recently to Prometric so its only time before I sit those.
Greg Olsen
Yellow Duck Guy

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Exam – I Passed!

October 23, 2007 Leave a comment

I have completed a project just recently with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 integrating with Microsoft Dynamics Nav 5.  It was a great learning experience project. 

So once this completed I thought I should study and sit the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Customisation Exam (MB2-422) – so I did!

With a bit of study, I passed the exam today with a result of 94%.  There are 70 questions, 2 hours to complete the exam (this info is public). I would love to tell you more but I signed a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) so I can not release anything more about the exam itself.

I have also gained the title of: Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist by passing this exam. Gee that’s a mouthful aye.

If you study hard you will succeed in this exam. I encourage anyone working with MS CRM to have a go.  CRM 4.0 (Titan) is on its way for release so it’s only time before I do an upgrade for this exam.

If you wish to book an exam you can do so through Prometic via this link:

I have my eye on a few more exams to sit, so stay tuned.

Yellow Duck Guy
Greg Olsen
(Your new Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist)

Microsoft NZ 2007 Technical Briefing

February 21, 2007 Leave a comment
I will be attending the Microsoft 2007 Technical Briefing sessions @ Sky City, Auckland NZ on 7th March 2007.
This should be a great event to continue the new product line exposure and look at more cool and new things I can do from a developer perspective.
Event Details:
Date: 7 March 2007
9.00am – 4.40pm
Venue: SKYCITY Convention Centre, 88 Federal Street

Date: 14 March 2007
Time: 9.00am – 4.40pm
Venue: Duxton Hotel, 170 Wakefield Street

Date: 21 March 2007
Time: 9.00am – 4.40pm
Venue: Christchurch Conference Centre, 95 Kilmore Street

Cost: $199 + GST

Registration includes a complimentary copy of Windows Vista Ultimate or Microsoft Office Professional 2007.

Please check out the Microsoft website for registration and more information. 

For all the exciting stuff, I will post to my blog.

TechEd LIVE 2006 – Video Footage Available

October 6, 2006 2 comments
TechEd 2006 portal site for all information from the 2006 New Zealand event.
TechEd 2006 Live Video footage can be found here:
You will notice a number of my work colleagues near the end of the video clip in the bright yellow shirts from Intergen.

Office 12 Developer Training – New Zealand

October 6, 2006 Leave a comment
Microsoft are proving Office 12 Developer Training in Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington respectively.
Dates for events:
Auckland – 9 October 2006
Christchurch – 16-18 October 2006
Wellington – Event (1): 30 October – 1 November 2006,  Event (2): 2-3 November 2006
This event is a combination of presentations and hands on labs that focus on growing services opportunities for partners, and a series of new hands-on technical exercises that highlight some of the compelling new features of the 2007 Microsoft Office development platform.