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Certification 70-778

  • 1.  Certification 70-778

    Bronze Contributor
    Posted Jul 02, 2020 08:40 AM
    Morning All,

    I am interested in the Power BI Certification 70-778 (and maybe the Excel Certification 70-779).
    Is it worth getting the certification(s) (I see they expire next year. What does that mean?)
    Has anyone taken the exam? Any pointers like the most difficult portion of the test or how it is formatted?
    I would like to take a training course first and was wondering if you all have any suggestions. Microsoft has a number of Learning Partners but how do I know which is better than the next?

    Any views are welcome.

    Thank you

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    Aaron Dodds
    AMS (CRM) Analyst
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  • 2.  RE: Certification 70-778

    Gold Contributor
    Posted Jul 19, 2020 07:17 PM
    Hi Aaron.  You might want to consider taking the DA-100 exam instead because that is the exam that is replacing the Power BI Certification 70-778.  The Power BI Certification 70-778 is being retired so that is why you are seeing that it expires next year.

    The below link contains some details about the DA-100 exam.  This will show you the skills measured in the exam.  This exam was in Beta but I think it has recently come out of Beta.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/da-100

    Regarding Resources for the exam I've seen some courses that are available to help prepare for it.

    BI Elite - https://training.bielite.com/ is offering a training course that covers every topic on the exam.  There is a fee to take the course.
    Udemy - I've seen courses on Udemy that offer DA-100 exam prep training.  There is a fee for the course. https://www.udemy.com/course/exam-da-100-a-complete-guide-on-acing-the-exam-with-powerbi/?couponCode=YOUTUBE_6

    There is also more and more information that's getting posted about the DA-100 exam now that it's out of Beta so just try searching for it to see what you find as well.

    I hope this helps you.

    Thanks,
    Mike



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    Mike Ford
    Data Analytics Director
    ABB
    Austin, Texas
    512-964-8141
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