Andrew Connell

MS-600 Exam Prep course - new chapter added on custom apps

In this article, learn about the new chapter I just added to my course, MS-600 Exam Prep | Building apps with Microsoft 365 Core Services.

In August 2022, Microsoft released a major update to the MS-600 exam Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services . Not only did they change the makeup of the exam, but they boosted one workload, cut another, and added two new ones. And the certification you get once you pass the exam changed from being a certified Microsoft 365 developer Associate, to a  Teams Application Developer Associate !

Important: What's new with the MS-600 exam?
💡 Check out the article & associated video I previously published that explains what changed in this update and how they’ll impact you: MS-600 Exam - HUGE Changes in the August 2022 Update !

In the last month I published two updates on the course. The first one included a complete re-recording and publication of the chapters providing an overview of the course & the one covering the Microsoft Teams workload . The second release refreshed the other three remaining chapters .

New chapter added on app design, development, test, deployment, & maintenance

Today, I’m excited to share that this weekend I published a new chapter that covers all aspects of the app development lifecycle that’s covered by two new functional areas in the exam. These new areas of the exam are:

  • Design collaborative app solutions & existing app integration
  • Test, deploy, monitor, & maintain enterprise-grade app solutions

Check out the preview of this lesson from the video I published to the YouTube channel over the weekend: App design, integration, testing, deployment, and monitoring (chapter preview) .

Originally I said I’d break this up into two chapters, but it made more sense to combine it into a single chapter instead.

The first lesson of this chapter, as well as all other chapters in the course, have been published to our YouTube channel. If you aren’t an existing student in the course, you can watch those right now to get a free preview (use the links above).

What’s next for the course

For now, the course has been fully refreshed & updated to the current exam state. Later this week, I’m make a few changes to the exam practice questions to address some of the exam reorganization actions Microsoft took (moving SSO for Microsoft Teams tabs & bots from the Teams chapter to the Microsoft identity chapter), as well as add a few questions for meeting apps.

Like usual, I’ll continue to keep my eye on the skills worksheet for any changes Microsoft makes to the exam and update the course accordingly.

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.