Navision or Microsoft Dynamic NAV training is an essential mid-market acounting tool for professionals seeking training in one of two disciplines; as a Certified Technology Specialist or Certified IT Professional. There are several navision certification exams to show and validate proficiency in the areas of Introduction to NAV, Solution and Development, Core Setup and Finance, Financials, Manufacturing, Relationship Management, Service Management, Trade and Inventory, Warehouse Management, Applications, Developer, and Installations and Configurations. For those seeking navision training, there are several options to consider.

Navision Training Options

Review self-help reference materials and books. Navision books and reference materials are usually the most inexpensive option to training with Navision software. According to Navision Depot the prices may range from $15 to $150 per book. The advantages of learning from a book is that it's portable, convenient and requires no travel at all. However, the disadvantages of this training method are that skilled professionals or teachers are not readily available if questions arise, and the sources may become outdated.

Try self-paced DVDs or online training. This method may work for those who can easily learn in an online or computer-based environment with little or no professor interaction. The costs of online training or self-paced DVDs range from $200 to $800 per course. While this option is still cost-effective and convenient for those who don't have time to physically sit in a classroom, the disadvantage is again the absence of professional help when questions arise.

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Find a local instructor-led course. Although classroom training tends to be expensive, costing anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000, Navision Depot states that the advantage of instructor-led or face-to-face classes is receiving hands-on training and the convenience of interacting with the professor and other students. The disadvantage is that everyone may not be able to afford to pay for expensive face-to-face training.

Take advantage of consultant-provided custom training. Your employer may offer this option where the trainer travels to the facility. Although this option is the most expensive, costing upwards of $8,000 per week, Navision Depot states that it's the most convenient method for training multiple professionals at one time and is customized to cater to each person's needs.

Tips

  • After choosing a training option that works best for you and completing the course, sign up to take the certification exam in the specialization of your choice. According to Microsoft, Technology Specialist and Professional Series specialization exams are usually $125 each. Register for one specialization exam at a time. Microsoft states that the exams are offered through Prometric at many locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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Based in Detroit, Michigan, Demetria Head has been a writer since 2002. She has written for "Detroit Youth Buzz," where she pens articles on health, the performing arts and writing, as well as a variety of online publications. Head attends the University of Phoenix, where she is studying for a Master of Science in mental health.