Advice on pursuing a career in Dynamics AX for a 22year old with experience, but no certifications/official training

This is more of an advice post, wondering if any one else has experienced the same thing & knows the best ways to approach it.

I’m 22 years old and I work as Junior Functional support for a manufacturing company with sites in the UK, France & Ireland a manufacturing company, I have done for the last 3 years. I’ve never had any training on AX & never had a boss who knew AX to teach me. I’ve picked up a lot from the system, processes, a bit of SQL for reports etc. We work on Dynamics AX 2012 R3. I don’t think Microsoft are supporting R3 in terms of training any more & certifications?

My work place has little to no progression opportunities & always promise to pay for some sort of training but never do. I’m at the point I’d love to continue to work with AX as the knowledge I’ve gained is priceless, but I can’t see a way of progressing without certifications or more training. Are there books people would recommend or any online courses?
Has anyone been in this scenario before or know a way around this? As I mentioned, I’d love to keep working with AX, but I don’t want to work in the same place as I’m wasting my time with no learning.

Not sure if I’ve posted this correctly either as it’s my first post.

Thanks in advance- apologies for the unorthodox post,

Hi Dean,

You are very young and if your experience is like you said in the manufacturing field, I think you can easily be hired by a Dynamics consultancy company, and they will provide you with the necessary access for training material and certifications. I’m in the inventory, manufacturing and master planning field and this is the road I (accidentally) follow many years ago, but finally like it very much!

Good luck!!

Let me know when you start working for a partner and who they are! :wink:

I forgot, manufacturing processes in Dynamics 365 have changed a little from AX2012, so what you have learned is usefull in newer versions

Hi Dean

I agree with Hector, partners would look at you. The experience is important but more important would be the role you wanted. You could transition into support because it is your current vocation, or into consultancy. There is then the question of where you want to work :slight_smile:

I work for Columbus in the UK and like all other partners we are always trying to recruit! Feel free to message me if you want more information.