Build Collaborative Apps for Microsoft Teams Trainer Preparation Guide (MS-4001)

Course 8707

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

This course teaches developers how to build custom apps for the Microsoft Teams platform. Students learn to extend Microsoft Teams with bots, message extensions, webhooks, and tabs. Additionally, they gain insights into retrieving data using the Microsoft Graph API and deploying and publishing Teams apps.

MS-4001 Course Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

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MS-4001 Course Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Build conversational bots for Microsoft Teams
  • Develop message extensions for Microsoft Teams
  • Understand considerations for building message extensions as plugins for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365
  • Create tabs for Microsoft Teams
  • Extend Microsoft Teams with custom apps including bots, tabs, and webhooks
  • Use Microsoft Graph API to interact with Microsoft 365 data
  • Deploy and publish Microsoft Teams apps for organizational use


  • A basic understanding of Microsoft Teams apps and their components
  • Basic knowledge of REST services and APIs
  • Programming skills with JavaScript, TypeScript, and Node.js

MS-4001 Course Outline

Learn how to utilize Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code to create and deploy custom apps for Microsoft Teams.

Discover how to create bots for Microsoft Teams, enabling conversational interactions with users through text, interactive cards, and task modules.

Learn to build message extensions for seamless interaction with external services within Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365.

Explore building tabs to provide embedded web experiences within Microsoft Teams, enhancing collaboration and productivity.

Learn to create Incoming and Outgoing Webhooks to connect web services to teams and channels in Microsoft Teams, enabling seamless integration and communication.

Discover how to authenticate users, configure permissions, and retrieve user data for Microsoft Teams apps using the Microsoft Graph API.

Understand the infrastructure requirements and learn to deploy Microsoft Teams apps to Azure using Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code, simplifying the hosting and publishing process.

Practice building and updating Microsoft Teams apps, deploying to Azure, and publishing for organizational users, gaining hands-on experience in app development and deployment.

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MS-4001 Course FAQs

No. Applied Skills credentials are not replacing Certifications. We are expanding our credentialing portfolio to better meet the needs of our learners and customers by allowing people to validate particular skill sets with this new offering.

Certifications are role-based and evaluate a broader range of skills needed to be successful in critical roles that organizations need to be successful in today's rapidly changing technical environment.

Applied Skills credentials are scenario-based and evaluate a narrower skill set specific to an organization's critical business problem or challenge.

If you want to demonstrate that you have the range of skills needed to succeed in a given job role, a Certification is the right way to go. If you want to validate your skills on a specific business problem or scenario your organization faces, an Applied Skills credential will make more sense.

Here are some key differentiators between Certifications and Applied Skills:

  • Breadth of skills validated: Certifications typically validate 4-6 skill sets, while Applied Skills validate one specific skill set.
  • Focus: Certifications are job role-based, while Applied Skills are product-based.
  • Purpose: Certifications validate skills needed for the technical aspects of job roles that leverage Microsoft solutions and technologies. Applied Skills validate specific scenarios hindering an organization's digital transform organization's

Many of the Applied Skills credentials can be used to help you prepare for Certification exams. Because Applied Skills are awarded based on performance within a lab, that experience may set you up for success on a Certification. All role-based Certification exams require experience, so earning an Applied Skills credential is one way to get some of the experience needed to pass the exam. However, not all skills assessed on a Certification exam will have an associated Applied Skills assessment lab, so you should not rely on Applied Skills alone. Visit how to prepare for a Certification exam.

If you want to demonstrate that you have skill sets that the Certification did not assess, are "Certification adjacent," or are needed for a specific project that you would like to do or are working on, an applied skill credential would be a great way to show your employer and peers that you have those skills and the skills validated by your Certification.

It depends on your technical expertise and why you want to earn a Microsoft credential.

If you are exploring technology or just beginning your learning journey in technology, starting with a fundamentals certification makes the most sense because it focuses on ensuring you have the foundational knowledge you need to get started.

Suppose you have experience and want to explore how Microsoft technologies and solutions are used to solve critical business problems. In that case, an Applied Skills credential is a great way to validate fundamental world skills focused on specific projects or scenarios.

If you have some experience and are pursuing a job that leverages Microsoft solutions, a role-based certification is the logical solution to validate role-based skills. Note that some Applied Skills credentials relate to our certifications and may provide another way to prepare for a certification exam.

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