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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By : Julian Sharp
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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By: Julian Sharp

Overview of this book

The Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate (PL-200) exam tests and validates the practical skills of Power Platform users who are proficient in developing solutions by combining the tools in Power Platform and the Microsoft 365 ecosystem based on business needs. This certification guide offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the PL-200 exam so you can prepare effectively for the exam. Written in a clear, succinct way with self-assessment questions, exam tips, and mock exams with detailed explanations of solutions, this book covers common day-to-day activities involved in configuring Power Platform, such as managing entities, creating apps, implementing security, and managing system change. You'll also explore the role of a functional consultant in creating a data model in the Microsoft Dataverse (formerly Common Data Service). Moving ahead, you'll learn how to design the user experience and even build model-driven and canvas apps. As you progress, the book will show you how to manage automation and create chatbots. Finally, you'll understand how to display your data with Power BI and integrate Power Platform with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the essential concepts and techniques required to prepare for the PL-200 certification exam.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Microsoft Dataverse
Section 3: Power Apps
Section 4: Automation
Section 5: Power Virtual Agents
Section 6: Integrations

Overview of security features

The control of access to data and functionalities is extremely important in any system. The CDS has a powerful and flexible security model that can be configured to meet many different security requirements.

Security is controlled by different products, such as the following:

  • Azure Active Directory (AD) handles the authentication of users.
  • Office 365 and Azure AD manage users and their licenses.
  • Access to environments can be restricted in the Power Platform admin center.
  • CDS databases manage security, authorizing the use of data and services within applications.

Security in the Power Platform and CDS is provided by multiple layers, all aimed at ensuring users can only access the apps, features, and data they need and no more. The following diagram shows the layers of security in the Power Platform:

Figure 8.1 – Layered security model

Before we look at these capabilities and features of security in the CDS, we need to consider the...