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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

Business units

Business units provide the basis for security within the CDS. A business unit is a security boundary used to control access to data.

Business units can be arranged in a hierarchy such as in the following diagram:

Figure 8.3 – Example business unit hierarchy

Every CDS database has a business unit automatically created when the database is created. This is known as the root business unit and is normally named after the environment's name. The root business unit cannot be disabled or deleted.

You can create business units, but these child business units must always have a parent business unit; only the root business unit cannot have a parent. Unlike the root business unit, child business units can be disabled and deleted.

You manage business units from your environment's settings in the Power Platform admin center. The following screenshot shows an example list of business units:

Figure 8.4 – Business units

The business hierarchy reflects your organization...