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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

Hierarchical security

Hierarchical security is an alternative to the strict business unit and security role model. Instead of using business units and security roles, security is based on who reports to whom.

In this model, your user has read and write privileges on all records for the users who directly report to you. Your direct reports have read and write privileges for the users who report to them and you have read privileges on those users' records as well.

To summarize, with hierarchical security you have the following options:

  • Read and write privileges for one level below you
  • Read privileges for the levels beneath that

This is a common model for sales teams, where sales managers need to have full access to their team's data. It is even more useful where you have people working across different regions and you have to set up your business units based on geography.

You have two options:

  • Manager: Based on the manager field on each user record
  • Position: Based...