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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

Position hierarchy

The position hierarchy is much more flexible; it ignores the business unit structure so you can easily apply this model alongside your existing business unit structure without complications.

There is an entity called Position. You create your positions and their hierarchy and then assign those positions to users. Positions allow the spanning of business units so a user in one business unit can access the records of a user in a subordinate position, no matter which business unit that user is in.

Another benefit of the position hierarchy is that a user can only have one manager; with positions, you can have more than one person in a position, thus allowing greater access where there are shared management responsibilities.

All the security models so far have been concerned with access to records; the read or write privileges are for the record and all fields in the record, but you may require certain fields within an entity to be restricted. Field-level security is...