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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
Model-Driven Apps

Model-driven apps allow you to create apps for the data stored in Microsoft Dataverse (formerly the Common Data Service). Model-driven apps leverage the data model you created in Chapter 3, Data Modeling, and a component-based framework to create no-code apps built on top of Dataverse.

This chapter explains the components in model-driven apps and how to configure these components, including forms, views, and charts. The chapter then shows you how to bring the components together to create an app. Using model-driven apps allows you to quickly build apps to manage business processes.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introducing model-driven apps
  • Configuring forms and controls
  • Configuring views
  • Creating charts and dashboards
  • Understanding reporting options

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to create and modify the...