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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

Introducing model-driven apps

Users require apps to manage their data through their business processes. Model-driven apps allow users to create and update their data while observing defined business process steps and rules. 

Model-driven apps are one of the types of Power App that you can create. They are based on the entities in the Common Data Service. 

Model-driven apps require an environment with a Common Data Service database.

This section provides an overview of model-driven apps, their components, and how you create a model-driven app.

The term model in model-driven apps is explained by the apps being based on top of the data model in the Common Data Service. You can think of model-driven apps as forms over data, with the app showing the records in each entity and users being able to edit a record for the entity.

At the time of publishing, Microsoft Dataverse (formerly known as the Common Data Service) was undergoing a branding change. You will see the use of...