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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

Creating a model-driven app

Model-driven apps are created by assembling components from the Common Data Service. You customize the individual components and then select the appropriate components to meet your business requirements.

Model-driven apps are created from the Power App maker portal ( To create an app, click on the + Create button in the maker portal and click on Model-driven app from blank, and then click on Create. The following page will appear:

Figure 9.1 – Creating a model-driven app

In the Create a New App page, enter the name of your app. Unique Name is automatically populated. Click on Done.

If you are using solutions, you can check the Use existing solutions to create the App option. You will then be able to select a solution and the components in the solution will be added to the app.

After clicking Done, the App Designer page will open, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 9.2 – App Designer...