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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

Configuring standard dashboards

Dashboards are useful for providing a user with an overview of their workload, or for a manager to see how their team is functioning. Dashboards show the data in the Common Data Service in real time. 

A dashboard is a single pane showing components from one or more entities. The components are not linked and are not refreshed automatically.

Dashboards can have the following components:

  • Charts
  • Lists (views)
  • IFrames
  • Web resources
  • Relationship assistant cards (for Dynamics 365 Sales)
  • Power BI tiles (personal dashboards only)

You create a standard dashboard from your solution by clicking + New and then selecting Dashboard. You choose a layout and then select the charts and views you want to use.

There is a maximum of six components that can be included on a dashboard.

Interactive experience dashboards have more functionality and are aimed at providing a centralized workspace for a user.