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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
Canvas Apps

This chapter will explain how to create canvas apps, accessing data held in the Common Data Service (CDS) and other data sources, to create task- or role-based web and mobile applications for users.

We will begin with an introduction to canvas apps, then we will cover where and how to create them by adding controls to the app. We will look at accessing data sources, in particular the CDS, with canvas apps. We will finish by understanding how to deploy these apps.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing canvas apps
  • Creating canvas apps
  • Adding visual controls to apps
  • Using connectors to access data 
  • Deploying apps to users

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to create and manage canvas apps, understand how to use the App Checker to spot errors and potential issues when running your apps, and learn to use entities and fields you...