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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 canvas apps

A key component of the Power Platform is the capability to create low-code/no-code apps. There are three types of power app: canvas apps, model-driven apps, and portal apps. The next two chapters will look at model-driven apps and portal apps, and this chapter will focus on canvas apps.

Canvas apps are small apps created around a specific task or role, normally as an app that someone uses as a part of their job, in contrast with an app that they use all day. A typical example of a use case for a canvas app is a mobile user who needs to capture information while performing part of their duties, for example, recording the results of an inspection:

Figure 10.1  An example canvas app

Canvas apps run in a browser or on a mobile device using the Power Apps app, which can be downloaded from your mobile phone's app store. Further, a canvas app has access to the resources of your device, such as, for example, the camera, GPS location, and whether the...