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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

Testing an app

Testing is an important part of developing apps. You should test your app to make sure it works as expected. You should use different sets of data to test your app, including data that is incomplete and incorrect, to make sure all errors are handled correctly.

Test Studio is a browser-based automated user interface test system for canvas apps. Test Studio enables you to create and run a set of tests. You can re-run the tests after each change you make to the app. This is known as regression testing.

Test Studio contains the following components:

  • Test cases: The set of steps to be performed
  • Test suites: Groups of test cases
  • Test assertions: Assertions that evaluate the expected results with a pass or fail expression

The following screenshot shows Test Studio in a browser:

Figure 10.12 – Test Studio

Test Studio is a useful tool that improves the quality of your app. Once you have completed testing, you can now deploy your app.