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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

User authentication

To access a Power App, the user must belong to your Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant.

Office 365 users are managed by Azure AD, so adding a user to Office 365 is sufficient.

Azure AD provides a great deal of functionality around authentication, including the following:

  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): This is a form of authentication where you need something you know (such as a password), something you have (for example, a mobile device), and something you are (a biometric signature, for instance).
  • Conditional Access: This restricts access based on rules your administrator defines, such as location, method of access, or the device used, based on rules defined by your organization.

Azure AD also monitors for unusual access to protect your systems and data.

Canvas apps benefit from the capabilities of Azure AD, which helps give canvas app makers access to enterprise-level security control and governance.

Canvas apps support the use of guest users in your tenant...