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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


Similarly, for canvas apps, there are several techniques and options you can use to improve app performance:

  • Controls: Keep the number of controls on a form as low as possible and make use of galleries instead of cards. The more controls you have, the slower the app will be.
  • Use delegation: Check that queries are executed on the server, not in the app. If queries are not delegated, you will see poor performance when opening your app.
  • Data connections: Limit the number of connections.
  • Caching: Use the ClearCollect function to cache data during OnStart.
  • Delayed load: Enable this option if you have multiple screens. It will only populate a screen when the screen is accessed rather than at startup.
  • Delay output: Enable this option on text input fields so formulas are not evaluated on each keystroke.
  • Formulas: Reduce the number of times a formula is used by setting a variable once and then referencing the stored result elsewhere.