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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

Creating portal apps

If you need to expose your CDS data to customers and partners, you need to create a portal app and then configure the entities and forms to expose. Creating a portal app is easy. You create portal apps from the Power Apps maker portal (

To create an app, click on + Create in the maker portal and then click on Portal from blank. The following window will appear:

Figure 11.2 – Creating a portal app

In the fields shown in Figure 11.2, enter the name of your portal, the URL address for your portal, select a language, and then click on Create.

The address must be unique for all Power Apps portals worldwide. If it is unique, you will see a tick. If you do not see a tick, change the address until a unique name is available.

Provisioning a portal can take a few hours. Clicking on Apps in the maker portal will show you the status of your portal app. When the portal has been provisioned, you will see two apps...