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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 portal apps

Customers demand to interact with your organization using many different channels. The web is one such channel. Customers need to view the data you hold on them, for example, the status of their service requests, and to submit new service requests over the web. Portal apps address this requirement.

Other than model-driven and canvas apps, portal apps are the third type of Power App that you can create. Portal apps are external-facing websites that users outside of your organization can browse anonymously, or sign in to, in order to access data stored in the CDS.

Portal apps require an environment with a CDS database.

This section provides an overview of the portal and how external users can access the portal. The following screenshot shows a portal website:

Figure 11.1 – Starter portal

The starter portal website shown in the preceding screenshot has a Home page, a Services page with two child pages, an About us page, and a Sign in page.