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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
Power Automate Flows

Power Automate has a point-and-click user interface that makes the process of creating flows straightforward. It is built on top of Azure Logic Apps, an enterprise application integration service, and so is scalable and robust.

This chapter will explain how to use Power Automate, a key component of the Power Platform for automating steps within Dynamics 365 and Common Data Service, and for automating, integrating, and orchestrating across cloud systems including Office 365, Azure, and third-party services.

We will begin with an introduction to Power Automate flows; then we will move on to where and how to create them by adding connections, triggers, and actions all controlled by logic. We will look at using connectors, in particular at the Common Data Service connector with flows. We will finish by learning how to monitor flows.