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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

Available connectors for Common Data Service

As Power Automate and Common Data Service have evolved, several different connectors have been created for accessing Common Data Service. The connectors have similar capabilities, but you need to know which one to use in different circumstances.

There are three connectors that can access Common Data Service:

  • Dynamics 365 
  • Common Data Service
  • Common Data Service (current environment)
The Dynamics 365 connector is deprecated and should not be used.

With the Common Data Service connector, you will need to provide the environment and entity, whereas Common Data Service (current environment) uses the same environment the flow is in, and you only need to provide the entity. The Common Data Service (current environment) connector is only available when creating flows from within a solution.

The Common Data Service connector can be useful when you are synchronizing data between two environments as you can specify each environment in each...