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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

Adding stages to a business process flow

A business process flow consists of several stages, with each stage containing several steps. Stages are the major parts, or milestones, of a business process. Steps are the data to be collected, or actions performed, in each stage. 

You should start by defining the stages needed for your business process. You should consider the following:

  • Milestones: Specific points in the process – intermediate events – that can be used to monitor progress. Milestones often signify the end of a stage.
  • Transitions: The work being undertaken either passes from one team to another or moves into a different phase. Transitions are usually pointers to adding a stage to a business process flow.
  • Entities: A stage can only have data steps for a single entity. If you need to access a different entity in a business process flow, then you will need to add a new stage to the process.
  • Progress reporting: How you want to report on the progress of your business...