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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

Technical requirements

Unlike the rest of the Power Platform tools, UI flows require software to be installed on your local computer. You need this software because you need to interact with software applications that are not accessible from the cloud.

You will need a computer running Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019. 

The following software is required for UI flows:

  • A modern browser: The latest version of the Google Chrome browser or the latest version of Microsoft Edge.
  • Selenium IDE: An open source tool that records and plays back interactions on a website. Selenium IDE is a browser extension that is installed from the Chrome web store.
  • The Power Automate Desktop app: A Windows application to create, edit, and run UI flows. You can download this tool from
  • An on-premises data gateway: This tool allows UI flows to be triggered by a Power Automate flow...