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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

Types of UI flow

UI flows can be created for either Windows desktop applications or applications that run in a web browser. UI flows record the mouse clicks and keyboard strokes made by a user and play these back to repeat the user's interactions.

There are separate tools for desktop apps and web applications. The Power Automate desktop app is used for Windows desktop applications and Selenium is used for web applications.

The following screenshot is an example of Power Automate Desktop editing a Desktop UI flow:

Figure 14.2 – Power Automate Desktop flow designer

The flow designer in the previous screenshot shows the actions available in the left-hand pane, the variables used in the right-hand pane, and in the center pane, a series of actions that have been recorded and edited to automate the copying of data from one web application that does not have an API into another web application.

This UI flow accesses a web page and extracts the links from the page. It then...