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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

Use cases for UI flows

UI flows automate repetitive tasks and there are many scenarios that UI flows can be employed in. Some of the uses for RPA are as follows:

  • Invoice processing: Processing invoices includes many repetitive tasks, which, if performed incorrectly, cause incorrect payments. There are many challenges with invoice processing that require human intervention. For instance, invoices need to be validated against the details on purchase orders and thus data in systems needs to be looked up and verified. UI flows can process invoices, automatically performing validation checks, reducing the need for human intervention.
  • Email processing: Many customer service centers process a high volume of incoming emails. UI flows can automate much of the initial sifting and routing of emails to the correct part of the organization, reducing the handling time and improving the speed of response to customers.
  • Recruitment: UI flows could collate applications from multiple job portals into...