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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
PL-200 Exam

The Power Platform is a set of tools, including Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, for building business solutions without the need to write code. Using the Power Platform, anyone can create an app. The Power Platform is not just for citizen developers; the capabilities of the Power Platform can be used by IT professionals and can be extended by developers.

In this chapter, you will be introduced to the exam contents, the purpose of the exam, the skills measured, and who the exam is aimed at. We will discuss role-based certifications and how the PL-200 exam fits in with the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform role-based certifications.

The topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Understanding role-based certifications
  • Introducing Dynamics 365 and Power Platform roles
  • Exploring the PL-200 exam and objectives
  • Reviewing the skills measured
  • Related exams

By the end of this chapter, you will understand the scope of the PL-200 exam and its structure. You will also have an idea about who the exam is aimed at and be familiar with the exam paper before you sit the exam.