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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

Understanding role-based certifications

In response to customer expectations and feedback on certification, Microsoft has changed the way candidates for certifications are examined in order to provide candidates and employers with more relevant certifications for their jobs.

Certifications have evolved to focus on the core skills aligned to specific job roles, moving toward teaching you how to use the technology to help you develop the skills you need to fulfill a specific job role.

The value of certifications has been reevaluated at Microsoft, with many Microsoft staff now having to gain certifications themselves. This has led to a greater focus on certifications and an increase in the quality of courses and the relevance of certifications.

The PL-200 exam is a good example of the new type of certification testing for certain job roles. The following sections explain the roles and their impacts on the questions in the certification exams.