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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

Question types

Along with the change to role-based certification, the exams themselves have evolved; there are many new question types. If you have taken older Microsoft exams, you may have just experienced multiple-choice questions.

In role-based exams, you can expect to see question types that are more interactive, such as the following, for example:

  • Active screen
  • Build list
  • Case study
  • Drag and drop
  • Graphic interpretation
  • Multi-source reasoning

The introduction of these exam item types has made exams both easier and harder at the same time. Easier, because you no longer need to remember arcane facts, or learn about things you will never use. Harder, because you can't just read and remember; you must be familiar with the Power Platform and have performed the actions that the questions refer to.

Don't worry, we have relevant exercises to help you.

To learn more about the different question types in use, watch the videos at