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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

Key role activities

The role of a Dynamics 365/Power Platform Functional Consultant is to do the following:

  • Gather and document requirements from users.
  • Identify where and how Dynamics 365 and Power Platform can be used to meet those requirements.
  • Design the solution, in collaboration with the solutions architect.
  • Implement the design.
  • Follow standards.
  • Ensure that the solution meets both functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Perform testing of any configured artifacts.
  • Collaborate with the quality assurance team to ensure that the system operates correctly.
  • Package artifacts for deployment.
  • Provide training to Dynamics 365/Power Platform administrators.

A functional consultant will have experience in delivering systems based on Dynamics 365 and/or the Power Platform.