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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

Required experience 

The experience expectations for a Dynamics 365/Power Platform Functional Consultant are as follows:

  • Must have experience of the full life cycle of Dynamics 365/Power Platform systems from requirements, through design and implementation, to ongoing support and upgrades
  • Must understand the features and capabilities of each of the Dynamics 365 apps
  • Must have a broad knowledge of the Power Platform, understanding its capabilities, boundaries, and constraints
  • Must be able to customize and configure Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform
  • Must be able to apply their knowledge of customization and configuration to meet customer needs
  • Should have a basic understanding of solutions architecture and quality assurance
  • Should understand the extensibility capabilities of Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform 
  • Must have experience in configuring entities, fields, and relationships; customizing forms and views; customizing charts and dashboards; configuring the security model; configuring processes; managing solutions and instances; and configuring for mobile devices
  • Must have experience of integrating with other applications and services
  • Must effectively communicate with members of the delivery team, stakeholders, and customers

There is not a single functional consultant role, but separate roles for each of the main Dynamics 365 apps, and also for the Power Platform.