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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

Skills measured

The exam tests a series of skills. These skills are referred to as the exam's objective domain.

Being familiar with the objective domain is important to candidates for the exam. You won't see questions on all the skills listed, as the questions in a given exam are randomized from a pool of questions, and you might see questions that aren't listed as some of the skills are vague and/or could be interpreted in different ways. However, making sure you have covered everything in the objective domain will give you a much better chance of passing the exam.

The objective domain is broad, with a lot of separate topics listed. If you have taken older product-orientated exams, this might seem daunting. But for these role-based exams, you don't need to learn all the facts about each item as you had to do previously.

The way the questions are written for PL-200 provides a good test of your skills. If you use the Power Platform on a day-to-day basis, you should, by following this guide, be much better placed to pass the exam.

There are various skills measured in the objective domain for PL-200. We will discuss them in the following sections.

You should always check the exam page ( taking the exam in case Microsoft has made any changes to the objective domain.