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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

Configure the Common Data Service (25–30%)

This part of the exam is all about the Common Data Service, extending the data model, and moving data into and out of the database:

  • Manage an existing data model: These are the core skills around data modeling, which is the starting point for any Power Platform app; that is, entities, fields, and relationships.
  • Create and manage processes: Processes are a major part of any system based on model-driven apps and the skills in this section are about understanding, configuring, and applying each of these types of processes: business rules, business process flows, and classic workflows.
  • Configure Common Data Service settings: Several items must be configured when creating environments, such as using audit and search. This section is about a set of administration topics and you need to know how to enable and configure these settings.
  • Configure security settings: You must have an understanding of the security features in the Common Data Service and how to configure and apply them.