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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
Creating Chatbots

Power Virtual Agents chatbots allow users to create chatbots without the need for code. You can deploy Power Virtual Agents chatbots to your website and to other channels, such as Microsoft Teams. 

This chapter describes how to create, publish, and monitor Power Virtual Agents bots using the Power Virtual Agents portal. You will learn how to create and deploy a bot before gaining an understanding of some of the key concepts you should implement when building chatbots.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introducing Power Virtual Agents
  • Creating a chatbot
  • Publishing chatbots
  • Adding a chatbot to Microsoft Teams
  • Monitoring chatbots

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to create chatbots using Power Virtual Agents, deploy them to websites and to Microsoft Teams, and monitor chatbot usage.