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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 a chatbot

The process of creating a chatbot in Power Virtual Agents is straightforward and only requires a web browser. In this section, we will learn how to create a bot and then how to share it with other users.

Power Virtual Agents requires a license to be built and run. However, you can start a free trial of Power Virtual Agents simply by navigating to the Power Virtual Agents portal ( Clicking on Start free trial will provision Power Virtual Agents. After a short delay, the following window will be displayed, where you can create a new bot:

Figure 15.2 – Create a new bot window

When you see the preceding screen, you will need to provide a Name for your bot, select the Language that the bot will use, and select the Environment where the bot will store its configuration and data. If you have permission, you can create an environment from this window.

Power Virtual Agents uses Power Platform environments. The selected environment...