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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
Power BI

Power BI is a major component of Power Platform and creates powerful visualizations so that we can analyze data and gain insights into it. Power BI can be used standalone or combined with the various components that Power Platform provides.

In this chapter, you will learn how to use Power BI to create powerful visualizations of data that have been captured and held in the Common Data Service. Power BI is a powerful self-service data analysis tool that is a key component of Power Platform. While Power BI can be used with many data sources, this chapter describes how to create Power BI dashboards using Common Data Service data.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics: 

  • Introducing Power BI
  • Using data with Power BI
  • Creating visualizations
  • Creating reports and dashboards
  • Using Power BI with Power Platform

By the end of this chapter,...