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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

Introducing Power BI

Power BI is a business analysis tool that can turn data from multiple sources into interactive reports and dashboards that provide insights into your data.

Power BI can be used to create visualizations from a single data source. Alternatively, it can be used as an enterprise business intelligence application for collating data from multiple data sources, cleansing and transforming the data, modeling the data, and creating calculations that can be used to create powerful visuals that allow users create and share their own dashboards.

Power BI consists of three tools:

  • Power BI Desktop: A Microsoft Windows desktop application used to model data and create visualizations.
  • Power BI Service: An online service used to create and share reports and dashboards.
  • Power BI Mobile: A mobile application used to consume dashboards from the Power BI service.

If you are simply creating visuals of your data from a well-formed data source, then you can use the Power...