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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

Using data with Power BI

In many organizations, data is stored in many locations and in many different structures, file types, and databases. You may need to extract data from different sources to create the visuals and reports required. 

Before you can create your visualizations and reports, you must extract the data from the various sources, prepare the data by cleansing it, and then shape it so that visualizations can be created properly.

One data source supported in Power BI is the Common Data Service. Using Power BI with the Common Data Service allows data in the Common Data Service to be analyzed. The visuals that are created from the data can then be displayed within the apps that use the Common Data Service.

There is an exam for the data analyst role, DA-100, that covers using Power BI with many other data sources. The DA-100 exam covers all the capabilities of Power BI. The PL-200 exam is restricted to using Power BI with the Common Data Service, Power Apps, and...