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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 pre-built Power BI apps 

Pre-built apps are a straightforward way to provide visualizations of your data. Using these pre-built apps will allow you to create a set of reports and dashboards that you can share with your users. You can edit these apps in order to add your own visuals without having to start from a blank report page.

You can use the Power BI service or Power BI Desktop to connect to the Common Data Service.

In the Power BI service, you can use the Get Data button in the bottom-left corner of the page to access different types of data sources. After clicking on Get Data, the following options will appear:

Figure 17.2 – Get Data in the Power BI service

Clicking on Get in the Services tile makes a list of Power BI apps available from AppSource appear, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 17.3 – Power BI apps for Dynamics 365 

There are two pre-packaged analytics apps available: Sales Analytics and Customer Service Analytics...