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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 reports and dashboards

Reports are a collection of visuals that users can consume to view data. Building reports in Power BI entails choosing the visualizations that will tell the story behind the data you've acquired.

If you have created your report in Power BI Desktop, you need to publish it to the Power BI service.

Dashboards can be created in one of two ways, as follows:

  • Pin a live page: You can pin a single page of a report as a dashboard. Pinning a page means that any changes that are made to the page are reflected on the dashboard.
  • Pin visuals: You can pin individual visuals to a dashboard. A dashboard built in this way shows a subset of the important visuals from all the report pages.
Dashboards are created in the Power BI service.

The key difference between reports and dashboards is that a report contains multiple pages containing many visuals, whereas a dashboard is a single page containing key visuals. The following table summarizes the differences between reports...