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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

Building an AI Builder model

The prebuilt AI Builder models have been created to meet common business scenarios. You can build and train your own custom model in AI Builder to meet your business scenario if the models included with AI Builder do not support your needs.

You build and manage models from the Power Apps maker portal ( To view and build models, click on AI Builder | Models as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 18.3 – AI Builder in the Power Apps maker portal

AI Builder requires a Common Data Service database in your environment.

A 30-day free trial of AI Builder is available. You can start your trial from the AI Builder area in the Power Apps maker portal.

To build a custom model, click on + Build a model as shown at the top of Figure 18.3 and choose the type of model from the tiles shown in Figure 18.1.

Each model type has slightly different steps when building a model, but they follow the same high-level process:

    • Choose the model...