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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

Reviewing the exam objectives

In Chapter 1, PL-200 exam, we went through the objectives. There are five objectives in the exam. Each objective has a percentage associated with it that shows how much of the exam relates to that objective.

  • Configuring the Common Data Service (25-30%)
  • Creating apps by using Power Apps (20-25%)
  • Creating and managing Power Automate (15-20%)
  • Implementing Power Virtual Agents chatbots (10-15%)
  • Integrating Power Apps with other apps and services (15-20%)

Each of these objectives has two or more sub-objectives that explain further what the exam will test. For instance, the Create and Manage Power Automate objective has three sub-objectives:

  • Create flows
  • Create and manage business process flows
  • Build UI flows

Then, for each sub-objective, there are bullet points. These are the tasks and items in the exam that are written from this list of tasks. For example, the Build UI flows sub-objective has four tasks:

  • To describe types of UI flows
  • To identify use...