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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

Understanding how exams are structured

Microsoft's role-based exams, such as PL-200, have between 40 and 60 questions. Some questions are worth more than others, but do not worry about that. Just focus on answering the questions.

You will have 180 minutes for the exam plus another 30 minutes to read the instructions and the non-disclosure agreement, complete the surveys, and provide feedback.

Microsoft exam questions are structured with the following four parts:

  • Technical environment or scenario: You have a hybrid deployment of ...
  • Problem statement/requirements: Users report that ...
  • Goal statement: You need to ...
  • Question statement: What should you do ...?

The goal is what you are trying to achieve. The first two parts explain the scenario or issue you are trying to answer. Questions will always have a goal and a question statement. You may not have a scenario or problem statement.

The exam will be in several sections. You will get a summary at the end of each section....