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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

Introducing Dynamics 365 and the Dynamics 365 apps

Dynamics 365 is a portfolio of modern modular business apps that work together to support business operations. The Dynamics 365 apps can work on their own, together, or with other business applications.

Although Microsoft, in its marketing, talks of Dynamics 365 as a single suite of products, the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) roots of Dynamics 365 are still apparent with different technologies involved. 

Dynamics CRM was always a great platform for developing custom business applications, with the ability to create entities and fields and create a form-based user interface, with a workflow to support business processes. However, customers had to pay for functionality they didn't require, and a lot of effort was expended in hiding that functionality from users.

Over the past few years, Microsoft has worked to separate the Dynamics CRM/365 apps away from their underlying platform...