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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

Exploring the Power Platform and its components

The Power Platform is Microsoft's business application development platform. This platform allows organizations to build custom apps quickly, automate workflows across applications, and analyze data to provide insights, all in a low-code/no-code interface.

You can meet your users' requirements by creating new applications, integrating applications with existing systems, or building on top of existing applications, all with the Power Platform.

The Power Platform works with Microsoft's cloud services – that is, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and Azure – but is also able to connect with many other cloud services and on-premises systems.

The Power Platform is a platform for easily building and running business applications. It is important to Microsoft and has been created from a set of innovative technologies by Microsoft. We will now look at the components that make up the Power Platform.