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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

Power Apps

Power Apps is a suite of web and mobile low-code apps that you can build from within a browser. Power Apps can connect to many different data sources, displaying and creating data.

There are three types of Power Apps:

  • Canvas
  • Model-driven
  • Portal

Canvas apps are made up of screens, forms, and controls, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 2.1 Power Apps canvas studio

You have full control over all the visual elements of your app via the Properties pane shown in the preceding screenshot. There, you can set values and properties, control navigation, and save data using Excel-like functions and expressions. Canvas apps are explained in Chapter 10, Canvas Apps.

Model-driven apps are apps built upon the data model you create in CDS. Model-driven apps are constructed from separate components, such as forms, views, charts, and dashboards. Each component type has its own editor and to build an app, you assemble the separate components. Model-driven apps are explained...