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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


Connectors define the services and data sources that the Power Platform tools can access. There are connectors for Office 365 services, such as email and SharePoint, Azure services, such as Azure SQL, as well as many non-Microsoft sources. Popular connectors are Twitter, SendGrid, Dropbox, and Mailchimp.

Each connector defines its set of triggers and actions; triggers are used with Power Automate to initiate a flow, and actions perform operations such as the reading and writing of data. You can connect to on-premises data sources using the on-premises data gateway. You can build your own custom connectors for situations where there isn't an existing connector.

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CDS has a connector. Although the Power Platform tools work with many Microsoft products and services, they are particularly suited to work with CDS.