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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
Data Modeling

The Common Data Service is the underlying data platform for the Power Platform and for some of the Dynamics 365 apps. Creating your data model is one of the most important steps when creating a business application.

In this chapter, we will look at modifying the data model to meet business requirements. The chapter will explain how the schema for the common data service can be extended with entities, relationships, and fields. The different field types will be explained, and you will learn how to use solutions to manage your changes.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Understanding the Common Data Model
  • Introducing the Common Data Service
  • Introducing solutions 
  • Changing the data model 

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to create and modify entities, relationships, and fields. You will also have learned about...