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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 definitions in the CDM

The CDM is not a database; it is a set of schemas that define entities, attributes, and relationships, as well as their properties. 

The CDM has a core schema consisting of about 20 business entities, for example, Account, Contact, Currency, and TaskThe core schema is extended by other schemas for use in apps and services, for example, the CRM Foundation, and the Sales schemas are added to the core schema to define the schema for Dynamics 365 Sales.

As well as schemas for the Dynamics 365 apps, there are schemas for a growing number of accelerators, including non-profit, healthcare, and automotive. A representation of some of these schemas follows:

Figure 3.1 CDM schemas

The previous diagram shows the CDM with the core, application, CRM, and automotive accelerator schemas and their entities. The schemas do not just define the entities, relationships, and attributes, but also properties relating to these elements, that is, ...