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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

Using custom solutions

Solutions are a method for grouping together a set of components so that you can customize them, and then transfer these components from one environment to another.

Solutions also allow for Independent Solution Vendors (ISVs) to package up their products and control what their customers can do with the components contained in the solution, offering some protection for their intellectual property.

Solutions have several benefits to help you manage your changes and deployment process:

  • You operate on a subset of components, reducing the need to scroll through all components.
  • Solutions can be exported and then imported into another environment for testing, or for deployment into a production environment.
  • Exported solution packages only contain the components in the solution; the package file will be smaller and will import much more quickly.
  • Exported solution package files can be stored in your change control system.
  • Imported solutions can be rolled back to a previous...