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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


Entities represent objects or things of interest. These can be physical things such as buildings and products, or more abstract things, such as orders and projects. Entities have the following properties:

  • A general type or class, such as building or country
  • Instances of that type; France and India are instances of country
  • Attributes, such as name and ISO country code
  • Relationships – describes links to other entities, such as this building is located in this country; this country has these buildings

Entities are used to model and manage business data. Conceptually, an entity is like a database table, and the entity attributes correspond to the table columns. Creating an entity record is like adding a row to a database table.

Entities are the key building blocks of the CDS. In the CDS, an entity is more than just a database table with columns and relationships. An entity contains other components to support applications. The components of an entity are as follows...