Book Image

Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By : Julian Sharp
Book Image

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

Best practices

Business rules can be very effective. The following is some guidance on using business rules:

  • Only use business rules to manipulate a small number of fields.
  • Keep business rules simple by having multiple rules, especially where there is a clear separation of conditions and actions. Do not try to fit everything into one rule.
  • Always have the opposite actions through conditions; that is, if you are hiding a field based on a condition, make sure there is an opposite else condition to show the field.
  • If you need to reference fields in the business rule that are not on the form, add these fields to a hidden tab or section on the form.
  • If you are hiding and showing fields, it creates a better user experience for the fields to be set as hidden on the form and then use business rules to show them, rather than having the fields disappear after the form has loaded.
  • If the business rule is not going to be simple, convert it into JavaScript as it will be quicker to develop and test...