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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

Introducing processes

CDS processes can be used to remove the need for users to manually perform complex tasks in sequence and control the activities required to deliver business processes consistently and repetitively. Processes are one of the major reasons for using Dynamics 365 apps and CDS.

A CDS process defines the following:

  • The entity the process will execute against
  • The type of process
  • The name of the process
  • How and when the process is initiated
  • Conditions evaluated
  • Actions taken

CDS has several different types of process:

  • Classic workflow
  • Dialog
  • Action

Classic workflows, dialogs, and action processes are based on the Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) technology. WWF is integrated into the CDS platform. WWF provides a runtime engine and a base set of activities. The CDS provides basic create, read, update, and delete operations. The WWF runtime engine manages process execution. WWF supports long-running processes without adversely affecting...