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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

Configuring auditing

The CDS has auditing features to help you meet compliance and security requirements. Auditing shows who made changes to the data, settings, and security configurations, as well as some customizations.

Auditing can help you to understand how users work and can be used to verify whether users are working to the defined business processes.

The changes are logged in audit logs. The audit logs show both the before and after values of changes to data fields.

For changed data, you can use the values that are stored before the change to help you revert to these values if a field has been changed in error.

Enabling auditing creates an additional load for the CDS. Microsoft has made auditing as efficient as possible and users will not normally be aware of the auditing processing, but you should only use auditing to identify and track specific concerns, or data where you need to ensure compliance.

Audit settings are configured in the Power Platform admin center, as shown in...