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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

Enabling read logging

In Audit settings, there is the option to enable read logging. This option logs events in Microsoft 365 alongside other applications and services.

The activities that are logged in Microsoft 365 are more extensive than those in the CDS. Some of the activities that are logged include the following:

  • Reads of individual records
  • Queries of multiple records
  • Export to Excel
  • Adding a user to a team

There are some restrictions:

  • A Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 or E5 subscription is required.
  • Only Power Platform production environments are supported.

The activity logs can be viewed in the Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Center at, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 7.30 – Search activity logs

One of the most beneficial configurations you can do for users is to make it easier to find their data.