The Power Platform empowers organizations to automate business processes, develop their own rich app experiences, and connect with customers better and faster. In this course, students will learn to perform discovery, capture requirements, engage subject matter experts and stakeholders, translate requirements, and configure Power Platform solutions and apps. They will supplement their learnings with hands-on labs to create application enhancements, custom user experiences, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualizations. Power Platform is comprised of four key products: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. In this course, we will cover these four applications in depth, with additional focus on the Common Data Service, AI Builder, connectors, and portals.
A Power Platform Functional Consultant is responsible for performing discovery, capturing requirements, engaging subject matter experts and stakeholders, translating requirement and configuring Power Platform solutiions and apps. The Functional Consultant implements components of a solution that include application enhancements, customer user experiences, system integrations, data conversions, customer process automation and custom visualizations.
By actively participating in this course, you will learn about the following:
Work with an organization to gather requirements and implement Power Platform solutions.
Build model-driven, canvas, and portal apps.
Create Power Automate flows.
Design a simple chatbot using Power Virtual Agents.
Analyze data using Power BI visualizations and dashboards.
Experience as an IT professional or student
Working knowledge of the Power Platform and its key components
A knowledge of the Common Data Service and security concepts
Module 1: Introduction to the Power Platform
This module will provide the learner with background about the Power Platform and its 4 key components: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents.
Lessons of Module 1
Power Platform overview
Lab 1: Validate lab environment
After completing module 1, students will be able to:
Identify the key components of the Power Platform
Describe the role of a functional consultant
Module 2: Work with the Common Data Service
In this module, students will learn about creating a data model in the Common Data Service, including importing data, using tabular reporting options, and configuring security. They will also learn about creating easy AI with AI Builder.
Lessons of Module 2
Work with the data model
Create and manage processes
Work with AI Builder
Configure Common Data Service settings
Import and export data
Use tabular reporting options
Configure security settings
Lab 2a: Create an app
Lab 2b: Create entities and fields
Lab 2c: Create relationships
Lab 2d: Additional entity options
After completing module 2, students will be able to:
Create a data model
Configure Common Data Service settings
Module 3: Make Power Apps
In this module, students will learn the business value of the three types of Power Apps. They will then learn to how to configure and design them, including user experience considerations for each type of application.
Lessons of Module 3
Make model-driven apps
Make canvas apps
Make portal apps
Lab 3a: App designer
Lab 3b: Modify forms
Lab 3c: Modify views
Lab 3d: Build dashboards
Lab 3e: Canvas app fundamentals
Lab 3f: Work with data and services
Lab 3g: User experience
After completing module 3, students will be able to:
Create and design a Power App
Connect a Power App to data
Design app navigation
Module 4: Build Power Automate flows
In this module, students will learn how to automate business processes using Power Automate flows, business process flows, and UI flows.
Lessons of Module 4
Build business process flows
Build UI flows
Lab 4a: Create users
Lab 4b: Create security role
Lab 4c: Configure a new business rule
Lab 4d: Advanced business rules
Lab 4e: Create a flow
Lab 4f: Build approval flow
Lab 4g: Build a business process flow
Lab 4h: Add branching to business process flow
After completing module 4, students will be able to:
Automate business processes using flows
Connect to data in Power Automate
Create a business process flow with branching logic
Module 5: Work with Power Virtual Agents
In this module, students will learn how to automate customer interactions with a chatbot using Power Virtual Agents.
Lessons of module 5
Create a chatbot
Automate and integrate
Test and publish chatbots
Lab 5: Create a chatbot
After completing module 5, students will be able to:
Configure topics, entities, and variables
Create a chatbot
Integrate with Omnichannel for Customer Service
Work in the PVA interface
Module 6: Analyze data with Power BI
In this module, students will learn how to work with Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service to analyze data and create visualizations.
Lessons of Module 6
Get started with Power BI
Model data in Power BI
Publish and share in Power BI
Lab 6a: Build a Word template
Lab 6b: Build an Excel template
Lab 6c: Duplicate detection
Lab 6d: Import data
Lab 6e: Export data
Lab 6f: Bulk delete
After completing module 6, students will be able to:
Consume data in Power BI
Export data visualizations for stakeholders
Module 7: Consultant skills
In this module, students will learn more about the functional consultant role and the skills required to successfully implement a Power Platform solution for an organization.
Lessons of module 7
Consultant skills overview
Create and validate documentation
Perform quality assurance
After completing module 7, students will be able to:
Identify appropriate documentation
Write a business requirement
Engage stakeholders with demos
Participate in ALM and testing
This course helps you to prepare for the M-PL200 Exam.
Please note that whilst this course is aligned to the equivalent Microsoft Exam it may not contain all information required to pass the exam. As per Microsoft guidance, further self study and hands on experience is recommended in addition to attendance of this course.
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