Day[49/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant PL-200 (Beta)

OK so drifting slightly of the Azure tangent for a couple of posts this week, and this reason is really around the impending PL-200 that I have very hastily booked and thought would be a good idea! Ok so I’m not filled with confidence on being able to pass it, but Ill give the learning as good an effort as I can in order for me to think about how the Power Platform can supplement my customer solutions when it comes to Azure and 365 solutions.

So where to start? MS Learn of course! We find we have a PL-200 (Beta) Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant set of Learning Paths.

To be clear, I have been kind of intersplicing my evenings for the last week or so with a module here and there, so I will use this post to document what I have done.

The PL-200 exam is currently in Beta, but its clear that MS are hot off the press with relevant learning modules to cover the core learning criteria and skills measured in the exam:

  • Configure the Common Data Service (25-30%)
  • Create apps by using Power Apps (20-25%)
  • Create and manage Power Automate (15-20%)
  • Implement Power Virtual Agents chatbots (10-15%)
  • Integrate Power Apps with other apps and services (15-20%)

For this exam Microsoft Learn have pulled together a set of 13 Learning Paths of which I have managed to complete the following 9 over the last week or so in the evenings (yes amongst all the other stuff I have going on!)

Microsoft PL-200 Exam – Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant

The set of learning modules is really related to getting familiar and hands on with the Key Power Platform Products and features, Power Automate, Power App and Power BI. I did start going through the PL-900 materials a few months ago and I have created a couple of demo Power Apps, played with Power BI and created a few Flows with Power Automate (This used to be known as Flow until relatively recently) and the Power Virtual Agents service. So, the learning modules have been quite comprehensive, from creating and configuring a Common Data Service for native use within Power Platform, through to creating Apps and Reports, so its been a really interesting first proper week of study.

These are the modules complete:

Get started using Common Data Service

Comprises 6 Modules

Manage permissions and administration for Common Data Service

Comprises 2 Modules

Create a canvas app in Power Apps

Comprises 3 Modules

Create a model-driven application in Power Apps

Comprises 4 modules

Create a business process flow in Power Automate

Comprises 4 Modules

Automate a business process using Power Automate

Comprises 5 Modules

Get started with Power Automate buttons

Comprises 5 Modules

Create bots with Power Virtual Agents

Comprises 3 Modules

Bring AI to your business with AI Builder

Comprises 2 Modules

The later modules surrounding AI builder and creating solutions and bots very much ties in with my future ideals, and also the fact that Power Automate is build off Azure Logic Apps makes these learnings equally as relative and cross funcitonal with my Azure learnings to date, therefore I see the preparation of this exam being very much a learning around a productised version of applications that can be developed in Azure. Therefore ticking a lot of boxes for me.

I hope to complete the remaining 4 learning paths over the next day or so!

100DaysOfCloud Overview

My Main ReadMe Page is all set up with a bit about me!

The guys at 100DaysofCloud have set up the GitHub repo to be cloned and also have a great repo containing ideas and areas to collaborate on:

My Github Journey tracker can be found here:

Please Watch/Star my repo and feel free to comment of contribute to anything I push! I really look forward to hearing from anyone who is going to jump on the journey around the same time as me! Lets see where I get to in 100 days!

I would encourage others to jump on this journey, I’m not sure that I will be able to commit every day for 100 days, but as long as I can complete 100 days that will be great!

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