PL-100_ Microsoft Power Platform App Maker

PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker

Course: PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker
Course Duration: 4 days
Training Mode: Instructor-Led Online Training

Audience Profile

The app maker builds solutions to simplify, automate, and transform tasks and processes for themselves and their team where they have deep expertise in the solution domain. They are skilled in key technical business analyst tasks such as data modeling, basic UX design, requirements analysis, process analysis, etc.

The app maker creates and enforces business processes, structures digital collection of information, improves efficiency of repeatable tasks, and automates business processes.

The app maker uses the maker tools of Power Platform to solve business problems. They may have experience with Visual Basic for Applications, Excel pivot tables, Teams and other tools. They should have a basic understanding of data models, user interface, and processes. The app maker is aware of the capabilities and limitations of available tools and understands how to apply them.

The app maker is self-directed, and solution focused. They may not have formal IT training but are comfortable using technology to solve business problems with a personal growth mindset. They understand the operational need and have a vision of the desired outcome. They approach problems with phased and iterative strategies.

Skills Measured

Design solutions (10-15%)

Create a high-level design

  • collect business requirements
  • identify data sources
  • describe real-world objects as app entities
  • describe the user experience
  • create a high-level data model

Identify required Power Platform components

determine required app types

  • identify existing resources and licenses
  • identify gaps
  • map problem domain to Power Platform tools
  • identify required flows
  • evaluate accelerators and third-party solutions

Design data models

  • determine required entities and objects
  • identify relationships
  • identify attribute types
  • determine requirements for offline access

Design User Interface

  • identify opportunities for component reuse
  • apply user interface (UI) standards
  • design for accessibility
  • design for localization

Design output

  • define data output requirements
  • define requirements for visualizations
  • identify sources for analytical data including Azure Data Lake

Design security, privacy and compliance

  • identify sensitive data
  • identify applicable government regulations

Understand app environments

  • understand how to get started building apps
  • describe the different types of app environments
  • understand solutions
  • understand where source data for a solution is located

Create solutions (50-55%)

Create a Power Platform solution in a development environment

create a solution as a workspace for an app
create a Solution Publisher for a solution
modify the solution publisher for a solution

Create model-driven apps

  • create model-driven apps within a solution
  • create a site map
  • create and configure Common Data Service entity forms
  • create and configure Common Data Service entity views
  • create model-driven dashboards
  • create model-driven charts for views
  • add existing Power BI reports to model-driven dashboards

Create canvas apps

  • create canvas apps within a solution
  • connect to data sources in canvas apps
  • build canvas apps screens
  • configure solutions for offline access
  • use formulas and expressions
  • use collections and variables
  • describe the implications of design choices on app performance

Create and Use Controls

  • add canvas app assets and components to screens
  • build canvas app components

Create and configure data stores

  • create a Common Data Service database
  • configure a connection for a data store
  • create Common Data Service entities based on a data model
  • link entities by using Common Data Service entity relationships
  • load or create data records for testing and development

Create business logic

  • create Common Data Service business rules
  • create Common Data Service business process flows
  • create Common Data Service classic workflows
  • create business logic using Power Automate flows

create Canvas app formulas and events

Create Power Automate flows

  • create flows as a solution
  • create trigger actions
  • build scheduled, automated, and instant flows
  • create flow actions
  • run Flow Checker
  • test a flow
  • create expressions and loops

Analyze data (5-10%)

Create Power BI reports

  • create Power BI report by using Power BI Desktop
  • create Power BI report by using Power BI service

Implement other reports

  • consume SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports
  • merge data from a solution into a template

Build AI Builder models

  • create AI Builder model types
  • consume AI Builder models
  • train models by using historical data

Implement and manage solutions (15-20%)

Configure solution security

  • configure Common Data Service security roles
  • configure Common Data Service field security

Test an application and flows

  • describe the solution testing process
  • implement available Power Platform testing tools
  • validate accessibility

Secure the solution

  • manage app security
  • manage data securtiy
  • define a distribution method for flows
  • configure security for Power BI

Deploy the solution

  • export solutions
  • support deployment of solutions to production environments

Manage versions of the solution

  • create new versions of an app
  • restore a previous version of an app
  • publish a new version of an app

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