This course PL-200: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant will teach you to use Power Platform solutions to simplify, automate, and empower business processes for organizations in the role of a Functional Consultant.
A Power Platform Functional Consultant is responsible for performing discovery, capturing requirements, engaging subject matter experts and stakeholders, translating requirements, and configuring Power Platform solutions and apps.
The Functional Consultant implements components of a solution that include application enhancements, custom user experiences, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualizations.
Course Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Course Type: On-Demand
Module 1: Introduction to the Power Platform
Power Platform is comprised of four key products: Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.
Module 2: The Functional Consultant role
As the functional consultant, you are well-equipped to be the voice between business and tech. Functional consultants play a vital role in a Power Platform project. With the low code/no code choices available, it’s often the functional consultant who becomes the go-to expert on the implementation team. The functional consultant works closely with not only the implementation team but also works closely with the customer’s stakeholders. Keep in mind, that even for an internal-facing consultant, you still have a customer even if you’re in the same company.
Not every aspect of a project is technical in nature, and often these non-technical portions have a greater impact than we expect. Each Power Platform project has similar components and requires similar planning and managing, even if some of it is not directly part of the project solution. In this module we will cover some of these consulting skills to include:
- Consultant skills overview
- Create and validate documentation
- Engage stakeholders
- Perform quality assurance
- Configure integrations
Module 3: Work with Dataverse
Dataverse is designed to let you quickly and easily create a data model for your application, based on the tables (formerly called entities) and the table metadata that you include in your app.
- Work with the data model
- Create and manage processes
- Work with AI Builder
- Configure Dataverse settings
- Import and export data
- Use tabular reporting options
- Configure security settings
Module 4: Make Power Apps
Power Apps provides a rapid low code development environment for building custom apps for business needs. It has services, connectors, and scalable data service and app platform (Microsoft Dataverse) to allow simple integration and interaction with existing data. Power Apps enables the creation of web and mobile applications that run on all devices.
- Make model-driven apps
- Make canvas apps
- Make portal apps
Module 5: Build Power Automate flows
Power Automate lets users create automated workflows between applications and services. It helps automate repetitive business processes such as communication, data collections, and decision approvals.
- Build flows
- Build business process flows
- Build classic workflows
- Build UI flows
Module 6: Work with Power Virtual Agents
Power Virtual Agents enables anyone to create powerful chatbots using a guided, no-code graphical interface, without the need for data scientists or developers. Power Virtual Agents addresses many of the major issues with chatbot building.
- Create a chatbot
- Configure topics
- Automate and integrate
- Configure entities
- Test and publish chatbots
Module 7: Analyze data with Power BI
Power BI (Business Intelligence) is a business analytics service that delivers insights for analyzing data. It can share those insights through data visualizations which make up reports and dashboards to enable fast, informed decisions.
- Get started with Power BI
- Model data in Power BI
- Create visualizations
- Create dashboards
- Publish and share in Power BI