PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker (beta)

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Summary

  • intermediate
  • dynamics-365
  • office-exchange-server
  • office-365-atp
  • office
  • office-add-ins
  • office-onenote
  • office-planner
  • office-project
  • office-powerpoint
  • office-project-server
  • office-publisher
  • office-sp-designer
  • office-sp
  • office-visio
  • office-onedrive
  • ai-builder
  • office-teams
  • common-data-service
  • forms-pro
  • power-automate
  • power-virtual-agents
  • office-outlook
  • office-365
  • office-excel
  • office-word
  • power-platform
  • power-apps
  • power-bi
  • office-access
  • In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Microsoft is implementing several temporary changes to our training and certification program. Learn more. 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.Beta exams are not scored immediately because we are gathering data on the quality of the questions and the exam. Learn more about the value and importance of beta exams.

Learning paths

4 hr 16 min
Do you want to learn how to build solutions that can leverage a standardized data structure and work with other solutions sharing the same data model? Do you want to extend the standard model to support custom solutions? This learning path will explain the concepts behind and benefits of Common Data Service. Creating an environment, entities, fields and options sets are also discussed.

Modules in this learning path

  • Introduction to Common Data Service
    9 Units
    24 min

    Learn about the basics of common data service, and explore ways you can connect and customize data connections to Power Platform applications.

  • Create and manage environments in Common Data Service
    7 Units
    42 min

    An environment is a space to store, manage, and share your organization’s business data that is stored within an instance of a Common Data Service database. You can set up one or many environments, depending on the needs of your organization. This module explores these environments and how you can use them with instances of Common Data Service databases.

  • Create and manage entities in Common Data Service
    7 Units
    44 min

    Common Data Service entities are similar to tables in a database. Every instance of a Common Data Service database includes a base set of entities that provide structure for data that is commonly used by business applications.

  • Create and manage fields within an entity in Common Data Service
    10 Units
    1 hr 3 min

    Do you want to create new data fields or leverage exiting standardized fields for your business solutions? This module will show you how to manage or create new fields within an entity in Common Data Service.

  • Working with option sets in Common Data Service
    5 Units
    39 min

    Do you want to create standardized choice lists that you can use across all of your Power Apps? This module will show you how to create new or use standard choice lists called option sets in Common Data Service.

  • Load/export data and create data views in Common Data Service
    7 Units
    40 min

    Common Data Service lets you load data into or export entities from other entities by using Microsoft Excel. You can also create views to quickly review data that is stored within an entity.

1 hr 23 min
Do you need to manage user access rights? In this learning path, you will learn how to manage permissions associated with environments and entities. You will also learn about different administrative portals and how to access each.

Modules in this learning path

  • Get started with security roles in Common Data Service
    8 Units
    48 min

    Do you want to use security roles to limit user permissions? This module will show you how you can set permissions to limit access to an environment or limit which users can view, edit, or delete data in an environment within Common Data Service.

  • Use administration options for Common Data Service
    6 Units
    35 min

    Do you need to use administration options that are available for Common Data Service? This module will show you how you can use solutions within Common Data Service and administer environments.

2 hr 30 min
Do you want to make sure your app is the best it can be? This learning path will help you use advanced formulas and perform custom updates. It will also focus on performance checks and testing.

Modules in this learning path

  • Use imperative development techniques for canvas apps in Power Apps
    8 Units
    46 min

    Imperative development techniques can help you achieve the goal for your app. You will learn about different development methods and different variables in Power Apps.

  • Author an advanced formula that uses tables, records, and collections in a canvas app in Power Apps
    6 Units
    32 min

    Do you have need for a complex formula in your app? This module can help you author that formula.

  • Perform custom updates in a Power Apps canvas app
    5 Units
    33 min

    With some Power Apps canvas apps a form is not the solution. This module will focus on how to perform custom updates when your data is not in a form.

  • Complete testing and performance checks in a Power Apps canvas app
    5 Units
    39 min

    Do you want to test your app and improve it’s performance? This module will help you understand how to test an app and improve performance.

3 hr 11 min
This learning path introduces you to Power Automate, teaches you how to build workflows, and how to administer flows.

Modules in this learning path

  • Use AI Builder in Power Automate
    6 Units
    1 hr 0 min

    Learn the basics of AI Builder usage in Power Automate and how it can benefit your organization. 

  • Get started with Power Automate
    11 Units
    58 min

    Power Automate is an online workflow service that automates actions across the most common apps and services.

  • Build more complex flows with Power Automate
    15 Units
    1 hr 39 min

    Power Automate is an online workflow service that automates actions across the most common apps and services. In this module, you’ll build more advanced flows to streamline your business, save time, and work more efficiently.

  • Use the Admin center to manage environments and data policies in Power Automate
    5 Units
    34 min

    Tenant and environment admins use the Power Automate Admin center to manage data policies and environments for Power Automate deployments.

  • Implement robotic process automation with Microsoft Power Automate, Teams, UI flows, and AI Builder
    7 Units
    34 min

    Automate your approval processes, infuse intelligence, and integrate legacy apps with Power Automate, UI flows, and AI Builder, which are all part of Microsoft Power Platform.

2 hr 40 min
This learning path introduces you to creating a model-driven app in Power Apps that uses Common Data Service.

Modules in this learning path

  • Introduction to model-driven apps and Common Data Service
    6 Units
    37 min

    Do you want to quickly build apps with little to no code? This module will focus on the building blocks of Common Data Service and model-driven apps. These key components will help you build quick business apps in your organization.

  • Get started with Common Data Service
    7 Units
    1 hr 1 min

    Common Data Service lets you securely store and manage data that’s used by business applications. Standard and custom entities within Common Data Service provide a secure and cloud-based storage option for your data.

  • Get started with model-driven apps in Power Apps
    9 Units
    1 hr 2 min

    Model-driven app design is an approach that focuses on quickly adding components to your apps. These components include dashboards, forms, views, and charts. With little or no code, you can make apps that are simple or complex.

  • Configure forms, charts, and dashboards in model driven apps
    12 Units
    1 hr 7 min

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    In this module, you’ll learn about forms, grids, views, charts and dashboards that can be used in model driven apps.

2 hr 11 min
Do you want to create apps to help make your business more efficient? Then, this path is for you. It introduces you to Power Apps, helps you create and customize an app, and then manage and distribute it.

Modules in this learning path

  • Get started with Power Apps
    8 Units
    51 min

    Learn the basics of Power Apps and how you can use it in your organization.

  • Customize a canvas app in Power Apps
    5 Units
    38 min

    Learn how to customize an app by adding controls, images, and logic.

  • Manage apps in Power Apps
    6 Units
    42 min

    Manage app versions, app sharing, and environments in Power Apps.

6 hr 22 min
This learning path introduces you to Power BI, and teaches you to use and build business intelligence reports.

Modules in this learning path

  • Get data with Power BI Desktop
    9 Units
    1 hr 15 min

    How can you find, collect, and clean data from different sources? Power BI is a tool for making sense of your data. You will learn tricks to make data-gathering easier.

  • Get started building with Power BI
    6 Units
    47 min

    Learn what Power BI is, including its building blocks and how they work together.

  • Model data in Power BI
    9 Units
    1 hr 7 min

    Connect Power BI to multiple data sources to create reports. Define the relationship between your data sources.

  • Use visuals in Power BI
    10 Units
    1 hr 16 min

    Create and customize visuals to present data in compelling and insightful ways.

  • Explore data in Power BI
    11 Units
    53 min

    Turn your business intelligence data into data insights by creating and configuring Power BI dashboards.

  • Publish and share in Power BI
    11 Units
    1 hr 4 min

    Publish and share your Power BI reports and dashboards to teammates in your organization or to everyone on the web.

1 hr 58 min
The app user experience often defines the success of your app. This learning path will focus on how to provide the best app navigation, and build the best UI using themes, icons, images, personalization, different form factors, and controls.

Modules in this learning path

  • Document and test your Power Apps application
    6 Units
    33 min

    In this module, you’ll learn best practices around testing and documenting your Power Apps application.

  • Navigation in a canvas app in Power Apps
    6 Units
    33 min

    App users can only navigate through the navigation options provided by an app developer, and this module is designed to help you build a good navigation experience for your canvas app.

  • How to build the UI in a canvas app in Power Apps
    8 Units
    41 min

    Do you want to build a better UI for app users? This module helps you do that using themes, icons, images, personalization, different form factors, and controls.

  • Use and understand Controls in a canvas app in Power Apps
    7 Units
    44 min

    Controls help create a better experience for the user and collect the appropriate data. This module will help you understand and use Controls.

2 hr 15 min
This learning path introduces you to creating business process flows in Power Automate.

Modules in this learning path

  • Introduction to business process flows in Power Automate
    5 Units
    31 min

    Do you want to create business process flows? This module will discuss what business process flows are and how to use them to solve business solutions. You will discover why automating the business process is important to organizations and how to build business process flow solutions by using Power Platform and Common Data Service. Additionally, you will learn how business process flows differ from regular Power Automate workflows and when to use each.

  • Create an immersive business process flow in Power Automate
    5 Units
    42 min

    What is an immersive business process flow? This module answers that question and focuses on how to build an immersive business process flow by using Power Automate and Common Data Service.

  • Understand advanced business process flow concepts in Power Automate
    8 Units
    1 hr 2 min

    Do you want to improve your business process flow? This module introduces more advanced business process flow concepts and techniques that you can use to help improve your flow.

  • Introduction to expressions in Power Automate
    8 Units
    46 min

    Learn how to write expressions in Power Automate

55 min
Do you want to bring AI to your business to improve your business performance? This learning path introduces you to AI Builder, teaches you how to build models, and explains how you can use them in Power Apps and Power Automate.

Modules in this learning path

  • Manage models in AI Builder
    5 Units
    25 min

    Understand your model, model versions, and model sharing in AI Builder.

  • Get Started with AI Builder
    6 Units
    30 min

    This self-paced module helps you build an AI model from the ground up, and helps you use it in your business without writing a single line of code.

4 hr 35 min
Is the Power Platform new to your organization? Are you looking to better understand how you can improve your organization’s productivity, without compromising your security posture, while enabling governance? Take this learning path, to identify best practices for securing and governing Power Automate environments. We will share tools and templates that can be used to ensure you are productive as you secure and govern the Power Platform.

Modules in this learning path

  • Manage Power Virtual Agents
    8 Units
    29 min

    Learn how to implement no-code chatbots to solve common customer issues.

  • Get started with Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence
    7 Units
    50 min

    Learn about using the Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence (CoE) kit in your tenant.

  • Introduction to Power Automate security and governance
    7 Units
    47 min

    Do you want to learn about how to help secure and govern Power Platform apps like Power Automate? This module focuses on introducing Power Platform environments and their role in creating Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies by using examples and use cases. A brief introduction and overview of tools will also be discussed, including Power Platform and Power Automate Admin experiences and the Power Platform Center of Excellence (COE) toolkit.

  • Plan and manage your Power Automate environment
    9 Units
    58 min

    Every organization has unique requirements based on their size, location, data residency requirements, and desire for democratized access to tools like Power Apps and Power Automate. This module discusses considerations that impact how an organization chooses to secure and govern their Power Platform environments.

  • Implementation recommendations for Power Automate environments
    11 Units
    1 hr 14 min

    Do you want prescriptive recommendations for how organizations should choose to implement security and governance? This module will provide recommendations based on popular use cases, including Office 365 and Dynamics 365 configurations. In addition, edge cases such as custom and HTTP connectors are discussed. Tooling will also be discussed, including the DLP Editor Tool, from the Center of Excellence (COE) toolkit, which allows administrators to understand the impact of the DLP change that they are about to make.

  • Manage environmental changes in Power Automate
    8 Units
    55 min

    Learn best practices for communicating changes to Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies, find out about how people are using Power Automate, discover who in your organization is creating and sharing flows, learn what connections are being used within your Power Automate environments, and observe how connections are established within your Power Automate environments.

  • Use templates to enforce governance policies in Power Automate
    6 Units
    41 min

    Microsoft provides many templates in Power Automate that administrators can use to enforce governance policies and increase visibility of assets that are being created within a customer’s tenant. This module will identify some existing templates that you can use to provide administrators with greater visibility.

  • Manage solutions in Power Automate
    7 Units
    51 min

    Learn how to manage solutions in Microsoft Power Automate.