PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker
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This course is the foundation for the Microsoft Certificate PL-100 “Microsoft Power Platform App Maker”, and focuses on the various apps which make up the Power Platform (Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents and the AI Builder), together with how they can be used by other programs, apps and services.
No prior knowledge is required (but having done PL-900 would be a plus) – we’ll even see how to get a free Power Platform trial!
There are regular quizzes to help you remember the information, so you can be sure that you are learning.
Once you have completed this course, you will have a good introductory knowledge of Power Platform and what the capacities of these different apps are. And with some practice, you could even go for the official Microsoft certification PL-100 – wouldn’t that look good on your CV or resume?
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We’ll start off by looking at canvas Power Apps. We’ll get a free Developer edition and/or free trial of Power Apps, and get some sample data using the Dataverse (previously known as the Common Data Service). We’ll then create a canvas Power App through a template and then, starting from scratch, we will replicate it and expand the functionality. This also includes creating a new table in the Dataverse. We will also look at Global and Context variables, components and collections.
We’ll then look at Power Apps. We’ll get a free Community edition and/or free trial of Power Apps, and get some sample data using the Dataverse (previously known as the Common Data Service).
Next up is Power Automate. Using our free Developer edition or the paid-for version, we’ll create several automated flows, and the different triggers and actions you can use. We’ll look at various triggers and actions, together with looking how we can enter data in sections using the business process flows.
We’ll then go back to the Power Platform more generally, looking at solutions, security, and importing and exporting data.
We’ll start off with looking at Power BI. If you have a PC, we’ll download for free Power BI Desktop, and look at the various processes which you can use on the Power BI Desktop. Then, we’ll look at the Power BI Service (available through any modern web browser), see what you can do with this, and how they compare. We’ll also look at sharing Power BI reports and adding existing Power BI tiles or dashboards into our model-driven Power App.
We will have a brief look at the AI Builder, and models such as the business card reader, object detection model, form processing model and prediction model. We’ll then look at practical examples of using models inside Power Apps and Power Automate.
We’ll finish off by looking at Microsoft Teams and other topics, such as exporting solutions, testing, accessibility and field and data security.