Exam PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals is designed for business users, functional consultants and other professionals that want to improve productivity for organizations by automating business processes, analyzing data, creating simple app experiences, or developing enhancements to Microsoft cloud solutions. The exam focuses on Microsoft Power Platform products: Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power Virtual agents without going deeply into specific programming and administration procedures.
With Power Platform Fundamentals certification established, candidates can then move onto the Microsoft Certified: Power Apps Maker Associate certification (Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker) and the Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate certification (Exam DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI). These two are specialist certifications covering more advanced areas of the Power Apps and Power BI products.
PL-900 exam will assess skills measured for the following topics:
- Describe the business value of Power Platform
- Identify core components of Power Platform
- Describe and Demonstrate capabilities and business value of:
- Power BI
- Power Apps
- Power Automate
- Power Virtual Agent
Exam Tips – What you need to know
DATAVERSE, CONNECTORS, AI BUILDER
- Describe data tables, relationships, business rules and the use of CDM (Common Data Model).
- Describe how to use connectors for triggering data, actions, custom connectors, and licensing options.
- Describe AI Builder models and use with Power Apps and Power Automate.
- Describe common Power BI components including visualizations, charts, filters etc.
- Compare and contrast dashboards, workspaces and understand the difference between Power BI Service and Power BI Desktop.
- Learn how to connect and consume data from multiple sources and transform data.
- Describe how to build a basic dashboard, data layouts, mapping and sharing reports.
- Describe different types of Power Apps; Canvas apps, Model Drive apps and Portal Apps.
- Describe how to build all 3 types Power Apps.
- Describe Power App data sources, connectors, reusable templates and components and theming.
- Describe Power Automate components and different flow types, templates, and connectors.
- Understand the use of business process flows, approval flows, and how to build workflows using expressions, loops and conditions.
- Describe how to build a basic flow.
POWER VIRTUAL AGENT
- Describe Power Virtual Agent capabilities such as building and publishing chat bots with the use of topics, trigger phrases, and actions.
- Describe monitoring chat bot usage and performance.
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Practice, Practice, Practice! Get the Power Apps Developer Plan
Before taking the exam it is important for candidates to get hands-on experience with building simple Power Apps, Power Automate flows, a Power BI dashboard and creating a chatbot. There is a free Power Apps Developer plan that is suggested to begin lab work in preparation for the exam where real-life scenarios will be a part of the questions asked. Learn More.
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