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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200)

Dive into the world of Power Platform. Learn to design, build and deploy business solutions to streamline processes and drive productivity using the Power Platform.

course: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200)

Duration: 4 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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Ignite your career with the Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200) certification exam. Become a certified expert in designing dynamic business solutions using the Power Platform. Tailored training ensures success with the PL-200 exam, paving the way for career advancement in a world where certifications are your key to staying ahead.

This course includes
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  • intructor-iconCertification Guarantee
  • intructor-iconEmail, chat and phone support

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Who is this course for?

Who is the Power Platform Functional Consultant Training Course for?

The PL-200 certification exam is intended for functional consultants who design, implement, and configure Power Platform solutions, with a focus on automation, including Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents. The exam covers several topics, such as identifying automation opportunities, designing and implementing Power Automate workflows and solutions, designing and implementing Power Virtual Agents bots, integrating Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents with other systems and applications, and managing and maintaining Power Platform solutions.


What you will learn during our PL-200 Certification course.

  • Assign a type for a table including standard, activity, or virtual
  • Configure tables ownership
  • Create new tables or modify existing tables
  • Determine which type of relationships to implement including 1: N and N: N
  • Donfigure table relationship behaviors including cascading rules
  • Create new relationships or modify existing relationships
  • Create new columns or modify existing columns
  • Create alternate keys for tables
  • Configure table properties
  • Configure connection roles
  • Define requirements for business rules
  • Define and implement business rule logic
  • Define the scope for business rules
  • Configure and test business rules
  • Configure a synchronous classic workflow
  • Configure Relevance Search
  • Configure auditing
  • Perform data management tasks
  • Configure duplicate detection settings
  • Configure privacy preferences
  • Create and manage business units
  • Create and manage security roles
  • Create and manage users and teams
  • Create and manage column security profiles
  • Configure hierarchy security
  • Configure Conditional Access settings
  • Create and configure forms
  • Create and configure views
  • Create and configure charts
  • Create and configure dashboards
  • Configure site maps
  • Select applicable assets for an app including tables, forms, views, business process flows, dashboards, and charts
  • Share a modeldrive app
  • Apply organizational branding by using themes
  • Create a canvas app
  • Configure Dataverse as a data source for an app
  • Create canvas app screens
  • Implement form navigation, formulas, variables and collections, and error handling
  • Build reusable components and component libraries
  • Configure offline capabilities for apps
  • Run Power Automate flows based on actions that occur in a canvas app
  • Interpret App Checker results and resolve identified issues
  • Test, monitor, and share apps
  • Create a portal app
  • Expose Dataverse data
  • Configure portal web pages, forms, and navigation
  • Configure portal security including web roles and page access
  • Describe types of flows and flow components
  • Trigger a flow by using Dataverse connectors
  • Run actions by using the Dataverse connector
  • Implement logic control
  • Implement dynamic content and expressions
  • Interpret and act on Flow Checker results
  • Activate and deactivate flows
  • Interpret flow analytic data
  • Configure a business process flow
  • Add business rules, workflows, and action steps to a business process flow
  • Define stages and steps
  • Configure parallel branches
  • Manage the business process flow table for a business process flow
  • Describe types of desktop flows
  • Identify use cases for desktop flows
  • Differentiate between attended and unattended desktop flows
  • Record business process tasks
  • Assign a chatbot to an environment
  • Publish a chatbot
  • Share a chatbot
  • Add chatbots to Teams and other channels
  • Monitor and diagnose bot performance, usage, and topic usage
  • Define topic conversation triggers
  • Create questions, messages, and conditions
  • Extract topics from a web page
  • Implement greetings, escalations, error messages, and statuses
  • Call a Power Automate flow to run an action
  • Create custom entities
  • Implement entities in conversations
  • Implement variables to store data
  • Create Power BI visualizations
  • Create data flows and schedule data flow runs
  • Filter data
  • Build reports and dashboards
  • Publish and share reports and dashboards
  • Add Power BI tiles to modeldriven apps and canvas apps
  • Add canvas apps to a Power BI dashboard
  • Trigger Power Automate flows from Power BI alerts
  • Determine which AI Builder model type to use
  • Create an AI Builder model
  • Prepare source data for use by models
  • Train, test, and publish a model
  • Consume a model by using Power Apps
  • Consume a model by using Power Automate
  • Add apps to Microsoft Teams
  • Create a Teams app from a Power Apps app
  • Create an app directly in Teams
  • Configure app policies
  • Create a Teams channel by using Power Automate
  • Configure and use Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel templates


How to best be prepared for our PL-200 training.

  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 applications like Excel, SharePoint, Teams, etc.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic understanding of the Power Platform components: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Knowledge of data analysis concepts including data types, sources, modeling, and visualization.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Experience with business process automation and workflows.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Understanding of business intelligence concepts such as dashboards, reports, KPIs, and data visualization.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Optional: Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics 365, especially in customer engagement and finance and operations.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Optional: Basic programming and scripting skills, particularly in JavaScript.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Strong communication and problem-solving skills.

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.


Julian Sharp

Julian is an official Microsoft Business Application MVP and one of the most widely recognized experts on Dynamics 365.

Julian has been with Readynez almost since the start 11 years ago.

He has been an MCT since 2007 and he is a subject matter expert in all aspects of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement through advice, optimization and training.

Julian has worked with Dynamics since first release and has over the past years used Azure to enhance solutions for users.

He is an official Microsoft Business Application MVP and is one of the most widely recognized experts for Power Platform and Dynamics 365 within the Microsoft Community.

He works as a Consultant on large international projects and and has extensive hands-on experience as well as numerous certifications.

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Ed Baker

Ed is a Microsoft MVP for many years and has authored several Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses for Azure, Windows Server and Windows.

He is a 25 year IT veteran with experience in the UK Police and armed forces. Ed is a former Microsoft Technical Evangelist and is an MCT Regional Lead for the UK and he currently holds the most prestigious Microsoft MVP accreditation. Ed also helps run the UK MS Cloud User Group and the annual Evolve Conference in the UK.

Ed has authored several Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses for Azure, Windows Server and Windows as well as writing courses for Opsgility and other online providers.
Ed is a regular conference speaker at events such as TechEd, Ignite, TechSummit, SpiceWorld and more.

Ed now spends his time mixed between teaching Microsoft Azure, Windows Server and Enterprise Mobility topics. In addition Ed provides consultancy services to Small and Medium Enterprises as well as direct to Microsoft UK and Microsoft Corp.


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FAQs for the Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200) course.

The Microsoft PL-200 certification is associated with the Power Platform, specifically focusing on the role of a Power Platform Functional Consultant. The PL-200 exam tests candidates on their ability to design solutions that empower organizations to streamline processes and enhance productivity using Microsoft's Power Platform.

Empower your career with Readynez's specialized course for the Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200) exam. Gain the skills to design solutions and optimize business processes. Our expert-led training ensures you're well-prepared to excel in the PL-200 exam, becoming a certified professional in Power Platform consulting. Join Readynez, where we help individuals and teams achieve certification success, unlocking new opportunities for career advancement in the dynamic realm of business solutions.

Hands-on experience with Power Platform, especially in model-driven and canvas apps within Microsoft Power Apps, business process flows in Microsoft Power Automate, and building solutions using Microsoft Dataverse is also important.

The exam fees for Microsoft certification exams including the PL-200 are $165 or €152.

The Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200) exam syllabus encompasses crucial aspects of solution design. Candidates must adeptly identify business requirements, design comprehensive solutions, and proficiently implement them using Power Platform components like Power Automate, Power Apps, and Power Virtual Agents. The exam validates skills in translating business needs into effective solutions, ensuring readiness for dynamic consulting roles.

Yes, obtaining the Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200) certification is worth it for your career. It validates your expertise in designing solutions with the Power Platform, enhancing your marketability. This certification opens doors to roles involving business process optimization and solution design, propelling your career in the dynamic landscape of Power Platform consulting.

The time it takes to become Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200) certified can vary based on your existing knowledge, experience with the Power Platform, and the time you can dedicate to preparation. On average, candidates may spend several weeks to a few months preparing for the PL-200 exam through a combination of self-study, training courses, and practical application of Power Platform concepts.

You can choose between an online proctored PL-200 exam or an in-person test at a certified facility.

The difficulty of the Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200) exam can vary depending on your prior experience with the Power Platform, solution design, and the time you dedicate to preparation. For those with a solid understanding of Power Platform concepts, the exam may be more manageable.

PL-200's passing score is 700. (on a scale of 1-1000).

The PL-200 certification remains valid for one year, requiring candidates to initiate the renewal process within six months before its expiration date.

Professionals holding a Microsoft PL-200 certification typically earn an average salary of approximately $90,000 per year, with opportunities for higher earnings depending on experience and geographic location.


Feedback from our Power Platform Functional Consultant (PL-200) delegates.


Rebecca Fawcett

The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable on all areas of the course content. The training was well structured and interactive and has filled in a lot of gaps in my existing knowledge. Thanks so much!


Adam Carey

Course content was current and relevant. The trainer was very experienced and knowledgeable, giving good examples for real-life uses throughout the sessions.

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