If you have taken the MB-200 exam earlier, then the PL-200 certification exam for Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate might look be familiar to you as the concepts are similar. Over a period, Microsoft Power Platform is likely to become the sole platform to configure most of the widely used Dynamics products. The PL-200 certification exam is focused more on the Power Platform components along with the building blocks of Dynamics i.e., Dataverse.
A comprehensive list of material is available throughout this article, starting from the core concepts of Microsoft Power Platform, prerequisites for candidates, the exam pattern along with the module wise percentage of questions, and reference material. You will be seeing a lot of tips, and tricks to crack the exam. Moreover, self-learning portal links are available in the later sections to support your learning growth.
There are no mandatory prerequisite certifications to be completed before taking this exam. However, for the PL-200 certification exam, it is highly recommended to gain knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform Fundamental concepts which is part of the PL-900 exam curriculum. Concepts of Dynamics 365 customer engagement apps are also recommended for candidates.
Key Benefits of PL-200 certification:
Get recognized as a Microsoft Power Platform Solutions Consultant
Acquire knowledge about Power Platform components and stay ahead of the technology curve by identifying the business areas where these components fit in
Master the art of designing a technical solution using Power Platform components and Dataverse, earlier known as Common Data Service
Learn to manage the permissions and administer Dataverse environments.
Power Platform is an emerging technology and with the Associate level certification, you can stay ahead in the job market.
Stand a chance to work for global leaders like Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, etc in developing next-gen solutions for their clients.
PL-200 certification is recently launched by Microsoft and you can be one of the few first certified candidates to be part of a proud member of the Power Platform community
The table below summarizes all the exam related information:
Percentage of Questions from all modules:
Configure the Common Data Service (25-30%)
From this module, you can expect questions based on managing existing data models, create and manage processes, configuring Dataverse and security settings like business units, security roles, hierarchy security, etc.
Create Apps by using Power Apps (20-25%)
This topic deal with topics such as creating model-driven apps like dashboards, charts, views, forms, creating Canvas Apps, Portal Apps, configuring portal security including web roles and page access.
Create and Manage Power Automate (15-20%)
From this module, questions based on creating and managing business process flows, and UI flows will be asked during the exam.
Implement Power Virtual Agents chatbots (10-15%)
Creation of chatbots, configuring topics, configuring entities are the topics from which you can expect questions. Fewer questions will be asked from this module.
Integrate Power Apps with other apps and services (15-20%)
From this module, you can expect questions based on the integration of Power BI with Power Apps, AI Builder, integrate Power Apps with Microsoft 365.
Study Materials and References:
There are various ways to prepare for this certification:
Instructor-led trainingis available which can help you learn the Power Platform App Maker with a structured approach.
Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) is provided by CloudThat upon enrolment for the course.
CloudThat also provides Test Prep for anyone attempting this course where unlimited access is provided to our library for Power Platform, MCQs, and performance tracker.
Tips and Tricks:
Explore all the aspects of Dataverse thoroughly, specifically security features, permissions, etc.
Acquire a thorough understanding of PowerApps – the types, the components involved in making an app in PowerApps Studio such as variables, collections, functions, custom controls, navigations, etc.
Explore Model-driven apps, when to use one, and how to make one.
Practice flows by exploring and building various types of flows using Power Automate.
Common use cases of AI Builder – you must be able to recognize which in-built models can you use to address a situation.
Try out all the exercises if you are referring to MS Learning Path
Do not skip the Power Virtual Agents module – You are surely going to see 4-5 questions on the same which can be easily answered if you do not skip this module.
Make sure to take up CloudThat TestPrep for revision
Get Certified Now:
It is always great to get the right source of learning to Move Up. At CloudThat we have a course aimed at preparing participants/candidates for Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant. You can register for instructor-led training by visiting the Microsoft website.
Anusha Shanbhag is a Technical Content Writer at CloudThat Technologies. With over 10 years of industry experience, she has published over 25 blogs, articles, and technical case studies with a keen interest in advanced cloud technologies. She is a public speaker and ex-president of the corporate Toastmaster club.