PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer (beta)

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Summary

  • intermediate
  • common-data-service
  • power-platform
  • power-apps
  • In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Microsoft is implementing several temporary changes to our training and certification program. Learn more.Candidates for this exam design, develop, secure, and troubleshoot Power Platform solutions. Candidates implement components of a solution, including application enhancements, custom user experience, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualizations.Candidates must have strong applied knowledge of Power Platform services, including in-depth understanding of capabilities, boundaries, and constraints. Candidates should have a basic understanding of DevOps practices for Power Platform.Candidates should have development experience that includes Power Platform services, JavaScript, JSON, TypeScript, C#, HTML, .NET, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, RESTful web services, ASP.NET, and Microsoft Power BI.Note: This exam will be available in September 2020.

Learning paths

2 hr 22 min
Get started with Power Apps Component Framework with an introductory module on the core concepts and components. This is followed by modules that show you how to build a component and work with advanced Power Apps Component Framework features.

Modules in this learning path

  • Build a Power Apps component
    5 Units
    50 min

    Learn how to build a custom Power Apps component, create a code component solution package, and then test and debug a code component.

  • Get started with Power Apps component framework
    5 Units
    35 min

    Learn how to get started with Microsoft Power Apps component framework.

  • Use advanced features with Power Apps component framework
    6 Units
    57 min

    Get details on how to address more complex scenarios as it applies to a Power Apps Component framework. This module covers how to leverage client frameworks such as React and Angular within a component, along with how to address scenarios such as file upload, localization, and integration with Common Data Service Web API.

5 hr 5 min
Create, design, and administer Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement tenants and instances including planning for multi-instance deployments, managing authentication methods, managing updates, backup and restore instances, install and manage Microsoft Dynamics 365 clients for end-users, and authorizing access to different features for all users in the organization.

Modules in this learning path

  • Design Microsoft Power Platform Dynamics 365 Deployments
    11 Units
    1 hr 7 min

    Important
    Dynamics 365 licensing is changing. Microsoft Learn content may reflect either the updated branding or earlier branding during our period of transition. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

    Design and deploy Microsoft Dynamics 365 apps on the Microsoft Power Platform. Best Practices during this process will decrease the chances of technical issues in the future related to poor application lifecycle management process and storage limitations. The first step before the customization and configuration of the solution takes place is the configuration of your online tenant and online environment

  • Administer Microsoft Power Platform subscriptions
    9 Units
    57 min

    Important
    Dynamics 365 licensing is changing. Microsoft Learn content may reflect either the updated branding or earlier branding during our period of transition. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

    Many organizations implementing Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement apps on the Microsoft Power Platform are unaware of the amazing capabilities included with their subscription. By default, your subscription includes Microsoft Portals, Gamification, and Voice of the Customer surveys, in addition to technical capabilities like backup and restore, and integrated planning for updates and upgrades. This module focuses on showcasing the great default capabilities you have access to.

  • Manage Dynamics 365 clients
    9 Units
    1 hr 23 min

    Important
    Dynamics 365 licensing is changing. Microsoft Learn content may reflect either the updated branding or earlier branding during our period of transition. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

    Manage every Microsoft Dynamics 365 user with access to all the functionality and data included on their solution through a client. Let’s focus on the pros and cons of every client and best practices when deploying these clients.

  • Microsoft Power Platform Mobile management
    11 Units
    1 hr 38 min

    Important
    Dynamics 365 licensing is changing. Microsoft Learn content may reflect either the updated branding or earlier branding during our period of transition. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

    As the world becomes more mobile, understanding Microsoft Power Platform mobile capabilities allows functional consultants not only ensure seamless access from mobile devices, but also take advantage of its unique form factor when implementing Dynamics 365 solutions.

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

    Important
    Dynamics 365 licensing is changing. Microsoft Learn content may reflect either the updated branding or earlier branding during our period of transition. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

    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 17 min
Learn how to administer Power Apps portals.

Modules in this learning path

  • Power App portal maintenance and troubleshooting
    5 Units
    22 min

    When building a Power Apps portal, there are various techniques, best practices and features that portal administrators should consider. This module will cover the various troubleshooting tools available as well as why to use the portal checker.

  • Integrate Power Apps portals with web-based technologies
    6 Units
    19 min

    There are instances where you may need to integrate your portal to web-based technologies to extend the scope of your application. This module will focus on understanding the process and options to integrate a Power Apps portal with a number of related technologies such as SharePoint, Power BI, model-driven charts, and others.

  • Power Apps portals administration
    4 Units
    13 min

    This module will focus on the Power Apps Portals administration and using the Power Apps portals admin center. There are a number of other actions and features than can be enabled to enhance portal functionality.

  • Authentication and user management in Power Apps portals
    8 Units
    23 min

    As an individual, the external user may have a number of identities from which to choose when registering and accessing a portal. It is important to understand the different ways to onboard portal users and the options that can be made available to portal users for validating their identity and maintaining their profiles. Power Apps portals support a variety of authentication options and provide powerful user-management capabilities. Administrators have a choice between using local authentication or delegate authentication to a trusted authentication provider. Multiple authentication providers and various industry standards are supported.

4 hr 6 min
Integrate with Common Data Service using code by learning about Common Data Service API. Get an in-depth overview of options available with Common Data Service to integrate data and events to Azure.

Modules in this learning path

  • Work with Common Data Service Web API
    10 Units
    2 hr 5 min

    Learn about working with the Common Data Service Web API.

  • Integrate Common Data Service Azure solutions
    7 Units
    2 hr 1 min

    Gain an in-depth overview of options available within Common Data Service to integrate data and events to Azure.

2 hr 22 min
Learn how to extend Power Apps portals.

Modules in this learning path

  • Build custom Power Apps portal web templates
    6 Units
    55 min

    Create custom Power Apps portal web templates.

  • Access Common Data Service in Power Apps portals
    6 Units
    50 min

    The ability to easily surface and interact with Common Data Service data on a website is one of the core benefits for implementing a Power Apps portal. There are several methods to surface and display Common Data Service data and having an understanding of the different options will result in successful portal implementations. This module will focus on the techniques and methods to display and interact with Common Data Service data on the Power Apps portal.

  • Extend Power Apps portals
    8 Units
    37 min

    The world of business software applications has embraced a movement toward building apps using low-code/no-code methods. This is one of the pillars of the Power Platform including Power Apps portals. However, in many projects there is often a set of functionality or features that can only be addressed with advanced software development techniques. This module will focus on understanding and extending portal functionality using software development as well as the use of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) techniques to deploy portals.