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Build powerful, impactful business applications with no code. PowerApps is a development environment and data layer created by Microsoft to quickly create applications for all organizations. Think of PowerApps as Microsoft Word, but instead of building documents you are building real-life applications.
PowerApps is quickly growing in demand and is currently the highest adopted system is medium-to-large companies and one of the most sought after Microsoft skills. We have seen freelance consultants, analysts, and managers who use the knowledge from this course to get paid more, create impact, get hired, and become successful.
This is the complete guide to Microsoft PowerApps. This course is not only comprehensive (it covers everything you need to know right from the start / beginner level) but is also instructional in nature, meaning that as we learn new concepts, we are also integrating them in the application. Don't just learn concepts, learn how to actually apply them. That also means that whether you are a beginner or expert, there's something for you in this course.
This course also expands your knowledge and explores further concepts such as the Common Data Service (CDS) and integration of Model-Driven Applications. If you are familiar with other Microsoft Power Platform items, then you need to add PowerApps to your arsenal
Again, this is the complete guide to PowerApps - you won't ever need another course. We will also update the course if there is a newer version of if newer features get released!
What is PowerApps?
PowerApps in a Microsoft tool used to develop data-driven business applications. It serves as both a development environment and data layer that allows users, analysts, and managers, to build scalable applications with no code. Almost all manual Excel / paper processes can be replaced by PowerApps.
What are the main features of PowerApps?
Microsoft ecosystem - PowerApps is similar to other familiar Microsoft applications, like Word or Excel. It has the same ribbon structure and similar design, which makes it easy to learn and transfer knowledge. PowerApps is the Microsoft's way to build applications, similar to how PowerPoint is Microsoft's way to build presentations
Easy to use - No coding necessary or even required. Similar to other Microsoft applications, it's a drag-and-drop system which makes thing easy, and has an amazing user-friendly interface
Build it once, run it everywhere - Once you build a PowerApps applications, it can be run anywhere with no further development. This means that your application can easily go from phone, tablet, and web without any more effort, and can be run on all systems (Windows, Mac, Linux).
Connect to anything - Microsoft's in-built data connectors allow you to easily connect to any data sources, whether it's in OneDrive, Google Sheets, SQL, RedShift, your computer's filesystem, S3, you get the idea (every data source)
Customize to your heart's desire - PowerApps allows you to build your app your way. This means that you can build the application in your vision - your imagination is your only limitation!
Why Learn PowerApps?
Create impact fast - PowerApps allows you to build applications fast, so if you're looking to quickly build scalable applications, this is for you
Increase your and your organizations productivity - Do you have a process in your organization or with yourself that is currently that is managed by shared Excel files or, worse yet, paper? PowerApps allows you to replace this with a data-driven application
Get hired / increase your employability - PowerApps is one of the fastest growing tools in medium-to-large businesses, and is expected to be the top sought after Microsoft skill. Put this skill on your resume to boost your chances and pay rate.
Improve your toolkit - Add this to your list of Microsoft skills - this is very powerful in conjunction with other Microsoft products (Office, PowerBI, Azure, 365, etc.)
Why Take This Course?
Complete guide - this is the 100% start to finish, zero to hero, basic to advanced guide on PowerApps. There is no other course like it that teaches you everything from start to finish.
Fully instructional - we not only go through important concepts, but also apply them as we are building our application so that we can solidify them. This is not only a walkthrough of the PowerApps features, but a course that actually builds applications with you
Learn to learn - During the latter parts of the course, we go through situations where we encounter new features or errors, and work through how we would use the documentation to resolve them. In this way, you not only learn about PowerApps inside and out, but learn how to resolve your own issues as they come up
Teacher response - I have a response time of <8 hours, so if there's anything else you would like to learn, or if there's something you cannot figure out, I'm here for you!
Great resources - Example data, resources, and further reading can help you in your learning journey
Course and Module Overview
Introduction - learn about PowerApps and how it fits into Microsoft's ecosystem
Environment Setup - make a PowerApps account and import data
Basic: PowerApps Concepts - build and run your first application through data loader
Beginner: Canvas Apps - learn Canvas App concepts (layout, galleries, forms, functions, formulas
Intermediate: Canvas Apps - build your Canvas App knowledge (navigation, screens, variables, filter, lookup, data validation, multiple data sources, phone calls)
Expert: Canvas Apps - take your Canvas App knowledge to the next level (grouping, complex functions, cascading, reading the docs)
Expert: Common Data Service - learn how to integrate your data with Microsoft's data layer
Advanced: Canvas Apps - master your Canvas App knowledge (image inputs, camera, videos, option sets, charts and graphs)
Advanced: Model-Driven Apps - build Model-Driven Applications for your organization
Reference Material - sample data and other items used in the course
Further Reading - resources to help you expand your knowledge
If you want to learn Microsoft PowerApps, this is the course for you. We're looking forward to having you in the course and hope you earn the certificate.