This course covers the content required for the PL-100 certification exam, current as per the PL-100 exam update of 23 July 2021.
This course teaches the requirements for the Microsoft Certificate PL-100 "Power Platform App Maker Associate", and focuses on the various apps which make up the Power Platform, together with how they can be used by other programs, apps and services.
We'll start off by looking at canvas Power Apps. We'll get a free Developer edition and/or free trial of Power Apps, and get some sample data using the Dataverse (previously known as the Common Data Service). We'll then create a canvas Power App through a template and then, starting from scratch, we will replicate it and expand the functionality. This also includes creating a new table in the Dataverse. We will also look at Global and Context variables, components and collections.
We'll then look at model-driven Power Apps using the Dataverse. We'll look at the constituent parts of a model-driven Power Apps: site maps, forms, views, charts and dashboards. We'll also restrict the type of data which can be inserted into our Dataverse by using business rules.
Next up is Power Automate. Using our free Developer edition or the paid-for version, we'll create several automated flows, and the different triggers and actions you can use. We'll look at various triggers and actions, together with looking how we can enter data in sections using the business process flows.
We'll then go back to the Power Platform more generally, looking at solutions, security, and importing and exporting data.
We'll start off with looking at Power BI. If you have a PC, we'll download for free Power BI Desktop, and look at the various processes which you can use on the Power BI Desktop. Then, we'll look at the Power BI Service (available through any modern web browser), see what you can do with this, and how they compare. We'll also look at sharing Power BI reports and adding existing Power BI tiles or dashboards into our model-driven Power App.
We will have a brief look at the AI Builder, and models such as the business card reader, object detection model, form processing model and prediction model. We'll then look at practical examples of using models inside Power Apps and Power Automate.
We'll finish off by looking at Microsoft Teams and other topics, such as exporting solutions, testing, accessibility and field and data security.
No prior knowledge is required - we'll even see how to get a free Power Platform trial!
There are regular quizzes to help you remember the information, so you can be sure that you are learning.
Once you have completed this course, you will have a good knowledge of how to make Power Apps and Power Automate flows, together with how to use them in Microsoft Teams. And with some practice, you could even go for the official Microsoft certification PL-100 - wouldn't that look good on your CV or resume? And if you are an American college student, you might even get college credit for passing that exam.
So, without any further ado, let's have a look at how you can use Udemy interface, and then we'll have a look at the objectives for the exam and therefore the syllabus for this course.