PL-400T00-A: Developing Power Platform Solutions

Prepare to pass the Power Platform Developer Associate Certification Exam in an immersive 5-day course.

Web 1920 – 86-min

Course Description

The Microsoft Power Platform helps organizations optimize their operations by simplifying, automating and transforming business tasks and processes. In this course, students will learn how to build Power Apps, Automate Flows and extend the platform to complete business requirements and solve complex business problems.

Who Should Attend?

Candidates for this course design, develop, secure, and troubleshoot Power Platform solutions. Candidates implement components of a solution that include application enhancements, custom user experience, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualizations. Candidates will gain applied knowledge of Power Platform services, including in-depth understanding of capabilities, boundaries, and constraints. Candidates should have development experience that includes JavaScript, JSON, TypeScript, C#, HTML, .NET, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, RESTful Web Services, ASP.NET, and Power BI.


About this course

Course Outline

  • Create a technical design (10–15%)

  • Configure Microsoft Dataverse (15–20%)

  • Create and configure Power Apps (10–15%)

  • Extend the user experience (10–15%)

  • Extend the platform (35–40%)

  • Develop integrations (5–10%)

Create a technical design (10–15%)

Design technical architecture

  • Design the technical architecture for a solution

  • Design authentication and authorization strategy

  • Determine whether requirements can be met with out-of-the-box functionality

  • Determine when to use Logic Apps versus Power Automate cloud flows

  • Determine when to use serverless computing, plug-ins, or Power Automate

  • Determine when to use standard tables, virtual tables, or connectors

  • Describe security capabilities of the Microsoft Power Platform including data policies (DLP), security roles, teams, business units and row sharing

Design solution components

  • Design a Microsoft Dataverse data model

  • Design Power Apps reusable components including canvas components, code components, and client scripting

  • Design custom connectors

  • Design Dataverse code components including plug-ins and Custom APIs

  • Design automations including Power Automate cloud flows and real-time workflows

  • Design Azure inbound and outbound integrations

Configure Microsoft Dataverse (15–20%)

Configure Microsoft Power Platform to support development

  • Troubleshoot operational security issues found in testing

  • Configure Dataverse security roles and column-level security profiles

  • Configure business units and teams

  • Manage Microsoft Power Platform environments for development

Configure tables

  • Configure table options

  • Configure columns

  • Configure relationships

  • Configure business rules

Implement application lifecycle management (ALM)

  • Create solutions and manage solution components

  • Import and export solutions

  • Manage solution dependencies

  • Create and use environment variables

  • Describe the difference between unmanaged and managed solutions

  • Manage solution layers

Create and configure Power Apps (10–15%)

Create model-driven apps

  • Create and configure a model-driven app

  • Configure forms

  • Configure views

  • Configure commands and buttons using Power Fx

  • Configure commands and buttons using JavaScript

Create canvas apps

  • Create and configure a canvas app or a custom page

  • Implement complex Power Fx formulas

  • Build reusable component libraries

  • Test an app by using Power Apps Test Studio

  • Utilize Power Automate cloud flows to implement business logic from a canvas app

Manage and troubleshoot apps

  • Troubleshoot canvas and model-driven app issues by using Monitor and other browser-based debugging tools

  • Identify and resolve connector and API errors

  • Optimize canvas app performance including pre-loading data and query delegation

  • Optimize model-driven app performance including forms and views

Extend the user experience (10–15%)

Apply business logic using client scripting

  • Create JavaScript code that targets the Client API object model

  • Describe event handler registration options

  • Create client scripting that targets the Dataverse Web API

  • Describe the client API object model

  • Determine when to use business rules or client scripting

Create a Power Apps Component Framework (PCF) code component

  • Describe the code component lifecycle

  • Initialize a new code component

  • Configure a code component manifest

  • Implement component interfaces

  • Package, deploy, and consume a component

  • Configure and use Device, Utility, and WebAPI features in component logic

Extend the platform (35–40%)

Create a Dataverse plug-in

  • Describe the plug-in execution pipeline

  • Describe the plug-in execution context

  • Develop a plug-in that implements business logic

  • Implement Pre Images and Post Images to support plug-in logic

  • Perform operations in plug-ins by using the Organization service

  • Optimize plug-in performance

  • Configure a Dataverse Custom API message

  • Register custom assemblies by using the Plug-in Registration Tool

  • Develop a plug-in that implements a Custom API

Create custom connectors

  • Create an Open API definition for a REST API

  • Configure API security

  • Use policy templates to modify connector behavior at runtime

  • Import definitions from existing APIs including Open API definitions, Azure services, and GitHub

  • Create a custom connector for an Azure service

  • Create an Azure Function to be used in a custom connector

  • Extend an Open API definition for a custom connector

Use platform APIs

  • Perform operations with the Dataverse Web API

  • Perform operations with the Organization service

  • Implement API limit retry policies

  • Optimize for performance, concurrency, transactions, and batching

  • Perform authentication by using OAuth

Process workloads by using Azure Functions

  • Process long-running operations by using Azure Functions

  • Configure scheduled and event-driven function triggers in Azure Functions

  • Authenticate to Microsoft Power Platform by using managed identities

Configure Power Automate cloud flows

  • Create and manage cloud flows

  • Configure flow steps to use Dataverse connector actions and triggers

  • Implement complex expressions in flow steps

  • Manage sensitive input and output parameters

  • Implement Azure Key Vault and Azure Active Directory service principals

  • Describe flow control actions including error handling

  • Add a cloud flow step to a business process flow

  • Configure trigger filter and retry policies

Develop integrations (5–10%)

Publish and consume Dataverse events

  • Publish a Dataverse event by using the IServiceEndpointNotificationService

  • Publish a Dataverse event by using the Plug-in Registration Tool

  • Register service endpoints including webhooks, Azure Service Bus, and Azure Event Hub

  • Describe options for listening to Dataverse events

Implement data synchronization with Dataverse

  • Describe synchronizing data by using change tracking

  • Read table change records by using platform APIs

  • Create and use alternate keys

  • Use the UpsertRequest message to synchronize data


Candidates should have an introductory knowledge of Power Platfom

Candidates should have development experience that includes JavaScript, JSON, TypeScript, C#, HTML, .NET, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, RESTful Web Services, ASP.NET, and Power BI


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