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PL-400T00 - Microsoft Power Platform Developer 

PL-400T00 | Microsoft Power Platform Developer 


Duration: 5 Days


Course Overview

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.



Learning Objectives 


Introduction to Learning Outcomes:

The PL-400T00: Microsoft Power Platform Developer course equips participants with the skills to build applications, automate workflows, and extend the platform to meet complex business requirements utilizing Microsoft Power Platform.


Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Create and manage model-driven apps, including configuring forms, views, and command bars.

  • Understand and work with Microsoft Dataverse, managing environments, customizations, tables, columns, relationships, and security.

  • Develop proficiency in building canvas apps, customizing user experience, and working with Power Fx formulas and canvas components.

  • Master advanced canvas app techniques, such as using imperative development methods, working with relational data, and optimizing app performance.

  • Automate business processes using Power Automate, including creating flows, business process flows, and understanding expressions.

  • Gain insights into Power Platform developer resources and extend the platform using developer tools.

  • Develop and extend the Power Platform Common Data Service by creating plug-ins and custom connectors.

  • Enhance model-driven app user experiences by performing client-side scripting and implementing best practices.

  • Utilize the Power Apps Component Framework to create custom code components and leverage advanced features.

  • Integrate Power Apps with Azure and Dataverse, understanding the use of APIs and Azure solutions for extended functionality.

  • Understand Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and solutions, including the creation and management of plug-ins.

These objectives are aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the Power Platform development environment, enabling students to build robust, scalable solutions for their organizations.





Module 1: How to build your first model-driven app with Dataverse

  • Discover the value and key features of Dataverse.

  • Learn about the value and key features of model-driven apps.

  • Explore sample model-driven template apps.


Module 2: Get started with model-driven apps in Power Apps

  • Learn about model-driven app design

  • Create a model-driven app


Module 3: Manage tables in Dataverse

  • Tables in Dataverse.

  • Types of tables that are available in Dataverse.

  • Creating a custom table.

  • Enabling attachments within a table.

  • Which licensing requirements to apply to use each type of table.


Module 4: Create and manage columns within a table in Dataverse

  • Learn what a column is in Dataverse.

  • Learn about the types of columns that are available in Dataverse.

  • Add a column to a table.

  • Learn what a primary name column is in Dataverse.

  • Identify restrictions that are associated with columns.

  • Create an auto-numbering column.

  • Create an alternate key.


Module 5: Working with choices in Dataverse

  • Learn about choices.

  • Explore the standard choices.

  • Create a new choice or modify an existing one.


Module 6: Create a relationship between tables in Dataverse

  • Why you should segment data that is used by your solutions into many tables.

  • Why you need to relate one table to another.

  • How to build relationships between tables.

  • How to select the proper relationship type when you're building solutions with Dataverse.


Module 7: Define and create business rules in Dataverse

  • Define business rules in Dataverse.

  • Create and manage business rules in Dataverse.


Module 8: Create and define calculation or rollup columns in Dataverse

  • Define a rollup column.

  • Create a rollup column.

  • Identify a calculation column.

  • Create a calculation column.


Module 9: Get started with security roles in Dataverse

  • Learn about security roles and apply them to users in an environment.

  • Learn how to add users to an environment.

  • Understand security concepts in Dataverse

  • Identify default security roles.

  • Create a custom role.

  • Create a custom security role and assign it to entities and users.

  • Learn how to configure Dataverse teams for security

  • Learn how to configure Dataverse group teams for security


Module 10: Get started with Power Apps canvas apps

  • Explore how Power Apps can make your business more efficient.

  • Learn how to use different technologies to perform different tasks in Power Apps.

  • Learn about the different ways to build an app in Power Apps.

  • Create your first app from data in an Excel workbook.


Module 11: Customize a canvas app in Power Apps

  • Change the layout of a gallery.

  • Change the data that a control shows.

  • Change the order in which fields appear.

  • Change the control with which a user provides information.

  • Explore controls on each screen of an app.

  • Format a number as a price.

  • Color prices based on their values.

  • Explore formulas in a generated app.


Module 12: Manage apps in Power Apps

  • Learn how to view and restore app versions.

  • Explore how to share an app, including permissions and notifications.

  • Learn about what environments are, how to create them, and how to manage security.

  • Find more information about Power Apps.


Module 13: Navigation in a canvas app in Power Apps

  • Understand how navigation works in a canvas app

  • Use the Navigate and Back functions

  • Understand the different ways these functions can be invoked


Module 14: How to build the UI in a canvas app in Power Apps

  • Understand the basics of building the UI through themes, icons, control customization, and images.

  • Use personalization in a canvas app

  • Understand the differences between the Tablet and Mobile form factors


Module 15: Use and understand Controls in a canvas app in Power Apps

  • Understand how to use controls in a canvas app

  • Use the different types of controls

  • Understand how Galleries and Forms related to controls


Module 16: Document and test your Power Apps application

  • Learn about the different types of test plans and components of a good test plan

  • Identify and discuss optimization tools and performance tuning

  • Learn about the benefits of documenting your application


Module 17: Use imperative development techniques for canvas apps in Power Apps

  • Understand imperative vs. declarative development

  • Understand the variables in Power Apps

  • Understand when to utilize each of the three different types of variables


Module 18: Create formulas that use tables, records, and collections in a canvas app in Power Apps

  • Utilize formulas that process multiple records

  • Use the Concat function to combine text from multiple records

  • Utilize the Countrows, CountIf, ForAll

  • Perform math operations on data in a table


Module 19: Perform custom updates in a Power Apps canvas app

  • Use the Patch function to update your data

  • Understand how the Defaults function is used to create new records with Patch

  • Utilize the Remove and RemoveIf functions to delete records

  • Determine whether to use Clear and Collect or ClearCollect in their scenario


Module 20: Complete testing and performance checks in a Power Apps canvas app

  • Use best practices to improve the performance of your app

  • Understand how to best test an app

  • Use fiddler for troubleshooting


Module 21: Work with relational data in a Power Apps canvas app

  • Understand relational data

  • Use relational data to improve an app user's experience in Power Apps

  • Understand how to use relational data in Microsoft Dataverse


Module 22: Work with data source limits (delegation limits) in a Power Apps canvas app

  • Understand the different limits of different data sources

  • Understand how functions, predicates, and operators all play roles in the limits

  • Use this new understanding to choose the best data source for an app


Module 23: Connect to other data in a Power Apps canvas app

  • Understand and use action-based connectors

  • Integrate user information and user-profile information into a canvas app

  • Use Power Automate with Power Apps


Module 24: Use custom connectors in a Power Apps canvas app

  • Understand custom connectors and the basics of how to build one

  • Understand the custom connector lifecycle

  • Use postman with a custom connector


Module 25: Get started with Power Automate

  • Create a flow that automatically saves email attachments

  • Learn how to create a button flow to send yourself a reminder


Module 26: Build approval flows with Power Automate

  • Create and process approval requests

  • Build a flow that runs at recurring time intervals

  • Create a business process flow with conditions


Module 27: Introduction to expressions in Power Automate

  • Use one or more functions to create expressions.

  • Use functions to retrieve data, change data, evaluate data, and more.


Module 28: Introduction to Microsoft Power Platform developer resources

  • Explain what solution components exist within Microsoft Power Platform.

  • Explain key components of Microsoft Dataverse and the Common Data Model.

  • Explain what Azure solution elements relate to Microsoft Power Platform.

  • Explain what AI Solutions exist as it relates to Microsoft Power Platform.

  • Navigate the Developer Guide successfully in support of their Microsoft Power Platform development efforts.


Module 29: Use developer tools to extend Power Platform

  • Install NuGet packages available for Microsoft Power Platform development

  • Work with the Configuration Migration tool

  • Work with Package Deployer

  • Leverage Solution Packager to isolate features

  • Run the Plugin Registration Tool


Module 30: Introduction to extending Power Platform

  • Identify which elements architecturally comprise Microsoft Power Platform.

  • Learn about the areas of extensibility that are available to customize Microsoft Power Platform through code.

  • Discover different approaches to common business scenarios in respect to achieving extensibility with configuration versus code.


Module 31: Introduction to Dataverse for developers

  • Explain what functions can be executed against Microsoft Power Platform via Microsoft Power Platform SDKs.

  • Perform basic operations against Microsoft Power Platform such as create/read/update/delete operations.


Module 32: Extend plug-ins in Power Platform

  • Learn how to extend plug-ins.


Module 33: Perform common actions with client script in Power Platform

  • Write client scripts to perform common actions as listed in the module units.


Module 34: Automate business process flows with client script

  • Automate business process flow actions by using JavaScript/TypeScript API methods.


Module 35: Get started with Power Apps component framework

  • Learn about Power Apps component framework architecture.

  • Learn about Power Apps component tooling.


Module 36: Build a Power Apps component

  • Create a custom Power Apps component.

  • Create a code component solution package.

  • Test and debug a code component.

  • Learn key concepts of Dataverse auditing


Module 37: Use advanced features with Power Apps component framework

  • Use formatting API in a Power Apps component.

  • Use Dataverse web API in a Power Apps component.


Module 38: Work with Dataverse Web API

  • Interact with Dataverse Web API by using Postman.

  • Authorize against Dataverse with OAuth.

  • Use OData to query data.


Module 39: Integrate Dataverse Azure solutions

  • Publish Dataverse events to Microsoft Azure Service Bus.

  • Write a Service Bus Event Listener that consumes Dataverse events.


Course Prerequisites

To ensure a successful learning experience in the PL-400T00: Microsoft Power Platform Developer course, participants should possess the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of data modeling concepts and relational data.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Power Platform and its components, such as Power Apps, Power Automate, and Microsoft Dataverse.

  • Experience with general software development principles and methodologies.

  • Knowledge of basic programming constructs such as loops, variables, and branching.

  • Awareness of common data formats and structures such as JSON and XML.

  • Proficiency in using web services and understanding of API interaction.

  • Ability to use Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 suite of applications is helpful but not mandatory.

  • An understanding of basic UI/UX principles for app design.


These prerequisites are designed to ensure that learners have the foundational knowledge required to effectively engage with the course material and to apply the skills learned in a practical context.



Target Audience

The PL-400T00 course equips developers with the skills to build and implement Microsoft Power Platform solutions.



Job roles and audience for the PL-400T00 course:

  • Power Apps Developers

  • Dynamics 365 Developers

  • Software Engineers with a focus on Microsoft technologies

  • IT Professionals looking to expand their skillset in low-code application development

  • Technical Consultants involved in Power Platform projects

  • Application Developers transitioning to the Power Platform

  • Solution Architects designing Power Platform solutions

  • System Administrators with a development background

  • Business Analysts with a technical orientation

  • Existing Microsoft Stack Developers (e.g., SharePoint, Office 365)

  • Data Analysts who want to leverage Power Platform for advanced analytics

  • Technical Project Managers overseeing Power Platform initiatives

  • DevOps Engineers responsible for application lifecycle management with Power Platform integration

  • CRM Technical Consultants seeking to upskill in Power Platform development

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