Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate (PL100)

In Microsoft certifications, the PL-100 (Power Platform App Maker Associate) certification is a pivotal accreditation for professionals seeking to excel in crafting robust solutions using Microsoft's Power Platform. This certification assesses an individual's capabilities in designing, creating, analyzing, and deploying Power Platform solutions. 

At its core, the PL-100 training focuses on the Power Platform, a suite of tools that includes Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. These tools collectively enable users to build robust applications, automate workflows, and derive actionable insights from data. The PL-100 curriculum delves into each of these components, providing participants with a deep understanding of their functionalities and how they seamlessly integrate to streamline business processes. 

This training is a comprehensive preparation for the PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker exam to earn the Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate certification.


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Microsoft Power Platform App Maker (PL-100T00)

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Power Platform

  • What is Microsoft Power Platform?
  • The business value of Microsoft Power Platform
  • Data Connectors
  • Data loss prevention, compliance, privacy, and accessibility
  • Pulling it all together

Module 2: How to build your first model-driven app with Dataverse

  • Introduction to Dataverse
  • Introduction to model-driven apps
  • Model-driven apps, powered by Microsoft Dataverse
  • Explore sample apps

Module 3: Create tables in Dataverse

  • Table characteristics
  • Dual-write vs. virtual tables
  • Dataverse auditing
  • Import data into your Microsoft Dataverse database

Module 4: Get started with model-driven apps in Power Apps

  • Components of model-driven apps
  • Design model-driven apps
  • Incorporate business process flows

Module 5: Create and manage columns within a table in Dataverse

  • Column types in Microsoft Dataverse
  • Add a column to a table
  • Create a primary name column
  • Restrictions that apply to columns in a table
  • Create an auto numbering column
  • Create an alternate key

Module 6: Get started with security roles in Dataverse

  • Introduction to environment roles
  • Understand environment roles
  • Adding or disabling an environment user
  • Understand security concepts in Dataverse
  • Understand user security roles and security role defaults
  • Check the roles that a user belongs to
  • Configure Dataverse teams for security
  • Configure Dataverse group teams for security

Module 7: Document and test your Power Apps application

  • Create test plans
  • User interface testing
  • Performance optimization
  • Diagnostics and analytics
  • Documentation and the customer

Module 8: Get started with Microsoft Dataverse for Teams

  • Provision your first Dataverse environment
  • Create your first table to store data

Module 9: Build your first app with Power Apps and Dataverse for Teams

  • Create your first app with the hero template
  • Customize your app with Power Apps Studio
  • Publish your app
  • Install template apps

Module 10: Create a canvas app in Power Apps

  • Introduction to Power Apps
  • Power Apps building blocks
  • Exercise - Create your first app in Power Apps
  • Ways to build Power Apps
  • Power Apps related technologies
  • Additional Power Apps related technologies
  • Designing a Power Apps app

Module 11: Navigation in a canvas app in Power Apps

  • Understanding navigation
  • The navigation and back function
  • More ways to use the navigation function

Module 12: How to build the UI in a canvas app in Power Apps

  • Use themes to quickly change the appearance of your app
  • Branding a control
  • Icons
  • Images
  • Personalization
  • Using the tablet or phone form factors

Module 13: Use and understand Controls in a canvas app in Power Apps

  • Core properties of controls
  • Entering and displaying data with text controls
  • Additional controls for enhancing your app's usability
  • Media

Module 14: Get started with Power Automate

  • Introducing Power Automate
  • Troubleshoot flows

Module 15: Use the Admin center to manage environments and data policies in Power Automate

  • Administer flows
  • Export and import flows
  • Learn how to distribute button flows

Module 16: Introduction to Microsoft Power Platform security and governance

  • Identify Microsoft Power Platform environments
  • Data Loss Prevention policies
  • Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence Starter Kit

Module 17: Build your first workflow with Power Automate and Dataverse for Teams

  • Types of workflows that Power Automate can build in Dataverse
  • Schedule a flow

Module 18: Get started building with Power BI

  • Use Power BI
  • Building blocks of Power BI
  • Tour and use the Power BI service

Module 19: Get data with Power BI Desktop

  • Overview of Power BI Desktop
  • Explore Power BI Desktop
  • Connect to data sources
  • Get data from Excel
  • Transform data to include in a report
  • Combine data from multiple sources
  • Clean data to include in a report

Module 20: Create reports with Power BI and Dataverse for Teams

  • Connect to and transform Dataverse for Teams data from Power BI
  • Create a Power BI report
  • Publish the report
  • Share the data

Module 21: Get started with AI Builder

  • Choose an AI capability
  • Create your first model
  • Ways to use your models

Module 22: Create a chatbot with Power Virtual Agents and Dataverse for Teams

  • Create your first chatbot
  • Create and modify topics
  • Add inputs, variables, and conditions
  • Call an action to pull in Dataverse for Teams data
  • Publish and share your new chatbot
  • One FREE attendance to the Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals (MS900) training - $695 value!
  • One voucher to take the exam - $225 value!
  • One year access to the class recording 
  • 180 days access to the lab environment after class
  • Up to date courseware with Microsoft Learn
  • Microsoft course achievement badge
  • Basic data modeling, user experience design, requirements analysis, and process analysis skills
  • A personal growth mindset and are comfortable using technology to solve business problems
  • An understanding of the operational need and have a vision of the desired outcome. They approach problems with phased and iterative strategies.
Certification information: 

Exam Characteristics 

  • Exam code: PL-100 
  • Exam Title: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker 
  • Exam Duration: 150 minutes  
  • Number of Questions: 40 to 60  
  • Questions Format: Multiple-choice, multiple-answer, scenario-based 
  • Passing Score: 700 out of 1000 
  • Cost: $0 (included in your training) 

Exam Topics 

  • Design and manage business solutions 
  • Analyze and visualize data 
  • Create business solutions 
  • All details...  

Understanding PL-100 Certification 

The PL-100 certification delves into the intricacies of Microsoft Power Platform, focusing primarily on the role of an app maker. This comprehensive certification equips candidates with the skills necessary to design, build, and deploy solutions that automate business processes, effectively analyze data, and act on insights garnered from Power BI. 

PL-100 Exam Overview 

The PL-100 exam evaluates candidates on their proficiency in various domains, including app design, user experience, data modeling, integrations, and Power Platform administration. Candidates are tested on their ability to leverage Power Platform components like Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents to create efficient solutions. 

PL-100 Learning Path and Training Resources 

Aspirants can follow a structured learning path that encompasses official Microsoft training modules, practice tests, hands-on labs, and other resources tailored to sharpen their expertise. Microsoft offers official training courses designed explicitly for PL-100, aiding candidates in comprehending the intricacies of the Power Platform. 

PL-100 vs Other Microsoft Certifications 

The comparison between PL-100 and other certifications like PL-200, PL-400, and PL-900 is crucial for professionals to choose the right certification based on their career aspirations and skill sets. While PL-100 focuses on Power Platform app-making abilities, PL-200 emphasizes the Power Platform Functional Consultant role, PL-400 concentrates on Power Platform Developer skills, and PL-900 covers the fundamentals of Power Platform. 

Strategies for PL-100 Exam Success 

Preparation is key to success in the PL-100 exam. Utilizing practice tests, exam dumps (ensuring they're from reputable sources), and taking advantage of free resources for exam questions and labs can significantly bolster readiness. Additionally, candidates should explore official Microsoft documentation and attend instructor-led training sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding. 

PL-100: The Gateway to Power Platform Excellence 

The PL-100 certification acts as a gateway for individuals aspiring to become proficient in leveraging Microsoft Power Platform to build innovative solutions. Its focus on app creation, data analysis, and process automation makes it an indispensable credential for data analysts, app makers, and business intelligence professionals seeking to excel in the ever-evolving landscape of technology. 


In conclusion, the PL-100 certification by Microsoft stands as a testament to an individual's prowess in harnessing the potential of Power Platform components to create impactful and efficient solutions. Embracing this certification opens doors to a world of opportunities, allowing professionals to contribute meaningfully to organizations by leveraging the transformative capabilities of the Power Platform. 

Remember, diligent preparation, continuous learning, and hands-on experience are the pillars of success in attaining the PL-100 certification and mastering the Power Platform App Maker role. 

Common Questions about PL-100 (FAQ) 

Is PL-100 worth pursuing? 

The PL-100 certification holds significant value for professionals aiming to specialize in designing, building, and deploying solutions using Microsoft Power Platform. It focuses on app creation, data analysis, and process automation, providing essential skills for roles such as app makers, data analysts, and business intelligence professionals. Earning PL-100 can enhance career prospects and demonstrate proficiency in Power Platform capabilities. 

Does the PL-100 certification have an expiration date? 

Yes, the PL-100 certification does have an expiration date. Microsoft certifications, including PL-100, typically have a validity period of one year. This means that individuals holding the PL-100 certification will need to renew or recertify after one year to ensure their skills and knowledge align with the latest updates and technologies. Staying current through recertification allows professionals to demonstrate ongoing proficiency in Microsoft's Power Platform, ensuring their credentials remain relevant in the ever-evolving tech landscape. 

What sets PL-100 apart from PL-900? 

PL-100 and PL-900 represent different levels and focus areas within Microsoft certifications. PL-100 (Microsoft Power Platform App Maker) dives deeper into app creation, data modeling, and Power Platform solutions, catering to individuals looking to specialize in app development and data analysis. On the other hand, PL-900 (Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals) covers the basics and provides an overview of Power Platform components without delving into app development or data analysis in as much depth. 

What are the recommended preparation strategies for the PL-100 exam? 

Effective preparation for the PL-100 exam involves multiple strategies. Attend an official training that Eccentrix provides, utilize practice tests, hands-on labs, and resources specific to PL-100. Engage with the Power Platform components like Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Additionally, exploring exam guides, attending training sessions, and gaining practical experience through real-world projects can significantly enhance readiness for the PL-100 exam. 

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