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New Power Platform Certification: Power Platform App Maker

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One of the major focuses of Microsoft this year is the Power Platform, and as the product evolves, so do the need to have certified professionals to deliver solutions on top of it! This morning, Microsoft Learning announced a new Power Platform certification called: Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate! Here is a description of the certification from Microsoft:

The app maker builds solutions to simplify, automate, and transform tasks and processes for themselves and their team where they have deep expertise in the solution domain. They are skilled in key technical business analyst tasks such as data modeling, basic UX design, requirements analysis, and process analysis.

There is only one exam needed in order to pass this certification which is the PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker  .

The app maker builds solutions to simplify, automate, and transform tasks and processes for themselves and their team where they have deep expertise in the solution domain. They are skilled in key technical business analyst tasks such as data modeling, basic UX design, requirements analysis, process analysis, etc.

The app maker creates and enforces business processes, structures digital collection of information, improves efficiency of repeatable tasks, and automates business processes.

The app maker uses the maker tools of Power Platform to solve business problems. They may have experience with Visual Basic for Applications, Excel pivot tables, Teams, and other tools. They should have a basic understanding of data models, user interface, and processes. The app maker is aware of the capabilities and limitations of available tools and understands how to apply them.

The app maker is self-directed, and solution focused. They may not have formal IT training but are comfortable using technology to solve business problems with a personal growth mindset. They understand the operational need and have a vision of the desired outcome. They approach problems with phased and iterative strategies.

This exam really builds on top of the foundational knowledge needed for the PL-900 exam, but requires you to know how to actually use and build more advanced solutions by using the Power Platform. Here are the high-level topics that are covered in this exam:

  • Design solutions (10-15%)
  • Create solutions (50-55%)
  • Analyze data (5-10%)
  • Implement and manage solutions (15-20%)

The exam and certification have been announced but will only be available starting in July! Are you excited about this new certification? Let me know what you think in the comments!

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