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PL-900 Study Guide – Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

The PL-900 exam is the only exam needed to get the Microsoft Certified Power Platform Fundamentals Certification, and an optional exam in the Microsoft Certified Dynamics Associate and Expert paths. Candidates for this exam are users who aspire to improve productivity by automating business processes, analyzing data to produce business insights, and acting more effectively by creating simple app experiences.

In this PL-900 Study Guide, I will share both free and paid options, whether books, video training or simply links to articles and blog posts. I will not share any dumps as those are against the Microsoft Terms of Service, and by using dumps, we decrease the value of our certifications.

Certification Path

Requirement

Exam Name

Link to Exam on Microsoft Learning

Study Guide

Required for Power Platform Fundamentals Certification

PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/pl-900

https://vladtalkstech.com/pl-900-study-guide-microsoft-power-platform-fundamentals

Books

There is no dedicated book for the PL-900 exam yet, however, I will recommend books on the individual technologies in this exam until a book comes in that covers all of those.

Introducing Microsoft Flow: Automating Workflows Between Apps and Services
Use Microsoft Flow in your business to improve productivity through automation with this step-by-step introductory text from a Microsoft Flow expert. You’ll see the prerequisites to get started with this cloud-based service, including how to create a flow and how to use different connectors. Introducing Microsoft Flow takes you through connecting with SharePoint, creating approval flows, and using mobile apps. This vital information gives you a head-start when planning your Microsoft Flow implementation.

Beginning Power BI: A Practical Guide to Self-Service Data Analytics with Excel 2016 and Power BI Desktop
Analyze your company’s data quickly and easily using Microsoft’s latest tools. You will learn to build scalable and robust data models to work from, clean and combine different data sources effectively, and create compelling visualizations and share them with your colleagues.

Microsoft Power BI Dashboards Step by Step
Expand your expertise–and teach yourself how to create world-class Power BI business analysis dashboards that bring data to life for better decision-making. If you’re an experienced business intelligence professional or manager, you’ll get all the guidance, examples, and code you need to succeed–even if you’ve never used Power BI before.

Beginning PowerApps: The Non-Developers Guide to Building Business Mobile Applications
Build mobile apps that specifically target your company’s unique business needs, with the same ease of writing a simple spreadsheet! With this book, you will build business apps designed to work with your company’s systems and databases, without having to enlist the expertise of costly, professionally trained software developers.

Learn Microsoft PowerApps: Create custom applications for business on cloud with no code
This book will start with an introduction to PowerApps, helping you understand how to plan and how to start development. You will learn to create an app of your own and build on the knowledge to create Canvas and Model-driven apps. The book will then guide you through creating apps from Sharepoint. From there you will learn how to use various controls and data sources including how to utilize mobile rich technology such as GPS. Finally, the book will help you understand how PowerApps can be used with Flow and Azure.

Video Training

NOTE: Pluralsight is a paid resource unlike Channel9 and Microsoft Virtual Academy which are free. The quality they provide is also superior because of all the quality checks they go through, and the instructors are one of the best in the industry. The Pluralsight courses have a link to where you can get a free trial and decide for yourself if paying a subscription or not is worth it, but the 10-day free trial should allow you to view all those courses for free.

Getting Started with Microsoft Flow Usage and Administration
Business process automation is the goal of most organizations and Microsoft Flow can help you reach that goal. This course covers the fundamentals of Microsoft Flow for both users and administrators.

Line of Business (LOB) Apps with Canvas PowerApps and Flow
In this course, Line of Business (LOB) Apps with Canvas PowerApps, you will learn the basics of PowerApps development.

Getting Started with Power BI
This course teaches you the basic skills required for using Power BI to acquire and transform data, enhance the data for analysis, and produce reports and dashboards.

Overview of building solutions on PowerApps and the Power Platform
In this video, get a high-level overview of the business problems being solved by Microsoft PowerApps and the Microsoft Power Platform.

Learn Microsoft Flow
Welcome to workflow development. This course is your gateway to workflow design using Microsoft Flow. You will learn to build workflows from scratch and integrate it with many external services.

Microsoft Flow Crash Course
This course teaches you the basic skills required for using Power BI to acquire and transform data, enhance the data for analysis, and produce reports and dashboards.

Fundamentals of Microsoft PowerApps
This course will teach students how to design, build and publish modern mobile first and interactive forms using Microsoft PowerApps without the need to write a single line of code.

Microsoft PowerApps & Flow: Build Business Apps Without Code
You will learn how to build Apps without code using Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. A powerful alternative!

Microsoft Power BI – A Complete Introduction
In this course you will learn why Power BI offers you a comprehensive set of Business Intelligence tools for your data analysis goals and how to use these tools to fulfill all the above tasks – and more. Imagine to quickly structure your data, to easily add calculations to it and to create and publish nice-looking charts in just a few minutes.

Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals
Learn the business value and product capabilities of Power Platform. Create a simple Power App, connect data with CDS, build a Power BI Dashboard, and automate a process with Power Automate.

Instructor-led training (Microsoft Official Courses)

Course PL-900T00-A: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

Learn the business value and product capabilities of Power Platform. Create a simple PowerApp, connect data with CDS, build a Power BI Dashboard, and automate a process with Microsoft Flow

 

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Additional Tips

I think the best thing that you can do after reading this, or even meanwhile, is to open a free Microsoft 365 with Dynamics 365 trial (or a few), and play with those features, follow the tutorials and you shouldn’t have any problems with the exam!

Did I miss any cool links in this guide? Let me know in the comments!

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