I am organizing an online community group learning program for people wanting to take the Power Platform App Maker PL-100 exam.
To apply for a place on the study group complete the form at https://tinyurl.com/pl100study
Although this group is about preparing for the exam, it is not exam prep.
The course will run one evening a week, Thursday 8pm, with another session at the weekend on Sunday morning at 8am and will take around 6 weeks starting June 6th 2021. Each session will be an hour.
I am based in the UK so all times will be in UK Timezone (BST) and Microsoft Teams will be used for all sessions.
Applications close at 12:00 BST on Saturday June 5th 2021.
Here are the slides with links to resources from my session today for Power Platform Starter Days https://powerplatformstarterdays.com/
To reduce confusion, Microsoft have renamed flows.
Flows are now Power Automate Cloud flows, the instant, automated, and scheduled flows that connect to web services and APIs via connectors
UI flows are now Power Automate Desktop flows, the attended and unattended Robotic Process Automate (RPA) for desktop and web applications that do not have an API, for which you capture steps with Power Automate Desktop.
See more at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/flow-types
When Microsoft moved to role-based examinations almost two-years ago, the plan was to renew certifications to keep up to date with the rapid changes in cloud produces.
As I explained in my last post https://ukcrm.wordpress.com/2020/11/28/microsoft-certification-exam-expiration/ Microsoft has extended by six months those certification exams due to expire before June 30th 2021.
Microsoft has now announced the renewal process. Instead of two years, the period of certification will be one year. You will take an online assessment on Microsoft Learn at any time within six months of your certification expiry date. You will then need to renew your certification every twelve months.
For Timescales and another other questions see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/renew-your-microsoft-certification?WT.mc_id=BA-MVP-5003797
Microsoft switched to role based exams two years ago from MCSE and MCSA. The role based exams are focussed on the day to day tasks of a job role, not the features of a product.
You may have seen on your exam transcript https://mcptnc.microsoft.com/ that the role based certifications are valid for two years such as my Sales Functional Consultant Associate below.
When the role based certifications were announced, Microsoft did say they would have a process for renewal. That process is not yet ready so all certifications due to expire between January 1 and June 30 2021 will be extended for 6 months.
Microsoft are working on their approach for renewing role based certifications and I hope details will be announced soon.
Check your learning dashboard https://www.microsoft.com/learning/dashboard.aspx to see what is happening with your certifications that are due to expire.
After years of using entities, attributes, and option sets in Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform, Microsoft are changing the terminology for elements in the data model as follows:
|Option set, Picklist
|Two options, Boolean
More details at https://docs.microsoft.com/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/data-platform-intro#terminology-updates
Lots of updating of documentation to do…….