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5 tips to kickstart your Microsoft Power Platform training

5 tips to kickstart your Microsoft Power Platform training

5 tips to kickstart your Microsoft Power Platform training

Microsoft Power Platform has become a top skill for Partners and Consultants in the Microsoft ecosystem: it is now regarded as an essential tool for building Microsoft Cloud-based solutions.

If your area of focus is Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure or Microsoft 365, then the Power Platform will support you to build even more powerful solutions for your customers.

Anyone can get trained into Microsoft Power Platform: it has been specifically designed to be easy to learn and to configure. Here are our 5 tips for getting trained into Microsoft Power Platform if you are starting from scratch.


1 – Start with the fundamentals

There are 3 levels of official Microsoft Power Platform training content: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

It may sound obvious but if you have never studied Microsoft Power Platform before, the first thing to do is get Fundamentals training. With this, you will learn the basics of how Power Platform works, and get started on creating apps in Power Apps. It will make the following steps in  your training journey much more effective.


2 – Pick a specialisation path

To go deeper into Power Platform skills, there are different learning paths you can consider, which go all the way to the Solution Architect qualification.

Microsoft Power Platform Training Paths

The paths include further Power Platform targeted training, as well as Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement specialisations for functional consultants. This is because Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement skills are now closely connected.


3 – Leverage free content

There is a lot of highly valuable training content available on Microsoft Learn, which can either get you started on your Power Platform journey, or complement instructor-led training for in-depth skilling.

Each certification page on Microsoft Learn lists the relevant learning paths that you can go through to gain the corresponding qualification. Just scroll down the pages to the session titled ‘two ways to prepare’, then select the ‘Online Free’ tab.

Exam PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker

Exam PL-200: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant

Exam PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer

Exam PL-600: Microsoft Power Platform Solution Architect


4 – Use instructor-led courses

Instructor-led courses are a great way to pick up your new Power Platform skills. With these classes, you set some time aside so that an industry expert can take you through the content, show you the ropes and answer all your questions.

If you are serious about mastering Microsoft Power Platform, it’s worth looking into.

Instructor-led course: PL-900 Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

Instructor-led course: PL-200 Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant

Instructor-led course: PL-400 Microsoft Power Platform Developer

Instructor-led course: PL-600 Microsoft Power Platform Solution Architect


5 – Get certified

While it’s entirely possible to just get the training, an official Microsoft certification is a great way to increase the return on investment of your Power Platform courses.

Certifications are increasingly essential in the Microsoft space, particularly for Partners, who need them in order to meet the capability criteria for their Silver and Gold competencies.

Additional Resources

PL-200 Certification Journey

Watch on Demand: PL-200 Certification Journey Webinar

Last March, we ran a webinar with our associate MCT Lorette Roos which was all about the certification journey and training resources for the PL-200 qualification.

You can now watch the recording on-demand.

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