The Absolute Beginner's Guide to the Power Platform

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ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is designed for you to start your Power Platform journey here, with us. In this course our expert instructors bring you through all of the platform basics to help you gain an understanding of the capabilities. From there you will learn more details about each pillar of the platform, and each of the app types. The Power Platform is a great opportunity for anyone to learn to build apps, and we want to help you get started. **this course is a work in progress but we wanted to open it for enrollment as soon as possible due to demand**

You are an expert in SOMETHING

Bring that expertise to app-building. Power Platform makes that easy.

We focus on two easy to follow scenarios

Our stories will bring you through Happy Tails doggie day care and a common real estate solution.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Julie Yack

Julie Yack

Trainer. Author. Mentor. Learner. Problem-solver. Globetrotter. Microsoft MVP.


Derik Bormann

Derik Bormann

Derik is a regular contributor to CRM Tip of Day http://crmtipoftheday.com/. Derik is also a Microsoft MVP


David Yack

David Yack

David is the CTO of Colorado Technology Consultants based in Colorado and is recognized as a Microsoft MVP


George Doubinski

George Doubinski

Microsoft MVP. Architect. Coder. Author. Blogger. Speaker. Trainer. Specialist in all things difficult.


Course Module Details

Course Intro
  • Welcome
    5 Minutes 
  • ABC Real Estate
    10 Minutes 
Power Platform Overview

In this first module we will introduce you to the Power Platform and its moving parts. You'll learn about the types of apps and automation available and view a demo of a full stack solution using the Power Platform.

  • Power Platform Overview
    30 Minutes 
  • Types of Apps & Basic Components
    10 Minutes 
  • Full Demo of Platform Solution
    20 Minutes 
  • Components Info Sheets
    30 Minutes 
  • Assignment
    10 Minutes 
Getting Started with the Power Platform

In this module you will begin your journey to becoming a maker in the Power Platform. You will see the different admin centers and learn what types of actions you should be completing in each of them. And then there's a short quiz.

  • Power Platform Admin
    5 Minutes 
  • Admin Center Tour
    5 Minutes 
  • Create an Environment
    5 Minutes 
  • Tour of the Maker Portal
    10 Minutes 
  • Glossary of Terms
    20 Minutes 
  • Test Your Knowledge
    10 Minutes 
Microsoft Dataverse
  • Microsoft Dataverse
    5 Minutes 
  • Data Models
    10 Minutes 
  • Build a Data Model
    7 Minutes 
  • Solutions
    5 Minutes 
  • Create a Solution
    5 Minutes 
  • Create Tables
    9 Minutes 
  • Columns and Data Types
    15 Minutes 
  • Create Columns
    11 Minutes 
  • Additional Fields
    5 Minutes 
  • Relationships
    6 Minutes 
  • Dataverse Security
    5 Minutes 
  • Glossary of Terms
    10 Minutes 
  • Assignment
    30 Minutes 
Building Model-driven Apps (Planned)
Building Canvas Apps (Planned)
Midpoint Capstone (Planned)

This is your half-way point! We've got an assignment for you. And a reward.

Building Power Apps Portals (Planned)
Platform Automation (Planned)
Power Virtual Agents (Planned)
Power BI (Planned)
Deploying Your Power Apps (Planned)
AI Builder (Planned)