Power Platform training course

By | December 14, 2021

This blog always used to be about my own experiences with Power Platform. Day after day, month after month, year after year… It used to be Dynamics, now it’s Power Platform. It used to be XRM, then CDS, then Microsoft Dataverse. It used to be classic workflows, now it’s Power Automate. And it’s still plugins.

The technology is changing, the tricks are changing, but learning never stops.

With that thinking in mind, for those interested in a more formal training, there is a Power Platform Learning Course now:

Part I of this course will focus on the non-code (or low-code) aspects of the Power Platform. Along the way, we will create a sample solution which will have a Canvas App front-end and a Model-Driven App backend. We will try a few different connectors and look at some of the other ones, yet there will be related deep-dive discussions on such topics as Dataverse security, Maker and Admin portals, Sharepoint and Email integration, and more.

Here is the list of modules covered in Part I:

  • The power to shoot for the sky
  • Setting up your training environment
  • Creating a simple quiz canvas app
  • Maker and Admin portals, including DLP
  • Canvas Apps deep dive by example: Quizzly Admin (work in progress)
  • Dataverse
  • Model-Driven Apps: Quizzly Admin in Dataverse (work in progress)
  • Model-Driven Apps: core out of the box functionality (Applications, Advanced Find, search, views, dashboards, reports, timelines, activities, email signatures)
  • Canvas App Exercise: Re-configuring Quizzly to use Dataverse connector
  • Dataverse security
  • Power Automate Cloud Flows
  • Application Lifecycle Management in the Power Platform
  • Sharepoint, Email Integration, App for Outlook
  • Word Templates, Email Templates
  • Licensing essentials

And there are a few add-on modules which are certainly needed for those aiming to pass Power Platform certification exams, but, depending on the pace of each group, these few modules might be left for self-learning instead:

  • Going public: portal-based Quizzly
  • Getting analytical: Power BI
  • Virtual Agents Chatbots
  • Desktop flows
  • AI basics

In the second part, which I am still working on, we will talk about development aspects of the Power Platform (plugins, PCF, in-depth Devops discussion, etc)

The goal is not, necessarily, to get course attendees certified in PL-200/PL-400. However, it is somewhat geared towards taking those two exams, so the idea is to equip everyone taking the course with enough knowledge to pass the exams anyways.

Each part will be delivered on Teams (could be done in-person, but, probably, not until the pandemic is over). It’ll be done in a group setting – there must be at least 4-5 participants, it’s a 5 days commitment, with at least 6-7 hours of learning per day.

The fee (per each part) is $1400 USD per attendee.

As an option, you might go for a guided self-paced training. The fee is going to be $1700 USD, and this is where you will be provided with the course materials and/or references to the Microsoft documentation which covers specific topics, yet you will have access to 15 hours of instructor time. Those hours will have to be consumes within a month of the start date, they will be billed in 1-hour intervals, and exact meetings schedule will need to be discussed before you start. This may work best in those cases where you cannot commit to 5 days in a row, and/or where you would prefer to spread learning over a few weeks for some other reasons. 

Corporate trainings are possible, please reach out to discuss if you are interested.

Want to know more and/or want to enroll? Feel free to reach out

PS. Do you want to test your Power Platform knowledge? Here are a few quick tests for you:

One thought on “Power Platform training course

  1. anthony dobbelaere

    Hello Alex,

    I am very interested in following Power Platform Part II session. Is there a more detailed planning available and how can I sign up?

    Best Regards,
    Anthony

    Reply

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