Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate

Build apps with low-code techniques to simplify, automate, and transform business tasks and processes using Microsoft Power Platform.

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This certification will retire on June 30, 2024. You will no longer be able to earn this certification after this date. Certification renewal will be available for at least six months after the certification retires. Learn more.

As a candidate for this certification, you envision and create business solutions to simplify and automate tasks and processes for yourself and your team. You understand:

  • The data that you work with.
  • The issues that you need to resolve.
  • The required processes and app experiences.

As a candidate for this certification, you may not have formal IT training but are comfortable using technology to solve business problems.

You're self-directed and focus on solving problems by using Microsoft Power Platform as part of your primary job role. You may connect to and use features of apps including:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft 365 apps and services
  • Third-party solutions

You have a desire to understand the capabilities and limitations of available tools and how to apply them.

You may be eligible for ACE college credit if you pass this certification. See ACE college credit for certification exams for details.


Microsoft Power Virtual Agents has been renamed to Microsoft Copilot Studio. While the learning modules have been updated to reflect this change, the exam, renewal assessment, or Practice Assessment questions will not be updated because this certification will retire on June 30, 2024. This is a branding name change only. The functionality of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents did not change. Questions are not affected by this change.

Skills measured

  • Design and manage business solutions
  • Analyze and visualize data
  • Create business solutions

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