Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate

Demonstrate how to simplify, automate, and transform business tasks and processes using Microsoft Power Platform Developer.

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As a candidate for this certification, you design, develop, test, secure, and troubleshoot Microsoft Power Platform solutions. You implement components of a solution that include:

  • Application enhancements
  • Custom user experiences
  • System integrations
  • Data conversions
  • Custom process automation

You must have:

  • A strong applied knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform services, including in-depth understanding of its capabilities, boundaries, and constraints.
  • A basic understanding of authentication, security, and application lifecycle management (ALM) practices for the Microsoft Power Platform.

As a candidate, you should have development experience that includes Microsoft Power Platform services, JavaScript, JSON, TypeScript, C#, HTML, RESTful Web APIs, and Microsoft Azure.


The English language version of this certification will be updated on June 20, 2024. Review the study guide linked in the Certification resources section for details about upcoming changes.

Skills measured

  • Create a technical design
  • Configure Microsoft Dataverse
  • Create and configure Power Apps
  • Extend the user experience
  • Extend the platform
  • Develop integrations

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Practice Assessment

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You will have 100 minutes to complete this assessment.

Exam policy

This exam will be proctored, and is not open book. You may have interactive components to complete as part of this exam. To learn more about exam duration and experience, visit: Exam duration and exam experience.

If you fail a certification exam, don’t worry. You can retake it 24 hours after the first attempt. For subsequent retakes, the amount of time varies. For full details, visit: Exam retake policy.

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This exam is offered in the following languages:

English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)

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Certification resources

Exam PL-400 study guide

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