Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate

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If you have a passion for designing, developing, testing, securing, and troubleshooting Microsoft Power Platform solutions, this certification could be for you. To earn this certification, you must be able to implement components of a solution that include:

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

You need a strong applied knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform services, including in-depth understanding of its capabilities, boundaries, and constraints.

You should have a basic understanding of authentication, security, and application lifecycle management (ALM) practices for the Microsoft Power Platform. Plus, your background should include development experience using JavaScript, JSON, TypeScript, C#, HTML, RESTful Web APIs, and Microsoft Azure.

As a candidate for this certification, you should typically work with:

  • App makers
  • Functional consultants
  • Solution architects
  • IT administrators

You have varied responsibilities, including:

  • Creating technical designs and Power Apps.
  • Configuring Dataverse, Power Apps, and business process automation.
  • Extending the platform and the user experience.
  • Developing integrations.

To learn more, check out our blog post New certification: Microsoft Power Platform Developer Associate. If you need more experience before you try for this certification, you could:


The English language version of this certification was updated on September 19, 2023. Review the study guide linked on the Exam PL-400 page for details about recent changes.

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Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate

Skills measured

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

Job role: Developer

Required exams: PL-400

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  • PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer

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    This exam measures your ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: create a technical design; configure Microsoft Dataverse; create and configure Power Apps; configure business process automation; extend the user experience; extend the platform; and develop integrations.

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