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, and troubleshoot solution components that use the extension points of Microsoft Power Platform. You use traditional code to solve challenges not appropriate for low code. You implement the parts of a business solution that include:

  • Custom user experiences
  • Custom business logic
  • System integrations
  • Data conversions
  • Custom process automation
  • Complex Power Fx formulas
  • Workflow expressions

You must have:

  • A strong applied knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform services, including in-depth understanding of its capabilities, boundaries, and constraints
  • An applied knowledge of authentication, security, and application lifecycle management (ALM) practices for the Microsoft Power Platform
  • An applied knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform developer tools including Power Platform CLI as part of the developer workflow

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

Skills measured

  • Create a technical design
  • Build Power Platform solutions
  • Implement Power Apps improvements
  • Extend the user experience
  • Extend the platform
  • Develop integrations

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

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