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Passing PL-100, my experience

by Mo Faheem
Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker

I passed Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker, and I share my experience with the PowerPlatforms community who are preparing for the exam.

PL-100 experience

In my continuous study and experience working with Microsoft Power Platforms, such as canvas apps, model-driven apps, power portal and Power Automate flows, I knew that I am ready to go for the exam.

Demand for business applications is growing, espcially, with low code / no code approach the deman for business apps will grow even more in the coming years. Hence, PL-100 exam is an important credintional to obtain.

The exam helps business executives easily make and deploy applications that greatly impact the business. Furthermore, business executives know the business procedures and requirements more than any developer. Knowing how to make The Low-code apps and flow has made it easy for businesses to react to business needs effectively and productively without a long and complicated development process.

Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker
Microsoft Power Platform App Maker

Prepare for PL-100

I think that the best thing I did was going for PL-100 right after passing PL-200. There are big similarity between the two exams and what I learned from studying for PL-200 is for sure was useful to pass the App maker exam.

I am also planning to go for exam PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer soon, and I think passing the first exams will sure be the foundation for PL-400.

Certificates validity

As I explained in a previous post the Microsoft exam policy and how to get the certificates renewed, A new Microsoft certification policy was announced back on December 15, 2020, the certificates earned before June 2021 has a 2 years validity, while the certificates earned after will have a one-year validity. Therefore, taking the exam in May will grant me 2 years of validity instead of 1 year, based on the new policy.

Gained Certificates

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate

PL-100 provide a certificate by itself as shown on the Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate page.

Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker and Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate
Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker and Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate

Once PL-100 is passed, the user will immediately gain a certificate without any prerequisites – Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate.

Skill measured:

  • Design solutions (10-15%)
  • Create solutions (55-60%)
  • Analyze and visualize data (5-10%)
  • Implement and manage solutions (15-20%)
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate badge
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate badge
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate certificate

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