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Dynamics 365: Power Platform applications


Course Overview

The Microsoft Power platform helps organizations optimize their operations by automating routine tasks and standardizing best practices. This training provides a high-level overview of the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform and provides a foundation for other Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform training offerings.

Join our globally recognized experts as they share with you the foundational knowledge to prepare you to build apps on the Power platform.

What You’ll Learn:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify platform components
  • Understand administrator options
  • Effectively model data
  • Build a basic model driven application on the Power platform
  • Build a basic canvas application on the Power platform
  • Manage user’s access to data and functionality using security


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Familiarity of business applications and the desire to customize and implement them for your business

Course Syllabus

Module 1:

Description: In this module you will learn the basics of the Power platform. You will tour the various administrator portals and options as well as install applications.

Brief objectives: After completing this module, you will be able to: Identify common platform components and their uses.

  • Lesson 1: Overview
  • Lesson 2: Configure Power platform environments
  • Lesson 3: Creating applications
  • Lesson 4: Discovery and planning
  • Lesson 5: Module summary

Module 2:

Description: In this module you will learn how to model data effectively using the platform’s entities, attributes and relationships.

Brief objectives: After completing this module, you will be able to: Create and use relationships and entities.

  • Lesson 1: Data model fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Relationships
  • Lesson 3: Other entity options
  • Lesson 4: Other field options
  • Lesson 5: Internationalizing
  • Lesson 6: Module summary

Module 3:

Description: In this module you will learn about model driven applications and how to configure and use them.

Brief objectives: After completing this module, you will be able to: Create and modify forms, views, dashboards and other user experience components.

  • Lesson 1: Configure model-driven apps
  • Lesson 2: Configure model-driven forms
  • Lesson 3: Configure views
  • Lesson 4: Configure model-driven charts
  • Lesson 5: Configure model-driven dashboards
  • Lesson 6: Configure reports
  • Lesson 7: Module summary

Module 4:

Description: In this module you will learn how to create and use canvas apps, as well as learn the differences between canvas apps and model-driven.

Brief objectives: After completing this module, you will be able to: Create a canvas app. Work with CDS data.

  • Lesson 1: Application fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Working with data and services
  • Lesson 3: Customizing the user experience
  • Lesson 4: Integration with model-driven apps
  • Lesson 5: Module summary

Module 5:

Description: In this module you will learn how the platform’s security model manages users’ experiences and access to both data and functionality.

Brief objectives: After completing this module, you will be able to: Create and use Business Units. Create, modify and use Security Roles.

  • Lesson 1: Security overview
  • Lesson 2: Business units
  • Lesson 3: Manage security roles
  • Lesson 4: Manage teams
  • Lesson 5: Configure hierarchy security
  • Lesson 6: Module summary

Course Staff

Julie Yack

Julie Yack

Microsoft MVP

Trainer. Author. Mentor. Learner. Advocate. Problem-solver. Photographer. Globetrotter. Julie Yack is a Microsoft Dynamics MVP serving clients around the globe. Julie is an accomplished author and publisher with several books on different technologies under her belt. Julie is a community leader; nationally, locally and online, serving on education committees and curriculum boards in Colorado, meeting with elected officials in Washington D.C., and as a founding member of and xRMVirtual online user group communities. Julie loves to spend her free time traveling with her husband and always looks forward to coming home to Colorado.

David Yack

David Yack

Microsoft MVP

David is the CTO of Colorado Technology Consultants based in Colorado. He is recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director and a Microsoft MVP. As a senior hands’ on technology and business consultant with over 20 years of industry experience, David enjoys developing applications on the Microsoft platforms, specializing in large system architecture and design. David focus is on helping clients migrate and build new applications on Microsoft technologies, as well as helping to mentor and train their staffs. David is a is a frequent speaker/trainer at user group, industry events and private company events around the world. Antarctica is the only continent David hasn't been on and he is accepting invitations. David has been on the author team of multiple .NET and Dynamics related books . He lives in Colorado with his wife. You can read his blogs at

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Microsoft MVP

Mark also known as nz365guy has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer for over ten years. He is worked with Microsoft Business Applications for over 15 years in various countries around the world for companies large and small. Mark cares about the people in this industry and wants to do everything he can to see as many people skilled and enabled to maximise their lives and careers. He can be found online at and is always open to helping anyone in the Microsoft Business Applications community to reach their full potential. Feel free to connect with him today.

George Doubinski

George Doubinski

Microsoft MVP

Architect. Coder. Author. Blogger. Speaker. Trainer. Specialist in all things difficult. If you cannot find George online committing code to github, writing for, talking on, or presenting at a conference, it must be a rare occasion when he sleeps, spends time with the family or travels from A to B.