Microsoft Power Platform Developer Training (PL-400)

Course 8588

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Language: English
  • Level: Advanced

This 5-Day Advanced Microsoft Power Platform Developer course will utilise hands-on labs to teach you how to build Power Apps, Automate Flows, and extend the platform to complete business requirements and solve complex business problems!

Microsoft Power Platform helps organizations optimize operations by simplifying, automating, and transforming business tasks and processes.

PL-400 Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

PL-400 Course Benefits

Create a technical design

Configure Common Data Service

Create and configure Power AppsConfigure business process automationExtend the user experienceExtend the platformDevelop Integrations

Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching

PL-400 Training Outline


Attendees should have already taken Learning Tree Course 8585, Microsoft Power Platform App Maker Training (PL-100) and Learning Tree Course 8587, Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant Training (PL-200), or have equivalent experience before attending this advanced course.

Who should attend?

Candidates for this course design, develop, secure, and troubleshoot Power Platform solutions. Candidates implement components of a solution that include application enhancements, custom user experience, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualisations. In addition, candidates will gain applied knowledge of Power Platform services, including an in-depth understanding of capabilities, boundaries, and constraints. Candidates should have development experience that includes JavaScript, JSON, TypeScript, C#, HTML, .NET, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, RESTful Web Services, ASP.NET, and Power BI.

Exam information

This class prepares an individual for Exam PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer.

This module introduces you to creating a model-driven app in Power Apps that uses Common Data Service.


  • Introduction to model-driven apps and Common Data Service
  • Get started with model-driven apps in Power Apps
  • Create and manage entities in Common Data Service
  • Create and manage fields within an entity in Common Data Service
  • Working with option sets in Common Data Service
  • Create a relationship between entities in Common Data Service
  • Define and create business rules in Common Data Service
  • Create and define calculation or rollup fields in Common Data Service
  • Get started with security roles in Common Data Service

This module introduces you to Power Apps, helps you create and customise an app, and then manage and distribute it. It will also show you how to provide the best app navigation and build the best UI using themes, icons, images, personalisation, different form factors, and controls.


  • Get started with Power Apps
  • Customise a canvas app in Power Apps
  • Manage apps in Power Apps
  • Navigation in a canvas app in Power Apps
  • How to build the UI in a canvas app in Power Apps
  • Use and understand Controls in a canvas app in Power Apps
  • Document and test your Power Apps application

This module will help you use advanced formulas and perform custom updates, performance checks, and testing. It will also help you improve the user's experience, use custom connectors and focus on working with data source limits.


  • Use imperative development techniques for canvas apps in Power Apps
  • Author an advanced formula that uses tables, records, and collections in a canvas app in Power Apps
  • Perform custom updates in a Power Apps canvas app
  • Complete testing and performance checks in a Power Apps canvas app
  • Work with relational data in a Power Apps canvas app
  • Work with data source limits (delegation limits) in a Power Apps canvas app
  • Connecting to other data in a Power Apps canvas app
  • Use custom connectors in a Power Apps canvas app

This module introduces you to Power Automate and teaches you how to build workflows and administer flows.


  • Get started with Power Automate
  • Build more complex flows with Power Automate
  • Introduction to business process flows in Power Automate
  • Create an immersive business process flow in Power Automate
  • Understand advanced business process flow concepts in Power Automate
  • Introduction to expressions in Power Automate

This module is the first step in learning about the platform, tools, and the ecosystem of the Power Platform


  • Introduction to Power Platform developer resources
  • Use developer tools to extend the Power Platform
  • Introduction to extending the Microsoft Power Platform

This module looks at the tools and resources needed for extending the Power Platform. We'll start by looking at the SDKs, the extensibility model, and the event framework. This learning path also covers when to use plug-ins, the configuration of plug-ins, and registering and deploying plug-ins.


  • Introduction to Common Data Service for developers
  • Extend plug-ins

This module describes how to create client scripting, perform everyday actions with client script, and automate business process flow. Learn about what client scripts can do, rules, and maintaining scripts. Discover when to use client script and when not to use client script.


  • Introduction to web resources
  • Performing everyday actions with client script
  • Automate business process flows with client script

This module describes how to start with Power Apps Component Framework with an introductory module on the core concepts and components. Then it shows you how to build a component and work with advanced Power Apps Component Framework features.


  • Get started with the Power Apps component framework
  • Build a Power Apps component
  • Use advanced features with the Power Apps component framework

This module describes transforming a content portal into a full web app interacting with Common Data Service. We will also cover the options for customers and developers to extend the portal functionality and integrate it with Office 365, Power Platform, and Azure components.


  • Introduction to Power Apps portals
  • Access Common Data Service in Power Apps portals
  • Extend Power Apps portals
  • Build custom Power Apps portals and web templates

This module describes how to integrate with Common Data Service using code by learning about Common Data Service API. Get an in-depth overview of options available with Common Data Service to integrate data and events to Azure.


  • Work with Common Data Service Web API
  • Integrate Common Data Service Azure solutions

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PL-400 Course FAQs

Yes, this class replaces Learning Tree class 8562: Microsoft PowerApps + Dynamics 365 Developer and Microsoft Exam MB-400.