Create and Manage Canvas Apps with Power Apps (PL-7001)

Course 8709

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

Create your own data model and canvas app to support a scenario for a fictional company. You're provided high-level specifications on the custom tables, columns, and canvas app needed to complete this project.

PL-7001 Course Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

  • Upskill your whole team by bringing Private Team Training to your facility.

PL-7001 Course Information

In this course, you will:

  • Gain practical experience in building custom apps through guided exercises and projects.
  • Learn all aspects of Power Apps canvas apps, including user interface building and working with external data.
  • Customize apps to meet specific requirements, such as theme adjustments and personalization.
  • Develop proficiency in integrating external data sources into your apps.
  • Acquire skills in publishing, sharing, and maintaining canvas apps for seamless deployment and management.


Candidates should understand application development, be familiar with writing formulas similar to those in Excel, and have experience with creating, reading, updating, and deleting data.

PL-7001 Course Outline

  • Introduction to Power Apps
  • Start Power Apps
  • Exercise: Create Your First App in Power Apps
  • Power Apps Data Sources
  • Exercise: Create an App from Excel using Copilot
  • Use Power Apps with Power Automate and Power BI
  • Designing a Power Apps App
  • Check Your Knowledge
  • Improve Your App by Making Basic Customizations
  • Explore Controls and Screens in Canvas Apps
  • Exercise: Introduction to Formulas in Canvas Apps
  • Exercise: Create Basic Screen Navigation for a Canvas App
  • Check Your Knowledge
  • Use Themes to Quickly Change the Appearance of Your App
  • Brand a Control
  • Icons
  • Images
  • Personalization
  • Build for Phones or Tablets
  • Exercise: Create and Adjust UI for a New Canvas App
  • Check Your Knowledge
  • Introduction
  • Data-Source Overview
  • Add a Data Source
  • Add Office 365 Users to Your Application
  • Display and Interact with Your Data in a Gallery
  • Move Data Between Collections and Data Sources by Using Collect
  • Exercise: Work with External Data in a Canvas App
  • Check Your Knowledge
  • Introduction to Forms
  • Form Modes
  • Adding and Customizing an Edit Form
  • Submit Your Form
  • Special Properties
  • Exercise: Working with Forms
  • Check Your Knowledge
  • Introduction
  • Exercise: Publish Your App
  • Exercise: Share Your App
  • Exercise: Maintain Your App
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Check Your Knowledge
  • Introduction
  • Prepare
  • Exercise: Create a Canvas App that Connects to a Data Source
  • Knowledge Check

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No. Applied Skills credentials are not replacing Certifications. We are expanding our credentialing portfolio to better meet the needs of our learners and customers by allowing people to validate particular skill sets with this new offering.

Certifications are role-based and evaluate a broader range of skills needed to be successful in critical roles that organizations need to be successful in today's rapidly changing technical environment.

Applied Skills credentials are scenario-based and evaluate a narrower skill set specific to an organization's critical business problem or challenge.

If you want to demonstrate that you have the range of skills needed to succeed in a given job role, a Certification is the right way to go. If you want to validate your skills on a specific business problem or scenario your organization faces, an Applied Skills credential will make more sense.

Here are some key differentiators between Certifications and Applied Skills:

  • Breadth of skills validated: Certifications typically validate 4-6 skill sets, while Applied Skills validate one specific skill set.
  • Focus: Certifications are job role-based, while Applied Skills are product-based.
  • Purpose: Certifications validate skills needed for the technical aspects of job roles that leverage Microsoft solutions and technologies. Applied Skills validate specific scenarios hindering an organization's digital transform organization's

Many of the Applied Skills credentials can be used to help you prepare for Certification exams. Because Applied Skills are awarded based on performance within a lab, that experience may set you up for success on a Certification. All role-based Certification exams require experience, so earning an Applied Skills credential is one way to get some of the experience needed to pass the exam. However, not all skills assessed on a Certification exam will have an associated Applied Skills assessment lab, so you should not rely on Applied Skills alone. Visit how to prepare for a Certification exam.

If you want to demonstrate that you have skill sets that the Certification did not assess, are "Certification adjacent," or are needed for a specific project that you would like to do or are working on, an applied skill credential would be a great way to show your employer and peers that you have those skills and the skills validated by your Certification.

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