Want to learn about Microsoft Power Platform Certifications but don’t know where to start? Here are some tips!
Note: All information and screenshots are correct at time of writing but may be different in future as Microsoft certifications are subject to change (and often do!)
Which Power Platform-related certifications are available?
Power Platform-related certification can be found here on Microsoft Learn:
You’ll see several certifications with exams prefixed with PL- which cover various Power Platform services such as Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI.
However, note that you’ll also see certifications with exams containing different prefixes such as MB- and DP- as some certifications overlap with other non-Power Platform services such as Dynamics 365 and Azure Data Platform.
Which Power Platform-specific certifications are available?
Power Platform-specific certifications can be found here on the Microsoft Certifications poster:
OK, so we now have the following Power Platform-specific certifications:
- Power Platform Fundamentals - Exam PL-900
- Power Platform App Maker Associate - Exam PL-100
- Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate - Exam PL-200
- Power BI Data Analyst Associate - Exam PL-300
- Power Platform Developer Associate - Exam PL-400
- Power Automate RPA Developer Associate - Exam PL-500
- Power Platform Solution Architect Expert - Exam PL-600
Which certification should I aim for next?
Some of us like to start with Fundamentals, whereas others completely ignore Fundamentals and jump straight to Associate or Expert level certifications.
Some of us cherry-pick the certifications we want, whereas others like to collect them all! 😄
To help decide which certification to aim for next, check out the Microsoft Power Platform training and certifications guide:
It contains a lot of training and certifications advice, including the following suggested training journeys:
- Training journey for citizen developers and IT Pros
- Training journey for developers
- Training journey for data analysts
For example, the suggested training journey for developers looks like this:
Microsoft training and certification guides for all platforms (Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Power Platform & Security) can be found here:
Whichever certification you are aiming for next, I wish you good luck! 🙌