PL-500 Microsoft Power Automate RPA Developer

Candidates for this course automate time-consuming and repetitive tasks by using Microsoft Power Automate.


Candidates for this course automate time-consuming and repetitive tasks by using Microsoft Power Automate. They review solution requirements, create process documentation, and design, develop, troubleshoot, and evaluate solutions. Candidates work with business stakeholders to improve and automate business workflows. They collaborate with administrators to deploy solutions to production environments, and they support solutions.


Candidates should have experience with JSON, cloud flows and Azure services, integrating solutions with REST and SOAP services, analyzing data by using Microsoft Excel, VBScript, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), HTML, JavaScript, one or more programming languages, and the Microsoft Power Platform suite of tools (AI Builder, Power Apps, Dataverse, and Power Virtual Agents).

Course Duration

4 Days

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Power Automate for desktop
  • Console overview
  • Flow designer overview
  • Create a simple flow
  • Exercise – Create and run a simple flow
  • Introducing to Power Automate for desktop development
  • Create a flow in the flow designer
  • Create conditionals and loops
  • Using subflows
  • Test and debug flows
  • Manage UI elements and images
  • Deploy exception handling
  • Set up the environment
  • Explore Power Automate for desktop
  • Create your first Power Automate for desktop flow
  • Record Power Automate for desktop actions
  • Edit and test recorded actions
  • Set up in Power Automate
  • Define an input variable
  • Set input variables
  • Define output variables
  • Add UI elements and test
  • Setup process in Power Automate
  • Build a cloud flow that’s triggered in Outlook
  • Test your new flow
  • Setup in Power Automate for desktop
  • Create a new cloud flow
  • Connect your cloud and desktop flows
  • Test your new connection
  • Solution setup in Power Automate
  • Create a form processing flow
  • Add fields and collections of documents
  • Analyze and train a model
  • Integrate the model into a cloud flow
  • Work from an existing solution in Power Automate
  • Create an approval solution
  • Integrate with an existing desktop flow
  • Build communication with Outlook
  • Test and run a flow
  • Set up an unattended desktop flow
  • Create a new cloud flow that calls an existing flow in unattended mode
  • Perform a test run
  • Best practices
  • Get familiar with process advisor
  • Create your first recording
  • Edit recordings and group actions
  • Analyze recordings an interpret results
  • Automation recommendations
  • Introducing variables
  • Create, edit, and use variables
  • Variable data types
  • Advanced data types
  • Input and output variables
  • Variable manipulation
  • Sensitive variables
  • Exercise – Create, access and manipulate variables
  • Introduction to loops
  • Loop actions
  • Simple loop actions
  • For each loop actions
  • Loop condition actions
  • Exercise – Loops
  • Introduction to conditional actions
  • Conditional actions
  • The If group of actions
  • The Switch group of actions
  • Introduction to the Power Automate for desktop recorder
  • Create desktop flows using the recorder
  • Exercise – Use the recorder to automate web applications
  • Exercise – Use the recorder to automate desktop applications
  • Introduction
  • About exceptions
  • Exception handling
  • Exercise – Exception handling
  • Introduction
  • Folder actions
  • File actions
  • Exercise – Create a backup copy of the desktop folder
  • Introducing web automation
  • Launch, close, and handle browsers
  • Handle web pages and forms
  • Extract data from web pages
  • Direct web access and scripting
  • Exercise – Extract stocks from MSN
  • Introduction
  • UI elements
  • Window handling and element interaction
  • Introduction
  • Launch, save, and close an Excel file
  • Read from an Excel document
  • Write to an Excel worksheet
  • Additional actions and features
  • Manage worksheets
  • Exercise – Organize data in a spreadsheet
  • Introducing email automation
  • Automate webmail services
  • Automate Outlook
  • Automate Exchange servers
  • Exercise – Confirm the submission of support tickets
  • Introduction
  • System and workstation actions
  • Services actions
  • Introduction to message boxes
  • Message box actions
  • Exercise – Use message boxes to communicate
  • Introduction
  • Text handling actions
  • Date time actions
  • Exercise – Text actions
  • Introduction
  • Mouse and keyboard actions
  • Exercise – Simulate mouse and keyboard actions
  • Introduction to running Power Automate desktop flows from cloud flows
  • Run a Power Automate desktop flow from a cloud flow
  • Exercise – Create a cloud flow that calls a Power Automate desktop flow
  • Introduction
  • Active Directory actions
  • Exercise – Create a new Active Directory user
  • Introduction
  • Scripting actions
  • Exercise – Calculate modulo with VBScript
  • Exercise – Use Java Script to find the last day of the current month
  • Introducing OCR technologies
  • OCR actions
  • Exercise – Extract data from images
  • Introduction
  • Demo of the maker portal experience
  • Explore custom connector configuration options
  • Exercise – Create a new connector in a solution
  • Use a custom connector
  • Exercise – Use a connector from Power Automate
  • Introduction
  • Authentication options
  • Use APIs with Azure AD
  • Configure Azure Active Directory authentication
  • Use graph API from custom connector
  • Share and move between environments
  • Introduction
  • Identify Microsoft Power Platform environments
  • Data Loss Prevention policies
  • Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence Starter Kit
  • Exercise – Create a Power Platform environment

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