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The Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test uses scenario-based multiple choice questions to evaluate candidates on their ability to design and develop custom solutions using the Power Platform. Key skills and topics evaluated in the test include proficiency in Power Apps development, Power Automate development, Power BI development, Microsoft Dataverse, data modeling, plugin development, custom connectors, and Azure Functions.

Covered skills:

  • Power BI
  • Power Apps Develpoment
  • Power Automate
  • Programming Ability

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Microsoft Power Platform Developer Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Power Platform Developers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Able to create interactive and visually appealing reports using Power BI
  • Capable of building functional and user-friendly applications using Power Apps
  • Proficient in automating business processes with Power Automate
  • Skilled in writing efficient and error-free code
  • Competent in data modeling and visualization with Power BI
  • Experienced in configuring and customizing Power Apps components
  • Knowledgeable in designing and implementing automated workflows with Power Automate
  • Familiar with Power Query for data transformation and manipulation
  • Able to integrate Power Apps with external systems and services
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills in Power Platform development
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

Why we started Adaface
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Data Filtering
Report Development
M Language
Data Visualization
Solve
You are creating a Power BI report where users need to dynamically filter data based on a range of dates. The report has a Sales table with columns Date, ProductID, and Amount. You decide to use a Power Query parameter to allow users to select a start and end date, which will then filter the Sales table accordingly. The parameter is named DateRange and has a type of List. You need to write a Power Query M formula to filter the Sales table based on the selected date range. The DateRange parameter contains two dates: the first item is the start date, and the second item is the end date. How should the M formula be structured to achieve this functionality?
A: Table.SelectRows(Sales, each [Date] >= DateRange{0} and [Date] <= DateRange{1})

B: Sales{[Date] >= DateRange{0}, [Date] <= DateRange{1}}

C: Table.FilterRows(Sales, each [Date] >= List.First(DateRange) and [Date] <= List.Last(DateRange))

D: Table.SelectRows(Sales, each [Date] >= List.First(DateRange) and [Date] <= List.Last(DateRange))

E: Filter.Table(Sales, [Date] >= DateRange{0}, [Date] <= DateRange{1})

Medium

Many-to-one error
Data Modeling
Solve
Consider the following two tables in Power BI:
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We received the following error when we tried to set many-to-one cardinality between devices to users tables: “The cardinality you selected isn’t valid for this relationship”. What should we do before creating the many-to-one relationship?

Medium

Power Query Functions
Power Query
Solve
Review the following Microsoft SQL Server table:
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Complete the following Power Query formula used to create a custom column to replace the numbers present in last 11 characters of ISBN with 11 ‘*’. Example ‘978-0-365-51051-4’ is converted to ‘978-0-***-*****-*’
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A: Text.Insert
B: Text.Replace
C: Text.Start
D: Text.End

Medium

Approval Chain with Dynamic Routing
Approvals
Conditions
Flow Design
Solve
You're tasked with building a Power Automate flow for a purchase order approval system. Here are the requirements:

1. Initiation: The flow starts when a purchase order is submitted via a SharePoint list.
2. Initial Approval: The purchase order should first be routed to the submitter's direct manager (information available in SharePoint).
3. Conditional High-Value Routing:
    - If the purchase order value is over $5000, it requires an additional approval from the department head.
    - If the value is $5000 or less, proceed directly to final processing.
4. Final Processing: Upon all approvals, update the purchase order status in the SharePoint list and send a confirmation email.
Which of the following is the valid approach?
OPTION A:
    - Initialize two string variables: 'Manager Approval' and 'Department Head Approval'.
    - 'Get manager (V2)' to store the submitter's manager email in 'Manager Approval'.
    - 'Start and wait for an approval' (Approval type: Approve/Reject - First to respond) using 'Manager Approval'.
    - 'Condition': Purchase order value is greater than 5000.
        - If yes: Set 'Department Head Approval' with department head's email and start another approval.
        - If no: Proceed to final processing steps.

OPTION B:
    - 'Get manager (V2)' to retrieve the submitter's manager email.
    - 'Start and wait for an approval' (Approval type: Approve/Reject - First to respond) using the manager's email.
    - 'Condition': Purchase order value is greater than or equal to 5000.
        - If yes: Proceed to final processing steps.
        - If no: 'Get manager (V2)' to retrieve department head's email, followed by another 'Start and wait for an approval'.
OPTION C:
    - 'Start and wait for an approval' (Approval type: Approve/Reject - Everyone must approve)
    - Add both the submitter's manager and the department head as approvers.
    - 'Condition': Purchase order value is greater than 5000.
        - If yes: Proceed to final processing steps.
        - If no: Set status to 'Rejected' in the SharePoint list.

OPTION D:
    - 'Get manager (V2)' to retrieve the submitter's manager email.
    - 'Start and wait for an approval' (Approval type: Approve/Reject - First to respond) using the manager's email.
    - Create a parallel branch.
        - Branch 1: 'Start and wait for an approval' with department head's email (retrieved from SharePoint).
        - Branch 2: 'Condition' to check if the purchase order value is greater than 5000.

OPTION E:
    - Initialize a 'Department Head Approval' string variable.
    - 'Start and wait for an approval' (Approval type: Approve/Reject - First to respond).
    - 'Condition': Purchase order value is greater than 5000.
        - If yes: Assign 'Department Head Approval' variable with department head's email (retrieved from SharePoint).
        - If no: Proceed to final processing steps.
    - 'Start and wait for an approval' (Approval type: Approve/Reject - First to respond) using the 'Department Head Approval' variable.

Medium

Implementing a Custom API Call
API integration
HTTP requests
JSON parsing
Solve
You are tasked with integrating Power Automate with a custom REST API to retrieve information about project tasks. The API endpoint is https://api.customdomain.com/tasks and requires an API key for authentication. The endpoint responds with a JSON payload containing an array of tasks, where each task has id, title, description, status, and dueDate. Your objective is to parse this response to filter tasks that are "In Progress" and have a dueDate within the next 7 days. The filtered tasks should then be formatted into an HTML table and sent in an email notification.

Given the JSON schema for the task object is:
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Write the expression used in the 'Filter array' action to achieve the filtering criteria, and provide the schema to parse the API response in the 'Parse JSON' action. Additionally, outline the steps to format the filtered tasks into an HTML table.
A: Use the expression @equals(item()['status'], 'In Progress') && @lessOrEquals(item()['dueDate'], addDays(utcNow(), 7)) for the 'Filter array' action. In the 'Parse JSON' action, manually enter the provided JSON schema. To format into an HTML table, use a 'Select' action to transform the filtered array into HTML string elements for each task, then concatenate these strings in a 'Compose' action.

B: The filtering logic is not directly supported in Power Automate without custom code. Use an Azure Function to process and filter the API response.

C: Use the OData filter query directly on the custom API call to filter tasks by 'status' and 'dueDate' before parsing the JSON response.

D: Implement a 'Data Operations - Filter array' action with the expression item().status == 'In Progress' && item().dueDate <= addDays(utcNow(), 7) and use the JSON schema as is. For formatting, use a 'Data Operations - Compose' action to manually construct the HTML table from the filtered tasks.

E: For the 'Filter array' action, write the expression item()['status'] == 'In Progress' && item()['dueDate'] <= formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(), 7), 'yyyy-MM-dd'). Use the provided JSON schema in the 'Parse JSON' action. For the HTML table, iterate over the filtered tasks with an 'Apply to each' action, building the HTML table string dynamically.

F: Filtering and formatting tasks as described require preprocessing the JSON response in a script before using Power Automate, as Power Automate does not support complex data manipulations.

Medium

Streamlining Customer Feedback
Text analytics
Sentiment analysis
Power BI integration
Solve
You have been assigned to develop a Power Automate flow that streamlines the process of analyzing customer feedback collected through a web form. The feedback is initially stored in a Microsoft Forms response and includes customer ratings and open-ended comments. Your objective is to perform sentiment analysis on the comments using Cognitive Services Text Analytics, categorize the feedback based on sentiment (Positive, Neutral, Negative), and then summarize the results in a Power BI report for further analysis and visualization.

The flow should automatically trigger upon new form submission, extract the comment from the form response, perform sentiment analysis using the Text Analytics API, categorize the feedback, and store the results in a SQL database table named "FeedbackAnalysis". The table has columns for FeedbackID, Comment, SentimentScore, and SentimentCategory.

Given this scenario, how should you configure your flow to efficiently handle the feedback analysis, categorization, and data storage for Power BI reporting?
A: Implement a flow that triggers with the 'When an item is created' action in a SharePoint list, assuming a separate process transfers form responses to the list. For each new item, extract the comment and use the 'Detect Sentiment' action from the Text Analytics connector. After categorizing the sentiment, store the results in the "FeedbackAnalysis" SQL table and configure Power BI to visualize the data.

B: Manually trigger the flow for batches of form responses. Aggregate the comments in a 'Data Operations - Compose' action. Use the Text Analytics connector's 'Detect Sentiment' action for batch processing of comments. Store the sentiment analysis results directly in a SharePoint list, then use Power BI to import the SharePoint list data for reporting.

C: Set up a scheduled flow to run at the end of each day, collecting all the day's form responses using a 'List records' action. For each comment, use the 'Detect Sentiment' action from the Text Analytics connector. Categorize the feedback based on the sentiment score thresholds defined in a 'Switch' control. Insert categorized feedback into the "FeedbackAnalysis" table and refresh a Power BI dataset for real-time reporting.

D: Use a 'When a new response is submitted' trigger for Microsoft Forms. Extract the comment using 'Get response details'. Utilize the pre-built Text Analytics connector's 'Detect Sentiment' action for sentiment analysis. Determine the feedback category based on sentiment score thresholds using a 'Condition' control. Insert the feedback, sentiment score, and category into the "FeedbackAnalysis" SQL table. Integrate the SQL data with Power BI for dynamic reporting.

E: Configure a flow that triggers on a weekly basis, using a 'Get responses' action to collect feedback from Microsoft Forms. Manually send each comment to the Text Analytics API using custom code in an Azure Function. Store the analysis results in a Cosmos DB, and use Azure Synapse to process the data for Power BI reporting.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Data Filtering
Report Development
M Language
Data Visualization

2 mins

Power BI
Solve

Medium

Many-to-one error
Data Modeling

2 mins

Power BI
Solve

Medium

Power Query Functions
Power Query

2 mins

Power BI
Solve

Medium

Approval Chain with Dynamic Routing
Approvals
Conditions
Flow Design

3 mins

Power Automate
Solve

Medium

Implementing a Custom API Call
API integration
HTTP requests
JSON parsing

3 mins

Power Automate
Solve

Medium

Streamlining Customer Feedback
Text analytics
Sentiment analysis
Power BI integration

3 mins

Power Automate
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Data Filtering
Report Development
M Language
Data Visualization
Power BI
Medium2 mins
Solve
Many-to-one error
Data Modeling
Power BI
Medium2 mins
Solve
Power Query Functions
Power Query
Power BI
Medium2 mins
Solve
Approval Chain with Dynamic Routing
Approvals
Conditions
Flow Design
Power Automate
Medium3 mins
Solve
Implementing a Custom API Call
API integration
HTTP requests
JSON parsing
Power Automate
Medium3 mins
Solve
Streamlining Customer Feedback
Text analytics
Sentiment analysis
Power BI integration
Power Automate
Medium3 mins
Solve
Reason #4

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With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!


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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


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About the Microsoft Power Platform Developer Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test?

The Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Understanding data modeling and visualization in Power BI
  • Building interactive reports and dashboards in Power BI
  • Creating and managing dataflows in Power BI
  • Developing custom visuals and extensions in Power BI
  • Using DAX for data analysis and calculations in Power BI
  • Designing and developing canvas and model-driven apps in Power Apps
  • Working with Power Apps components and controls
  • Integrating Power Apps with SharePoint and other data sources
  • Automating business processes with Power Automate
  • Creating and managing flows with Power Automate

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test?

  • Microsoft Power Platform Development

    Microsoft Power Platform Development refers to the ability to design, build, and deploy solutions using the Microsoft Power Platform. This platform encompasses a set of tools and technologies that enable the creation of custom business applications, data analytics, and process automation. Measuring this skill in the test allows recruiters to assess a candidate's proficiency in leveraging this platform to create tailored solutions to meet business needs.

  • Power Apps Development

    Power Apps Development involves the creation of low-code and no-code applications using the Power Apps platform. This skill measures a candidate's ability to design and implement user-friendly interfaces, connect to various data sources, and develop custom business logic. Evaluating this skill in the test enables recruiters to gauge a candidate's proficiency in creating scalable and efficient applications with minimal coding.

  • Power Automate Development

    Power Automate Development focuses on the ability to build automated workflows and business processes using the Power Automate platform. This skill assesses a candidate's expertise in designing, configuring, and integrating workflows across multiple systems and applications. Measuring this skill in the test allows recruiters to evaluate a candidate's proficiency in streamlining and automating organizational processes.

  • Power BI Development

    Power BI Development involves the creation of interactive dashboards, reports, and visualizations using the Power BI platform. This skill measures a candidate's capability to connect to data sources, transform and model data, and design compelling visual representations. Assessing this skill in the test enables recruiters to determine a candidate's proficiency in leveraging data analytics and visualization tools to extract valuable insights for decision-making.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test to be based on.

    Power BI visuals
    Power BI data sources
    Power BI report filters
    Power BI DAX functions
    Power BI dashboard design
    Power Apps canvas apps
    Power Apps formulas
    Power Apps connectors
    Power Apps galleries
    Power Automate triggers
    Power Automate actions
    Power Automate approvals
    Power Automate expressions
    Power Automate error handling
    Power Query transformations
    Power Query data connectors
    Power Query data cleansing
    Power BI datasets
    Power Apps screens
    Power Apps data types
    Power Apps forms
    Power Automate conditions
    Power Automate loop iterations
    Power Automate variables
    Power Query data shaping
    Power Query data modeling
    Power BI report filtering
    Power Apps components
    Power Apps data sources
    Power Apps navigation
    Power Automate approvals
    Power Automate error handling
    Power Automate expressions
    Power Query data loading
    Power Query data transformation
    Power Query data merging
    Power BI data modeling
    Power BI report formatting
    Power Apps screens customization
    Power Apps data validation
    Power Apps formulas
    Power Automate triggers and actions
    Power Automate error handling
    Power Query data types
    Power BI report visualization
    Power BI measures
    Power Apps data integration
    Power Apps controls customization
    Power Automate conditions and loops
    Power Automate variables and expressions
    Power Query data aggregations
    Power Query data source transformations
    Power Query data filtering
    Power BI report drill-through
    Power BI report interactivity
    Power Apps app sharing
    Power Apps app security
    Power Automate approvals and notifications

What roles can I use the Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test for?

  • Power Platform Developer
  • Power Apps Developer
  • Power Automate Developer
  • Power BI Developer
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer

How is the Microsoft Power Platform Developer Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Implementing error handling and exception management in code
  • Understanding and utilizing Power Platform connectors and APIs
  • Working with advanced data transformations in Power BI
  • Designing and implementing complex Power Apps formulas
  • Integrating Power Apps with Power Automate for workflow automation
  • Optimizing Power Automate flows for performance and efficiency
  • Applying security and authorization settings in Power Platform
  • Implementing data governance and compliance in Power BI
  • Building scalable and maintainable Power Apps solutions
  • Troubleshooting and debugging Power Platform applications

The coding question for experienced candidates will be of a higher difficulty level to evaluate more hands-on experience.

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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


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Microsoft Power Platform Developer Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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