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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant Test

About the test:

The Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant Test uses scenario-based multiple choice questions to evaluate candidates on their ability to implement and configure solutions using the Power Platform. Key skills and topics evaluated in the test include knowledge of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Dataverse, business process automation, data modeling, and solution design.


9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Microsoft Dynamics 365 Functional Consultant - Power Platforms



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant 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:

  • Proficient in creating and manipulating data visualizations using Power BI
  • Ability to develop and customize business applications using Power Apps
  • Skilled in creating and automating workflows using Power Automate
  • Expertise in designing and implementing data models in Power BI
  • Knowledgeable in integrating Power Apps and Power Automate with other Microsoft and third-party services
  • Able to understand and optimize Power Platform solutions based on business requirements
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues in Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate
  • Familiarity with data connectors, gateways, and data refresh in Power BI
  • Experience in creating canvas apps and model-driven apps in Power Apps
  • Proficiency in configuring and managing approvals and notifications in Power Automate
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.

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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 Functional Consultant 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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customers in 75 countries
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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 Functional Consultant 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 Functional Consultant 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.

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Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


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About the Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant Online Test

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

The Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant 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:

  • Creating interactive dashboards using Power BI
  • Designing and developing custom Power Apps
  • Automating business processes using Power Automate
  • Implementing data modeling and visualization in Power BI
  • Building canvas apps using Power Apps
  • Configuring and managing data gateways in Power BI
  • Developing custom connectors in Power Automate
  • Optimizing Power Apps for performance and scalability
  • Working with DAX formulas in Power BI
  • Implementing security and access controls in Power Apps

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 Functional Consultant Test?

  • Power Platform

    The Power Platform is a suite of low-code/no-code tools that allows users to build custom business apps, automate workflows, and analyze data without extensive coding knowledge. It includes tools like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. Measuring this skill in the test ensures that candidates are proficient in using these tools to create efficient and scalable solutions for businesses.

  • Functional Consulting

    Functional consulting refers to the ability to understand business requirements and translate them into effective technology solutions. For a Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant, this involves analyzing client needs, designing application features, and configuring the Power Platform tools to meet those requirements. Measuring this skill in the test helps assess a candidate's ability to effectively bridge the gap between business requirements and technical implementations.

  • 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 Functional Consultant Test to be based on.

    Power BI visuals
    Power BI data modeling
    Power BI data sources
    Power BI DAX expressions
    Power BI aggregations
    Power Apps canvas apps
    Power Apps data integration
    Power Apps formulas
    Power Apps controls
    Power Automate connectors
    Power Automate flows
    Power Automate approvals
    Power Automate error handling
    Power Platform administration
    Power Platform security
    Power Platform solutions
    Power Platform data integration
    Microsoft Dataverse
    PowerApps portals
    Power Automate triggers
    Power Automate actions
    Power Automate conditions
    Power BI workspaces
    Power BI dashboards
    Power BI measures
    Power BI report publishing
    Power BI data transformation
    Power Apps component frameworks
    Power Apps low-code development
    Power Apps app templates
    Data modeling best practices
    Data visualization best practices

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

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Functional Consultant - Power Platform
  • Power Platform Associate

How is the Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant 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

  • Building complex flows in Power Automate
  • Creating calculated measures and hierarchies in Power BI
  • Integrating Power Apps with external systems
  • Using expressions and formulas in Power Apps
  • Designing and implementing approval processes in Power Automate
  • Implementing row-level security in Power BI
  • Building responsive and accessible Power Apps
  • Connecting Power Automate with SharePoint and Teams
  • Using advanced data transformation techniques in Power BI
  • Implementing data validation and error handling in Power Apps
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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 Functional Consultant 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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