How I passed PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals Exam


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After completing the Microsoft Power Up Program which is a three-month, free training program that helps non-technical professionals start a career in low-code application development using Microsoft Power Platform I knew that the next step was to take the PL-900 exam, which I passed.

I found it difficult to find blogs from people who had passed the PL-900 exam, so I want to share my experience studying for the exam in the hope that it will help others.

Here's what I did:

Since I had already covered most of the content in the Microsoft Power Up Program, I was able to prepare for the PL-900 exam in just two weeks using only free resources.

Resources I used:

  1. Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals learning path.

  2. freeCodeCamp's Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals (PL-900) — Full Course Pass the Exam!

Practise Tests:

The ones I took were:

  1. Microsoft's Practice Assessment for Exam PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

  2. Exampro's Free Practice Exam

Taking practice tests was the most helpful part of my exam preparation because they covered topics that were not covered in the study resources. This gave me a good overview of the types of questions that would be asked on the exam.

I failed the first attempt, reviewed each question and made notes in a Notion template, regardless of whether I got the question right or wrong. I then repeated the practice tests until I scored above 90%. This gave me the confidence that I was ready for the exam.

The Exam Experience:

The exam had 39 questions and 40 minutes to complete so I knew it was a race against time.

The practice test questions were invaluable in helping me to learn the concepts and how to apply them to real-world business scenarios, as they were structured the same way as the exam questions.

Having fundamental hands-on experience in the Power Platform will also give you a significant advantage.

I hope this helps!

Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn if you have questions about the exam or the certification.