Start Your Microsoft Consulting Career in 12-Weeks

If you’re looking to work in the IT industry, you already know how hard it is to get your start. At PLA we have developed, hands down, the best solution available. We leverage our Microsoft solution consultants to deliver the best live instruction classes in the industry. Ready to take your passion for technology and turn it into a new career? Classes are filling up, apply today!

Students accepted into the academy can expect:

Next Class -
Dec. 9 Minneapolis, MN

$58k + Starting Salary

Infinite Career Possibilities

The Power Learn Academy Difference

Power Learn Academy is the most successful program in the Microsoft ecosystem because we only accept individuals we can place. That means they have the drive to succeed, the ability to learn fast – at our pace, and excellent communication and trust building skills. Did you notice we didn’t say experience in tech? That’s
because we provide that piece of the puzzle.

What is the Power Platform Certified Functional Consultant Course?

Power Learn Apprentices that graduate from this course know how to use technology to automate business processes. At the end of the class, they can create custom business applications, automate workflows, and streamline business processes.

This is a 12-week hybrid course that includes lecture and labs. All materials required for the class will be provided, other than pencil and paper.

What Will I Learn in This Course?

This Course is designed to help you pass the MS PL-200 exam, you will learn how to:

Computer Science Fundamentals
  • Describe what Computer Science is
  • Understand the Five Areas of Computer Science
Microsoft Office Suite Proficiency
  • Use and build a Microsoft Word document that outlines a customer’s core requirements
  • Use Microsoft Outlook to setup signatures and send well-written emails and appointments
  • Setup, join and effectively navigate a meeting on Microsoft Teams
  • Use and build Excel documents that contain expressions and calculations
  • Design easy-to-read and clearly present a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Question, listen, and document notes and customer requirements in OneNote
Project Management and Development
  • Build a set of user stories in Azure DevOps and move stories through a SCRUM board
  • Develop a simple console application in C#.Net that provides input/output functionality
  • Develop advanced SQL queries to retrieve data from a database
  • Migrate and integrate data using the data migration tool and SSIS/Kingswaysoft add-in
Microsoft Dynamics Configuration
  • Configure the Microsoft Dynamics for Sales Module
  • Configure the Microsoft Dynamics for Marketing Module
  • Configure the Microsoft Dynamics for Customer Service Application
  • Configure the Microsoft Dynamics for Project Operations Application
  • Configure the Microsoft Dynamics for Field Services Application
Power Platform
  • Configure tables, forms, data, and security associated with a Model-Driven Power Application
  • Develop a simple input/output Canvas Application that connects to Microsoft Dynamics
  • Configure and customize a Power Platform Portal
  • Develop a BOT to interact with the Customer Service Module and respond to requests
SharePoint and Office 365
  • Use and perform basic configuration of a SharePoint environment
  • Configure a basic Office 365 Azure environment with best practice security setup
Data Analysis and Reporting

Develop a data model and visualization report from Dynamics Data using PowerBI and SSRS

Presentation and Soft Skills
  • Demo the Microsoft Dynamics System and present to key company stakeholders
  • Build a bio for yourself that highlights current and past experience in a consultant light
  • Perform well on a technical interview
Business Central
  • Configure and enter data as a user in a Dynamics Business Central Environment
  • Understand the Basic Principles of Accounting

What Does a Typical Week Look Like?

Classes run from 9am-5pm

Our courses are designed to get you up and running quickly and we cover a lot of ground. We have live instruction with a hybrid part remote, part in class schedule.

Instruction from Active Consultants

Receive training and instruction from the best and brightest solution consultants and business professionals in the Microsoft community.

Hands on Labs

Don't just learn, do. Take the skills that you are learning and apply them to real world projects and situations that will give you the skills and confidence to take on any project.

What is My Time Commitment?

Each program consists of 480 clock hours of instruction, lab and quizzes. Classes are held Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm, with the exception of: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the day after), Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Power Learn Academy Testimonials

"It's more than just a program - it's a community that inspires and encourages continuous learning and growth. My advice to anyone considering PLA? Take the leap. It's a decision you won't regret."
Devon Bartlett
Senior Software Engineer ( PLA Graduate )

Tuition and Payment Plans

Tuition for each course is $24,000.00. Apply to see if you’re prequalified for tuition financing.

Upcoming Class Dates and Locations

Our next class is already filling up and taking registrations. This 12-week live taught in person/hybrid course will begin on December 9th and will be held in Minneapolis, MN.

What is the Admissions Process?

Attend an Information Session: First things first! Join us at an information session where we’ll spill the beans about PLA. Whether it’s in person or virtual, we’ll cover all the details you need to know.
Express Your Interest: After the session, you’ll have the chance to decide if you want to continue with the selection process. If you’re keen, let us know, and we’ll move forward!
The Interview: We’ll invite you for a short interview. It’s like speed dating, but for your educational journey! During this chat, we’ll assess how well you’d fit into the program.
Online Assessment: If the interview goes well (and you’re still excited), we’ll offer you an online assessment. Think of it as a personalized test designed just for our program. It covers everything from personality traits to math skills.
Score Reports: We compare your assessment results with those of our successful graduates. It helps us understand how you might thrive in the program.
Next Steps: If you’re a good match, we’ll invite you to the next stage. Brace yourself for a final interview!
Final Interview: This is where we get to know you even better. We’ll chat about your goals, aspirations, and why you’re the perfect fit for PLA.
The Decision: After the final interview, we’ll make a decision and notify you as soon as possible!

Certification

This Course is designed to help you pass the MS PL-200 exam

Grads Get Hired

If you’ve been through a career change program before, you may be used to getting the certification and figuring out a job by yourself. That’s not the case at Power Learn Academy. From day one, we’re pitching you to partners and prepping you for your guaranteed internship.

Beyond helping you secure your first job in the industry, we immediately plug you into the Microsoft community. Our alumni quickly learn that their first position is just the beginning of their amazing new career. They also gain networking opportunities with Microsoft MVPs, additional training, and take advantage of speaking opportunities.

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