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Microsoft Exam Comparison of PL-300: Power BI Data Analyst vs. PL-900: Power Platform Fundamentals

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Jun 2023

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Power BI Certifications — PL-300 vs. PL-900

 

PL-300

PL-900

Description

This exam tests your ability to use Power BI to work with data.

This exam tests your understanding of how Power Platform applications can be used to solve business problems.

Target audience

People working as (or wishing to work as) a data analyst or business analyst.

People working on business solutions for data problems, including project managers, functional consultants, and sales people.

What certification do you get?

Passing this exam gives you the Microsoft Certified: Power BI Data Analyst Associate certification.

Passing this exam gives you the Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals certification.

Which technologies are tested?

  • Power BI
  • Power BI
  • Power Apps
  • Power Automate

What skills are tested?

  • 25% to 30% Preparing data
  • 25% to 30% Modeling data
  • 25% to 30% Visualizing and analyzing data
  • 15% to 20% Deploying and maintaining assets
  • 20% to 25% Describe the business value of Microsoft Power Platform
  • 10% to 15% Identify foundational components of Microsoft Power Platform
  • 10% to 15% Demonstrate the capabilities of Power BI
  • 20% to 25% Demonstrate the capabilities of Power Apps
  • 15% to 20% Demonstrate the capabilities of Power Automate
  • 15% to 20% Describe complementary Microsoft Power Platform solutions

How can I prepare?

DataCamp Learning Resources:

Microsoft Learning Resources:

DataCamp Learning Resources:

Microsoft Learning Resources:

How long do I get to answer the questions?

100 minutes

Add 20 minutes for reading instructions, providing comments, etc.

45 minutes

Add 20 minutes for reading instructions, providing comments, etc.

How much does the exam cost?

United States: $165

United Kingdom: £113

Germany: €165

India: ₹4800

Passing the Data Analyst in Power BI career track gets you a 50% discount on the PL-300 Certification.

United States: $99

United Kingdom: £69

Germany: €99

India: ₹4800

What languages are supported?

Arabic (Saudi Arabia)

Chinese (Simplified)

Chinese (Traditional)

English

French

German

Indonesian (Indonesia)

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Portuguese (Brazil)

Russian

Spanish

Arabic (Saudi Arabia)

Chinese (Simplified)

Chinese (Traditional)

English

French

German

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Italian

Japanese

Korean

Portuguese (Brazil)

Russian

Spanish

Where can I practice?

(Microsoft registration required)

PL-300 Practice Assessment

PL-900 Practice Assessment

What does this lead to?

Take DP-500: Designing and Implementing Enterprise-Scale Analytics Solutions Using Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power BI next to use your Power BI skills in the enterprise and work towards the Microsoft Certified: Azure Enterprise Data Analyst Associate certification.

PL-900 is the first in a sequence of Power Platform exams. Take PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker (Associate) next to build Power Platform applications and get the Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker Associate certification.

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