What To Expect On Your Journey?
Over 5 fun-filled days packed full of practical learning, you will complete 9 modules covering 7 services in, or closely aligned to the Power Platform. Each day will be supported by daily LIVE group catch-up sessions.
Challenge: Day 1
You'll kick off the challenge with a live call. You'll meet the rest of your group including one of our support coaches who will assist you every step of the way.
We'll ensure that you are set up with a suitable environment to build the solution and answer any questions that you have.
Learn SharePoint Data
You'll step into the shoes of the Data Manager to create the data infrastructure for the Vacation App solution.
Challenge: Day 2
Live Catch-Up (Day 2)
It's check-in time! You'll find the live catch-up calls a frequent event throughout your challenge. They are designed to help you overcome issues together and help challenge the group to keep moving forward.
Got stuck using SharePoint? This is your chance to get help from the support coaches and other members.
The support coach will be setting bonus challenges along the way for the chance to earn bonus academy badges !
Learn Canvas Power Apps
Consider Power Apps as the face of your vacation app. Learn how to build an intuitive application that your staff can use to book vacations and view important information about their holiday entitlements.
Create Approval Workflows
Dive into the Power Platform world starting with Power Automate. Learn how business automation can quickly improve your productivity and efficiency whilst managing people's vacation requests with approvals.
Challenge: Day 3
Live Catch-Up (Day 3)
It's check-in time! As a group, we will get stuck into your Power Apps and automation. Share your progress and share creative choices you made with your Power App with the rest of the group.
This is a fantastic opportunity to talk about any problems you are facing along the way and get the answers you need.
Advanced Power Automate Flows
Expand on your existing Power Automate flow to correctly format date and time expressions so that your formulas can perform calculations.
Build Interactive Chatbots
Dive into Power Virtual Agents using the Microsoft Teams interface to build your first automated chatbot that handles vacation requests from members of staff.
Challenge: Day 4
Live Catch-Up (Day 4)
It's check-in time! Let's speak with your chatbots! Did you give your bot a personality? Or maybe you got creative with the communication triggers? Voice your opinion on your progress and share your Chatbots with the rest of the group.
This is a fantastic opportunity to speak up about any problems you are facing along the way and get the answers you need.
Task Management using Power Automate
Learn how to integrate Microsoft Planner into your Power Automate flow to automatically create and close tasks when the holiday is requested and approved.
Advanced Data Control in Power Apps
Learn how to use Collections with Power Apps to bring in data related to staff Leave Entitlements, allowing you to reuse the information in multiple places.
Challenge: Day 5
Live Catch-Up (Day 5)
It's check-in time! As with other days, this is time put aside for you to talk to the coaches and peers and get answers to challenges you might have had so far.
It's also the last day of the challenge so we'll give you all the help you need to spur you on to the finish line and earn your Credly badge!
Create Reports & Visualisations
Learn how to turn your Leave Entitlements and Leave Request into a beautiful Power BI Dashboard, surface and drill into staff holiday analytics and create reports.
Automated Notifications using Power Automate
Learn how to use the power of Power Automate in conjunction with Microsoft Teams to send out scheduled alerts and messages to the staff over Teams.
You've reached the end AND made a fantastic product to boot!
To support your graduation, we'll ask you to complete a short survey to tell us about your experience. What did you find easy or hard? Also share a little about your finished build.
Graduation Live Ceremony
This is your time to shine! We ask you to attend one final live event... The Graduation Day!
We will ask you to share your final solution to help us verify completion and assign you Credly certification for completing the 5-Day Challenge.
These events are usually held on the next working day after day 5 of your build. However, for those who need a little extra time - you can join any of the following graduation days.
Claim Your Badge
You made it!!! Once you have graduated you will be able to claim your Credly badge. A fantastic certification to add to your CV and share in your profile on LinkedIn and more ...