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

Live Introduction

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.

  • Starts: At the time you choose when booking
  • Estimated Call Length: 30-45 Minutes

Learn SharePoint Data

You'll step into the shoes of the Data Manager to create the data infrastructure for the Vacation App solution. 

  • Module Length: 30 Minutes
  • Time to complete: 1 Hour

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 !

  • Starts: At your selected time
  • Estimated Call Length: 15 Minutes

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.

  • Module Length: 50 Minutes
  • Time to complete: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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.

  • Module Length: 40 Minutes
  • Time to complete: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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.

  • Starts: At your selected time
  • Estimated Call Length: 30 Minutes

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.

  • Module Length: 30 Minutes
  • Time to complete: 1 Hour

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.

  • Module Length: 30 Minutes
  • Time to complete: 1 Hour

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.

  • Starts: At your selected time
  • Estimated Call Length: 15 Minutes

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.

  • Module Length: 25 Minutes
  • Time to complete: 1 Hour

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.

  • Module Length: 25 Minutes
  • Time to complete: 1 Hour

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! 

  • Starts: At your selected time
  • Estimated Call Length: 30 Minutes

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.

  • Module Length: 25 Minutes
  • Time to complete: 1 Hour

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. 

  • Module Length: 30 Minutes
  • Time to complete: 1 Hour

Challenge Survey

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. 

  • Time to complete: 2 Minutes

Graduation Day!

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.

  • Starts: At your selected time
  • Estimated Call Length: 30 Minutes


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 ...