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How about a 5-Step Challenge to build your first (or next) Power Platform App (even if you're a complete novice)?

Build an entire Power Platform vacation-booking app, from scratch, in 5-7 hours. Actionable Lessons & Coach Support. You can complete the Challenge at your own pace, meaning you don't need time off work! This Challenge is perfect for Power Platform beginners.

Collab365 Challenge

Presenter

Matt Weston MVP

Suitable For

Beginner

Study Duration

5-7 Hours

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$1,297.00 USD
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Subscribe to all of the training in the Collab365 Academy:
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What you'll gain my completing this Challenge:

  • Certification and Professional Credibility: Upon completion, graduates receive a Solutions Challenger Certificate, in partnership with Credly. This certification can be showcased on professional platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, enhancing credibility and demonstrating the newly acquired Power Apps skills.
  • 'Learn by Doing' Approach: The Challenge emphasizes a learning approach that is both enjoyable and effective, focusing on building functional solutions through direct engagement and problem-solving.
  • Practical Skill Development: Participants will build a fully-functional vacation-booking app using Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, SharePoint, Planner and Teams gaining hands-on experience and practical skills in real-world application development.
  • Comprehensive and Self-Paced Learning: The Challenge consists of a series of missions designed to be completed over 5-days. It's self-paced, allowing learners to start immediately after registering and proceed at their own speed. This structure ensures a thorough understanding of how to enhance and develop mobile applications.

"Last Week, I Built A Vacation Booking App In The Power Platform And Now I'm Going To Get A Job With It!"

How COOL would it be if you could say that?

That's exactly what one of our previous Challengers, Steven Walther, would've said. And he got a new job... more on that below.

What does the "Power Platform Challenge" mean for you....?

For everyone it's different...

For some of you, you already know that the Power Platform is set to explode in popularity and you want to cash in the Power Platform "Gold rush".

For others, you're in a job that you hate and you want to learn something that will give you a career you love for the next 10+ years.

You may even be a team leader and wanting to re-train your team so you can take advantage of the huge productivity savings the Power Platform offers.

Before I share the "why" behind this Challenge, let me ask you a few questions...

Can you answer "Yes" to any of these questions?

  • Does your company need a Vacation Booking system?
  • Do you prefer to learn with others who are solving the same problems on the same days?
  • Do you like to be held accountable for your success? (I know I do)
  • Are you a complete beginner who doesn't even know what the Power Platform is?
  • Do you enjoy to learn by building something real-world?
  • Do you enrol in free / paid online courses but never finish them?
  • Do you worry that your skills are falling behind? 
  • Do you want support from our coaches who can support you as you progress?
  • Are you convinced the Power Platform is a great skill to learn but don't know where to start?
  • Are you looking to change career and want to have something credible to add to your portfolio?

If You Answered YES To ANY Of Those Questions Then I Invite You To Join The "Power Platform Challenge" And Let's Turn You Into A Power Platform PRO!

Stephen walther | it consultant

"I am forever grateful for the incredible way you have created this educational experience."

I am forever grateful for the incredible way you have created this educational experience. I have had a few weeks to digest what I have learned and have ascertained what I need to know moving forward.

I just wanted to take a moment to simply say Thank You for providing a platform for someone like myself to make a change in their career later in life but have the tools to learn and excel. For that, I will be eternally grateful. 

When you accept the Challenge you will ...

Build A Solution Using SharePoint, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Teams, Planner & Power BI !! ...

This solution can either be built in a free training Tenant (we can help guide you on securing a FREE Microsoft 365 Developer Program tenant) or directly within your own Microsoft 365 Tenant.

Build a Time Recording Power App

Leverage SharePoint to store and manage leave requests and entitlements

Learn how to explore and manipulate data in SharePoint Lists to manage your staff holiday or vacation data

SharePoint Lists can be used in many different scenarios to store the data needed to power your Power Platform solutions. In this Power Platform Challenge, you will learn how to use SharePoint to manage the leave entitlement and request data that drives the solution. You'll also learn how to create re-usable 'Content-Types' to speed up future rollout.

Build a Time Recording Power App

Work with Power Automate to glue the solution together

Power Automate provides the "Connections" in the Power Platform Solution.

Nearly all solutions can benefit from Power Automate to move data around and connect systems up. The Vacation Booking System is no different as it uses Power Automate to move data around, perform checks and trigger Approvals.

Build a Time Recording Power App

Use Power Apps to view and trigger Vacation Requests

Power Apps will be used as one of the main user interfaces for your staff to manage their requests. No code needed!

We will show you how easy it is to build a Power Apps solution with no code. Once created, staff will be able to view and request vacations and see what they have left from their entitlement.

Build a Time Recording Power App

Engage Power BI To Provide Insights

Power BI provides the ability to see not only your own requests but also for management information around current trends

Power BI is a powerful visualisation tool integrated with Microsoft 365. Once implemented, it will be easy to review requests in real time, understand what's left to take and gather a view across teams.

Get Even More Experience By Using Power Virtual Agents, Planner and Teams !

Power BI provides the ability to see not only your own requests but also for management information around current trends

Power BI is a powerful visualisation tool integrated with Microsoft 365. Once implemented, it will be easy to review requests in real time, understand what's left to take and gather a view across teams.

You'll build a chatbot to provide an alternative to using the Power App for raising requests for leave.

You'll also give approvers a visual tool using Planner so they can simply drag and drop Approvals rather than replying to emails.

Finally, you'll learn how this all integrates and Pivots around Microsoft Teams as the booking 'hub'.

THE BUNDLE

Here's everything you're going to get with the Challenge 

The Vacation-booking Power Platform offers amazing value. If you purchased all of these products individually here's what it would cost:

5-Day Vacation Booking Challenge Training Modules
Lifetime access to all of the video training modules
$597
5-Day Vacation Booking Challenge Step-by-step Manuals
If you prefer to read you can also follow along with the manuals
$99
Master the Power Platform App Life-cycle 
4-hour Workshop presented Paul Stork MVP
$197
Getting Started with Microsoft 365
8-hour Workshop presented by Matt Weston MVP
$197
How to build a 3 Apps in the Power Platform
4-hour Workshop presented by Geoff Ables MVP
$197
Solution Challenger Certification
Earn your Solution Challenger Certification issued to your Credly Profile
$10
Access to Collab365 Academy and session bundle
Gain 200+ hours of bonus training from 10 Summits and support in the Academy
Priceless
Purchase this training only:
Get immediate access to this training content with a one-off purchase.
$1,297.00 USD
Or
Subscribe to all of the training in the Collab365 Academy:
Get this training plus over 450 hours of training and access to the Collab365 Academy. Learn More.

Challenge Learning Modules:

Challenge - Day 1

Design Your Data Model (Using SharePoint)

You'll step into the shoes of the Data Manager to create the data infrastructure for the Vacation App solution. During this day we will be creating Lists, Content Types and Site Columns.

Challenge - Day 2

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.

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.

Challenge - Day 3

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.

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.

Challenge - Day 4

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.

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.

Challenge - Day 5

Automated Notifications user 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. 

Created Reports and 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.

Graduation Day

This is your time to cement your success and earn your rewards. One you've graduated  we will add you to the "Wall Of Fame", issue your certificates and hand over your bonuses!  

How do I graduate?

To validate your success throughout the Power Platform Challenge, we've got a short exam for you to complete to graduate. Don't worry; the exam isn't to be feared, and you can retake it if you don't pass! Everything in the exam has been covered throughout the learning materials you've used over the course of the Challenge and should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. There are no trick questions, and we've made the exam as straightforward as possible as we want to give you the best chance of passing.

What if I can't graduate?

If you don't pass you can also retake it. It's our mission to get you over the line so you can call yourself a "Power Platform Pro"!

Post Graduation

Continue your learning journey in the Collab365 Academy

Once you've completed the challenge this isn't the end! You will be given access to the Challenge Graduation area in the Academy so you can continue to access all of the workshops, courses, and training included within this offer. 

As soon as you graduate you will be given access to the Discovery Center which allows you to go deeper into the challenge concepts. The best bit? We're always adding to this amazingly useful library. 

Make new friends!

It's much easier to learn together and that's what the Academy is all about!

Here's a sneak peek at what you will build:

What is a Collab365 Challenge?

Blue Certified Solution

In many cases, our Challenges are built so that you can "learn by doing". To achieve this we follow our B.L.U.E. Framework. Learn why BLUE is a superior way to learn. Here's a summary of the 4 phases.

step 1

BUILD IT

Learners conceptualise and start creating the app during the ‘Build It’ phase. They tap into the Power Platform’s capabilities to design an intuitive and user-friendly interface while meeting the task’s business requirements. This hands-on experience, right from the start, deepens their understanding of the platform and its functionalities.

step 2

LEARN IT

As they move into the ‘Learn It’ stage, learners realise the platform’s intricacies, discovering functionalities they were previously unaware of. This phase provides an immediate feedback loop, allowing learners to correct misconceptions, deepen their understanding, and improve their skills.

step 3

USE IT

In the ‘Use It’ phase, learners experience their creations from a user’s perspective. They test the app, identifying any flaws or usability issues. This hands-on testing and usage phase provides invaluable insights into user experience, an essential aspect of any app development process.

step 4

ENHANCE IT

Finally, during the ‘Enhance It’ stage, learners refine their app based on the feedback and insights gained during testing. This iterative process simulates a real-world development cycle, reinforcing the importance of continual learning and improvement in the technology industry.

eric peterson | IT Consultant at the Salvation Army

"I just earned my Credly certificate for the Power Platform!"

I just earned my Credly certificate for the Power Platform. I had to say the five-day challenge was a fantastic journey for me. I looked at each one of the Power Platform modules separately. So one of my learning goals was to see how they would work together. This challenge did just that, but not just by talking about it instead, the week was spent building a usable application and enhancing it to see how each of those interactions.

Even though the course was great. The main difference was in the approach to learning, having that daily start time with cohorts and coaches that held me accountable and engaged for the week. And by participating in those discussion groups and earning badges, I was motivated to Excel at each day's assignment.

So congratulations on building this excellent platform. I know I'll certainly be signing up for other challenges in the future.

Earn an industry-recognised certification.

Collab365 Certification Issued in Credly

Upon successfully completing this training, you will be awarded a prestigious Collab365 certification, issued through Credly, the leader in digital credentials. This certification serves as a testament to your newly acquired skills and your dedication to professional growth.

The Value of a Credly Certification:

  • Global Recognition: Your Credly badge is a globally acknowledged symbol of your Power BI expertise, enhancing your professional stature on platforms like LinkedIn and beyond.
  • Digital and Shareable: Easily share your achievements across social media and professional networks, increasing your visibility to potential employers and peers.
  • Verified Skills: Each badge carries detailed, verifiable information about the skills you've mastered, adding credibility and trust to your professional profile.

Achieving a Credly certification through our Challenges and Success Paths not only marks your mastery of valuable skills but also significantly elevates your professional presence in the digital world.

What's it like to take part in a Challenge?

When you attend the Challenge you can expect a next-generation training experience. We know it's really hard to complete a course when you're left alone. Our challenges are fun, cleverly-paced and also give you a degree of accountability ... so you succeed!

Support you can rely on...

5-Day Format

Prefer to complete the Challenge over our suggested 5-Day format? If so, we will send you a daily email explaining what to do each day. Alternatively, you can complete the challenge at your own pace. 

Collab365 Coaching

Our Collab365 Coaches are on hand and will help you through the Challenge. You can ask them questions in the Academy and request support when needed.

Peer Support

To take the Challenge, you be given access to a dedicated Space within the Collab365 Academy. This Space will allow you to learn and connect with other Challengers. 

What do I need to take the challenge?

No Previous skills necessary

We've built the Challenge for anyone to follow along with, so you don't need any previous skills. Knowing a bit about Excel or being a bit 'technically minded' is really helpful but we'll give you what you need along the way.

A PC and Mobile device

To follow along with the building aspects, you will need access to a browser, and the ability to download the Power App app from either the Microsoft, iOS or Google Play stores on your mobile device. It's very easy to install and 100% free. We also show you how, just in case you're unsure. 

Microsoft 365 Tenant (Optional)

To get the most out of the Challenge, you'll want to practice building, sharing and using applications. You'll do this via the Power Platform. You can get access to Microsoft 365 including the relevant Power Platform licenses as part of a free M365 Developer Licence. There's also a very cheap paid alternative called a Microsoft Business Basics licence (around USD $5pcm). Or, you can use your own Microsoft 365 Tenant. 

Cindy vasey | Compliance Program Manager at AWS

"I loved the idea that I would build something real-world"

I took the 5-day Challenge to explore the Power Platform's full potential quickly. In addition, I loved the idea that I would build something real-world that taught me all of the significant services. The Challenge was nicely paced, with tasks to do each day, and I loved the idea that Collab365 were on hand to support me.

This training includes:

  • 10 hours study time
  • Access to the Collab365 Academy
  • Watch on Desktop or Mobile

Meet your Trainer:

Matt Weston MVP

Matt Weston MVP

Matt has presented at all of our recent Collab365 Summits. He always over delivers for his audiences and is one of our "go to experts" when we need help.

Matt also proved his skills by building out our entire Speaker on-boarding flow for our summits using Teams, Power Platform and SharePoint.

100% Satisfaction guaranteed

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We're thrilled to have you explore our content! Like many of our happy customers, we're sure you'll find great value in what we offer. If, for any reason, you're not completely satisfied with a stand-alone purchase, please reach out within 30 days. We're more than happy to process a refund for you.

As for our Platinum Plan, we invite you to take advantage of our Collab365 Academy with a full-access, 7-day trial. It's a wonderful opportunity to experience all that we have to offer. Please note, due to the nature of this comprehensive trial, we are unable to provide refunds for plan purchases.

Frequently Asked questions:

Can I get an invoice?

As soon as you purchase your pass you will be emailed a receipt. If you'd also like a formal invoice, please send your request to hello@collab365.com.

Can I get refund?

We're thrilled to have you explore our content! Like many of our happy customers, we're sure you'll find great value in what we offer. If, for any reason, you're not completely satisfied with a stand-alone purchase, please reach out within 30 days. We're more than happy to process a refund for you.

As for our Platinum Plan, we invite you to take advantage of our Collab365 Academy with a full-access, 7-day trial. It's a wonderful opportunity to experience all that we have to offer. Please note, due to the nature of this comprehensive trial, we are unable to provide refunds for plan purchases.

Can I buy a team or multi-user pass?

Absolutely, we also offer discounts for multiple purchases. To sign-up for a Teams Pass, please visit our Platinum Plan page.

Can I share the videos and ebooks?

No, only the person who purchases the pass will be able to watch the videos and will receive the ebooks. We ask that you do not share them.

Who do I contact if there's a problem?

Send us an email at hello@collab365.com and we can help. 

Can I cancel my subscription?

Of course. The trial lasts for 7-Days and you can cancel anytime before that. If you choose to continue as a paid platinum member you can also cancel at any time.

How do I get my certifications?

If the training you purchase also includes a certification, then as soon as you complete, we will automatically email you so you can redeem your badge on Credly. Good luck!

What is included in the Platinum Plan?

The Platinum Plan offers a comprehensive suite of resources tailored for Microsoft 365 learners:

  • Complete access to our current library of over 200 hours of detailed Microsoft 365 training and 108 Ebooks.
  • A rich selection of over 30 half-day workshops covering essential Microsoft 365 and Power Platform concepts.
  • Membership in an active community of 10,000 learners for peer support and networking.
  • Continuous updates with all new workshops, challenges, and success paths to keep your skills sharp and current.
  • Lifetime access to all virtual summit session recordings, with insights from top industry experts.
  • As we evolve, so will our content. The Platinum Plan includes all future training that aligns with the core educational content and formats currently offered.

What is not included in the Platinum Plan?

While the Platinum Plan is extensive, there are a few exclusives that fall outside its scope:

  • One-on-one coaching sessions and personalized, coached training programs.*
  • Custom software solutions or tools that are not a part of the standard offerings within the Collab365 Academy.
  • Niche training that falls outside of the Power Platform, SharePoint, or Microsoft Teams ecosystem.
  • External certifications or formal accreditation from third-party institutions.

*Please note that there may be occasional exceptions to the coached training programs. Stay tuned for special announcements or offers that may include these features.

Tell me more about the "Intranet Maker Certification" Program

Availability for the 'Intranet Maker Certification Program' is strictly limited and allocation will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. This promotional offer is exclusively available to purchasers of this All-Access Pass and is subject to the terms and conditions of sale. We reserve the right to modify or withdraw this offer at any time without prior notice.

I have a Platinum Plan or Lifetime, Should I Buy This?

If you already have an active Lifetime or Platinum Plan, the event recordings are included as are the bonus items. The BYI Program is being run in partnership with another business so is not included. If you are interested in this, please contact hello@collab365.com for exclusive pricing (places are limited)

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