Power Apps StepUp Challenge: Elevate Your App-Building Skills

Unlock Your Potential in Power Apps Development. Learn to transform basic apps into dynamic, multi-screen solutions with Power Apps. This Challenge will elevate your skills and teach you how to create impactful applications that make a difference.

Collab365 Challenge

Presenter

Connor Deasey, Coach

Suitable For

Intermediate

Study Duration

2 Hours

What you'll gain by completing this Challenge:

  • Form Creation and Submission: Develop the ability to create dynamic forms in Power Apps and manage data submissions effectively.
  • Data Visualization with Galleries: Learn to display and manipulate data using galleries, offering a comprehensive view of your data.
  • App Functionality Enhancement: Enhance your app with practical features like timed success screens and deletion controls for list items.
  • Advanced UI Design: Gain proficiency in creating user-friendly interfaces, including reusable components and navigation bars.
  • Practical Skill Development: Participants will build a fully-functional time-recording app using Power Apps, gaining hands-on experience and practical skills in real-world application development.
  • Import and Customize Power Apps: Learn to import Power Apps into your Microsoft 365 tenant and tailor them to your needs.
  • Data Management with Microsoft Lists: Master importing and structuring data using Microsoft Lists, enhancing your app's data handling capabilities.

Note: This Challenge is included with the Power Apps Success Path.

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Description:

Embark on an engaging journey with the Power Apps StepUp Challenge, designed to take your app-building skills to the next level. This Challenge is a natural progression from the popular Power Apps Jumpstart Challenge, but don't worry if you haven't completed it - you can still dive right in!

In this hands-on challenge, you will:

  • Learn to implement and customize fields for efficient data handling.
  • Build a fully functional Clock-in/Clock-out App, enabling users to manage their work shifts seamlessly.
  • Import and enhance a real-world project, utilizing existing apps and data tables.
  • Master essential Power Apps features like navigation, forms, and galleries.
  • Transform a single-screen app into a multi-functional, multi-screen application.

Our bite-sized learning modules are designed to keep you focused and motivated. You'll gain practical, real-world experience, creating tangible results that enhance your learning path. Whether you're new to Power Apps or looking to sharpen your skills, this StepUp Challenge is your gateway to becoming proficient in building powerful applications.

Join us now and discover how rewarding our training can be. Take the challenge and step up your Power Apps game!

What you'll build:

The StepUp challenge should take you 1-2 hours to complete and extend on what you have built in the Power Apps JumpStart Challenge. (Don't worry if you are jumping in to the StepUp without it - we've provided everything you need to continue where the JumpStart Challenge left off). 

Build a Time Recording Power App

By the end of this Challenge, you will have created a functional Time-recording application in PowerApps.  

After you sign-up for the Challenge, you're going to build additional processes and features into a 'clock-in/out' Power App.

Challenge Learning Modules:

Setting Up The Solution

  • Importing Power Apps into Microsoft 365 tenant
  • Handling package files and API connections
  • Troubleshooting import issues
  • Data Infrastructure with Microsoft Lists

  • Importing data into Microsoft Lists
  • Configuring data types and columns
  • Linking lists to Power Apps
  • Advanced UI Design

  • Creating reusable components
  • Designing user-friendly navigation bars
  • Customizing gallery layouts
  • Form Creation and Submission

  • Building forms in Power Apps
  • Managing form submissions and data validation
  • Implementing default values and reset functions
  • 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.

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    "Now I get to show off my skills at work!"

    I needed to understand Power Apps formulas and have an idea of the why's and order. The coach explained it clearly and put it in terms that made it easy to understand and now I get to show off my skills at work. Not only that, if asked I can explain why I did something instead of saying, "This is what I found online and this should work.", without being able to explain the why it would work.

    The pace of the course was great. I was able to complete it between leaving work and before my next call.

    The detailed explanations and the short challenges along the way for me to try first before being shown how to successfully complete were fantastic. It was a moment to show that I understood and was comfortable enough with what I had learned.

    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 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. 

    This training includes:

    • 2 hours of study
    • Access to the Collab365 Academy
    • Power Apps (Starter Project) Package
    • Naming Convention Reference Guide
    • Watch on Desktop or Mobile

    Meet your Trainer:

    Connor Deasey, Trainer

    Connor Deasey, Collab365 Coach

    After starting my career in the Microsoft 365 space as Power Apps and the Power Platform really started taking off. It became a fantastic opportunity to build a new skill set. I quickly found my love for the tech and since joining the Collab365 Team over 3 years ago - I've built countless apps and solutions to solve pressing business problems. 

    As a Collab365 Coach, building solutions and sharing training content via our Academy events has become the career I never expected and I'm enthusiastic to share my processes, builds and more importantly my journey as a Power Apps developer with you!

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