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    MS Power Platform

    by ajlesv ·

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    Does anyone know anyone who works with the MS Power Platform/carved out a career by completing online certifications? I’m considering pursuing a career within that field. But as someone without a background in IT, I didn’t know if this is realistic.

    I’ve noticed that their are thousands of jobs posted online which look for experience with the SQL. So I’m considering taking some SQL courses through Coursera as well. But as with pursuing the MS Power Platform certs, I don’t know if this is an endeavor that will land me an entry level position, without a background in IT/degree in computer science. Any thoughts about this, and or other avenues one could take to pursue a 6 figure career in IT would be much appreciated.

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      MS Power Platform

      by albertmjony ·

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      The Microsoft Power Platform is a collection of low-code and no-code tools and services provided by Microsoft to empower businesses and individuals to create custom applications, automate workflows, analyze data, and build virtual agents with ease. It consists of four main components:

      Power Apps: A platform for building custom business applications without the need for extensive coding. Users can create apps for various purposes, such as data entry, inventory management, customer service, and more.

      Power Automate: Formerly known as Microsoft Flow, Power Automate allows users to automate repetitive tasks and workflows across various applications and services. It integrates with hundreds of popular apps and services, enabling seamless data transfer and process automation.

      Power BI: A business analytics service that allows users to visualize and analyze data through interactive dashboards and reports. Power BI connects to various data sources to help users gain insights and make data-driven decisions.

      Power Virtual Agents: This tool enables users to build and deploy AI-powered chatbots and virtual agents to interact with customers and employees, providing quick answers and support.

      The Power Platform aims to democratize technology, making it accessible to people with various technical backgrounds, allowing them to build solutions that meet their specific business needs and improve productivity. It’s widely used across industries for its flexibility, ease of use, and ability to accelerate digital transformation efforts.

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      Reply To: MS Power Platform

      by jjns1443 ·

      In reply to MS Power Platform

      Start with foundational knowledge. Familiarize yourself with the Microsoft Power Platform components, including Power BI for data visualization, Power Apps for application development, Power Automate for workflow automation, and Power Virtual Agents for creating chatbots.

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      MS Power Platform

      by Akbarkhanblloch38 ·

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      Absolutely, it’s very possible to carve out a career in the tech industry without a traditional IT background or a degree in computer science. The Microsoft Power Platform is becoming increasingly popular, and there are ample opportunities for individuals with skills in this area.

      Here are some insights and steps you might consider:

      Microsoft Power Platform and Certifications: Pursuing certifications in the Microsoft Power Platform can be a great start. Microsoft offers various certifications like Power Platform Fundamentals, Power Platform App Maker, Power Platform Functional Consultant, etc. These certifications demonstrate your expertise in using Power Platform tools like Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. Completing these certifications can significantly enhance your employability.

      SQL Skills: SQL is a fundamental skill in the tech industry, especially for roles involving databases and data analysis. Taking SQL courses through platforms like Coursera is a good idea. Many positions, including those related to the Power Platform, require some level of SQL knowledge. It can enhance your abilities and make you more competitive in the job market.

      Building Practical Experience: While certifications are valuable, practical experience is equally important. Consider working on personal projects using the Power Platform tools. Create apps, dashboards, or automate processes to showcase your skills. Participate in online communities, forums, or user groups related to Power Platform to network and learn from others.

      Networking and Community Involvement: Engage with IT communities, attend webinars, workshops, or local meetups related to the Power Platform or tech in general. Networking can open doors to opportunities and provide valuable insights from professionals already working in the field.

      Soft Skills Matter: While technical skills are essential, don’t underestimate the importance of soft skills like problem-solving, communication, and adaptability. Highlight these skills in your resume and interviews as they are highly valued in the tech industry.

      Consider Entry-Level Positions and Internships: Start by applying for entry-level positions or internships within companies where you can apply your skills and gain hands-on experience. These roles can serve as a stepping stone to a successful career in IT.

      Remember, the tech industry is dynamic and continually evolving. Continuous learning, staying updated wit

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