Mastering Microsoft Power Automate


Mastering Power Automate is a 3-day advanced training class designed for students who are ready to move their Power Automate skills with cloud flows to the next level. Students will cover topics necessary for building more complex flows as well as look at best practices for creating and maintaining cloud flows.
Please note – Under the umbrella term of Power Automate, Microsoft include three- types of processes: Cloud Flows, Business Process Flows and Desktop flows (also known as Power Automate RPA). This course exclusively looks at Power Automate cloud flows (the product previously known as Microsoft Flow) and uses generic Office 365 data sources (i.e. not Dataverse) for examples.
For training on Business process flows (and the associated Dataverse environment that they exist in, please refer to course Mastering Power Platform Dataverse and Model-Driven Apps (QAMPMOD).
For training in Desktop flows, please refer to course Microsoft Power Automate RPA Developer.
Due to the dynamic nature of updates to Office 365 functionality by Microsoft, elements of the syllabus of this course can be subject to change without notice.



Before attending this course, learners should have:

  • A general knowledge of using Office 365
  • Some experience of basic SharePoint administration
  • Attended QA’s Power Automate Essentials course, or have equivalent knowledge
  • Some additional experience creating flows
  • Some knowledge of JSON would also be useful, but is not essential

Please Note: If you attend a course and do not meet the prerequisites you may be asked to leave.

Instructors will demonstrate features throughout the event. Optional Lab exercises are available for students to complete within a delegate created free trial tenancy. Microsoft may require a valid credit card to create 30 day free tenancies which must be cancelled within 30 days to avoid incurring charges. QA have no control over the Microsoft 365 trial tenancy signup or billing process.

Delegates will learn how to

Delegates will learn how to
  • Work with variables, conditions, and loops
  • Work with functions and expressions
  • Use Adaptive Cards to enhance the user experience
  • Enhance the build-in approval process
  • Use the SharePoint REST API for advanced SharePoint tasks
  • Integrate Power Automate flows with Power Apps
  • Apply Power Automate design best practices
  • Handle flow run-time errors
  • Utilise Parent – Child flows
  • Use the Microsoft Graph API with Power Automate


Module 1 – Power Automate Essentials
  • What you should already know
  • Working with dynamic content and expressions
  • Referencing trigger information
  • Referencing action information

      Lab 01 – Preparation tasks

Module 2 – Variables, Conditions and Loops
  • Variables
  • Conditions
  • Loops

      Lab 02 – Conditions and loops

Module 3 – Functions and Expressions
  • Reasons to use expressions
  • Anatomy of a function
  • Basic and advanced expressions
  • Where can expressions be used
  • Expression editor
  • Functions
  • Expressions or actions

      Lab 03 – Functions

Module 4 – Working with Adaptive Cards
  • Why use Adaptive Cards
  • Adaptive Cards designer
  • Using an Adaptive Card

      Lab 04 – Adaptive Cards

Module 5 – Advanced control properties and OData
  • OData
  • Common advanced settings
  • Advanced trigger settings
  • Advanced action settings

      Lab 05 – Advanced properties

Module 6 – Advanced Approvals
  • Approval options
  • Custom responses
  • Approval limitations
  • Adding reminders to approvals
  • State pattern

      Lab 06 – Advanced approvals

Module 7 – Using the SharePoint HTTP action
  • Making an HTTP request to SharePoint

      Lab 07 – SharePoint HTTP action

Module 8 – Integration with Power Apps
  • The flow
  • Calling the flow from Power Apps
  • Capturing returned data

      Lab 08 – Working with Power Apps

Module 9 – Best practices and handling errors
  • Documentation
  • Optimising flows
  • Keep flow configurations generic
  • Handling errors

      Lab 09 – Handling errors

Module 10 – Parent and child flows
  • Parent / Child flows general principal
  • HTTP Method
  • Using a Solution

      Lab 10a – Child flows: HTTP action

      Lab 10b – Child flows: solutions

Module 11 – Using the Microsoft Graph API
  • Steps to use the Microsoft Graph API

      Lab 11 – Using the Microsoft Graph API