Start course

Microsoft Power Apps is a low-code/no-code solution that allows professional developers and non-IT professionals to create powerful applications much faster than with regularly developed applications. In this course, we will look at the core capabilities of Power Apps and how they help businesses automate and enhance repetitive, mundane, and time-consuming tasks.

We will cover canvas apps, model-driven apps, and portals, as well as their use cases and the differences between them. We'll also walk you through how to build each one. Finally, we'll take a look at the Power Apps Component Framework and how this allows developers to add even more functionality to standard Power Apps.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a foundational understanding of canvas apps, model-driven apps, and portals, including their use cases and features
  • Use data sources, controls, and formulas to build, share, and publish your own canvas apps
  • Plan, build, share, and publish model-driven apps
  • Create and customize your own portal and monitor user behavior on your portal
  • Learn about the Power Apps Framework and how it can enhance the user experience of your apps

Intended Audience

This course is intended for both IT professionals and non-technical professionals looking to automate and enhance business processes for mobile and desktop users.


There are no prerequisites for this course but any computer coding knowledge and even basic Excel knowledge would be beneficial when learning about Power Apps.


And this concludes this introductory course on Microsoft Power Apps! But before you move on, let's go over some of what you've learned during this course. You've gained a better understanding of all three types of Power Apps applications, Canvas, Model-driven, and Portals.

For Canvas applications, you've learned there are many different data sources and other services they can connect to. You've understood some common controls, customizations, and use cases for functions. For Model-driven applications, you've learned that it's important to first build your data model and design your business processes before building the application.

You've also learned some common customizations and use cases for Model-driven applications For Portals, you've learned that they allow user authentication or anonymous browsing as well as external user access. You've also learned about common portal customizations and use cases. Lastly, you've learned about the Power Apps component framework as well as the Component Library and how these tools help Power Apps makers go above and beyond.

Thank you so much for watching this course. Remember to rate it and reach out to anyone at with any questions. I'm Ben Fetters, your instructor, and I hope you see you around here again soon. Have a great day!

About the Author

Ben is a Power Apps and Power Automate Specialist for Sovereign SP and has been using Power Apps, Power Automate, and SharePoint since 2017. Since then, he has built 100+ solutions using these amazing Microsoft tools. He loves helping others realize what technology can do and how it helps automate and enhance business processes. Most of all, though, he loves how these tools help make people’s jobs easier. The phrase, “This will make things so much easier!” is why he's in the IT business.

Ben Fetters lives in South Ogden, Utah, with his amazing wife and brand-new baby girl. A Weber State University Business Administration graduate, he loves to create businesses and help current businesses improve.