Microsoft Power BI Desktop

Duration 2 days

Training Overview

About this course
The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of data analysis with Power BI. The course includes creating visualizations, the Power BI Service, and the Power BI Mobile App.

Audience profile
The course is for individuals responsible for accessing the organization’s data, transforming that data and generating reports.

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students should have:

  • A general knowledge of database concepts (fields, records, relationships)
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Excel.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform Power BI desktop data transformation.
  • Describe Power BI desktop modelling.
  • Create a Power BI desktop visualization.
  • Implement the Power BI service.
  • Describe how to connect to Excel data.
  • Describe how to collaborate with Power BI data.
  • Connect directly to data stores.
  • Describe the Power BI developer API.
  • Describe the Power BI mobile app.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions
Introduces business intelligence (BI) and how to self-serve with BI.

Lessons

  • Introduction to business intelligence
  • Introduction to data analysis
  • Introduction to data visualization
  • Overview of self-service BI
  • Considerations for self-service BI
  • Microsoft tools for self-service BI
  • Lab: Exploring an Enterprise BI solution
  • Viewing reports
  • Creating a Power BI report
  • Creating a Power BI dashboard

Module 2: Introducing Power BI
This module introduces Power BI desktop, and explores the features that enable the rapid creation and publication of sophisticated data visualizations.

Lessons

  • Power BI
  • The Power BI service
  • Lab: Creating a Power BI dashboard
  • Connecting to Power BI data
  • Create a Power BI dashboard

Module 3: Power BI
At the end of this module, students will be able to explain the rationale and advantages of using Power BI.

Lessons

  • Using Excel as a data source for Power BI
  • The Power BI data model
  • Using databases as a data source for Power BI
  • The Power BI service
  • Lab: Importing data into Power BI
  • Importing Excel files into Power BI
  • Viewing reports from Excel files

Module 4: Shaping and Combining Data
With Power BI desktop you can shape and combine data with powerful, buil-in tools. This module introduces the tools that are available for preparing your data and transforming it into a form ready for reporting.

Lessons

  • Power BI desktop queries
  • Shaping data
  • Combining data
  • Lab: Shaping and combining data
  • Shape power BI data
  • Combine Power BI data

Module 5: Modelling data
This module describes how to shape and enhance data.

Lessons

  • Relationships
  • DAX queries
  • Calculations and measures
  • Lab: Modelling Data
  • Create relationships
  • Calculations

Module 6: Interactive Data Visualizations
This module describes how to create and manage interactive data visualizations.

Lessons

  • Creating Power BI reports
  • Managing a Power BI solution
  • Lab: Creating a Power BI report
  • Connecting to Power BI data
  • Building Power BI reports
  • Creating a Power BI dashboard