How To Take This Class

Course Overview

This Analyzing Data with Power BI Training course will give students a good understanding of data analysis with Power BI. The course includes creating visualizations, desktop data transformation, desktop modelling, the Power BI Service, and the Power BI Mobile App. It includes connecting directly to various data sources including Excel.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases and reporting.
  • Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas).
  • Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas).
  • Implement the Power BI service.
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel.

Course Audience

This course is intended for students who are SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of 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 collaborate with Power BI data.
  • Connect directly to data stores.
  • Describe the Power BI developer API.
  • Describe the Power BI mobile app.

Course Duration

3 Days

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions
    • 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
  2. Introducing Power BI
    • Power BI
    • The Power BI service
  3. Power BI
    • 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
  4. Shaping and Combining Data
    • Power BI desktop queries
    • Shaping data
    • Combining data
  5. Modeling data
    • Relationships
    • DAX queries
    • Calculations and measures
  6. Interactive Data Visualizations
    • Creating Power BI reports
    • Managing a Power BI solution
  7. Direct Connectivity
    • Cloud Data
    • Connecting to analysis services
  8. The Developer API
    • The developer API
    • Custom visuals
  9. Power BI mobile app
    • Power BI mobile apps
    • Using the Power BI mobile app
    • Power BI embedded

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with samples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class.
  • Sample course files and solutions
  • Access to a complete, online Power BI lab environment both during and after class to practice your new skills.
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Analyzing Data with Power BI Training course