How To Take This Class

Course Overview

This hands-on course is designed to teach students how to combine the functionality of Power View, PowerPivot, Power Query, and Power BI into graphs, charts, KPIs, reports, and other visualizations for use in their business.

Course Prerequisites

Students should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Course Audience

The course is targeted towards business analysts, business intelligence developers, and reporting professionals.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Navigate the Power View interface.
  • Utilize Power View reports.
  • Work with tables.
  • Understand aggregations.
  • Utilize matrix.
  • Configure drill through.
  • Use cards as a visualization.
  • Apply filters.
  • Create charts.
  • Utilize tiles.
  • Add slicers to reports.
  • Utilize themes.
  • Navigate the PowerPivot interface.
  • Load data.
  • Examine and configure relationships.
  • Configure calculated columns are calculated fields.
  • Create PivotTables.
  • Understand and utilize DAX.
  • Use KPIs.
  • Work with hierarchies.
  • Manage perspectives.
  • Navigate the Power Query interface.
  • Load data.
  • Filter data.
  • Merge datasets.
  • Manage modifications.
  • Perform data cleaning.
  • Navigate the Power Map interface.
  • Use Bing maps.
  • Examine map data.
  • Configure tours, scenes, and layers.
  • Add time to a presentation.
  • Navigate the Power BI interface.
  • Utilize data sources.
  • Understand querying with natural language.

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
    • Introduction
    • Course Materials
    • Prerequisites
    • Course Topics Preview
  2. Power View
    • Exploring the Power View Interface
    • Visualizing Power View Reports
    • Working with Tables
    • Understanding Aggregations
    • Utilizing Matrix
    • Configuring Drill Through
    • Using Cards
    • Applying Filters
    • Creating Charts
    • Examining Tiles
    • Adding Slicers to Reports
    • Theming Reports
    • Lab: The Business Intelligence Stack
      • Power View Interface
      • Working with Tables
      • Aggregations
      • Matrix
      • Drill Through
      • Cards
      • Filters
      • Charts
      • Tiles
      • Adding Slicers to Reports
  3. PowerPivot
    • Exploring the PowerPivot Interface
    • Loading Data
    • Examining Relationships
    • Configuring Calculated Columns and Calculated Fields
    • Creating PivotTables
    • Understanding DAX
    • Utilizing DAX Functions
    • Using KPIs
    • Working with Hierarchies
    • anaging Perspectives
    • Lab: Using PowerPivot
      • Introduction to the PowerPivot Interface
      • Importing Data
      • Importing Large Datasets
      • mporting Data with a Query
      • Creating Relationships
      • Creating a Cascading Relationship
      • Hiding Columns, Change Data Type, Sorting, and Filtering
      • Calculated Columns and Calculated Fields
      • KPIs
      • Hierarchies
      • Perspectives
  4. Power Query
    • Exploring The Power Query Interface
    • Loading Data
    • Managing Modifications
    • Examining Data Cleaning
    • Lab: Power Query
      • Getting External Data
      • Data Filtering
      • Merging Datasets
  5. Power Map
    • Exploring The Power Map Interface
    • Using Bing Maps
    • Examining Map Data
    • Reviewing Map Types and Presentation
    • Lab: Power Map
      • View Power Map in Action
      • Geocoding
      • Tours, Scenes, and Layers
      • Adding Time
  6. Introduction to Power BI
    • Introducing Power BI
    • Explaining Excel and Power BI
    • Examining Data Sources
    • Querying with Natural Language
    • Lab: Introduction to Power BI
      • Introduction to Power BI
      • Data Sources

What Students Receive

In this hands-on course, students will receive:
  • Access to a live lab environment configured with all necessary software both during class and for six months afterward to complete hands-on exercises and practice skills learned
  • A printed courseware manual for use during and after class
  • A PC headset for communicating with the instructor and fellow students during the class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of the course