Power BI Training Program

Power BI Training Program

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the capabilities of Power BI. Trainees will discover how to quickly gather, cleanse and transform data with just a few clicks. They will also learn that to enhance results by integrating disparate data sources and add simple calculations using Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) functions and queries. Participants will create visualizations and incorporate them into dashboards that can provide up to the minute reporting. At the end of this training, participants will have a solid understanding of the skills required to use Power BI.

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions and Getting Data

1 Building blocks of Power BI 
2 Getting started with Power BI desktop
3 Connect to data sources in Power BI desktop
4 Clean and transform your data with the query editor
5 Advanced data sources and transformation
6 Clean irregularly formatted data

Module 2 – Modeling Data

1 How to manage your data relationships
2 Create calculated columns
3 Optimizing data models for better visuals
4 Create measures and work with time-based functions
5 Create Calculated Tables
6 Explore time-based data

Module 3 – Introduction to DAX

1 DAX calculation types
2 DAX functions
3 Using variables in DAX expressions
4 Table relationships and DAX
5 DAX tables and filtering

Module 4 – Interactive Data Visualizations

1 Create and customize simple visualizations
2 How to use combination charts
3 Create and format slicers
4 How to use map visualizations
5 How to use tables and matrixes
6 How to use scatter charts
7 How to use waterfall and funnel charts
8 How to use gauges and single number cards
9 How to modify colors in charts and visuals
10 Style your reports with shapes, text boxes, and Images
11 Style your reports with page layout and formatting
12 Create complex interactions between visualizations
13 Duplicate a report page
14 Show categories with no data
15 Customize visuals with summarization and category options
16 Arrange the z-order of report elements
17 Visual hierarchies and drill-down behavior
18 R visuals in Power BI

Module 5 – Exploring Data

1 Use quick insights in the Power BI service
2 Create and configure a dashboard
3 Ask questions of your data with natural language
4 Create custom Q&A suggestions
5 Share dashboards with your organization
6 Display visuals and tiles full-screen
7 Edit tile details
8 Get more space on your dashboard
9 Install and configure a personal gateway

Module 6 – Power BI and Excel

1 Import an Excel table into Power BI
2 Import Excel files with data models and Power view sheets
3 Connect OneDrive for business to Power BI
4 Excel data in Power BI summary

Module 7 – Publishing and Sharing

1 Publish reports from Power BI Desktop to the Power BI service
2 Print and export Power BI dashboards
3 Manually republish and refresh your data
4 Introducing Power BI mobile
5 Create a group in Power BI
6 Create a content pack in Power BI
7 Connect to a content pack from a group in Power BI
8 Edit a content pack in Power BI
9 Integrate OneDrive for business with Power BI

Duration of the program – 4 days