Analyzing data with PowerBI

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days
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The course is aimed to help participants gain a thorough understanding of the techniques for conducting data analysis using PowerBI. The course discusses concepts of visualizations, the PowerBI service and the PowerBI mobile app. It is an excellent resource for SQL Server report creators to learn new ways to present their data.


What You'll Learn

  • 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


  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • Cloud data
  • Connecting to analysis services
  • Lab: Direct connectivity
    • Direct connectivity from Power BI desktop
    • Direct connectivity from the Power BI service

  • The Developer API
  • Custom visuals
  • Lab: Using the developer API
    • Using custom visuals

  • Power BI mobile apps
  • Using the Power BI mobile app
  • Power BI embedded
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Who should attend

The course is highly recommended for individuals keen to learn how to analyze data using Power BI. It is also a highly beneficial for SQL Server report creators who are keen to discover new alternatives for presenting their data.


For this course, participants need to have –
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases and reporting
  • Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)
  • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel

Interested in this Course?


    This course helps participants prepare for the two certification exams that are required for earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: BI Reporting (MCSA: BI Reporting) certification. The certification is useful for building a professional career in BI reporting, as it demonstrates the participant’s knowledge in the field of data analysis, data visualization, modeling, dashboards, and direct connectivity to data sources in Excel and Power BI.

    The MCSA: BI Reporting is the first step towards earning the Data Management and Analytics Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification.

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