Power BI Training: Data Analysis, Visualization, Sharing- Collaboration and Business Intelligence

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.

You Will Learn How 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

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Before attending this course, students must have:
    • Excellent knowledge of relational databases and reporting.
    • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching-optional).
    • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the trends in BI
  • Describe the process of data analysis in Power BI.
  • Use the key visualizations in Power BI.
  • Describe the rationale for self-service BI.
  • Describe considerations for self-service BI.
  • Understand how you can use Microsoft products to implement a BI solution.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Develop reports using the Power BI Desktop app.
  • Use report items to create dashboards on the Power BI portal.
  • Understand the components of the Power BI service including licensing and tenant management.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the data model and know how to optimize data within the model.
  • Connect to Excel files and import data
  • Take advantage of the features of the Power BI service by using Q&A to ask questions in natural query language, and create content packs and groups.

Module 4: Shaping and Combining Data

With Power BI desktop you can shape and combine data with powerful, built-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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Perform a range of query editing skills in Power BI
  • Shape data, using formatting and transformations.
  • Combine data together from tables in your dataset.

Module 5: Modeling data

This module describes how to shape and enhance data.

Lessons

  • Relationships
  • DAX queries
  • Calculations and measures

Lab : Modeling Data

  • Create relationships
  • Calculations

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe relationships between data tables.
  • Understand the DAX syntax, and use DAX functions to enhance your dataset.
  • Create calculated columns, calculated tables and measures.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use Power Bi desktop to create interactive data visualizations.
  • Manage a power BI solution.

Module 7: Direct Connectivity

This module describes various connectivity options using Power BI.

Lessons

  • Cloud data
  • Connecting to analysis services

Lab : Direct Connectivity

  • Direct connectivity from Power BI desktop
  • Direct connectivity from the Power BI service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use Power BI direct connectivity to access data in Azure SQL data warehouse, in addition to big data sources such as Hadoop
  • Use Power BI with SQL Server Analysis Services data, including Analysis services modles running in multidimentional mode.

Bonus Module : Introduction To The Developer API

This module describes the developer API within Power BI.

Lessons

  • The developer API
  • Custom visuals

Lab : Using the developer API

  • Using custom visuals

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the developer API.
  • Use the developer API to create custom visuals.

Module 8: Power BI mobile app

This module describes the Power BI mobile app.

Lessons

  • Power BI mobile apps
  • Using the Power BI mobile app
  • Power BI embedded

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Power BI mobile app.
  • Download and use the Power BI mobile app.
  • Describe Power BI embedded and when you would want to use it.

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