Course #:20778

Analyzing Data with Power BI Training

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.

What you will Learn

After completing 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 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.

Audience

The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.

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 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.

Duration

3 days

Outline of Analyzing Data with Power BI Training

Module 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
  • Lab : Exploring an Enterprise BI solution
  • Viewing reports
  • Creating a Power BI report
  • Creating a Power BI dashboard

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.

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

Module 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
  • Lab : Importing data into Power BI
  • Importing Excel files into Power BI
  • Viewing reports from Excel files

Module 4 - Shaping and Combining Data

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

Module 5 - Modeling data

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

Module 6 - Interactive Data Visualizations

  • 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

Module 7 - Direct Connectivity

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

Module 8 - The Developer API

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

Module 9 - Power BI mobile app

  • Power BI mobile apps
  • Using the Power BI mobile app
  • Power BI embedded
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.