Microsoft Power BI Desktop

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code QAPBIDT3

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Overview

Power BI Desktop is part of the suite of tools from Microsoft which enable data to be analysed and published from a variety of sources. With Power BI Desktop, you get a report authoring tool that enables you to connect to and query data from different sources using the Query Editor. From the datasets you build with Query Editor you can create Reports and Visualizations or dashboards within Power BI Desktop. Reports can then be published.

This course covers the use of Power BI Desktop to connect to data, create Visualizations, query the data and publish reports.

Please Note: This course does not cover Power BI Pro, Power BI accessed via Office 365 or SharePoint Services – see course M20778.

Objectives

  • Power BI Desktop Concepts and Main Features
  • Data Sources compatible with Power BI Desktop
  • Connecting to Data with Power BI Desktop
  • Explore Data Visualizations
  • Apply Common Query Tasks to Shape Data in Power BI Desktop
  • Create and publish Reports

Target Audience

  • Anyone who is familiar with Microsoft Office applications and who needs to work with data to be able to connect, process and analyse the data to produce suitable reports for all levels within an organisation.
  • It is assumed that attendees on the course are already familiar with charts and PivotTable concepts.

Training Partners

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Modules

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Getting Started with Power BI Desktop (8 topics)

  • Power BI Concepts and Overview
  • Accessing Help
  • Power BI Screen Elements and Toolbars
  • Introduction to Main Features
  • Imports
  • Visualizations
  • Filters and Queries
  • Reports

Connecting to Data Sources with Power BI Desktop (10 topics)

  • Data Sources Power BI Desktop will Connect to
  • Data Types and Properties in Power BI Desktop
  • Import and Enter Data
  • Get Data and Query Editor
  • Introducing the Query Editor
  • Using the Query Editor to Connect to Data
  • Combining Data Sources as a Mash Up
  • Use Append Queries
  • Merge Data Tables
  • Working with Relationships in Data

Data Visualizations (25 topics)

  • Overview of Data Visualizations
  • Creating and Working with Tables and Matrix Views
  • Applying Conditional Formats to Visualizations
  • Charts
  • Types
  • Options
  • Interactive Slicers
  • Date Slicers - Dropdowns and Searches
  • Number Slicers with Value Ranges
  • Date Slicers with Relative Filters
  • Create Reusable Field Hierarchies
  • Record Grouping and Binning in Visualizations
  • Analytics Lines in Visualizations
  • Insight - Explain Increase/Decrease
  • Forecast
  • Create Measures
  • Create a KPI Visualization
  • Drill Visualizations to see underlying Data
  • See Records
  • Date Hierarchies
  • Page Drillthrough Filters
  • Show Values As and Quick Measures
  • Clustering
  • Creating Role Based Views
  • Data Categories, Geo-Data and Maps

Querying and Shaping the Data (10 topics)

  • Common Activities using Query Editor
  • Filters
  • Using Delimiters
  • Transforms
  • Pivot and Group By
  • Creating Custom Calculated Columns
  • Adding Conditional Columns
  • Columns From Examples
  • Introduction to DAX Expressions
  • Histograms

Reports and Output Options (12 topics)

  • Report Elements and Options
  • Working with Pages
  • Keyboard Shortcuts and Navigation
  • Selection Pane
  • Lock Objects
  • Adding Graphics
  • Report Level Filters
  • Bookmarks
  • Spotlight
  • Report Themes
  • Export Power BI Data to CSV
  • Create a Power BI Template

Prerequisites

  • Please note that this course is not suitable for new Excel or database users
  • An understanding of basic data concepts
  • Ability to create, format chart outputs
  • Able to create formulas using standard aggregate functions
  • Attendance on the QA courses QAEX13PT1, QAEX13PT2, QAEX16PT1, QAEX16PT2 or equivalent knowledge is a prerequisite for this course.

Scheduled Dates

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Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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