Course Number: PBI-104

Duration: 4 days (26 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Power BI Training Overview

Accelebrate's Comprehensive Power BI training class teaches attendees how to create basic Power BI data models, reports, and dashboards, progressing to sophisticated data visualizations. Students learn how to connect to a data source, transform data, organize a data model, create measures to summarize their data, and express their data using Power BI visualizations. In addition, attendees glean actionable insights from their reporting and drive increased user engagement in shared production reporting. At additional cost, your team's own data can be used as the basis for the hands-on activities if available

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • Consume example Power BI reports and dashboards
  • Extract, transform, and load data using the Power Query Editor tool
  • Set up a Star Schema data model
  • Create, format, and organize basic measures using the DAX language
  • Select and format visuals according to practical and aesthetic best practice
  • Push a report to Power BI services and create a dashboard
  • Connect to various data sources
  • Practice existing report building skills to achieve a mastery of the basics
  • Understand how and when to edit visual interactions according to your report page’s needs
  • Develop techniques for highlighting the valuable signals amidst the noise of your data
  • Write ordered analytics functions using DAX
  • Leverage existing measures within other columns and measure DAX expressions
  • Pass measure filters through visuals
  • Create a report page that can take on entirely new values according to user input
  • Identify the practical applications of Power BI’s switch function and use it in reporting
  • Write time window lag measures that shift the perspective of the data according to user design
  • Create dynamic change reporting for KPIs (key performance indicators)
  • Perfect a data model, report, and dashboard according to acceptance criteria
  • Incorporate effective problem-solving techniques that can serve your team in all projects

Prerequisites

No prior experience is presumed. 

Outline

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Exploring PBI Services Service
  • Key Power BI Concepts and Terms
  • Power BI Report Capabilities and Features
  • Power BI Dashboard Capabilities and Features
Making A Report and Dashboard
  • Data Storytelling Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid
  • Report editing and building
  • Visual selection and page formatting
  • Dashboard Use Cases
  • Tile Pinning
  • Guided Report and Dashboard Building Exercise
Power BI Desktop Tour
  • Desktop Views
    • Report
    • Data
    • Model
  • Taskbar
    • Home
    • Insert
    • Modeling
    • View
Import and Transform Data
  • Power Query Editor Capabilities
    • Extract
    • Transform
    • Load
  • Common connectors
  • Power Query Panes
    • Query
    • Data
    • Query Settings
  • Taskbar Review
    • Home
    • Transform
    • Add Column
    • View
Star Schema Table Relationships
  • Manage Relationships
  • Star Schema Breakdown
  • Configuring Relationships
    • Cardinality
    • Direction
Creating, Formatting, and Organizing DAX Measures
  • Create Measures Using DAX
  • Create Columns Using DAX
  • Using Quick Measures Feature
  • Filtering
  • Key Aggregations
    • Totals
    • Averages
    • Counts
  • Formatting
  • Organizing IN Measures Folder
Visual Selection and Report View Creation
  • Fundamental Report Visuals and Their Use Cases
  • Unguided Report Creation
  • Show and Tell: Report Build Idea Pooling
Publish Report To PBI Services and Make Dashboard
  • Develop Dashboard From Report Build
Capstone Project
  • End-to-End Build From Dataset
    • Data Model
    • Report
    • Dashboard
Introduction to Advanced Topics
  • Visual Formatting
  • Themes
  • Advanced Query Editor
Row Level Security
  • Exploring new features
What-If Simulation
  • Dynamic Hypotheticals Using What-If Parameters
  • Integrating New Data into Existing Model
Finding the Signal Through the Noise
  • Highlighting Important Information About Your KPI’s
  • Advanced DAX Measures and Columns
  • Filtering Visuals and Measures Using Existing Measures
  • Visual Capabilities Exploration
KPI Switches and Window Lags
  • Switch Measures
  • Window Lag Measures
  • Integrating Island Tables with Switch Measures
  • KPI Pulse Reporting
  • Visual Interactions
  • Combining Different Measure Techniques
  • User Focused Reporting
Capstone Gauntlet
  • Demonstration Of Learned Skills and Techniques Using a New Dataset in Challenging Final Project
  • Building Against the Clock to Demonstrate Mastery of Basic Skills and An Understanding of New Skills
Conclusion

Training Materials

All Power BI training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements

  • A recent version of Windows (Windows 10 or later) with at least 8 GB of RAM
  • Microsoft Office installed (especially Excel)
  • Power BI Desktop installed


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