IT Power BI Introduction including Power BI Desktop and Online

Course Code: CLATECH6273



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An introduction to Microsoft Power BI including Power BI Desktop, data analysis, building reports, creating dashboards and the online service.

Microsoft Power BI is a powerful and flexible Business Intelligence tool used to support decision making in a vast number and types of organisations. Power BI enables data analysis from a wide variety of data from different corporate sources. It provides interactive and engaging visualisation in reports and dashboards. Power BI also includes an online service to deliver these insights across the organisation. This course is a practical introduction to all of these features of Power BI including Power BI Desktop and the online service.

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Who is this course for

This course is aimed at IT technical staff, Data Analysts, and Business Analyst who need to understand and use the key features of Power BI. It would also be useful to managers who want a hands-on overview of different aspects of Power BI.

Purpose of the course

This course introduces the important aspects of Microsoft Power BI. This includes Power BI Desktop, importing and transforming data from Excel and SQL Server, creating reports and dashboards, and deploying reports to the online Power BI service.

You will learn how to

  • Describe the components of Power BI

  • Use Power BI Desktop

  • Connect to SQL Server and Excel data sources

  • Perform basic transformation to prepare data for analysis

  • Create relationships between tables

  • Use engaging and interactive visualisations

  • Create Power BI reports and dashboards

  • Deploy to the Power BI online service

  • Create and share a Power BI App


No previous experience of Power BI, SQL Server, Excel or data analysis is required.

Benefits for you as an individual

Organisations are continually making decision based on data. You may be increasing be expected to understand and use Power BI to facilitate this. This course is your comprehensive starting point with Power BI

Benefits for your organisation

Organisations are increasingly looking at Power BI to provide insights from a vast amount of data in different data sources that are dispersed across the organisation. This course can help the organisation understand how to exploit and use Power BI in the organisation.

Introduction to Power BI and Power BI Desktop

  • Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Power BI Roles
  • Getting Started with Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI Service

Getting Data into Power BI

  • Connecting to Data Sources

 Shaping Data with Transformations

  • Transforming Data in Power BI

 Modelling Data in Power BI

  • Modelling Data
  • Star Schemas in Power BI

 Using Interactive Visualisation and Slicers

  • Using Visualisations
  • Hierarchies, Drilldowns and Header Icons
  • Mobile View
  • Visual Interactions
  • Slicers

Introduction to DAX

  • DATA Analysis Expression (DAX)

Power BI Online Service

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