Creating Reports and Dashboards in Microsoft Power BI

Transforming big datasets into easily consumable reports
Overview

Microsoft Power BI is a powerful business analytics service that can be used to transform data from multiple sources into interactive, visual reports that can be viewed on any device. With Data Analysis and Business Intelligence being vital to business success, this course will give you the knowledge and tools to create highly visual reports and dashboards to facilitate and accelerate decision making.

Course Code
PBI3RAD
Duration
3 Days
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

This course will allow users to take data models that have already been created and create interactive reports and dashboards for end-users to quickly gain data insights.

Who is this course for

Anyone who wants to learn how to create reports from data! It would be suitable for any level of IT experience but would mainly benefit users in data analysis or reporting roles.

You will learn how to
  • Use Power BI to draw out information and intelligence from business data.
  • Create engaging and interactive reports using data visualisations.
  • Implement a consistent theme for reports using templates and best practices.
  • Extend reports with custom visualisations.
  • Create dashboards with report items, drilldown, and navigation.
  • Publish and share reports within the organisation.
Benefits for your organisation

Power BI provides live insights throughout your organisation by making your vast amount of data easily consumable. Well-designed reports and dashboards can transform the way your staff work, facilitating day-to-day decision making and identifying problem areas rapidly. 

Benefits for you as an individual

Data Analytics and Data Science are some of the fastest-growing roles today. With the tools gained on this course, you can take the data provided by your data team and create concise, interactive reports to be used at all levels within an organisation.

Introduction to Power BI
  • What is Power BI?
  • Power BI within the data analysis toolkit.
  • Introduction to the Power BI Desktop interface.
  • Introduction to the Power BI Service interface.
Creating Reports
  • Visualisations.
  • Tables and matrices.
  • Filters.
A Consistent Vision
  • Templates.
  • Layout best practices.
  • Bookmarks and Selections.
  • Themes.
Working with Reports
  • Interactions.
  • Drilldown.
  • Adding report objects – text, buttons etc.
  • Q&A natural language queries.
Extending Reports
  • Standard visualisations.
  • Marketplace.
  • Build your own.
Dashboards
  • Pinning.
  • Navigation.
  • Pin a Q&A.
Publishing and Sharing
  • Powerbi.com.
  • Sharing reports.
  • Using and creating Content Packs.
Prerequisites

​Whilst not essential, experience creating charts in a tool like Microsoft Excel and an understanding of the different type of charts would be beneficial.

Pre-course work required

None.

More about the exam

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About the Lead Trainer

Matt started life at Quanta working in tech dungeon in IT Support & Systems Admin, he still gets dragged into those things now and again but is mostly focused on development work now for the business. This can range from SharePoint to Visual Management to this very website you are reading now!