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Microsoft Power BI : Business Analytics

Two Day Course

Overview

This practical two-day course is designed for those who need to create business analytics using Microsoft Power BI.

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.

This course does not cover MS Power BI Pro (M20778), Power BI accessed via Office 365 or SharePoint Services. 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 • Be able to create formulas using standard aggregate functions

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Course Outline

  • Getting Started with Power BI Desktop
    • Power BI Concepts and Overview
    • Introduction to Main Features
    • Imports
    • Visualizations
    • Filters and Queries
    • Reports

    Connecting to Data Sources with Power BI Desktop
    • 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
    • Working with Relationships in Data

    Data Visualizations
    • Overview of Data Visualizations
    • Tables and Matrix Views
    • Applying Conditional Formats
    • Charts
    • Interactive Data and Date Slicers
    • Drill Visualizations to see underlying data
    • Create Reusable Field Hierarchies
    • Record Grouping and Binning in Visualizations
    • Drill Visualizations with using Dates
    • Clustering
    • Analytics and Forecast Lines in Visualizations
    • Creating Role Based Views
    • Data Categories, Geo-Data and Maps
  • Querying and Shaping the Data
    • Common Activities using Query Editor
    • Filters
    • Transforms
    • Pivot and Group By
    • Creating Custom Calculated Columns
    • Adding Conditional Columns
    • Introduction to DAX Expressions Histograms

    Reports and Output Options
    • Report Elements and Options
    • Working with Pages
    • Adding Graphics
    • Visual and Filter Settings
    • Export Power BI Data to CSV
    • Create a Power BI Template
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