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PowerBI Desktop

This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to import / ingest data, create a model and create visualisations using Power BI Desktop.

Target Audience

  •   Anyone who will be creating Power BI Desktop models.
  •   The course is aimed at both non-technical 'power users' and IT Professionals who will be creating models.

Please note - Delegates attending an Extended Classroom delivery will need access to a second monitor.

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There are no technical pre-requisites for this course and it assumes no prior knowledge of SQL Server.

Course Content

Module 1: Overview

This module provides essential background information Power BI Desktop such as connections with Power BI Service, Analysis Services and data warehouses.

Lab :

  •   Installing Power BI Desktop

Module 2: Accessing data

This module describes the process of importing data into a Power BI Model. The sources used as demonstrations include CSV, Excel and Azure SQL Databases.

Lab :

  •   Connecting to a live source
  •   Importing Excel and CSV data

Module 3: Transforming Data

This module describes how you can transform the data from an imported source into a table. The module describes most of the options with the Power Query Editor and M language.

Lab :

  •   Remove unwanted columns and rows
  •   Cleansing data
  •   Normalise datasets
  •   Merging data
  •   Importing multiple Excel files (M)

Module 4: Modelling Data

Once the data is imported into the model, the model can be enhanced by adding column and measure properties, calculations, hierarchies and relationships.

Lab :

  •   Managing relationships
  •   Customising fields view
  •   Calculations

Module 5: Visualisation

This module how to create report pages using Power BI Desktop for consumption by others.

Lab :

  •   Visualise tabular
  •   Adding charts
  •   Adding maps
  •   Adding slicers
  •   Drillthrough pages
  •   Bookmarks, selections and buttons
  •   Custom tooltips

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