Microsoft Office training -  Power BI Desktop

Power BI Tools Training

Power BI Desktop (2 days)

£650 + VAT for most venues (£750 + VAT for London)

There are three parts to creating a Power BI Desktop report, all of which are covered by this two-day course.  Firstly, you'll learn how to get data from all manner of different sources, using Query Editor to manipulate the results; secondly, you'll learn how to create, format and use visualisations (tables, charts, gauges, maps and many more); and thirdly, you'll learn how to create calculated columns and measures using basic DAX language.  You'll also learn how to use Power BI Web, and get an overview of Power BI Mobile.  If you're not sure whether you want to book on this course or on our two-day Excel Power BI tools course, have a look here.

Course details

  • Locations for Power BI Desktop coursesLocations:Manchester, London
  • Next Power BI Desktop course locationNext course:Thu 15 December 2016
  • Power BI Desktop course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Basic reports

  • Training topicGetting data
  • Training topicBasic visualisations
  • Training topicShapes, text boxes and images

Data sources

  • Training topicSQL Server / databases
  • Training topicExcel / text files
  • Training topicWebsites and web serivces

Query editor

  • Training topicFiltering rows
  • Training topicManipulating columns
  • Training topicWorking with data types

Covered if time allows If time

Advanced query editor

  • Training topicGrouping and pivoting
  • Training topicCreating new columns
  • Training topicBasic M formula language

Multiple tables

  • Training topicRelationships
  • Training topicFilter directions

Covered if time allows If time

Parameters

  • Training topicCreating parameters
  • Training topicFiltering by parameter

Filtering data

  • Training topicSlicers
  • Training topicVisualisation level filters

Drill-down

  • Training topicInteractions
  • Training topic"See records" feature
  • Training topicHierarchies

Formatting visualisations

  • Training topicThe formatting panes
  • Training topicConditional formatting

Charts

  • Training topicWorking with charts
  • Training topicSpecific chart type issues
  • Training topicGrouping and binning

Other types of visualisation

  • Training topicWorking with matrices
  • Training topicWorking with cards

Dashboard visualisations

  • Training topicGauges
  • Training topicSingle-number visualisations
  • Training topicKPIs

Maps

  • Training topicCategorising data
  • Training topicIssues with maps

Calculated columns

  • Training topicAdding columns
  • Training topicIF and SWITCH
  • Training topicThe RELATED function

Measures/DAX

  • Training topicHow measures work/tuples
  • Training topicAdding measures
  • Training topicBasic DAX

Calendars

  • Training topicCreating calendars
  • Training topicUsing multiple calendars
  • Training topicWorking days

Date functions

  • Training topicPeriod to date
  • Training topicPrevious periods
  • Training topicOther date functions
  • Training topicSemi-additive measures

Covered if time allows If time

Advanced measures

  • Training topicAggregateX functions
  • Training topicThe CALCULATE function
  • Training topicThe FILTER function
  • Training topicDAX variables

Covered if time allows If time

Roles and security

  • Training topicCreating roles
  • Training topicDAX restrictions

Publishing reports

  • Training topicPower BI accounts
  • Training topicPower BI files (PBIX)

Power BI Service Overview

  • Training topicDifferences from PBI Desktop
  • Training topicWorkspaces
  • Training topicFavorites

Using Power BI Service

  • Training topicReports and dashboards
  • Training topicUsing tiles
  • Training topicPinning to dashboards

Overview of Excel tools

  • Training topicPower BI Publisher for Excel
  • Training topicAnalyze for Excel

Covered if time allows If time

Overview of other tools

  • Training topicPower BI Mobile overview
  • Training topicPower BI Pro overview

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"Superb! Excellent content, good coverage, manuals are super, the web tutorials look great too! I will recommend."

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Power BI Desktop is a standalone application, so there are no pre-requisites for attending this course.

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