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:London, Manchester
  • Next Power BI Desktop course locationNext course:Thu 24 November 2016
  • Power BI Desktop course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

What is Power BI Desktop?

  • Training topicPower BI Desktop
  • Training topicPower BI Service
  • Training topicPower BI Mobile

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

Advanced query editor

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

Multiple tables

  • Training topicRelationships
  • Training topicFilter directions


  • Training topicCreating parameters
  • Training topicFiltering by parameter

Filtering data

  • Training topicSlicers
  • Training topicVisualisation level filters


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

Basic visualisations

  • Training topicFocus mode
  • Training topicChanging statistics
  • Training topicWorking with dates

Formatting visualisations

  • Training topicThe formatting panes
  • Training topicConditional formatting


  • Training topicWorking with charts
  • Training topicSpecific chart type issues

Other types of visualisation

  • Training topicWorking with matrices
  • Training topicWorking with cards

Dashboard visualisations

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


  • Training topicCategorising data
  • Training topicIssues with maps

Calculated columns

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


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

Advanced measures

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

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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

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Overview of other tools

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

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Sample customer feedback

"An excellent course! I will recommend Wise Owl to other colleagues."

Garima Malhotra (IRIS Software Group Ltd.)

"Most professional set up, delivery and overall experience."

El Kasparis (Skills Funding Agency)

"Useful manuals, with very full detail and easy to follow. The trainer tailored the course to our needs which was great."

Donna Fowles (The Outward Bound Trust)

"Really enjoyable, good pace, aimed well and relevant questions/topics."

Rik Potter (Ombudsman Services Ltd)

"I just would like to say thank you for your co-operation on arranging our Excel course yesterday. The training was brilliant, we all found it very useful and helpful for our daily roles. We had a great trainer, who is also a lovely person! I hope we can arrange further trainings in the future. "

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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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