Microsoft Office training -  Introduction to Power BI Desktop

Power BI Tools Training

Introduction to Power BI Desktop (2 days)

£695 + VAT for most venues (£795 + 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 Introduction to Power BI Desktop coursesLocations:Manchester, London
  • Next Introduction to Power BI Desktop course locationNext course:Thu 22 February 2018
  • Introduction to 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

More on query editor

  • Training topicCreating new columns
  • Training topicIntroducing the M language

Multiple tables

  • Training topicRelationships
  • Training topicFilter directions

Filtering data

  • Training topicSlicers
  • Training topicVisualisation level filters

Drill-down

  • Training topicInteractions
  • Training topic"See records" feature

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

Overview of maps

  • Training topicThe types of map
  • Training topicGeo-location
  • Training topicIntroduction to ArcGIS

Calculated columns

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

Introduction to 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

Creating measures in DAX

  • Training topicAggregateX functions
  • Training topicThe CALCULATE function

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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"l thought the course was fantastic and really helpful and the training materials were of a really high standard. It is not often when going on a training course that you can work through the training and manual afterwards which is a credit to Wise Owl Training. I also wanted to thank your excellent trainer; his style of teaching was very good. He has a lot of patience with less experienced people like myself and was always willing to help us when we got stuck. I would definitely like to attend some other courses."

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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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