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Introduction to Power BI Desktop Training Course

£695 + VAT for most venues (£795 + VAT for London)

2 days

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 24 May 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

Basic visualisations

  • Training topicCreating tables
  • Training topicField well settings
  • Training topicWorking with matrices

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

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

Drill-through filtering

  • Training topicAdding drillthrough filters
  • Training topicBack buttons

Action buttons

  • Training topicAssigning actions to shapes
  • Training topicInserting buttons
  • Training topicHover and select effects

Bookmarks

  • Training topicCreating bookmarks
  • Training topicFiltering using bookmarks
  • Training topicSpotlighting and hiding visuals

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

Calendars

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

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

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Sample customer feedback

"Really good pacing and appreciated the chance to practice at regular intervals. The trainer made what seemed complex at the outset very approachable."

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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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