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Classroom training -  Introduction to Power BI

Classroom Training

Introduction to Power BI

Classroom training course - online version also available

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

2 days

Things that you'll learn on this two-day course include:

  • how to load data from all manner of different sources, and how to build a data model;
  • how to use Query Editor to transform data as you load it;
  • how to create, format and use visualisations (tables, charts, gauges, maps and many more);
  • how to create calculated columns using the basic DAX language; and
  • how to work with calendars in Power BI.

You'll also learn how to publish reports to Power BI Service. 

Course details

  • Locations for Introduction to Power BI coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester, Online
  • Next Introduction to Power BI course locationNext classroom course:Tue 06 October 2020
  • Introduction to Power BI course timesTime:10.00-16.30

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Basic reports

  • Getting data
  • Basic visualisations
  • Shapes, text boxes and images

Data sources

  • SQL Server / databases
  • Excel / text files
  • Websites and web services

Formatting visualisations

  • The formatting panes
  • Conditional formatting

Charts

  • Working with charts
  • Specific chart type issues
  • Grouping and binning

Other types of visualisation

  • Working with matrices
  • Working with cards

Dashboard visualisations

  • Gauges
  • Single-number visualisations
  • KPIs

Query editor

  • Filtering rows
  • Manipulating columns
  • Working with data types

More on query editor

  • Creating new columns
  • Introducing the M language

Multiple tables

  • Relationships
  • Filter directions

Filtering data

  • Slicers
  • Visualisation level filters

Drill-down

  • Interactions
  • "See records" feature

Drill-through filtering

  • Adding drillthrough filters
  • Back buttons

Overview of maps

  • The types of map
  • Geo-location
  • Introduction to ArcGIS

Calculated columns

  • Adding columns
  • IF and SWITCH
  • The RELATED function

Publishing reports

  • Power BI accounts
  • Power BI files (PBIX)

Power BI Service

  • Publishing
  • Dashboards and tiles
  • Sharing reports

App workspaces

  • Creating app workspaces
  • Publishing apps

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

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"Relevant content, knowledgeable trainer, good pace and course materials."

David Bloomfield (Abellio London Ltd)

"Fantastic course - well done. Content and organisation just right. Manuals/exercises look very thorough. Have learnt loads. Course outlines and blogs on your website are excellent."

Stephen Carter (London Borough of Newham)

"Very well thought out - I like how the course has been structured to build on each subsequent topic. Also I should say how useful your online videos are - they were essential for me working alone - they reminded me what a good company Wise Owl is."

Mark Davies (NIHR Academy)

"Fantastic courses with an engaging trainer. Content and pace was perfect."

Andrew Witt (Coloplast Ltd)

"3 excellent courses and the trainer helped me so much."

Edward Wenham (Crown Commercial Service)

There are lots more where these came from (or just refresh this page to change the quotes shown).

Scheduled Introduction to Power BI training dates

Here are the classroom Introduction to Power BI courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Tue/Wed 06-07 October 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 10-11 November 2020 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 19-20 November 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 10-11 December 2020 2 £795 Book places
Date(s) Venue
06/10
10/11
19/11
10/12

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, ask us about running onsite Power BI training at your offices (we'll even provide and set up the computers).

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