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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:Thu 16 September 2021
  • 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
  • Disadvantages of ArcGIS
  • Other mapping visuals

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).

"Great course, informative and thought provoking. Full of content and exercises are a great way to practice what you've been learning about. Wonderful course materials to help you after - and let's not forget the lunches. (I have received training from you previously.)"

Sarah Kenn (National Fostering Agency (NFA))

"Excellent training, well paced and engaging delivery of the training."

Andy Dowling (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman)

"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)

"Really liked the everything about the training; the pre course check to make sure everything is fine on the day and especially the knowledge and delivery of the course by a very friendly tutor."

Deepak Pulikkottil (Provide)

"I thought that our trainer was excellent and made the two days a really enjoyable and informative experience."

Robert Smith (Valuation Office Agency)

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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
Thu/Fri 16-17 September 2021 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 12-13 October 2021 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 21-22 October 2021 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 04-05 November 2021 2 £795 Book places
Mon/Tue 15-16 November 2021 2 £695 Book places
Mon/Tue 13-14 December 2021 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 16-17 December 2021 2 £795 Book places
Date(s) Venue
16/09
12/10
21/10
04/11
15/11
13/12
16/12

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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