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Power BI Training Courses

Our online and classroom training courses for Power BI are friendly and fun, while still being taught by Power BI experts.

We currently run the following scheduled Power BI courses:

Not exactly the course contents you want? Why not consider organising your own tailored Power BI course)?

More about our Power BI training

The main Microsoft Power BI tools are as follows:

Application

Notes

Power BI Desktop

Create visual, interactive reports which you can then publish to your organisation's website (or to a public site).  You can also use Power BI to create printable paginated reports.

Power Query

This is included within Power BI, and allows you to transform data as you're loading it.

Power BI Service

This allows you to view reports that you've published online, to create shared workspaces and apps and to pin tiles to dashboards.

Power BI Mobile

Create reports to be viewed on mobile devices.

Our Power BI Courses

We run the following introductory courses in the Microsoft Power BI tools:

Course

What you'll learn

Introduction to Power BI

How to create visually interactive reports, including importing data, transforming it using Query Editor, creating visuals such as tables, matrices and charts, filtering data (for example, using slicers) and creating calculated columns and basic maps.

Not sure of the difference between standard on-screen interactive Power BI reports and paginated reports?  We've summarised them in this handy blog.

In addition, we have the following more advanced courses listed on our site:

Course

Notes

DAX

Learn how to create measures and calculated columns using DAX.

Advanced Power BI (Reports)

Learn some more advanced features of creating Power BI reports, including bookmarks, tooltips and dynamic formatting.

Advanced Power BI (Data)

Learn more about some of the advanced features for transforming data in Power Query, as well as other advanced topics to do with data modelling in Power BI.

Finally, for those wanting to accelerate their learning we run two three-day fast-track courses:

Course

Notes

Fast-track Power BI

Attempting to cover all of the two-day Introduction to Power BI and parts of the two-day Advanced Power BI courses (Reports and Data) in three busy days.

Fast-track Power BI and DAX

In a similar vein, this three-day course aims to combine our two-day Introduction to DAX and two-day Introduction to Power BI courses.

10 things our courses include

Each of our scheduled courses (whether classroom or online) includes:

  1. Small course sizes - we have a maximum of 6 people on each classroom or online course.
  2. A trainer! And not just anyone - our courses are only ever given by full-time Wise Owls.
  3. Full colour courseware and exercises of oustanding quality.
  4. A no cancellation guarantee (once you've booked and confirmed your training course, it will run).
  5. A one gigabyte USB stick, containing course files, answers to exercises and (by the end of the course) your answers too, together with a nice pen.
  6. Unofficial help after the course (although we don't have a dedicated post-course support line, in practice trainers will be happy to answer the odd ad hoc question after a course has taken place).
  7. A certificate sent out digitally or in paper form (your choice) after each course, together with (for tailored courses) the trainer's thoughts on how the course went.

In addition, our classroom courses also include:

  1. A computer for each delegate (obviously).
  2. Lunch out each day at a local restaurant (chosen on the day of the course, after discussion!).
  3. Unlimited refreshments during the day, including Tassimo or Nespresso coffee and a range of biscuits and snacks to keep you going through those dark afternoon hours.

Still not convinced? You can read hundreds of testimonials to the quality of our training (all attributed and added in the last 3 years.

Scheduled Power BI training dates

Here are the next Power BI courses we have scheduled:

Course Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Introduction to Power BI Thu/Fri 25-26 July 2024 25-26 Jul 2 Online £825 Book places
Advanced Power BI Data Thu/Fri 25-26 July 2024 25-26 Jul 2 Online £950 Book places
DAX for Power BI Mon/Tue 29-30 July 2024 29-30 Jul 2 Online £950 Book places
Fast track Power BI and DAX Mon/Wed 29-31 July 2024 29-31 Jul 3 Online £1,295 Book places
Advanced Power BI Reports Thu/Fri 01-02 August 2024 01-02 Aug 2 Online £950 Book places
Introduction to Power BI Mon/Tue 05-06 August 2024 05-06 Aug 2 Online £825 Book places
Fast track Power BI Wed/Fri 07-09 August 2024 07-09 Aug 3 Online £1,295 Book places
Introduction to Power BI Thu/Fri 29-30 August 2024 29-30 Aug 2 Online £825 Book places
Advanced Power BI Reports Tue/Wed 03-04 September 2024 03-04 Sep 2 Online £950 Book places
Advanced Power BI Data Tue/Wed 03-04 September 2024 03-04 Sep 2 Online £950 Book places

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, don't forget that you always have the option of arranging onsite training at your offices (we'll even provide the computers and projector).

About our Power BI training

All of our Power BI courses use the same sample database.  It's called Create-a-Creature, and is like a more general version of Build-a-Bear.  It consists of a handful of simple tables containing purchasing data for a (fictitious) company, which delegates get to analyse by:

  • Region, town and shopping centre
  • Environment, habitat and product
  • Year, quarter and month

Our Power BI courses will not (directly) help you to pass the following Microsoft exams:

Exam Title
PL-900 Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals
PL-400 Microsoft Power Platform Developer
DA-100 Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI

However, our Power BI courses will show you how to load data into your data models, applying clever transforms as you do so, and how to add additional statistics called measures using the DAX formula language. 

Other Power BI training resources

There are many ways in which we can help you learn Power BI!

Exercises

You wouldn't buy a car without a test drive, so why buy a training course without seeing the exercises first?

Blogs

Have a look at our blogs on Power BI and the DAX language.

Videos

Have a look at our training videos on learning Power BI.

Shorts

Here are the video shorts we've published for Power BI.

Tips and tricks

Have a look at our Power BI tips and tricks.

Training venues

Wise Owl Power BI Desktop and DAX courses run in these venues.

Courseware manuals

Test your skills

Take our skills assessment test to see how well you know Power BI.

Consultancy

Instead of having to struggle to create Power BI reports instead (including mastering creating measures in DAX), why not ask us to help?

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