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Advanced Power BI Reports Training Course

Two days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)

This course is available in the following formats (all prices exclude VAT):

Classroom (London)
Classroom (Manchester)
Onsite (your office)
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Online (your home)
You can book a place on this course either online through this website, by phone, by email or by filling in our enquiry form.

To attend this course you must be familiar with creating Power BI reports, and use Power BI on a regular basis.

Course schedule

Here are our next few Advanced Power BI Reports course dates:

Dates Times Venue Price (excl. VAT)
05-06 Feb 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
04-05 Mar 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
04-05 Apr 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
01-02 May 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
03-04 Jun 09:30-16:30 Online £825 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider booking your own customised onsite course, whereby you get to pick the dates and venue!

Course Contents - PDF

Advanced Power BI Reports training course contents

If you've got the hang of the basic Power BI software, take two days out of your busy life to delve more into Microsoft's powerful BI software tool.  On this course you'll learn many things, including:

  • Lots of ways to apply conditional formatting to visuals

  • How (and when) to use the decomposition tree, key influencers tool, smart narratives and other standard visuals

  • Lots of ideas for custom visuals that you can use to enhance your reports

  • How to use bookmarks, page navigation and advanced drill-down features to make your reports easier to use

  • How to use report tooltips to make your reports easier to interpret

The idea is to build on what you learned on our two-day introduction to Power BI course.  If you're more interested in loading, transforming and manipulating data you should probably look at our two-day Advanced Power BI (Data) course instead.

The contents of this course are as follows:

Advanced tables

  • Showing URLs as icons
  • Images in tables
  • Sorting multiple columns
  • Preventing data grouping

Conditional formatting

  • Gradients and rules
  • Based on a field value
  • Icons and data bars

Dynamic display

  • Format properties as expressions
  • Examples of dynamic formatting


  • Adding constant lines
  • Adding trendlines
  • Showing anomalies

Decomposition tree

  • How it works
  • Formatting the parts
  • Locking levels

Other visuals

  • Key influencers
  • Ribbon charts
  • Waterfall charts

Q & A visuals

  • Setting synonyms
  • Adding FAQs
  • Training Q&A visuals


  • Tooltip backgrounds
  • Dynamic report tooltips
  • Visual header tooltips


  • Data and display properties
  • Spotlighting and hiding visuals
  • Bookmark navigators
  • Some design case studies

Quick measures

  • Comparison against single items
  • Line chart averages
  • Listing selected items
  • Running totals


  • The smart narrative visual
  • Text boxes and values
  • Analysing differences

Dynamic page navigation

  • Page navigators
  • Page navigation buttons
  • Controlling with slicers
  • Drill-through with slicers

Advanced drill-through

  • Category vs summarized explained
  • Drill-through between reports
  • Disabling drill-through
  • Mouse buttons/action buttons

Custom visuals

  • Ways to import
  • Pinning custom visuals
  • Infographics (picture charts)

More custom visuals   if time

  • The play axis visual
  • Synoptic panels
  • Chiclet slicer
Please see further up this page for what you should know beforehand (if anything) in order to attend this course.

Why Choose Us?

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl courses:

In addition, here are some benefits unique to classroom training:

And some benefits specific to online training:

  • Courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Free half-hour pre-course check-up included
  • Our clever system means you can use our laptops (and we can see them)

What other people have said

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts. All of the following reviews are from the last 3 calendar years:

"I was really impressed with the trainer who was knowlegable, articulate and engaging."

Chris Webb (UK Research & Innovation (UKRI))

"Very good training. Well paced, thorough and interactive. Supporting materials were very good and the trainer was very approachable, very helpful and had a really good manner."

Neil Harrison (Halton Borough Council)

"Really enjoyed the course, it had so so many examples that are going to be really easy to refer back to. I enjoyed breaking things down to the understanding of why something works, thanks!"

Holly Fry (The Phoenix Group)

"Great course, well timed and structured and hands on, really enjoyable."

Peter Thorley (Cheshire East Council)

"I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was the first excel course I’ve ever been on that was pitched at completely the right level. The tutor was very knowledgeable and took time to answer any queries we had. She checked in with us on our existing knowledge and then built on it. The practice tasks and the materials you go away with will mean I have the ability to regain knowledge on any tasks I don’t immediately start using. The snacks were also appreciated!"

Hazel Kimmitt (AA Projects Ltd)

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

How our training courses work

Below are some notes on how Wise Owl courses work, to help you decide whether they're for you or not.

What you'll need

If you book on a classroom course, the only thing you need to bring to the course is ... yourself! We even provide a notepad and a suprisingly nice pen for you to take notes with.

For online training you'll need two things:

  1. A good internet connection (otherwise you'll have a frustrating time); and
  2. A second screen (a requirement, not a nice-to-have!)

You can see full details of our online course requirements here.

When you book a place

If you book a place on one of our courses:

  • For classroom courses we will send out a joining email. That's it!
  • For online courses we will get in touch to organise a half-hour pre-course check to iron out any connection problems before the course (rather than during it).

Whatever type of course you book, we will also send you out a reminder a few days before the course is due to take place - not that (we hope) you'll have forgotten!

What you won't need

For classroom training, you won't need a computer - we (obviously) will provide that. However, you're welcome to use your own laptop if you prefer, providing that you have the correct software installed.

For online training you will need a computer, but you won't need to have any software installed.  This is because you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed.

The start of the course

For online courses you will be able to join up to half an hour before the course begins. This will give you time to:

  • familiarise yourself with the set-up;
  • meet your trainer; and
  • get to know the other delegates!

For classroom training it's always nice if people arrive a bit early too, to give people time to meet each other (and drink coffee).

You'll be given a full colour courseware manual, an exercise booklet to go with the course and a USB stick for taking course files away (we'll post all this to you for online courses).

After the course

After the course finishes you'll receive a digital certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).

We don't have any formal arrangement for answering questions after the course, but if you get stuck on something and email your trainer they should (and nearly always do!) respond as quickly as their training schedule allows.

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