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Classroom training -  Advanced Power BI

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Advanced Power BI

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£695 + VAT (where applicable)

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

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 how to:

  • Append, merge and join tables using Query Editor
  • Understand and use parameters in Power BI
  • Learn some specific useful custom visuals
  • Learn how to use conditional formatting and quick measures to make visuals dynamic
  • Use visual header tooltips and report tooltips
  • Understand the basics of custom themes
  • Understand why and how to use bookmarks

This course is ideally suited to report-builders who have attended our two-day Power BI Introduction course, and want to build better and more powerful reports.  If you want to be able to create custom measures and understand time-intelligence functions, you should attend our two-day DAX course instead of (or as well as) this one.

We don't have any dates scheduled for this online course. We may consider adding more dates - it's always worth asking. Alternatively, if you have a handful of like-minded people in your organisation, you could consider booking your own customised online course to run on a date convenient to you!

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Advanced data models

  • Connecting to folders
  • Changing the source using M

Advanced Query Editor

  • Unpivoting data
  • Merge transforms
  • Append transforms

Parameters

  • Filtering and drop-downs
  • SQL stored procedures
  • Dynamic connection strings

Custom visuals

  • The play axis slicer
  • The Chiclet slicer
  • Synoptic panels

Tooltips

  • Tooltip backgrounds
  • Dynamic report tooltips
  • Visual header tooltips

Conditional formatting

  • Based on numerical values
  • Based on a colour name

Dynamic display

  • Dynamic images in tables
  • Dynamic button hyperlinks
  • Dynamic titles

Quick measures

  • Showing selected items
  • Filtering columns

Bookmarks

  • Creating bookmarks
  • Data and display properties
  • Spotlighting and hiding visuals

Bookmark case studies

  • Dynamic chart axes
  • Dynamic page titles

Report themes

  • Applying themes
  • Creating custom themes
  • A suggested standard theme

Power BI Templates

  • Creating templates
  • Including themes
  • Using parameters

Covered if time allows If time

More on Power BI Service

  • Row security
  • Q&A
  • Analysing in Excel

Covered if time allows If time

Power BI mobile

  • Creating mobile reports
  • Limitations

You can download a PDF file giving the course contents.

Benefits of our online training

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl online courses:

  • Maximum of 5 people per class
  • Excellent colour courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Pre-course set-up included in the days before the course
  • No need to install any software on your computer
  • All courses given by one of our 7 full-time Wise Owl trainers

What other people have said

Many thanks to those listed below for kindly agreeing to let us use their names. All of the reviews are from the last 3 calendar years (although some may be for classroom courses):

"(Intro Power BI) The trainer's pace was perfect for course. He understood the level at which candidates were at and paced the course accordingly. (Adv Power BI) Excellent course! A lot to take in but the supporting info is superb."

Leo Skelly (Prima Group)

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

Andrew Witt (Coloplast Ltd)

"A really detailed course! We had a great teacher, and he made everything easy to understand. The course material I took away is really useful for future reference. I'm very impressed with Wise Owl!"

Jemma McColm (City District Ltd)

"Trainer was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Liked the way we were asked questions (as a group) to get us thinking."

Alex Wallace (Manchester Metropolitan University)

"Highly recommend. Really enjoyed, thank you! (SSIS) Very patient with us, not having been on the introduction course.(Adv Power BI) Feedback from colleagues was very positive."

Nichola Kelly (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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How our live online training courses work

We've published a full summary of what it's like to attend a Wise Owl course online - here are the main things you need to know.

What you'll need

You'll need three things for the course:

  1. A computer (obviously) running Windows.
  2. A good internet connection.
  3. A microphone and (ideally) webcam.

In addition you'll find the course very difficult without an additional monitor (so that you can participate in the course on one screen, and use the software you're learning on the other).

What will happen when you book a place

Within a few hours of your booking a place on one of our online courses, we'll be in touch to get you set up correctly.  This usually takes about half an hour, and can be done at any mutually convenient date/time.

A few days before your course begins you'll receive a parcel in the post containing:

  • A full colour courseware manual;
  • An exercise booklet to go with the course; and
  • A USB stick containing the files for the course, should you need a back-up.

Your parcel will even include a Wise Owl Sheaffer biro (they're good; trust us) and pad.

What you won't need

You won't need to install any software at all on your computer.  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; and
  • we use Teams for our online training, which you can run through most modern browsers.
On and after the course

On the day of the course itself you will be able to join the course up to half an hour before it begins. This will give you time to:

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

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

You can see full details of exactly how our online courses work here.