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Established May 1992
30 years in business
Wise Owl Training
30 years in business
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Classroom training -  Advanced Power BI Reports

Online Training

Advanced Power BI Reports

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£795 + VAT (where applicable)

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.

Course schedule

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

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
25-26 Jul 09:30-16:30 £795 Book
01-02 Sep 09:30-16:30 £795 Book
13-14 Oct 09:30-16:30 £795 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider creating your own customised online course to run on a date convenient to you).

Course Contents

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)

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More custom visuals

  • The play axis visual
  • Synoptic panels
  • Chiclet slicer

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 6 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 6 Wise Owl trainers
  • 519 references viewable online

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):

"I really enjoyed the course. I'd previously had a quick insight into Power BI and it looked very complicated but the trainer made it look easy & relatively straightforward. Course was very organised and the manual and notepad were very useful – I’ll certainly be using them in the future."

Emma Russell (Torus (Housing Trust))

"Great course, I really appreciated our trainer's flexible approach and patient teaching."

Tracey Mortimer-Brown (MSI Reproductive Choices (formerly Marie Stopes))

"We all thought that the course was excellent, well structured and presented at a good pace. Personally I liked that we were on the keyboard so much following the trainer’s demos rather than just sitting there listening, it made it a really interactive course and very valuable. I’d happily recommend the course to others and have forwarded your details on to the consultancy we are working with, on our PAD implementation, so they can pass your details to other clients."

Paul Brown (Knight Frank)

"Excellent course. Really enjoyed it."

Kevin Springall (Marley Ltd)

"Really good overview of Python, and the online course works really well for me."

Sarah Penn (Sellafield Ltd)

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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 (free for UK bookings) 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 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.