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Classroom training -  Fast track Power BI and DAX

Online Training

3-day intensive DAX and Power BI course

Live online training course - classroom version also available

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

If you're new(ish) to Power BI, you're faced with two hurdles:

  • You need to get up to speed with extracting, transforming and loading data in Power BI, creating data models, creating visuals and learning about topics like slicers, drill-down and publishing; but
  • You're also probably going to have to learn how to create calculated columns and measures using DAX, to allow you to report on custom statistics.

For most people we'd recommend doing this in two stages, by attending our two-day Introduction to Power BI course and then our two-day DAX course, but if you're a quick learner (and don't mind three very intensive days) we've created a three-day fast-track course to try to square an impossible circle, and squeeze four days of training into three days!

Course schedule

Here are our next few online Fast track Power BI and DAX course dates:

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
10-12 Nov 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
06-08 Dec 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
19-21 Jan 09:30-16:30 £995 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

This fast-track course combines topics from the following other Wise Owl courses:

From our INTRODUCTION TO POWER BI course

Basic reports

  • Getting data
  • Basic visuals
  • Shapes, text boxes and images

Data sources

  • SQL Server / databases
  • Excel / CSV files
  • Websites

Working with visuals

  • The formatting pane
  • Conditional formatting
  • Visual interactions

Charts

  • Creating charts
  • Bubble and other charts
  • Grouping data
  • Small multiples

Matrices

  • Row and column headers
  • Drill-down

Dashboard visuals

  • Gauges
  • Cards
  • KPIs

Query editor

  • Filtering rows
  • Manipulating columns
  • Working with data types
  • Creating new columns

Creating data models

  • Relationships
  • Hiding fields and tables
  • Renaming fields/tables

Filtering data

  • Slicers
  • Using the filter pane

Drill-through

  • Adding drillthrough filters
  • Creating back buttons
  • Button drill-through

Basic publishing

  • Power BI Service
  • Workspaces
  • Dashboards and tiles
  • Lineage view
From our DAX course

Ways to edit DAX

  • Power BI
  • PowerPivot
  • SSAS Tabular
  • DAX Studio

Data model basics

  • Linking to data
  • Creating a data model

Calculated columns

  • Creating calculated columns
  • IF and SWITCH
  • Showing RELATED data
  • Dealing with blanks

Basic measures

  • Creating measures
  • Understanding filter context
  • Using a measures table
  • AggregateX functions

The CALCULATE function

  • Filter context revisited
  • Removing and replacing context
  • Context transition

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The VALUES function

  • The HASONEVALUE function
  • Listing single values
  • Parameter tables

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Dynamic measures

  • The ISFILTERED function
  • The ALLSELECTED FUNCTION
  • Dynamic titles

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The FILTER function

  • Row context
  • Iterator functions
  • Applying criteria

Variables

  • Creating variables
  • Using for debugging

Calendars and dates

  • Creating a calendar
  • Date-based functions

Advanced date functions

  • Multiple relationships
  • Moving averages

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 6 Wise Owl trainers
  • 534 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):

"We had a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer, he went into a good amount of detail and tailored the content to fit our group well."

Rosalind Futcher (Moneybarn Limited)

"Course had great details and covered useful topics that will be used."

Phil Chambers (North East Lincolnshire Council)

"Very professional starting from the pre-course communication and pre-course materials received, to the course itself. The trainer was brilliant, nothing was too drawn out or overexplained but just enough to ensure it was understood, very methodical and professional. Thank you very much, I really enjoyed it and wouldn't hesitate to book on the next level course."

Trish Smee (Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA))

"Loved the course. Very well structured, taught me new things and reinforced the SQL knowledge I already had. Trainer was amiable and made everyone feel welcome and also patient when people struggled to grasp certain points. Course material and additional handouts are excellent."

Tom Langhorne (NHS Pension Scheme)

"The trainer was very helpful."

Kevin Whipps (NHS NEL CSU)

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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 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.