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Classroom training -  Fast track Power BI

Online Training

3-day intensive Power BI training course

Live online training course - classroom version also available

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

This course is aimed at people who have already used Power BI a little (or even a lot), and who want to learn pretty much everything it can do - excluding DAX measures, for which we have a separate two-day course - in as short a period of time as possible.  You're right for this course if:

  • You're the sort of person who generally picks up software reasonably quickly; and
  • You don't mind attending a fairly intensive three-day course online.

This three-day fast-track course aims to cover most (if not all) of the topics from our two-day introduction and two-day advanced Power BI courses in three busy days!

Course schedule

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

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
15-17 Mar 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
04-06 May 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
05-07 Jul 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

Data sources

  • SQL Server / databases
  • Excel / text files
  • Websites and web services

Multiple tables

  • Relationships
  • Filter directions

Basic reports

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

Formatting visualisations

  • The formatting panes
  • Conditional formatting

Charts

  • Working with charts
  • Specific chart type issues
  • Grouping and binning

Other types of visualisation

  • Working with matrices
  • Working with cards

Dashboard visualisations

  • Gauges
  • Single-number visualisations
  • KPIs

Query editor

  • Filtering rows
  • Manipulating columns
  • Working with data types

Filtering data

  • Slicers
  • Visualisation level filters

Drill-down

  • Interactions
  • "See records" feature

Drill-through filtering

  • Adding drillthrough filters
  • Back buttons

Calculated columns

  • Adding columns
  • IF and SWITCH
  • The RELATED function

Overview of maps

  • The types of map
  • Geo-location
  • Disadvantages of ArcGIS
  • Other mapping visuals

Publishing reports

  • Power BI accounts
  • Power BI files (PBIX)

Power BI Service

  • Publishing
  • Dashboards and tiles
  • Sharing reports
From our ADVANCED POWER BI course

Advanced data models

  • Connecting to folders
  • Changing the source using M

Advanced Query Editor

  • Unpivoting data
  • Merge transforms
  • Append transforms

Data load error handling

  • Viewing errors
  • Fixing/removing errors

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Parameters

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

Custom visuals

  • The play axis slicer
  • The Chiclet slicer
  • Other examples
  • Pros and cons

Tooltips

  • Tooltip backgrounds
  • Dynamic report tooltips
  • Visual header tooltips

Conditional formatting

  • Based on numerical values
  • Based on a colour name

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Dynamic display

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

Quick measures

  • Date tables
  • Time intelligence
  • 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

Dynamic page navigation

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

Power BI Templates

  • Creating templates
  • Using parameters

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Decomposition tree

  • How it works
  • Formatting the parts
  • Locking levels

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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 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 interactive nature of the course, the course manuals are great."

Shamarke Esse (The University of Manchester)

"The course was great and very beneficial. The content was good and the trainer was great. The layout of the room including refreshments was very thoughtful."

Ahbab Miah (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)

"The course was exceptional. The trainer's knowledge was shockingly good. He clearly has a very in-depth understanding. It definitely gave me an insight and confidence to develop my skills. Well done and thanks Wise Owl."

Elliot Knaggs (Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust)

"Everything was well thought through. Clean laptop! Content excellent, skills easy to apply to role. Trainer very flexible and made us feel welcome. An excellent learning environment."

Daniel Rowan (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG))

"Really good content."

Philip McTiernan (Department of Health)

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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.