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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.

It aims to cover all of the material from our (already busy) two-day Introduction to Power BI and a fair few topics from our two-day Advanced Power BI (Reports) and two-day Advanced Power BI (Data) courses in three busy days.

Course schedule

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

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
26-28 Jan 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
28 Feb-02 Mar 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
28-30 Mar 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

Creating data models

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

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

Filtering data

  • Slicers
  • Using the filter pane

Drill-through

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

Basic maps

  • Bubble maps
  • Filled maps
  • Geographical data categories

Calculated columns

  • Adding columns
  • IF and SWITCH
  • The RELATED function

Basic publishing

  • Power BI Service
  • Workspaces
  • Dashboards and tiles
  • Lineage view
From our ADVANCED POWER BI REPORTS course

Custom visuals

  • Ways to import
  • Pinning custom visuals
  • The infographics visual

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

  • Changing background colours
  • Line chart averages
  • Dynamic titles

Quick measures

  • Showing selected items
  • Filtering columns

Bookmarks

  • Creating bookmarks
  • Data and display properties
  • Spotlighting and hiding visuals
  • Case studies of bookmark use

Dynamic page navigation

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

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Decomposition tree

  • How it works
  • Formatting the parts
  • Locking levels
From our ADVANCED POWER BI DATA course

Advanced data sources

  • Connecting to folders
  • Changing the source using M

Power Query transforms (1)

  • Unpivoting data
  • Merge transforms
  • Append transforms

Viewing and fixing errors

  • How Power Query handles errors
  • Manually replacing errors
  • Removing errors using merge
  • Replacing errors using merge

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Parameters

  • Input parameters
  • Dropdown parameters
  • Dynamic connection strings

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
  • 536 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):

"Training session was great, if anything I slightly found the remote sessions a bit better than when I went to Manchester for the in class training sessions. Great trainer. I have previously used Wise Owl course and they were great."

Paul Martin (Ashton Sixth Form College)

"Had a fantastic 3 days online training. Was a bit apprehensive with it being a fast track course, that I wouldn't be able to take it all in, but the pace was great and learned lots. Our trainer was extremely knowledgeable and made the course fun and interactive. Looking forward to putting into practise all that I have learnt. Would definitely recommend this course for anyone new to Power BI. We looked at the separate 2-day courses but went for the 3-day fast track course and really glad we did."

Donna Wright (Ashton Sixth Form College)

"Great course, well worth the money and our trainer was great! Would definitely use Wise Owl again."

Stuart Allan (Lloyds Banking Group)

"Our trainer was brilliant - attentive, detailed and comprehensive. Really enjoyed my three days with him. I may complete the DAX course 6-12 months down the line once I've got more experienced with PBI."

Sarosh Sethna (Sellafield Ltd)

"I was impressed with our trainer - his pace was just right and he was very good at guiding from one concept to another, in a logical way. I really enjoyed this course and can't wait to use my new skills in the real world. I really liked the concept of a Fasttrack course, where lots is covered in a relatively short time."

Magda Zarzycka (Emery Planning)

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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.