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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)
08-10 Jun 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
05-07 Jul 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
02-04 Aug 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
  • 548 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):

"Great training environment and very good trainer. Well paced course that included time to cover additional topics."

Steven Ford (Canterbury Christ Church University)

"The trainer was really thorough and explained the various topics well. He was also very friendly and approachable which made it very easy to ask questions. I look forward to completing future Wise Owl courses."

Natalie Sheard (Alzheimers Research UK)

"Really enjoyed how engaging the trainer was, definitely made learning easier. Remote desktop worked well with the trainer being able to see all of our screens. I chose this course with my line managers to try and get an understanding of power apps so we could eventually build our own database system using it."

Oscar Freeman-Davies (Devon County Council)

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Wise Owl provided an excellent service from the booking process to the end of the course. The trainer had excellent interaction with everyone on the course and his knowledge was unquestionable. He was very engaging and I enjoyed the course due to his delivery on the subject. He was able to answer any question and apply it to real world examples. The course was presented at a pace which meant you could take in the information and had time to ask questions. Before the course I had been writing SQL scripts and was worried that I might not learn much from it, but I am happy to say I was able to learn new information that has already improved my effectiveness and I am already using these new skills. This was by far one of the most useful courses I have ever attended. I am looking forward to booking another course with Wise Owl in the near future. "

Rachael Shaw (Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM))

"Great course, engaging trainer, fantastic materials."

Paul Silvester (North East Lincolnshire Council)

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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.