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Power Apps

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£695 + VAT (where applicable)

Whether you need to write back to a data source from within your Power BI reports or to create your own app from scratch, Power Apps can help!  During this two-day course you'll find out what what rules you need to follow to generate Power BI apps, then learn how to:

  • Create a new canvas from scratch
  • Learn the importance of list, detail, and update forms
  • Learn the basic formulae necessary to make interactive objects
  • integrate Power BI reports into your app (and Power Apps into Power BI)

Power Apps is a browser-based application which allows you to use a gateway to connect to data sources such as SQL Server and Excel.  On this course you will be using Wise Owl’s computers remotely, so there is no software to install on your computer.

While you don't need any no prior knowledge to attend this course, you'll find it easier if you have some understanding of relational databases, since we do use these on the course.  You should also obviously know the basics of Power BI!

Course schedule

Here are our next few online Power Apps course dates:

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
16-17 Nov 09:30-16:30 £695 Book
07-08 Jan 09:30-16:30 £695 Book
02-03 Mar 09:30-16:30 £695 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:

Creating apps

  • Canvas apps
  • Screens and controls
  • Control properties
  • Testing apps

Working with colours

  • Setting colours
  • Fading colours
  • Transparency

Working with data

  • Data sources
  • Filtering and searching
  • Delegation

Galleries

  • Creating from templates
  • Creating from scratch
  • The selected item

Variables

  • Global variables
  • Context variables
  • Dynamic properties

Formulae

  • Testing conditions
  • Self and Parent

Dynamic control ideas

  • Disabling buttons
  • Relative positioning
  • On-screen validation

Different control types

  • Toggle and radio buttons
  • Ratings and sliders
  • Date pickers, etc

Covered if time allows If time

The timer control

  • Stopping and starting
  • Controlling with variables

Dropdowns, etc

  • Dropdowns and listboxes
  • Combo boxes
  • Cascading dropdowns

Forms

  • Details and edit forms
  • Working with cards
  • Custom cards

Editing data in forms

  • The Update action
  • Patching data
  • What can go wrong

Collections

  • The Collect function
  • The Patch function

Covered if time allows If time

Responsive apps

  • Grid layouts
  • Dynamic properties

Multimedia controls

  • The video player
  • Using the camera

Power BI

  • The Power Apps visual
  • Changing data

Covered if time allows If time

Components

  • Static components
  • Input properties
  • Output properties

Covered if time allows If time

Power Automate

  • Using Flow Studio
  • Triggers, actions and conditions
  • Dynamic content

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 7 full-time Wise Owl trainers

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):

"Really good pace and coverage of topics. Very happy, thank you."

Marie Woltman (Devon County 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.