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About this Course

The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of data analysis with Power BI. The course includes extracting/transforming from various data sources, tabular data modelling, DAX, creating visualizations, the Power BI Service, and the Power BI Mobile App.

Audience Profile

The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
◾Perform Power BI desktop data transformation
◾Describe Power BI desktop modelling
◾Create a Power BI desktop visualization
◾Implement the Power BI service
◾Describe how to connect to Excel data
◾Describe how to collaborate with Power BI data
◾Connect directly to data stores
◾Describe the Power BI developer API
◾Describe the Power BI mobile app

Outline

Module 1: Power BI Desktop Data Transformations

This module describes how to import fata into Power BI.

Lessons
◾What is Power BI?
◾Power BI data
◾Transformations

Lab : Import Data to Power BI
◾Import data to Power BI desktop
◾Import data from CSV files
◾Import data from a less structured file

After completing this module, students will be able to:
◾Describe what Power BI is and what it does.
◾Describe the types of data.
◾Perform data transformations.

Module 2: Power BI Desktop Modeling

This module introduces Power BI desktop modeling.

Lessons
◾Optimizing data models
◾Calculations
◾Hierarchies

Lab : Manage Power BI data
◾Manage table relationships
◾Last year comparison
◾Year to date
◾Market share
◾Optimize the data model

After completing this module, students will be able to:
◾Optimize data models.
◾Perform calculations with Power BI data.
◾Describe and create hierarchies.

Module 3: Power BI Desktop Visualization

At the end of this module students will be able to create a Power BI desktop visualization.

Lessons
◾Visualizing your data
◾Working with multiple visualizations

Lab : Create reports with visualizations
◾Cross-tabular reports
◾Part-to-Whole reports
◾Relationship reports
◾Trend reports
◾Rank reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:
◾Visualize data using Power BI
◾Work with multiple visualizations.

Module 4: Power BI Service

This module describes how to implement the Power BI service.

Lessons
◾Working with the Power BI service
◾Configuring a dashboard
◾Viewing a Power BI Dashboard

Lab : Implementing the Power BI service
◾Upload a Power BI report
◾Share a Power BI dashboard
◾Configure data refresh

After completing this module, students will be able to:
◾Work with the Power BI service.
◾Configure a Power BI dashboard.
◾View a Power BI dashboard.

Module 5: Working with Excel

This module describes how to connect to Excel as a source of data.

Lessons
◾Importing data from excel
◾Analyzing data in Excel

Lab : Working with Excel
◾Uploading an Excel file with an Excel table
◾Uploading an Excel file with a data model

After completing this module, students will be able to:
◾Import data from excel.
◾Analyze data in Excel.

Module 6: Organization Content Packs, Security, and groups

This module describes how to collaborate with Power BI data.

Lessons
◾Collaboration
◾Content packs

Lab : Working with Organization Content Packs
◾Create a content pack
◾Edit a content pack
◾Share a content pack

After completing this module, students will be able to:
◾Share data for collaborative purposes.
◾Create, edit, and share content packs.

Module 7: Direct Connectivity

This module describes various connectivity options using Power BI.

Lessons
◾Cloud data
◾Connecting to analysis services

Lab : Direct Connectivity
◾Direct connectivity from Power BI desktop
◾Direct connectivity from the Power BI service

After completing this module, students will be able to:
◾Access data in SQL Azure.
◾Connect to SQL Server Analysis Services.

Module 8: Developer API

This module describes the developer API within Power BI.

Lessons
◾The developer API
◾Custom visuals

Lab : Using the developer API
◾Using custom visuals

After completing this module, students will be able to:
◾Describe the developer API.
◾Use the developer API to create custom visuals.

Module 9: Power BI mobile app

This module describes the Power BI mobile app.

Lessons
◾The Power BI mobile app
◾Using the Power BI mobile app
◾Power BI embedded

After completing this module, students will be able to:
◾Describe the Power BI mobile app.
◾Download and use the Power BI mobile app.
◾Describe Power BI embedded and when you would want to use it.

Prerequisites

  • Before attending this course, students must have:
    ◾Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)
    ◾Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)
    ◾An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
    ◾Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel

Venue:  

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Description:

Live Online Training

Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

Online class requirements:

  • Moderate to fast Internet
  • Phone, or Speakers or headset (required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Voice Over IP (VoIP) or you can dial-in from a regular phone.  Whether you decide to use VoIP or a phone, for convenience, we recommend a hands free headset.
  • Training software must be installed on your computer (30 trial versions are acceptable)
  • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or dual computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to login multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view instructor/moderator shared screen and another monitor/computer to work in the software.

What happens when you enroll in an online class

When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

Online Training Advantages

Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our  small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.