Course Length: 2 days

Course Description

As technology progresses and becomes more interwoven with our businesses and lives, more data is collected about business and personal activities. This era of "big data" has exploded due to the rise of cloud computing, which provides an abundance of computational power and storage, allowing organizations of all sorts to capture and store data. Leveraging that data effectively can provide timely insights and a competitive advantage.

The creation of data-backed visualizations is a key way data scientists, or any professional, can explore, analyze, and report insights and trends from data. Microsoft® Power BI® software is designed for this purpose. Power BI was built to connect to a wide range of data sources, and allows users to quickly create visualizations of connected data to gain insights, show trends, and create reports. Power BI's data connection capabilities and visualization features go far beyond those that can be found in spreadsheets, allowing users to create compelling and interactive worksheets, dashboards, and stories that bring data to life and turn data into thoughtful action.

Course Objectives:

You will:

Analyze data with self-service BI.

Connect to data sources.

Perform advanced data modeling and shaping.


Visualize data with Power BI.

Enhance data analysis.

Model data with calculations.

Create interactive visualizations.


To ensure your success, you should have experience managing data with a spreadsheet program such as Excel or Google Sheets.  The following will be helpful meeting these prerequisites:

Excel Part 3

Excel Pivot Tables

Course Content

Lesson 1: Analyzing Data with Self-Service BI

Lesson 2: Connecting to Data

Lesson 3: Performing Advanced Data Modeling and Shaping

Lesson 4: Visualizing Data with Power BI


Lesson 5: Enhancing Data Analysis

Lesson 6: Modeling Data with Calculations

Lesson 7: Creating Interactive Visualizations

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