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Ultimate Beginners Guide to Power BI

Learn how to use Power BI as an analytical tool

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  • 3 hours of course video content
  • 1x demo data set to practice developing Power BI reports with
  • 1x advanced Power BI model & report (pbix file) showcasing all the examples used during the course
  • 20 question quiz to test your knowledge and understanding of the course content
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Your Outcome

Ultimate Beginners Guide to Power BI


This comprehensive free training course is to give any user fresh to Power BI an overview of all the introductory concepts of how to use Power BI as an analytical tool. The focus of the course is to step by step work through a real-world scenario so you can understand how data can start from its rawest form and be developed into a compelling analytical solution using Power BI.

Power BI is much more that just a visualisation tool, it is an analytical engine that can help you find valuable insights that can drive decision making within organisations.

This course aims to teach you how you can achieve this yourself through utilising the key features within the Power BI suite.

Learn how to:

  • Develop a best practice Power BI model
  • Plan Power BI development before you start
  • Query, transform and load data
  • Create a data model
  • Write DAX measures
  • Develop compelling reports and visualisations
  • Publish to the Power BI online service
  • Create dashboards
  • Use the Q&A feature
  • Use other online service features

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Course Curriculum

Introduction

  •  Resource Pack Download
  •  Introduction (5:54)
  •  Resources Explained (2:44)
  •  Data scenario explained (5:56)

Querying & Transforming Data

  •  Query editor explained (7:56)
  •  Simple transformations (16:52)
  •  Creating a date table (7:42)
  •  Organising your queries (2:57)
  •  Advanced transformations (10:33)

Data Modelling

  •  What is data modelling? (8:44)
  •  Relationships between tables (7:17)

DAX Calculations

  •  What is DAX? (7:14)
  •  Measure groups (5:41)
  •  Simple measures (11:54)
  •  Measure branching (8:59)
  •  Advanced DAX (13:58)

Reports & Visualisations

  •  Visualisation options (22:09)
  •  Colour and themes (11:18)
  •  Custom visuals (4:38)
  •  Visualisation best practices (5:25)

Online Service

  •  Publish to online service (10:09)
  •  Dashboards & Apps (11:04)
  •  Natural language query (5:39)
  •  Distribution features (7:41)

Course Wrap Up

  •  How to utilise Enterprise DNA content (10:23)
  •  Enterprise DNA Membership (8:02)
  •  Thanks! (2:43)

Quiz

  •  Course Quiz


Your Instructor

Sam McKay
CFA

Sam very early on saw the immense opportunity of using Power BI to create analytical solutions. After years of developing some advanced analysis and tools in excel, he was amazed that he could re-create most of those things in about 10% of the time with Power BI.

He is the founder and CEO at Enterprise DNA, a business intelligence training & consultancy business primarily focused on driving better decision making within organisations by empowering individuals and teams to transform raw data into unmatched insights using Microsoft's Power BI suite of tools.

Sam has a strong history in Finance, previously working at ANZ, PIMCO, and Fonterra. He is also a CFA charterholder, achieving the designation in 2011.

He has a passion for building highly scalable analytical solutions within organisations, and wants to see others learn how to do the same.

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