Power BI is a powerful data analytics and reporting tool that helps you analyze your data in a simple, yet effective way. This training course will teach you how to use Power BI to create dynamic dashboards and reports that help your business make informed decisions.
The course is a combination of videos, readings and practice quizzes that will guide you through the concepts of the course. Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement.
Creating a data model is essential to creating reports and dashboards using Power BI. It is important to get this right because it can help you answer business questions in a fast and performant way.
This training course introduces the basics of data modeling in Power BI. You will learn about the different types of relationships in Power BI and their importance, and how to implement them correctly.
You will also explore a toolbox of data cleaning, shaping and loading techniques that you can apply to your data. You will also learn how to choose between Power Query and Power BI, and discover the foundations of data modeling by going into star and snowflake schemas.
You will also learn about the Data Analysis eXpression language (DAX). This is a dynamic expression language that will consider the interaction of the user at the time of visualization.
The Power Query Editor in Power BI is a user-friendly tool for connecting to data sources, creating queries and defining transformations. You can use this tool to build personalized visualizations that resonate with your audiences.
Power Query has a wide range of supported data sources. These include text files, web urls, database systems and some applications.
In this training, we will teach you how to connect to a variety of data sources and create queries for analysis. We also cover best practices for data transformations and the basics of DAX calculations.
DAX, which stands for Data Analysis Expressions, is the data modeling language used by Power BI and SSAS Tabular. It is a powerful formula language that supports data modeling with tables.
Data visualizations are the basic building blocks of any Business Intelligence system. They compile your vast information into simple two-dimensional figures that are concise, plain, lucid and shareable.
Power BI offers multiple built-in data visualization components including simple bar charts, pie charts and maps. You can also create your own custom visuals to meet your specific business needs, leveraging the Organizational Visuals feature in Power BI.
A filled map uses shading or tinting or patterns to display how a value differs in proportion across a geography or region. It can help you quickly see how locations are performing in relation to others, with light shades displaying less-frequent/lower values and dark shades showing more-frequent/more values.
Shape maps compare regions on a map by coloring them differently, without the distractions of text or labels. They are especially helpful when you want relative comparisons, such as knowing which states have the best sales forecasts or which are missing their revenue target.
Dashboards are an important part of Power BI because they help managers and executives monitor and analyse data. However, they need to be created in a way that matches their purpose and audience.
A good Power BI training course will teach you how to create and customize the right type of visualization for your data. It will also help you choose the best visuals for your reports.
You’ll learn how to manage pages, add filters to a report or page, set visualization interactions, print a report page and export it to PowerPoint or PDF. You’ll also learn how to create and share a Power BI dashboard.
Besides, you’ll also learn how to add data alerts, use Power BI Q&A, and customize your dashboard. You’ll also get hands-on experience with pinning report tiles, pinning live report pages, and adding themes to your dashboards.