10989: Analyzing Data with Power BI

$1,150.00
$1,150.00
$1,150.00
$1,150.00
Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
June 12, 2017 09:00 (EST) 2 $1,150.00 Register
August 21, 2017 09:00 (EST) 2 $1,150.00 Register
October 23, 2017 09:00 (EST) 2 $1,150.00 Register
December 18, 2017 09:00 (EST) 2 $1,150.00 Register

About this course

This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills analyze data with Power BI.

 

Audience profile

The primary audience for this course is BI professionals who need to analyze data utilizing Power BI.
The secondary audiences for this course are technically proficient business users.

 

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key features of a self-service BI solution
  • Describe Power BI and its data sources
  • Model, shape, and combine data
  • Describe Power BI data visualizations

 

Prerequisites

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas).
  • Some exposure to basic programming concepts (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.

These prerequisites can be achieved by attending courses

  • 20761A – Querying Data with Transact-SQL
  • 20767A –  Implementing a SQL Server Data Warehouse

 

Course Outline

 

Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions

In this module students will be introduced to the key concepts in business intelligence, data analysis, and data visualization. In addition they will learn the rationale for self-service BI, considerations for using self-service BI, and how Microsoft products can be used to implement a self-service BI solution.

 

Lessons

  • Introduction to business intelligence
  • Introduction to data analysis
  • Introduction to data visualization
  • Overview of self-service BI
  • Considerations of self-service BI
  • Microsoft tools for self-service BI

 

Lab: Exploring an enterprise BI solution

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe key concepts in business intelligence
Describe key concepts in data analysis
Describe key concepts in data visualization
Describe the rationale for self-service BI
Describe considerations for self-service BI
Describe how Microsoft products can be used to implement a self-service BI solution

 

Module 2: Introducing Power BI

This module introduces Power BI.

 

Lessons

  • Power BI
  • The Power BI service
  • Power BI mobile apps

 

Lab: Cresting a Power BI dashboard

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe Power BI
Describe the Power BI Service
Implement Tenant Management
Describe Power BI mobile apps

Create a simple dashboard

 

Module 3: Power BI Data

This module describes Power BI data sources.

 

Lessons

  • Using Excel as a Power BI data source
  • Using databases as a Power BI data source
  • The Power BI service

 

Lab: Import data into Power BI

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Use Excel as a Power BI data source
Use databases as a Power BI data source and describe the R language
Configure the Power BI Service

 

Module 4: Shaping and Combining Data

This module describes how to shape and combine data.

 

Lessons

  • Power BI desktop queries
  • Shaping data
  • Combining data

 

Lab: Shaping and combining data

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Create Power BI Desktop queries
Shape data
Combine data

 

Module 5: Modelling Data

This module describes how to model data in Power BI.

 

Lessons

  • Relationships
  • DAX queries
  • Calculations and measures

 

Lab: Modelling data

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Configure the Power BI Service
Create Relationships
Write simple DAX queries
Create calculations and measures

 

Module 6: Interactive Data Visualizations

This module describes Power BI visualizations.

 

Lessons

  • Creating Power BI reports
  • Managing a Power BI solution

 

Lab: Creating a Power BI report

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Use Power BI Desktop to create interactive data visualizations
Describe the management of a Power BI solution