What you’ll learn
Microsoft Power BI is a self service Business Intelligence tool used for creating, publishing, and sharing reports. You can also create dashboards that will enable your organization’s decision-makers to easily navigate across all datasets to gain real business insights from a one-stop-shop.
In this course you will learn everything you need to know to start using the Power BI family of tools without having to be a programmer. The course starts with a dataset that has already been prepared for you. (There is no coverage of data modeling in this course, as this is discussed in Matt’s companion course, Extracting Insights with Power BI and DAX.)
As we begin exploring Power BI, you’ll quickly see what makes it such an amazing tool to work with. After an overview of exactly what Power BI is and what it can do, as well as the components that make up self-service business intelligence, you will get some hands-on practical experience by building your very first report using Power BI Desktop. We’ll show you how to define a layout, how to add elements such as logos, titles, and create visuals such as Maps, Column Charts, Bar Charts, Line Charts, Slicers, and Cards.
You will also learn about the default cross-filtering, how to set it the way you want, and what difference is between Slicer filtering and cross-filtering. We’ll show you how to develop a customized theme, and how to use Bookmarks in your report to create various views of the report and view them later like a PowerPoint presentation. You will then apply some of these techniques when building several other types of reports along with Matt.
One of the other powerful features of Power BI is the ability to publish and share reports via a browser and mobile devices. While working with PowerBI.com, you will learn how to create dashboards and use some of the other amazing built-in tools such as Quick Insights and Analyze in Excel to help you leverage your reporting assets.
Who this course is for
- Anyone who wants to start with Power BI.
- Anyone that is self taught with Power BI but is missing a breadth of understanding that comes from structured training.
- This is a beginner’s course and doesn’t require any programming or reporting experience.
- It is ideally suited to anyone that wants to learn the capabilities of Power BI so they can consume and/or build reports for others.
A note about the audio in this course
Currently this course consists of a live recording of an actual live training class. The video has been edited and is of a high quality. However, given the nature of live training, the audio quality does vary at times. It is always audible and clear, but lacks consistency in some places. The course will be re-recorded using studio settings in the coming months and the videos will be replaced when they are ready.
What you get with the course
This course was developed and is delivered in video by Matt Allington. Matt is a career expert in data and analytics, and is one of the most experienced Power BI and DAX teachers in the world today. He has 30+ years experience using data to deliver business value. Read more about Matt by clicking on his profile link below.