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Power BI Fundamentals for End Users-2016

New – This course is designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the capabilities of Power BI.

GK# 6998

Course Overview


This course is designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the capabilities of Power BI. Students will discover how to quickly gather, cleanse and transform data with just a few clicks. They will also learn that to enhance results by integrating disparate data sources and add simple calculations using DAX functions and queries. Participants will create visualizations and incorporate them into dashboards that can provide up to the minute reporting. At the end of this course, participants will have a solid understanding of the skills required to use Power BI.


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What You'll Learn

  • Using Power BI
  • Getting Data
  • Modeling
  • Introduction to DAX
  • Visualizations
  • Exploring Data
  • Power BI and Excel
  • Publishing and Sharing


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Using Power BI

  • Building Blocks of Power BI 

Getting Data

  • Getting Started With Power BI Desktop
  • Connect to Data Sources in Power BI Desktop
  • Clean and Transform Your Data With the Query Editor
  • Advanced Data Sources and Transformation
  • Clean Irregularly Formatted Data


  • How to Manage Your Data Relationships
  • Create Calculated Columns
  • Optimizing Data Models for Better Visuals
  • Create measures and work with time-based functions
  • Create Calculated Tables
  • Explore Time-Based Data

Introduction to DAX

  • DAX Calculation types
  • DAX Functions
  • Using variables in DAX expressions
  • Table Relationships and DAX
  • DAX Tables and Filtering


  • Create and Customize Simple Visualizations
  • How to Use Combination Charts
  • Create and format slicers
  • How to Use Map Visualizations
  • How to Use Tables and Matrixes
  • How to Use Scatter Charts
  • How to Use Waterfall and Funnel Charts
  • How to Use Gauges and Single Number Cards
  • How to modify colors in charts and visuals
  • Style Your Reports With Shapes, Text Boxes, and Images
  • Style Your Reports With page layout and formatting
  • Create Complex Interactions Between Visualizations
  • Duplicate a Report Page
  • Show Categories With No Data
  • Customize Visuals with Summarization and Category Options
  • Arrange the Z-order of Report Elements
  • Visual hierarchies and drill-down behavior
  • R Visuals in Power BI

Exploring Data

  • Use Quick Insights in the Power BI service
  • Create and Configure A Dashboard
  • Ask Questions of Your Data With Natural Language
  • Create Custom Q&A Suggestions
  • Share Dashboards with your organization
  • Display Visuals and Tiles Full-Screen
  • Edit Tile Details
  • Get More Space on Your Dashboard
  • Install and Configure a Personal Gateway

Power BI and Excel

  • Import an Excel table into Power BI
  • Import Excel files with data models and Power View sheets
  • Connect OneDrive for Business to Power BI
  • Excel data in Power BI summary

Publishing and Sharing

  • Publish Reports from Power BI Desktop to the Power BI Service
  • Print and export Power BI dashboards
  • Manually Republish and Refresh Your Data
  • Introducing Power BI Mobile
  • Create a group in Power BI
  • Create a content pack in Power BI
  • Connect to a content pack from a group in Power BI
  • Edit a content pack in Power BI
  • Integrate OneDrive for Business with Power BI



Participants should have a strong knowledge of Excel 2010, 2013 or 2016 and have and understanding of data analysis.

Who Should Attend


Anyone who needs a solid understanding of the skills required to use Power BI.

Training Exclusives

This Office course comes with extended access to the following benefits:

  • Concept Training
  • ClipTraining Video Library
  • Free Refreshers
  • Online Course Content
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day

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