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Power BI Fundamentals for End Users-2016

Learn to leverage the power of Power BI. Discover how you can quickly gather, cleanse and transform your data with just a few clicks.

GK# 6998

Course Overview

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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

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  • What is Power BI
  • Using Power BI Desktop
  • Connecting to data sources
  • Creating Visualizations
  • Data Modeling
  • Using Query Editor
  • Matrixes, Tables, and Charts

Outline

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Getting Started

  • An Introduction to Power BI
  • What is Power BI?
  • The Building Blocks of Power BI
  • The Power BI Desktop Interface
  • Important Information About Power BI Updates
    The Power BI Web App

Working with Power BI Desktop Files

  • Opening Files
  • Saving Files
  • Creating a New File
  • Publishing to the Power BI Web App

Connecting to Data Sources with Power BI Desktop

  • Connecting to an Excel Workbook
  • Connecting to an Access Database
  • Viewing All Connection Options
  • Creating a Manual Dataset
  • Managing Data Sources

Creating a Report with Visualizations

  • Using the Visualizations Pane
  • Using the Fields Pane
  • Creating a Visualization
  • Interacting with Visualizations
  • Changing the Visualization Type
  • Moving and Resizing Visualizations

Doing More with Visualizations

  • Formatting Visualizations
  • Viewing Visualization Data
  • Using Focus Mode and Spotlight
  • Removing a Visualization

Working with Data

Transforming and Sanitizing Data

  • Using Data View
  • Cleaning Irregularly Formatted Data
  • Managing Columns
  • Sorting Table Data

Using the Query Editor

  • Opening the Query Editor
  • The Query Editor Interface
  • Using the Query Settings Pane
  • Using Merge Queries
  • Using Append Queries

Data Modeling

  • What is DAX?
  • Creating a New Table
  • Creating a New Calculated Column
  • Creating a New Measure

Managing Relationships

  • Using the Relationships View
  • Creating Relationships
  • Editing Relationships
  • Deleting Relationships
  • Using the Manage Relationships Dialog

Working with Reports and Visualizations

Managing Report Pages

  • Navigating Through Pages
  • Showing and Hiding Pages
  • Adding Pages
  • Deleting Pages
  • Renaming Pages
  • Changing Page Order

Changing Report View Options

  • Setting Page View Options
  • Customizing Your View
  • Using Phone vs. Desktop Layout

Working with Visualizations

  • Understanding Drill through Options
  • Changing Category and Summarization Options
  • Arranging Visualizations
  • Editing Interactions
  • About Custom Visualizations

Adding Static Objects to a Report 190

  • Inserting Pictures
  • Inserting Text Boxes
  • Inserting Shapes
  • Working with Static Objects

A Closer Look at Visualizations

Matrixes, Tables, and Charts

  • Creating a Table
  • Creating a Matrix
  • Overview of Chart Types
  • Creating Charts

Maps

  • Creating a Treemap
  • Creating a Bubble Map
  • Creating a Filled Map

Cards, Gauges, and KPIs

  • Creating a Card
  • Creating a Gauge
  • Creating a KPI

Slicers

  • Creating a Slicer
  • Using Slicers
  • Customizing Slicer Display
  • Changing Slicer Mode
  • Changing Slicer Orientation

Introduction to the Power BI Web App

Getting Started

  • Opening the Power BI Web App
  • The Web App Interface
  • Web App Building Blocks
  • Key Differences

Connecting to Data Sources with the Power BI Web App

  • Connecting to Local Data
  • Connecting to Live Data
  • Connecting to Content Packs
  • Connecting to Samples

Using Workspaces, Dashboards, and Reports

  • Viewing and Managing Power BI Content
  • Viewing a Workspace
  • Viewing Dashboards and Reports
  • Managing Reports

Creating Custom Dashboards

  • Creating a Dashboard
  • Pinning Visualizations to a Dashboard
  • Adding Custom Tiles
  • Managing Dashboards

Power BI Web App Features

  • Using Insights

Prerequisites

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

Who Should Attend

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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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