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Power BI Starters - Kickstart Your Data Analytics Journey

Welcome to the world of Power BI, where data transforms into insightful visual stories. This course is specifically designed for beginners aiming to learn how to analyze data using Microsoft's Power BI.

Power BI Starters - Kickstart Your Data Analytics Journey
Power BI Starters - Kickstart Your Data Analytics Journey

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About the Course Overview:

Welcome to the world of Power BI, where data transforms into insightful visual stories. This course is specifically designed for beginners aiming to learn how to analyze data using Microsoft's Power BI.

Who Should Do This Course?

Whether you're an Excel user eager to dive deeper into dynamic data visualization, an engineer with SQL background seeking fresh ways to present data, a researcher keen to simplify complex datasets through clear visuals, or someone considering a career pivot into data analytics, this course offers a comprehensive introduction to the transformative world of Power BI. Embrace the power of data, irrespective of your background, and steer your career or business to new heights.

Why Choose This Course:

Unlock the art of data storytelling with real-world examples, guided by a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Stay updated with the latest techniques and methodologies. And the journey doesn't end post-course; enjoy dedicated support for six months, ensuring your continuous growth in the dynamic world of Power BI.

About the Instructor:

Vahid Doustimajd

As a Microsoft Certified Trainer and MVP, Vahid has over 14 years of experience in the fields of data analysis, business intelligence, and Microsoft technologies. As an experienced Blogger, Trainer, Speaker, and Consultant, his insights can be explored further through his articles at Vahid's Blog and tutorials on YouTube. Additionally, as a recognized voice in the industry, Vahid actively contributes to international events - his page on Sessionize.

  1. Get started with Power BI Definition and Overview of Power BI Comparison of Platforms (Desktop vs Service vs Report Server) Key Power BI Elements: Capacities, Workspaces, Dataset, Shared Dataset, Reports, and Dashboard Resources & Monthly Updates
  2. Setting up the Environment Setting up a Sandbox with Office 365's free license Installing Power BI Desktop Power BI License: Differences & What to choose? Power BI Service: Sign Up and Exploration
  3. Clean, transform, and load data in Power BI Get data in Power BI (Excel, SQL, Azure SQL, Applications, Online Services) Shaping Initial Data with Power Query Data Cleaning and transformation using Power Query (M Language) Manage Applied Steps Modifying M Code via Advanced Editor Load data in Power BI
  4. Basic Data Modeling Type of connection (Import, Live connection, or Direct Query) Normalized and Denormalized Data Create, Delete, Update and manage Relationships Cardinality & Cross Filter Direction Understanding Data Types and Categories Basic Hierarchies
  5. Building Your First Report Introduction to the Power BI Canvas Report main setup options Adding and Formatting Visualizations (e.g., bar charts, line graphs) How to use the visual options (focus mode, sorting, spotlight, and export) Arranging and Designing Report Layouts (Phone and Web Layout) Add image, shape, and text box Managing Visual Interaction Print and Save reports
  6. Data Visualization Best Practices Choosing the Right Visuals Importance of Color and Design Effective Storytelling with Data
  7. Filters and Slicers Add filter to a report Formate Filter in reports Visual, Page, and report filter levels Top N and advanced filtering Drill Through Create a slicer Control and Sync slicers Filtering and format slicers
  8. Introduction: Use natural language in Power BI How to use NLQ (Q&A) Use Q&A for dashboards Use Power BI Q&A to explore your data Best practices to optimize Q&A in Power BI
  9. Custom Visuals in Power BI Get custom visuals from the store Using Text Filter Using Time Slicer Using Radar Chart Using Snakey Chart Using Tornado Chart Using Infografic Designer Difference between certified and not certified visuals
  10. Introduction to DAX What is DAX? Commonly Used DAX Functions: SUM, COUNT, AVERAGE, CALCULATE,… What is the difference between Calculated Columns and Measures Add custom columns and measures using DAX How to create a table using DAX
  11. Get started with the Power BI service Navigation in Power BI Service Create and set up a Workspace How to load data to Power BI Service Give users access to workspaces Roles in workspaces in Power BI
  12. Create Dashboard Different between Dashboard and Report Create Dashboard Pin visuals from reports to dashboards Create video and image tiles Applying alert
  13. Publishing and Sharing Your Report Publishing Reports to Power BI Service Sharing Reports with Colleagues Covert report to PowerPoint Print and export reports Monitor report usage metrics Create and publish your app Add content to the app
  14. Keeping Your Data Updated Scheduling Data Refreshes Introduction to Gateways
  15. Sample Reports and Data Sources Download and Review sample reports Free Sample Data Sources to Learn and Practice Power BI
  16. Analyze in Excel for Power BI Desktop Download and install Analyze in Excel for Power BI How to use Analyze in Excel for Power BI Navigate the Power BI model using an Excel PivotTable
  17. Power BI Mobile Installing the Power BI App on your Phone Access to reports, dashboards, and apps Explore dashboards and reports in the Power BI mobile apps QR code scanning Refresh Dataset using Mobile App
  18. Resources and Next Steps Official Documentation and Communities Blogs and Websites for Continuous Learning Pathway to Advanced Courses (A sneak peek into "Mastering Power BI")


  • Power BI Starters

    Kickstart Your Data Analytics Journey

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