Power BI - The Ultimate Orientation

Learn how to navigate Power BI Desktop and Power BI Services, Create your first report from a data set, build Dashboards and more

Business Intelligence and data are here to stay. Now with Power BI by Microsoft, costs and skills are no longer a barrier to entry.

Power BI is a self-service business intelligence system, and best of all, it is free for all to use.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The aim of this course Power BI - The Ultimate Orientation is to give you a solid orientation of Power BI. First you will learn how to download and install power bi desktop. We will have a look around the user interface and then we will start to work with some data.

Using an example data set, we will connect to both Excel and CSV files and you will get an introduction of the Query editor as we do some transformation on the data. Then we will move on to a few calculations and you will be introduced to the concept of relationships and DAX. Finally in Power BI desktop we will look at the visualizations side.

After we look at visualizations in Power Bi Desktop we will move on to power Bi services. It’s in services that you will get insights, have the ability to share reports, build dashboards and connect to data packs that contains prebuilt dashboards and reports.

This course is an orientation course, designed to get you familiar and comfortable with the Power BI user interface. The aim of the course is to get you up and running. To show you that Power BI offers a real solution, and give you ideas of how it can be used.

Who is the target audience?

  • if you are looking to use data for better business insights and don’t know where to get started then this is the course for you
  • If you have been using Excels power Tools and are considering using Power BI, then this is the course for you
  • If you are changing jobs and you need to be familiar with Power BI then this course is for you
  • This course is designed as an Orientation and is aimed and beginners
What Will I Learn?

  1. Download and Install Power BI Desktop
  2. Navigate Power BI Desktop and Online Services user interface with ease
  3. Connect both Power BI Desktop and Services to simple data sets
  4. Create visualizations, Work with Dashboards, View & Share Reports
  5. Embed Power BI reports
  6. Use Power BI content packs to connect to services such as Google analytics and Mailchimp




Intended Audience: Professionals, students, accountants

PowerBI Desktop an Introduction
Download and Install Power BI Desktop
Connecting Power BI to your first data set
Working with your first data set
Measures and more visulizations
Section Activity
Power BI Services - Section Overview
Signing up to Power BI services
Publishing a report from Power BI desktop to Services
Connecting to data in Power BI services
Working with Dashboards
Embed a Power BI report
Personal Gateway to refresh data
Content Packs
Section 2 Activity
Course Conclusion
Bonus
Bonus Links

Excellent introductory course.

Anne Gal , 6 months ago

I think this course is really outstanding. Thank for attaching the exercise files, which facilitates following along.

JC Aguirre , 7 months ago

Excellent course. I thought the speed was just right and the instructor's delivery was very engaging. Thank you!

Excellent course, but not for beginners. Paula please set he pace a bit down. I have tried to sell Power BI to my mangement by letting them view this introducton. A total disaster. So please don't sell this as an introductional course.

Lars Birkvad , 9 months ago

What's included

  • 15 Video Lessons
  • 3 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Paula Guilfoyle

Instructor

My Name is Paula, and I am a qualified CPA with over 15 years’ experience in Accounting and Business. I have worked across a broad range of industries and levels of seniority. During this time I used Excel as my spreadsheet tool of choice, attending many courses and regularly updating my skills. It was my love for Excel that started my journey as an e-learning educator. As a manager and an Accountant, I noticed a skills gap amount Accountants and finance staff in Excel. In 2010 I launched www.theexcelclub.com with 1 course aimed at this market. I am now author and presenter of many online courses and can boast that I have thought over 10,000 students!

In addition to being an Accountant and an Online Educators I am also a wife and a mother of two, my youngest is 2 and eldest is 7. I currently work as an Accountant for a global company, which makes family life very very busy. I am always stuck for time, and finding a balance is very difficult. I’m sure all working parents understand the pressures involved.