Microsoft Power BI Boot Camp


Course Length: 30 hours (5 days)
This Five-day instructor-led course is a complete high-level tour of the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Create an Excel Data Model using multiple Tables
  • Create and manage Relationships in Excel
  • Understand the components of Power BI Service and Power BI Desktop
  • Connect data from an Excel workbook, folder, Access database and the Web
  • Transform data using Power Query
  • Create and format Visualizations
  • Format Reports and Pages
  • Create calculated columns and DAX Measures
  • Publish to Power BI Service
  • Create and Share a Dashboard
  • Explain the ETL process
  • Understand Data Modeling
  • Define and manage relationships
  • Use Quick measures and Time Intelligence functions
  • Create reports using visual Hierarchies, Drill Downs and Slicers
  • Create Bookmarks
  • Use Parameters, filters, and Conditional formatting in reports
  • Work with additional built-in analytical tools
  • Explain and utilize DAX data types and operator overloading
  • Explain and utilize DAX operators
  • Explain and utilize DAX values
  • Understand and utilize PowerPivot Data Model
  • Explain error handling
  • Explain and utilize mathematical functions
  • Explain and utilize statistical functions
  • Explain and utilize logical functions
  • Explain and utilize information functions
  • Explain and utilize text functions
  • Explain and utilize conversion functions
  • Explain and utilize aggregation functions
  • Explain and utilize relational functions
  • Explain and utilize the CALCULATE function
  • Explain and utilize filter functions
  • Explain and utilize single table evaluation context
  • Explain and utilize multiple table evaluation context
  • Create and configure calculated fields
  • Create and configure calculated columns
  • Explain and utilize date functions
  • Explain and utilize working with calendars
  • Explain and utilize using multiple calendars
  • Create and configure date calculations
  • Explain and utilize many-to-many relationships
  • Explain and utilize banding
  • Explain and utilize EVALUATE
  • Explain and utilize advanced DAX capabilities
  • Explain the benefits of DAX Studio
Target Student:
This course is intended for Business Managers, Report Developers, Analysts, Project Managers and Team Leads.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Excel Data Model
What is the Excel Data Model?
What is Power Query?
Accessing Power Pivot
Create Relationships between Tables
Create PivotTables and Charts using the Data Model

Section 2: Power BI and Excel
Explore Power BI Desktop and the Power BI Services
Compare features of Excel and Power BI

Section 3: Power BI Desktop
Examine the Report, Data and Model Views
Connect to Excel Data Model
Connect to Excel workbook, text files and folders
Connect to database
Connect to Web data

Section 4: Power Query
Explore Power Query Editor interface
Clean and shape data
Change data types
Merge and Append
Determine join type
Group, Summarize, Pivot and Unpivot

Section 5: Reports
Working with the Field and Visualizations panes
Create Visualizations – Charts, Maps, Tables and Matrices
Customize Visualizations using Fields pane
Create Visual and Page filters
Create Slicers
Manage Report pages
Export report to PDF

Section 6: Introduction to DAX
Understand DAX concepts
Create calculations when necessary
Create Measures

Section 7: Share and Collaborate
Publish from Power BI Desktop
Create Dashboards in Power BI
Use Q&A to ask questions
Share a Dashboard from Power BI
Use the Power BI mobile app

Section 8: Power Query Editor
Review the ETL Process
Column profile, distribution, and quality
Insert columns using different methods
Work with query parameters
Debug errors
Fuzzy Match
Duplicate versus Reference Queries
Set Query Options
Query Dependencies

Section 9: Data Modeling
What is Data Modelling?
Model Relationships
Modeling Options
Convert flat file into Data Model
What is Star Schema?
Understand relationship types
One to one
Many to many
Active versus inactive
Bi-directional

Section 10: DAX
Quick measures
Time Intelligence functions
Create Date table
Work with Time Dependent Data
Compute visual totals accurately

Section 11: Reports
Filters versus Slicers
Creating hierarchies
Visual Hierarchies and Drill downs
Drill through
Apply Conditional formatting
Define visual interactions
Use Analytics pane
Insert Objects
Create Bookmarks
Create Key Influencer and other new visuals
Analyze Visual Data

Section 12: Introduction to DAX
Introduction to DAX
Explaining Syntax
Exploring Data Types
Utilizing Operators
Understanding Values
PowerPivot Data Model
Handling Errors

Section 13: Using DAX Functions
Mathematical Functions
Statistical Functions
Logical Functions
Information Functions
Text Functions
Conversion Functions
Aggregation Functions
Relational Functions

Section 14: Understanding Evaluation Contexts
The CALCULATE Function
Filter Functions
Single Table Evaluation Context
Multiple Table Evaluation Context

Section 15: Working with Dates
Date Functions
Working with Calendars
Using Multiple Calendars

Section 16: Utilizing Advanced DAX Functionality
Many-to-Many Relationships
Banding
EVALUATE
Simplifying Your Life with DAX Studio

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November 9-13, 2020 9am to 4pm EST $3,995.00 (CAD)*  
April 5-9, 2021 9am to 4pm EDT $3,995.00 (CAD)*  

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