category icon Data & AI

 

About this course

Power BI provides a variety of methods for using reports and dashboards within which data can be viewed and analyzed visually. This course covers the use of Power BI Desktop and the Power BI service hosted in Office 365 to identify core features, terminology and processes applicable when using reports or dashboards.

 

Target student

Anyone whose role requires them to use existing Power BI Reports or Dashboards to consume the contents. Roles can include management at all levels, team leaders or anyone who needs to commission the production of reports or dashboards.

 

It is assumed that attendees on the course are familiar with charts.

 

Please note that this course is not suitable for new Excel users, delegates need

  • Ability to create charts
  • Ability to use filters in data

 

Delegates will learn how to

  • Power BI Concepts and Main Features
  • How a report is created
  • Navigating reports and dashboards
  • How to apply filters and slicers
  • To use Insights, Analytics and Natural Language Queries

 

Module 1: Getting Started with Power BI

  • Power BI Concepts and Versions
  • Introduction to Main Features:
  • Jargon buster
  • From Data to Reports and Dashboards
  • Visualizations Overview
  • Visualizations Available
  • Visualizations as Filter
  • Reports and Dashboards Similarities and differences

 

Module 2: Understanding what you are looking at

  • Build a Report in Minutes
  • What do the visuals show me?
  • Refreshing a report

 

Module 3: Using a Report in Power BI

  • Filters, sorting and using slicers
  • See the actual data
  • See Data and See Records
  • Drill visualizations
  • Off the shelf data analysis
  • Quick Conditional Formatting
  • Analytics lines
  • Use Insight for Increases and Decrease
  • Forecast Analytics
  • Changing calculations and Show As

 

Module 4: Working with Dashboards

  • Dashboards in Power BI Defined
  • How is a dashboard different from a report?
  • Working in the Dashboard window

Agenda