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Microsoft Power BI Boot Camp

What You'll Learn in Microsoft Power BI Boot Camp

Course Length:

30 hours (5 days)

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 Power Pivot 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 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 Pivot Tables 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 the 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 Modeling?

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


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

Power Pivot 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



Simplifying Your Life with DAX Studio

Microsoft Power BI Boot Camp

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor

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