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Analyzing Data with Power BI - 20778 Course Outline

 (3 days)

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About this course
The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of data analysis with Power BI. The course includes creating visualizations, the Power BI Service, and the Power BI Mobile App.

Audience profile
The course is for individuals responsible for accessing the organization's data, transforming that data and generating reports.

The secondary audience for this course are IT professionals looking to take the Microsoft 70-778 certification exam "Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI".

Before attending this course, students should have:
- A general knowledge of database concepts (fields, records, relationships)
- An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
- Familiarity with Excel.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Perform Power BI desktop data transformation.
Describe Power BI desktop modelling.
Create a Power BI desktop visualization.
Implement the Power BI service.
Describe how to connect to Excel data.
Describe how to collaborate with Power BI data.
Connect directly to data stores.
Describe the Power BI developer API.
Describe the Power BI mobile app.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions
Introduces business intelligence (BI) and how to self-serve with BI.
Introduction to business intelligence
Introduction to data analysis
Introduction to data visualization
Overview of self-service BI
Considerations for self-service BI
Microsoft tools for self-service BI
Lab : Exploring an Enterprise BI solution
Viewing reports
Creating a Power BI report
Creating a Power BI dashboard

Module 2: Introducing Power BI
This module introduces Power BI desktop, and explores the features that enable the rapid creation and publication of sophisticated data visualizations.
Power BI
The Power BI service
Lab : Creating a Power BI dashboard
Connecting to Power BI data
Create a Power BI dashboard

Module 3: Power BI
At the end of this module students will be able to explain the rationale and advantages of using Power BI.
Using Excel as a data source for Power BI
The Power BI data model
Using databases as a data source for Power BI
The Power BI service
Lab : Importing data into Power BI
Importing Excel files into Power BI
Viewing reports from Excel files

Module 4: Shaping and Combining Data
With Power BI desktop you can shape and combine data with powerful, built-in tools. This module introduces the tools that are available for preparing your data, and transforming it into a form ready for reporting.
Power BI desktop queries
Shaping data
Combining data
Lab : Shaping and combining data
Shape power BI data
Combine Power BI data

Module 5: Modelling data
This module describes how to shape and enhance data.
DAX queries
Calculations and measures
Lab : Modelling Data
Create relationships

Module 6: Interactive Data Visualizations
This module describes how to create and manage interactive data visualizations.
Creating Power BI reports
Managing a Power BI solution
Lab : Creating a Power BI report
Connecting to Power BI data
Building Power BI reports
Creating a Power BI dashboard

Module 7: Direct Connectivity
This module describes various connectivity options using Power BI.
Cloud data
Connecting to analysis services
Lab : Direct Connectivity
Direct connectivity from Power BI desktop
Direct connectivity from the Power BI service

Module 8: Developer API
This module describes the developer API within Power BI.
The developer API
Custom visuals
Lab : Using the developer API
Using custom visuals

Module 9: Power BI mobile app
This module describes the Power BI mobile app.
The Power BI mobile app
Using the Power BI mobile app
Power BI embedded

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