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Microsoft BI Tools On-Demand Bundle: Power BI for Excel Users & Power BI Intermediate


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Microsoft BI Tools On-Demand Bundle: Power BI for Excel Users & Power BI Intermediate Course Outline

***Note: This is an On-Demand, Self-Study Class, 4 days of content, 6-months unlimited access, $795***
(Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)
You may take this course at any time, there are no set dates. This On-Demand (self-study) training course includes expert lectures, demonstrations and exercises that cover the same content that is included in our instructor-led (ILT) classes. Note: The 6-month access period will begin at time of purchase.

The main purpose of the Power BI for Excel Users course is to review the essential skills needed to take data from Excel into Power BI then transform and shape the data, model the data, create reports, then publish the reports on the Power BI cloud service. The Power BI Intermediate course covers common intermediate-level tasks and some of Power BI's most desirable new features.

Audience profile
The course is for individuals who are not IT professionals but need to easily create and publish reports with Power BI.

Before attending this course, students should have experience creating worksheets in Excel. Familiarity with Pivot Tables is a plus, but is not required.

What You Need to Take this Training
A Windows machine with Excel installed and a high-speed internet connection.

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know On-Demand, self-study training is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
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Power BI for Excel Users Course Outline:

Getting started
Introducing Power BI
A quick look at Power BI Desktop
A quick look at the Power BI service

Power BI and Excel
Introduction to using Excel data in Power BI
Upload Excel data to Power BI
OneDrive for Business with Excel
Import Power View and Power Pivot to Power BI

Getting Data
Available data sources in Power BI Desktop
Connecting to data sources
Connecting to a database
Connecting to a CSV file

Shaping and Transforming Data
Introduction to the Query Editor
Clean and transform your data with the Query Editor
Cleaning irregularly formatted data

Introduction to modeling your data
How to manage your data relationships
Optimizing data models
Introduction to DAX
DAX calculation types
DAX functions
Create calculated columns
Create calculated measures
Create calculated tables
Explore your time-based data

Introduction to visuals in Power BI
Create and customize simple visualizations
Modify colors in charts and visuals
Shapes, text boxes, and images
Page layout and formatting
Interactions among visualizations
Visual hierarchies and drill-down
Using custom visualizations
R integration in Power BI Desktop

Publishing and Sharing
Introduction to the Power BI service
Publish Power BI Desktop reports
Create and configure a dashboard
Share dashboards with your organization
Quick insights in Power BI
Ask questions of your data with natural language
Create custom Q&A suggestions
Introduction to security, and workspaces
Create workspaces in Power BI
Manually republish and refresh your data
Install and configure a personal gateway
Print and export dashboards and reports
Publish to web

Power BI Intermediate Course Outline:

Intermediate Power Query
Importing from PDFs
Finding data in web pages
Getting tabular data
Getting data by providing an example
Importing the contents of a folder
Using fuzzy matching to combine disparate data sets
Creating custom columns in Power Query
Common math & string operations
M script
Columns by example

Intermediate Data Modeling
Adding What-If Parameters
Grouping and Binning
Using Time Intelligence
Generating DAX with Quick Measures

Script Visuals
Creating an R script visual
Installing an R environment
Creating a Python visual
Installing a Python environment

Advanced Report Design
Using report themes
Creating your own theme
Conditional formatting in tables and matrices
Using drillthrough in your reports
Adding data-driven images

Advanced Dashboard Design
Using dashboard themes
Using the KPI visual
Using the Multi KPI visual
Adding KPIs and trend analysis with DAX
Strategies for adding KPIs to tables & matrices
Importing from Excel data model
Conditional formatting
The DAX UNICHAR function
Image embedding

Characterizing your data
Revisiting the data profiler
Getting help from custom visuals
Moving averages
Linear regression in R
Time series forecasting in Python

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