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DA-100: Analyzing Data with Power BI - A100

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DA-100: Analyzing Data with Power BI - A100 Course Outline

This course will discuss the various methods and best practices that are in line with business and technical requirements for modeling, visualizing, and analyzing data with Power BI. The course will also show how to access and process data from a range of data sources including both relational and non-relational data. This course will also explore how to implement proper security standards and policies across the Power BI spectrum including datasets and groups. The course will also discuss how to manage and deploy reports and dashboards for sharing and content distribution. Finally, this course will show how to build paginated reports within the Power BI service and publish them to a workspace for inclusion within Power BI.

*** NOTE: This class also available in On-Demand, eLearning Format ***
Too busy to attend this class during the work day? Consider the Microsoft On-Demand, self-study version of this course. Watch expert lectures and demonstrations, work with hands-on labs, and study at your own pace. For details on this economical alternative format, go to:
Microsoft On-Demand: Analyzing Data with Power BI (DA-100)

Audience profile
The audience for this course are data professionals and business intelligence professionals who want to learn how to accurately perform data analysis using Power BI. This course is also targeted toward those individuals who develop reports that visualize data from the data platform technologies that exist on both in the cloud and on-premises.

Prerequisites: This class requires very little prior knowledge beyond a basic familiarity with computers and navigation of the Windows operating system. However, this course is generally most beneficial to people that have a solid understanding of the business processes they will be supporting with Power BI and the data that those processes produce.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Ingest, clean, and transform data
Model data for performance and scalability
Design and create reports for data analysis
Apply and perform advanced report analytics
Manage and share report assets
Create paginated reports in Power BI

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction
This module explores the landscape of the Power BI portfolio and describes several use cases for Power BI. The course then identifies and describes the role and responsibilities of a Data Analysts.
The Power BI Portfolio
Identifying Tasks of the Data Analyst
Lab : Getting Started
Getting Started

Module 2: Getting and Profiling Data
This module explores identifying and connecting to different data sources. The student will also learn the basics on how to identify and optimize query performance issues. They will also learn how to perform proper data profiling in preparation for the subsequent step of cleaning and shaping the data prior to loading the data.
Data Sources
Storage Modes
Query Performance
Data Profiling
Lab : Preparing Data in Power BI Desktop
Prepare Data

Module 3: Cleaning and Transforming Data
This module teaches the fundamental concepts of designing a data model for proper performance and scalability. It instills in the student a list of items to think about prior to building the model.
Combining Queries
Data cleaning and transformation
Advanced capabilities
Configuring data loading and resolving errors
Lab : Loading Data in Power BI Desktop
Loading Data

Module 4: Designing a Data Model
This module teaches the fundamental concepts of designing a data model for proper performance and scalability. It instills in the student a list of items to think about prior to building the model.
Data modeling basics
Measures and Dimensions
Model Performance
Lab : Data Modeling in Power BI Desktop
Create Model Relationships
Configure Tables
Review the model interface
Create Quick Measures

Module 5: Developing a Data Model
In this module the student will apply the steps learned in the previous module and build a data model while learning and implementing additional items to create the foundation of the model. The student will be introduced to initial security concepts and the Q&A feature in this module.
Common data modeling techniques
Adding columns to support the data model
Row-level security
Q&A considerations
Lab : Advanced Data Modeling
Create a man-to-many relationship
Enforce row-level security

Module 6: Creating Model Calculations with DAX
This module first introduces the student to DAX and some of the critical functions and operators necessary to enhance a data model, including the concepts of Measures, and calculated columns and tables, and Time Intelligence.
Introduction to DAX
Creating tables and columns
The CALCULATE expression
Time-Intelligence functions
Lab : Using DAX in Power BI - Part 1
Create Calculated tables
Create Measures
Lab : Using DAX in Power BI - Part 2
Work with Filter content
Work with Time-Intelligence
Publish the Power BI Desktop file

Module 7: Optimizing Model Performance
In this module the student is introduced to steps, processes, and concepts necessary to optimize a data model for enterprise-level performance.
Fine-tune the data model
Identifying performance issues

Module 8: Creating Reports
This module introduces the student to the fundamental concepts and principles of building a report, including selecting the correct visuals, designing a page layout, and applying basic but critical functionality including slicing and filtering. This important topic of designing for accessibility is also covered.
Selecting a visualization
Configuring visualizations
Formatting pages
Enhancing the report
Lab : Designing a report in Power BI Desktop - Part 1
Create a report
Sign in to the Power BI Service

Module 9: Enhancing Reports for Usability and Performance
This module helps the student think beyond the basics of report building and discusses topics for enhancing the report for usability and performance. The student will leave this module with knowing that a report is not something to just look at, but is a living canvas that tells a story, and should be designed as such.
Bookmarks and navigation
Designing cohesive pages and interactions
Improving reports
Lab : Designing a report in Power BI Desktop - Part 2
Configure Sync Slicers
Configure Drill-through
Add Conditional Formatting
Add Bookmarks and Buttons
Explore the Report

Module 10: Creating Dashboards
In this module the student learns about dashboards and the many features and functionality they contain. The student learns how to take the report they built in the previous module and pin it to a dashboard, then enhance to dashboard for additional usability and insights.
Dashboard design
Real-time dashboards
Dashboard enhancements
Lab : Creating a Power BI Dashboard
Create a Dashboard
Refresh the dataset
Review the dashboard

Module 11: Enhancing Reports and Applying Advanced Analytics
This module helps the student apply additional features to enhance the report for analytical insights in the data, equipping the student with the steps to use the report for actual data analysis. This module will also arm the student with additional steps and concepts to apply and perform advanced analytics on the report for even deeper and meaningful data insights.
Basic analysis
Grouping, binning, and clustering
Analysis over time
Advanced analysis
Lab : Data Analysis in Power BI Desktop
Create a report
Create a Scatter chart
Create a Forecast
Work with a Decomposition Tree
Work with Key Influencers

Module 12: Managing and Sharing Power BI Assets
In this module the student will learn the concepts of managing Power BI assets, including datasets and workspaces, as well as how to apply role-level security to a dataset. This module teaches the student how to create and manage workspaces, as well as how to share content, including reports and dashboard, and how to distribute an App.
Dataset management
Enhancing datasets
Configure row-level security
Create and Manage workspaces
Enhancing datasets and reports in the workspace
Sharing and distributing content
Lab : Publishing and Sharing Power BI Content
Configure dataset security
Share a Dashboard
Publish an APP

Module 13: Working with Paginated Reports in Power BI
This module will teach the student about paginated reports. The student will learn what they are how they fit into the Power BI spectrum, and then look at how to build and publish a report.
Introduction to Paginated Reports
Data sources and datasets
Adding visual elements
Enhancing and publishing reports
Lab : Creating a Paginated report
Getting Started
Develop the report

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