PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Course Outline
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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
. 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.
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.
Preparation for exam
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
Successful Data Analysts start this role with experience of working with data in the cloud.
Understanding core data concepts.
Knowledge of working with relational data in the cloud.
Knowledge of working with non-relational data in the cloud.
Knowledge of data analysis and visualization concepts.
You can gain the prerequisites and a better understanding of working with data in Azure by completing Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals before taking this course.
Module 1: Get Started with Microsoft Data Analytics
This module explores the different roles in the data space, outlines the important roles and responsibilities of a Data Analysts, and then explores the landscape of the Power BI portfolio.
Data Analytics and Microsoft
Getting Started with Power BI
Lab : Getting Started in Power BI Desktop
Module 2: Prepare Data in Power BI
This module explores identifying and retrieving data from various data sources. You will also learn the options for connectivity and data storage and understand the difference and performance implications of connecting directly to data vs. importing it.
Get data from various data sources
Lab : Preparing Data in Power BI Desktop
Module 3: Clean, Transform, and Load Data in Power BI
This module teaches you the process of profiling and understanding the condition of the data. They will learn how to identify anomalies, look at the size and shape of their data, and perform the proper data cleaning and transforming steps to prepare the data for loading into the model.
Enhance the data structure
Lab : Transforming and Loading Data in Power BI Desktop
Module 4: Design a Data Model in Power BI
This module teaches the fundamental concepts of designing and developing a data model for proper performance and scalability. This module will also help you understand and tackle many of the common data modeling issues, including relationships, security, and performance.
Introduction to data modeling
Working with tables
Dimensions and Hierarchies
Lab : Data Modeling in Power BI Desktop
Create Model Relationships
Review the model interface
Create Quick Measures
Lab : Advanced Data Modeling in Power BI Desktop
Configure many-to-many relationships
Enforce row-level security
Module 5: Create Model Calculations using DAX in Power BI
This module introduces you to the world of DAX and its true power for enhancing a model. You will learn about aggregations and the concepts of Measures, calculated columns and tables, and Time Intelligence functions to solve calculation and data analysis problems.
Introduction to DAX
Lab : Advanced DAX in Power BI Desktop
Use the CALCULATE() function to manipulate filter context
Use Time Intelligence functions
Lab : Introduction to DAX in Power BI Desktop
Create calculated tables
Create calculated columns
Module 6: Optimize Model Performance in Power BI
In this module you are introduced to steps, processes, concepts, and data modeling best practices necessary to optimize a data model for enterprise-level performance.
Optimze the model for performance
Optimize DirectQuery Models
Create and manage Aggregations
Module 7: Create Reports in Power BI
This module introduces you to the fundamental concepts and principles of designing and building a report, including selecting the correct visuals, designing a page layout, and applying basic but critical functionality. The important topic of designing for accessibility is also covered.
Design a report
Enhance the report
Lab : Designing a report in Power BI Desktop
Create a live connection in Power BI Desktop
Design a report
Configure visual fields and format properties
Lab : Enhancing reports with interaction and formatting in Power BI Desktop
Create and configure Sync Slicers
Create a drillthrough page
Apply conditional formatting
Create and use Bookmarks
Module 8: Create Dashboards in Power BI
In this module you will learn how to tell a compelling story through the use of dashboards and the different navigation tools available to provide navigation. You will be introduced to features and functionality and how to enhance dashboards for usability and insights.
Create a Dashboard
Enhance a Dashboard
Lab : Creating a Dashboard in Power BI Service
Create a Dashboard
Pin visuals to a Dashboard
Configure a Dashboard tile alert
Use Q&A to create a dashboard tile
Module 9: Enhance reports for usability and storytelling in Power BI
This module will teach you about paginated reports, including what they are how they fit into Power BI. You will then learn how to build and publish a report.
Paginated report overview
Create Paginated reports
Lab : Creating a Paginated report in Power BI Desktop
Use Power BI Report Builder
Design a multi-page report layout
Define a data source
Define a dataset
Create a report parameter
Export a report to PDF
Module 10: Perform Advanced Analytics in Power BI
This module helps you apply additional features to enhance the report for analytical insights in the data, equipping you with the steps to use the report for actual data analysis. You will also perform advanced analytics using AI visuals on the report for even deeper and meaningful data insights.
Data Insights through AI visuals
Lab : Data Analysis in Power BI Desktop
Create animated scatter charts
Use the visual to forecast values
Work with Decomposition Tree visual
Work with the Key Influencers visual
Module 11: Manage Datasets in Power BI
In this module you will learn the concepts of managing Power BI assets, including datasets and workspaces. You will also publish datasets to the Power BI service, then refresh and secure them.
Security in Power BI
Module 12: Create and Manage Workspaces in Power BI
This module will introduce you to Workspaces, including how to create and manage them. You will also learn how to share content, including reports and dashboards, and then learn how to distribute an App.
Sharing and Managing Assets
Lab : Publishing and Sharing Power BI Content
Map security principals to dataset roles
Share a dashboard
Publish an App
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