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Excel BI Tools: Power BI for Excel Users Course Outline

 (2 days)

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Overview
The main purpose of the 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.

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

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

*** NOTE: This class also available in as a Microsoft Official Course ***
While this course is designed for average end users needing to learn essential Power BI skills, there is also a more in-depth version of this class. The 3-day Analyzing Data with Power BI (20778) course is for IT professionals and power users wanting a deeper dive into the material and/or who are preparing to pass the related Microsoft certification exam. Microsoft Software Assurance Vouchers can also be accepted as payment for the official course. For more details on the course, go to
20778: Analyzing Data with Power BI

Course Outline

Getting started
Introducing Power BI
Using 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
Import Power View and Power Pivot to Power BI

Getting Data
Overview of Power BI Desktop
Getting started with Power BI Desktop
Connect to data sources in Power BI Desktop
More advanced data sources and transformation

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

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

Visualizations
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
Group 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
Quick insights in Power BI
Create and configure a dashboard
Ask questions of your data with natural language
Create custom Q&A suggestions
Share dashboards with your organization
Install and configure a personal gateway
Introduction to content packs, security, and groups
Publish Power BI Desktop reports
Print and export dashboards and reports
Manually republish and refresh your data
Create groups in Power BI
Use content packs
Update content packs
Publish to web
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Attend hands-on, instructor-led Excel BI Tools: Power BI for Excel Users training classes at ONLC's more than 300 locations. Not near one of our locations? Attend these same live classes from your home/office PC via our Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) technology.

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Fee:  $795

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