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Power BI Introduction for Excel Users

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Power BI Introduction for Excel Users Course Outline

*** WARNING: High Volume Class, Sign Up Early ***
Power BI is one of our most popular products. A green flag on a class date means that a session has met the minimum enrollment and is expect to run as scheduled. It is common for these classes to fill weeks in advance. Even if a date has a green flag, you might not be able to get into that session if it is full. To avoid disappointment, it is best to register for this class at least three weeks in advance.

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 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.

** NOTE: More In-Depth Microsoft Official Course Available **
While Power BI Introduction for Excel Users is designed for average end users needing to learn essential Power BI skills, we also offer a more in-depth course titled PL-300: Power BI Data Analyst. PL-300 is for IT professionals and power users who want a deeper dive into the material and/or who are preparing to pass the related Microsoft certification exam. To view that course go to:
PL-300: Power BI Data Analyst

Can't Get Off Work to Attend Live Training?
Unable to miss 2 days out of the office to take our instructor-led class?
Learn at your own pace and in your own time with our self-study On-Demand course. For details, click this link:
Microsoft On-Demand: Power BI for Excel Users


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

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Attend hands-on, instructor-led Power BI Introduction 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.

For additional training options, check out our list of Power BI Courses and select the one that's right for you.


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