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Microsoft Power BI Training Classes and Power BI Certification

Microsoft Power BI is a business analytics tool that turns data into powerful insights for making better business decisions. Power BI has interactive data visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities for powerful data analysis. Given its ease of use, one can create Power BI reports and data dashboards themselves without having to involve technical staff for assistance. You can create data analytics dashboards and generate advanced data reporting systems for sharing business intelligence insights throughout an organization with Power BI.

Power BI consists of a Windows desktop application called Power BI Desktop, an online SaaS (Software as a Service) called the Power BI service, and mobile Power BI apps available on phones and tablets. Power BI works well with various data sources, especially Microsoft Excel. Additionally, a data scientist can use DAX (Data Analysis Expressions formula language) to define custom calculations, and R language to replay a series of transformations. Advanced users can integrate Power BI and Azure Time Series Insights or Machine Learning to create business forecasts.

Microsoft Power BI instructor-led training classes are available now to learn Power BI and potentially earn Power BI certification. Our Power BI course will teach you how to perform data analytics with Power BI and prepare you for the certification exam. Whether your learning is from our experienced course instructors or our On-Demand Power BI eLearning course, you'll be working confidently with Power BI for your data analysis in no time!

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What Skills You'll Learn With ONLC Power BI (Business Intelligence) Training Courses

In-person and online training courses from ONLC can teach you the basics of Power BI tools or advanced data science and data analytics applications that can help prepare you for a Power BI Certification. In the Power BI class, you'll learn how to do things like:

  • Prepare datasets for your business in Power BI Desktop or Power BI Service
  • Learn to manage big data prep using systems like Power Query
  • Create data visualizations within a Power BI Dashboard
  • User filters, functions, and slicers to modify data models in Power BI
  • Use tools like Power Pivot, DAX, Power View, Power Platform, calculated columns, and more

At the completion of this professional Power BI certificate program, you will be prepared to do data analysis and visualization with Microsoft Power BI. You'll know how to generate insights, create data model functions, conduct business analysis, and so much more. Becoming an expert in Power BI can help you become a valuable addition to your business team.

Instructor-led Power BI Training

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Instructor-led training (ILT) for Power BI is live and hands-on via online instructor. ILT Power BI classes are fully interactive, supported by the course trainer and can be attended from any of ONLC's training centers coast to coast for a fully equipped, interruption free environment, or from the convenience of your own location using your equipment. All Power BI courses are taught in English. See Power BI ILT classes.

On-Demand Power BI Learning

On-Demand classes are self-study, self-paced

On-Demand Power BI training classes are self-study, self-paced you take using your own equipment. You have 24/7 access to your eLearning course for 6 months. Learn Power BI on your own schedule. Power BI On-Demand classes include video tutorials, live labs, and assessments. See On-Demand Power BI titles.

Power BI Group Training

Group Training from ONLC

Need a business team trained on Power BI? ONLC is your answer. We have several Power BI learning options and can customize training to meet specific learning objectives, schedule, and budget! See Group Training to learn more about this Power BI course option and to request a price quote for Power BI learning courses.

Power BI Pricing & Training Schedules

Attend our live, Microsoft Power BI instructor-led training classes from any of ONLC's training centers coast to coast click link or from your own location click link using your own equipment. Power BI training courses with On-Demand in the title are self-study, eLearning you take from your own location using your own equipment. ONLC makes learning Power BI available in these training options so you can choose the data science learning format that's best for you. You can view the outlines of specific Power BI courses to get an overview of the content that will be covered and determine if the data science course is right for you.

Power BI: Instructor-led Learning Click for FAQs about remote instructor-led training

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Class Information

Click Title for Dates & Outlines Days Fee
Power BI Core
Power BI Introduction for Excel Users 2 $795
Power BI Intermediate 2 $995
PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst 3 $1795
Power BI Advanced Topics
Power BI Tools: DAX Introduction 2 $995
Power BI Tools: Get and Transform Data (with M Programming) 1 $495
R Programming Introduction 2 $995
Related Courses: Excel Analytics & SQL
SQL Querying: Fundamentals 1 $395
Microsoft Fabric
Microsoft Fabric: Getting Started 1 $595

Power BI On-Demand: Self-study Training Courses Self-study, self-paced training

Class Information

Click Title for Dates & Outlines Days Fee
Power BI Core
Microsoft On-Demand: Power BI for Excel Users 2 $495
Microsoft On Demand: Power BI Intermediate 2 $595
Microsoft On-Demand Bundle: Power BI for Excel Users & Power BI Intermediate 4 $795


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Bonuses When You Complete Power BI Training with ONLC

Attend a public, online instructor-led Power BI class with ONLC and you can get these added values with your data science course section:

  • Certificate of Completion
    Once your full attendance has been confirmed in a public ONLC instructor-led Power BI class, we'll send a Certificate of Completion to the e-address on the registration record. Certificates are .pdf format so you will have a digital record to print/send as needed.

  • Optional Class Retake
    Need a second look at an ILT course you attended with ONLC? Our optional refresher course lets you repeat the same course one time (1x) for free within 12 months of your original course. Some restrictions apply and not applicable for On-Demand Power BI courses. See detailsclick link.

  • Money Back Guarantee
    ONLC is committed to providing quality courses. With our Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee, you can get a refund if not satisfied on our public, instructor-led Power BI training. Some restrictions apply and not applicable for On-Demand courses. See details click link.

Above options applicable for publicly scheduled Power BI ILT classes only.

Microsoft Power BI Certifications & Data Analyst Learning Paths

ONLC provides authorized Power BI / Power Platform training classes to ready you for professional certification.

Earning a professional Microsoft certification is one of the best ways to prove your Power BI skills and knowledge. Taking a Power BI certification course will teach you exploratory data analysis, Power query editor, data functions, and additional skills that can help you become a data science expert. ONLC is a Microsoft authorized Training Services Partner providing Microsoft official training classes for role-based technical certifications in Power BI.

Power BI is part Microsoft's Power Platform suite that includes Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents.
Navigate to a learning path for a specific technical-level Microsoft certification with Power BI or view all certification training courses:

To become certified for Power BI/Power Platform you must pass the associated authorized exam(s). Microsoft Power BI certification exams are performance-based, requiring you to complete specific tasks during the exam to prove your business intelligence knowledge and understanding of how to use the technology in various scenarios. Though no specific course is required to take the Power BI certificate exam, the best way to prepare for certification is with authorized, hands-on learning which is what you get from ONLC!

Frequently Asked Questions About Microsoft Power BI Certification

What is Power BI?

Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft to generate insights from data. Power BI connects, transforms, and visualizes raw data sets from multiple sources to create data visualizations, interactive dashboards, and live reports that can be shared and published to help business users make informed decisions backed by data. You can learn Microsoft Power BI tools to improve your data analysis skills and provide valuable business intelligence to your organization.

What can Power BI do?

Power BI is a powerful data visualization and analysis tool for your business. The business intelligence program can do the following:

  • Transform data into informative and attractive charts, graphs, maps, and other visuals.
  • Analyze data from multiple sources both on-premises and in the cloud.
  • Create and share customized data dashboards and interactive reports.
  • For more detail see What is Power BI used for?

Why use Power BI for Visualization and Analysis?

Power BI provides a simple interface for business intelligence data in multiple sources. Power BI gives non-technical users the ability to access their business data and perform data analytics. Power BI also has a secure cloud service that makes it possible to share data visualization dashboards and reports with other users. Power BI also brings AI and machine learning features in Power Query and Power Q&A. With Power Query, dashboards can be constructed by indicating the columns and the data visuals you need. Power Q&A can help analyze data by simply asking a natural language question. Learn Power Query, Q&A, and table functions with Power BI training courses.

Why is Power BI better than Excel for Data Analysis?

  • While both Power BI and Excel have Power Pivot and Power Query, Power BI is faster and can manage larger data sets.
  • Better data visualization capabilities - Power BI has a wider variety of charts and dynamic visualizations available.
  • Often, viewing Excel reports involves emailing the file or link. Once a Power BI report is published, everyone with access can refer to the data analysis easily.

What are the major components of Power BI?

  • Power Query: Used to discover, connect to, and integrate data from different sources.
  • Power Pivot: A modeling tool that is used to establish data relationships and create calculations.
  • Power View: A business intelligence tool used to create interactive charts, graphs, maps, and other visuals
  • Power Map: Enables the creation of visuals showing data in a geospatial display.
  • Power Q&A: Uses natural language questions to interact with data and create business reports.

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Group training available from ONLC

Group Training Option
ONLC offers complete learning solutions so training coordinators can quickly and successfully upskill their teams while maintaining their budget. Training can be via our public class schedule or private sessions delivered virtually or onsite. We can also customize content to meet the client's specific needs and technologies. To discuss our group training options and to receive a price quote complete our quick Group Training Request form or call 1.800.288.8221 (weekdays).


ONLC Training Centers has locations coast to coast

ONLC Centers Coast to Coast
ONLC provides live, hands-on classes with an online instructor at our hundreds of training centers coast to coast. Our centers are fully equipped and provide an interruption-free environment to focus on learning. Find ONLC centers near me click link.


Earn Professional credits for attending some of ONLC's classes

Earn Professional Credits
Many of ONLC's courses are approved for professional credits including CEUs (Continuing Education Unit), CPEs (Continuing Professional Education) and PDUs (Professional Development Units). Each credit program has its own requirements and process. The course certificate an ONLC student receives is proof of course completion for credit submission. Learn more about professional credits click link.



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