Duration: Hours

BI is a technology-driven process for analyzing data, delivering actionable information that helps executives, and workers make informed business decisions. Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights.

Training Mode: Online

Description

Objectives :

a). Build professional-quality business intelligence reports from the ground up

b). Blend and transform raw data into beautiful interactive dashboards

c). Design and implement the same B.I. tools used by professional analysts and data scientists

d). Showcase your skills with two full-scale course projects (with step-by-step solutions)

e). Understand the business intelligence workflow from end-to-end.

f). Learn from a best-selling instructor and professional BI developer

Requirements :

a). Microsoft Power BI Desktop (free download)

b). This course is designed for PC/Windows users (currently not available for Mac)

c). Experience with Excel Power Query, Power Pivot & DAX is a plus, but not required

a). Connect & Transform the Raw Data

  1. Intro to the Power BI Query Editor
  2. Types of Power BI Data Connectors
  3. Basic Table Transformations
  4. Text, Number & Date Tools
  5. Index & Conditional Columns
  6. Grouping & Aggregating Data
  7. Pivoting & Unpivoting
  8. Modifying, Merging & Appending Queries
  9. Connecting to Folders
  10. Defining Hierarchies & Categories
  11. Query Editing & Power BI Best Practices

b). Build a Relational Data Model

  1. Intro to Database Normalization
  2. Data (“Fact”) Tables vs. Lookup (“Dimension”) Tables
  3. Creating Power BI Table Relationships
  4. “Star” vs. “Snowflake” Schemas
  5. Active vs. Inactive Relationships
  6. Relationship Cardinality
  7. Connecting Multiple Data Tables
  8. Filtering & Cross-Filtering
  9. Hiding Fields from the Power BI Report View
  10. Data Modeling & Power BI best Practices

c). Add Calculated Fields with DAX

  1. Intro to Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
  2. Calculated Columns vs. Measures
  3. Row Context vs. Filter Context in PowerBI
  4. DAX Syntax & Operators
  5. Common PowerBI Functions
  6. Basic Date & Time Formulas
  7. Logical & Conditional Statements
  8. Text, Math & Stats Functions
  9. Joining Data with RELATED
  10. CALCULATE, ALL & FILTER Functions
  11. DAX Iterators (SUMX, AVERAGEX)
  12. Time Intelligence Formulas
  13. DAX & Power BI Best Practices

d). Design Interactive Power BI Reports

  1. Intro to the PowerBI Report View
  2. Adding Basic Charts to PowerBI Reports
  3. Formatting & Filtering Options
  4. Matrix Visuals
  5. Slicers & Timelines
  6. Cards & KPIs
  7. PowerBI Map Visuals (Basic, Fill, ArcGIS)
  8. Treemaps, Lines, Areas & Gauges
  9. Editing Report interactions
  10. Adding Drillthrough Filters
  11. Linking to Report Bookmarks
  12. Using “What-If” Parameters
  13. Managing & Viewing Roles
  14. PREVIEW: Publishing to PowerBI Service
  15. PowerBI Data Viz Best Practices.

 

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