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This 3-day instructor led course will teach how to use the entire Microsoft Power BI and Power BI Desktop toolset as your business intelligence platform.

  • Course Start Date: 2023-06-26
  • Time: 10:00:00 - 18:00:00
  • Duration: 3 Day(s)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Method(s): Virtual Instructor Led
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Course Outline




This 3-day instructor led course will teach how to use the entire Power BI and Power BI Desktop toolset as your business intelligence platform. You'll learn how to implement solutions using the Power Query, PowerPivot, PowerView, Power Map, Power BI, Power BI Desktop, and Excel Services for SharePoint. 

This class is packed with hands-on labs to re-enforce class topics and provide you with the skills to successfully create impressive dashboards, reports, and other business intelligence solutions. You'll learn best practices for implementing Power BI solutions and practical ideas for implementing the solutions within you organization.

Companies today generate enormous amounts of valuable information, but often have poor reporting capabilities – inhibiting the sharing of key information. This course will teach you how to provide executives, managers, and your entire staff with insights into your data through state-of-the-art business intelligence solutions built on the Microsoft Power BI and Office 365 platform. BI has never been more accessible and capable before! This courses teaches you everything you need to know to implement BI solutions using, Power Query, PowerView, PowerPivot, Power Map, Excel Services, and Power BI.

Make better decisions and provide strategic information to the entire organization with the solutions you build!

  • Obtain a deep understanding of the entire Microsoft BI stack
  • Surface Analysis Services cubes via Power BI features
  • Learn how to connect on-premise data sources to the cloud
  • Learn how to build an enterprise Data Catalog to share queries
  • Implement scorecards, dashboards, and KPIs
  • Understand the capabilities of PowerPivot and how to analyze data with PowerPivot
  • Integrate data from many different external data sources
  • Learn best practices for implementing effective, high-performing BI solutions
  • Learn how to provide intuitive ad-hoc reporting for business users by implementing Power View
  • Learn the benefits and limitations of each BI tool and which ones will work best for your needs

Course Outline
  • What is BI?
    1. Business Intelligence Overview
    2. Common Challenges
    3. Benefits of Power BI
  • Getting Started
    1. Overview
    2. Pricing and Licensing
    3. Components of Power BI
    4. Building Blocks of Power BI
    5. Quick Tour of Power BI Service
    6. Installing Power BI Desktop
  • Getting Data
    1. Navigating Power BI Desktop
    2. Connect to Data Sources in Power BI Desktop
    3. Clean and Transform your Data
    4. Advanced Data Sources and Transformation
    5. Cleaning Irregularly Formatted Data
    6. Combining Data
  • Modeling
    1. Overview
    2. How to Manage Your Data Relationships
    3. Create Calculated Columns
    4. Optimizing Data Models for Better Visuals
    5. Create Measures and Work with Time-Based Functions
    6. Create Calculated Tables
    7. Explore Time-Based Data
  • Visualizations
    1. Overview
    2. Create and Customize Simple Visualizations
    3. How to Use Combination Charts
    4. Create and Format Slicers
    5. How to Use Map Visualizations
    6. How to Use Tables and Matrixes
    7. How to Use Scatter Charts
    8. How to Use Water & Funnel Charts
    9. How to Use Gauges and Single Number Cards
    10. How to modify colors
    11. Style Your Reports
    12. Create Complex Interactions Between Visualizations
    13. Duplicate a Report Page
    14. Show Categories with No Data
    15. Customize Visuals with Summarizations
    16. Arrange the Z-Order of Report Elements
    17. Visual Hierarchies and drill-down behavior
  • Exploring Data
    1. Using Quick Insights
    2. Configuring Dashboards
    3. Ask Questions of your Data with Natural Language
    4. Create custom Q&A Suggestions
    5. Share Dashboards with your Organization
    6. Display Visuals and Tiles Full-Screen
    7. Edit Tile Details
    8. Get More Space on your Dashboard
    9. Install and Configure an On-premise Gateway
  • Power BI and Excel
    1. Integrating Excel
    2. Import an Excel Table into Power BI
    3. Import Excel files with data models
    4. Connect OneDrive for Business to Power BI
  • Publishing and Sharing
    1. Print and Export Power BI Dashboards
    2. Power BI Mobile
    3. Creating Groups in Power BI
    4. Creating Content Packs
    5. Publishing to Web
    6. Embed in SharePoint
    7. Export to PowerPoint
  • Administration and Security
    1. Securing Content in Power BI
    2. Row-Level Security
    3. Auditing
    4. Managing Data Capacity
    5. Governance
    6. Data Classifications
    7. Subscriptions
  • Introduction to DAX
    1. Overview
    2. DAX Calculation Types
    3. DAX Functions
    4. Using variables in DAX expressions
    5. Table Relationships in DAX
    6. DAX Tables and Filtering
  • Summary
    1. More Resources
  • End-to-End Reporting Solutions – Exercises
    1. Retail Sales Exercise
    2. Customer Profitability Exercise
    3. Opportunity Analysis Exercise
    4. Creating InfoGraphics
Hands on-Labs:
  • Quick tour
  • Installing Power BI Desktop
  • Logging into Power BI Service
  • Loading and Combining Data with Power BI Desktop
  • Creating a Basic Report
  • Publishing Reports to Power BI Service
  • Manage Table Relationships
  • Measures – Last Year Comparison
  • Measures – Year to Date
  • Measures – Market Share
  • Optimize the Data Model
  • Column from Examples
  • Conditional Columns
  • Cross-Tabular Report
  • Part-to-Whole Report
  • Relationship Report
  • Trend Report
  • Rank Report
  • Upload PBI Report and Pinning
  • Sharing Dashboard
  • Quick Insights
  • Setup On-Premise Gateway
  • Schedule Data Refresh
  • Importing Excel Models and Data
  • Exporting to PowerPoint
  • Integrating with SharePoint
  • DAX Formulas

Cancellation Policy

If a change needs to be made to your public course registration (cancel, transfer, or substitution) ASPE must receive written notice via email at customerservice@aspeinc.com or fax at 919-816-1710. If a cancel or transfer request is made less than 15 business days prior to the class start date, payment will still be due, no refunds will be issued and you will be charged a $200 change fee. Your paid tuition will be available for one year to be used as a credit towards another course of equal value; only one reenrollment opportunity is allowed. Failure to attend the course without written notification will result in forfeiture of the full course price. Student substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of class free of charge. If ASPE is forced to cancel a course for any reason, liability is limited to the registration fee only.

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About ASPE Training Inc.


ASPE is a training company committed to providing training. We provide real-world, unbiased, pragmatic training and consulting on all aspects of the software development life cycle. Our catalog includes courses in Agile Software Development, Project Management, Business Requirements & Analysis, and Software Testing. Our training courses are offered via public open enrollment classes in some Canadian cities and virtually, or can be custom tailored to your needs through our highly regarded onsite (private) delivery practice.

Our courses incorporate real, hands-on experience from real professionals in all of our training courses in order to maximize the amount of knowledge and skills you acquire. Too often, students leave a course learning information, but not being able to apply it to real-world situations. Our goal is for you to be able to actualize the skills and tools you learn in the course and having no doubt that you can apply them within your organization on a daily basis.  

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