Microsoft Power BI - A Complete Introduction [2020 EDITION]

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23.5 hours course
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$ 129.99
What will you learn?
At the end of this course students will be able to analyse data from different data sources and create their own datasets
Students will be able to comfortably work with the different tools of the Power BI universe and know how the different tools work together
Students will have the required knowledge to dive deeper into Power BI and find out more about its advanced features
About the course

[This course was completely updated (= re-recorded) to reflect all the latest Power BI Desktop, Power BI Pro (Service) and Power BI Mobile updates that took place recently. Enjoy this 100% up-to-date course]

You want to analyze data from single or multiple sources? You want to create your individual datasets based on these sources and transform your results into beautiful and easy-to-make visualizations? You also want to share your results with colleagues or collaborate on your projects? Finally, you want to be able to access your data from multiple devices?

Then the Power BI tools are the tools to choose for you!

In this course you will learn why Power BI offers you a comprehensive set of Business Intelligence tools for your data analysis goals and how to use these tools to fulfill all of the above tasks - and more. Imagine to quickly structure your data, to easily add calculations to it and to create and publish nice-looking charts in just a few minutes. 

This is what you will learn:

  • Get to know the different tools of the Power BI universe and learn how to use them
  • Understand Power BI Desktop and its components
  • Learn how to use the Query Editor to connect Power BI to various source types, how to work on the Data Model and understand the difference between those two steps
  • How to work in the different views of the Data Model
  • How to create calculated columns and measures
  • How to build relationships between different tables
  • How to create a report with different interactive visualization types
  • Learn how to use Power BI Service (= Power BI Pro) to create dashboards and to share and publish your results
  • How to access your results from multiple devices using Power BI Mobile
  • How to create custom visuals using typescript and the Power BI Developer Tools
  • And more!

This is what this course offers, but is this the right course for you?

If you

  • never worked with the Power BI tools before
  • have a basic understanding of selected tools of the Power BI universe and want to learn how these tools work together
  • want to understand the latest updated version of Power BI Service, including the newly introduced App Workspaces and the creation and publishing of Apps including your dashboards, reports and datasets
  • ..want to understand the basic concepts regarding the creation of customized visuals using the Power BI Developer Tools

then this is the right course for you.

I would be really happy to welcome you in this course!


Getting Started
Students will have an overview of the content of the course and understand why Power BI might be the right tool for you to analyse data
Welcome to this Course
Let's get started by introducing you to the content of this course.
Understanding the Power BI Tools
Before we dive deeper it's time to answer one important question first: What is Power BI actually and what tools will we use?
Initial Project 1/3: Installing Power BI Desktop and Connecting to Data
Time to start our first project. Let's install Power BI Desktop and connect it to our source data.
Important: The "Locale" Used in This Course
The Locale is an important option related to the formatting of dates and numbers in Power BI Desktop. This article ensures that the Locale is set correctly to ensure that you get the most out of this course.
Initial Project 2/3: Working in the Query Editor
We connected Power BI Desktop to our data, let's work on the data in the Query Editor now.
Initial Project 3/3: Working in the Data Model and Creating a Visualization
Let's finish our first project by loading the data into the data model and by creating a beautiful visualization.
Course Outline
After finishing our first project, let's take a more detailed look at what this course offers you.
How to use the Attached Project Files
You will find files attached to various videos to work on the projects. Let's make sure that you are comfortable in using those files.
An Introduction to Power BI Desktop
At the end of this module students will understand the workflow and the interface of Power BI Desktop.
An Overview of the Workflow in Power BI Desktop
Before we start learning more about the functions of Power BI Desktop, we should take a look at the general workflow of this tool.
Introducing the Different Views of the Data Model
In the data model, we have different views. Let's understand why we have those views and what we can do in them.
  • For the majority of the course you must have a computer with Windows as operating system
  • Basic understanding of data analysis is a plus but not required
  • For multiple modules of this course a work or school email address is required to sign up
Manuel Lorenz
Manuel Lorenz
Professional Business Analyst and Instructor
Academind by Maximilian Schwarzmüller
Academind by Maximilian Schwarzmüller
Online Education
Maximilian Schwarzmüller
Maximilian Schwarzmüller
Professional Web Developer and Instructor
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