Microsoft Power BI for End Users

Online class with electronic courseware and tutor support

Combined Knowledge Limited


£1,170 inc VAT
Or £97.50/mo. for 12 months... Read more
Study method
Online with live classes
2 days, Full-time
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Classes Available:

10th December 2020

This course delivers an instructor-led breakdown of Microsoft Power BI. Students will be taught how to design reports that will work with a variety of data sources. Power BI lends something to everyone from beginners who wish to leverage existing data sources to build engaging dashboards right up to knowledgeable users who may query data sources and construct data models to fuel business reports. We will take users through a selection of well-crafted lessons to help them build new reporting capabilities for their business.

Course media


  • Microsoft Power BI for End Users - download


Module 1: An introduction to Power BI

  • What is business intelligence? Introducing Power BI
  • Power BI tools and services
  • Case studies
  • Data stories
  • Support and information

Module 2: Requirements gathering

  • Welcome to House Rules Board Games Beginning a Power BI project
  • Grain statements
  • Data discovery
  • Refining information Modelling data
  • Building reports
  • Creating dashboards
  • Choosing workspaces
  • Create and share a report in Power BI

Module 3: Extract, transform and load data

  • Creating a project with Power BI desktop
  • What is a PBIX file?
  • Connecting to data sources Managing data connections Refine data with the query editor
  • Applied steps
  • M code language Designing your query
  • Choose columns; Rename columns; Moving columns; Formatting columns; Replacing values; Expand related columns; Star schemas
  • Mere columns
  • Custom and conditional columns

Module 4: Creating a data model

  • Understanding relationships Cardinality
  • Cross filter direction
  • Hiding tables and columns Formatting columns
  • Introducing DAX
  • Designing calculated columns Creating measures
  • Adding lookup tables
  • Structuring data with dimensional hierarchies
  • Roles and row level security

Module 5: Designing reports

  • Adding pages and navigation buttons Using shapes, text and images Creating a theme
  • Adding visualisations
  • Using filters and slicers Adding drill throughs Adding custom visualisations Configure phone layouts Report tips

Module 6: Using workspaces and dashboards

  • Topics Covered
  • Power BI licensing My workspaces
  • App workspaces
  • Premium capacity workspaces Publishing a project
  • Parallels with Microsoft Excel
  • Publishers and viewers
  • Reconnecting with data sources
  • Scheduling the data refresh frequency
  • Introducing the on-premises data gateway
  • Assigning security roles
  • Creating and populating dashboards
  • Customising dashboard tiles
  • Creating tiles using Q&A and quick insights
  • Creating a mobile dashboard Sharing reports and dashboards Publishing apps in a workspace Publishing content to websites

Who is this course for?

This course is for students that are looking to learn how to use the range of Microsoft Power BI tools to refine and model their data into a visual and interactive format. Students considering adopting this course are not required to have any prerequisite knowledge of Power BI or experience working on data modelling related tasks.


Delegates should have some exposure to a Windows operating system and Microsoft Office.

Career path

IT Service Developer, Business Analyst, Reporting Specialist, Data Modeller

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