Power BI Desktop - Introduction

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Power BI Desktop is part of the suite of tools from Microsoft which enable data to be analysed and published from a variety of sources. This course provides a solid introduction to using Power BI Desktop to connect to data, create visualisations, query the data and publish reports.
Participants should have at least Intermediate Excel and database user skills. They need:
An understanding of basic data concepts
Ability to create and format chart outputs
Ability to create formulas using standard aggregate functions
Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn:
Power BI Desktop concepts and main features
Data sources compatible with Power BI Desktop
Connecting to data with Power BI Desktop
Exploring data visualisations
Applying common query tasks to shape data in Power BI Desktop
Creating and publishing reports
Summary content:
Introduction to Power BI Desktop
The Microsoft Self-Service Business Intelligence Solution
Discovering and Loading Data with Power BI Desktop
Transforming Datasets
Power BI Desktop Queries
Data Cleansing
Power BI Desktop Query Editor Context Menus
Data Mashup
The Power BI Desktop View Ribbon
Creating a Data Model
Data Modeling in the Power BI Desktop Environment
Data Model or Query?
Extending the Data Model with Calculated Columns:
Text-Based Visualizations
Power BI Desktop Dashboards
Charts in Power BI Desktop
Enhancing Dashboards
Exporting Data from a Visualisation