Analyzing Data with Power BI (180 Day) - On Demand (ODX20778A)

The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of data analysis with Power BI. The course includes creating visualizations, the Power BI Service, and the Power BI Mobile App.

Microsoft On Demand
Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand (MOC On-Demand) blend video, text, hands-on labs and knowledge checks to help you build your Microsoft technology skills on your own schedule, at your own pace and in your own place. No need to spend time and money travelling to a classroom location or adhering to classroom hours with a computer and an Internet connection, your Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand come to you, any time.
  • Microsoft On Demand covers the same objectives as the classroom course by the same name
  • After you activate your course, you have 6 months to complete it. You can work on your course at any time throughout the 6-month period after you activate the course.

Audience Profile
The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases and reporting.
  • Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas).
  • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching).
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel.

Objectives
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Perform Power BI desktop data transformation.
  • Describe Power BI desktop modelling.
  • Create a Power BI desktop visualization.
  • Implement the Power BI service.
  • Describe how to connect to Excel data.
  • Describe how to collaborate with Power BI data.
  • Connect directly to data stores.
  • Describe the Power BI developer API.
  • Describe the Power BI mobile app.

 
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Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions
Introduces business intelligence (BI) and how to self-serve with BI.
Lessons
  • Introduction to business intelligence
  • Introduction to data analysis
  • Introduction to data visualization
  • Overview of self-service BI
  • Considerations for self-service BI
  • Microsoft tools for self-service BI
Module 2: Introducing Power BI
This module introduces Power BI desktop, and explores the features that enable the rapid creation and publication of sophisticated data visualizations.
Lessons
  • Power BI
  • The Power BI service
Module 3: Power BI
At the end of this module students will be able to explain the rationale and advantages of using Power BI.
Lessons
  • Using Excel as a data source for Power BI
  • The Power BI data model
  • Using databases as a data source for Power BI
  • The Power BI service
Module 4: Shaping and Combining Data
With Power BI desktop you can shape and combine data with powerful, buil-in tools. This module introduces the tools that are available for preparing your data, and transforming it into a form ready for reporting.
Lessons
  • Power BI desktop queries
  • Shaping data
  • Combining data
Module 5: Modeling data
This module describes how to shape and enhance data.
Lessons
  • Relationships
  • DAX queries
  • Calculations and measures
Module 6: Interactive Data Visualizations
This module describes how to create and manage interactive data visualizations.
Lessons
  • Creating Power BI reports
  • Managing a Power BI solution
Module 7: Direct Connectivity
This module describes various connectivity options using Power BI.
Lessons
  • Cloud data
  • Connecting to analysis services
Module 8: The Developer API
This module describes the developer API within Power BI.
Lessons
  • The developer API
  • Custom visuals
Module 9: Power BI mobile app
This module describes the Power BI mobile app.
Lessons
  • Power BI mobile apps
  • Using the Power BI mobile app
  • Power BI embedded