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Power BI for the Cloud - Level 1 - Report Builder Training

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This is the first course in the exclusive Power BI for the Cloud training series. This course lays the foundation for Power BI for the Cloud Report Builders. Power BI Report Builders will learn everything they need to create highly effective stand-alone and multi-page narrative reports using data sources that are created by Power BI Data Model Designers. This course covers the use of both the Power BI Desktop application as well as the Power BI Service.

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Basic reporting knowledge, basic understanding of data.

Course Outline

Introducing the Power BI Service

  • What Is the Power BI Service?
  • Power BI Service Key Features
  • The Self-Service BI Model
  • Power BI Reports & Dashboards

Defining a Report

  • What is a Power BI Report?
  • Defining a Report
  • Data-Driven Storytelling

Building Power BI Desktop Reports

  • Understanding the Design Interface
  • Creating Report Visualizations
  • Tables Visualizations
  • Charts Visualizations

Advanced Report Building

  • Add Report Pages
  • Creating Slicers
  • Report & Page Filters
  • Report Final Touches

Understanding Data Models

  • Understanding Data Terminology
  • Understanding Tables
  • Understanding Relationships
  • Diagnosing Data Models

Gathering Report Data

  • Connecting to Data Sources
  • Data Queries vs Data Models
  • Viewing & Refreshing a Data Source

Data Model Functions

  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • What is DAX?
  • Basic DAX Functions

Connecting to the Power BI Service

  • Uploading PBIX Reports
  • Report Considerations
  • Making Changes to PBIX Reports

Building Power BI Service Dashboards

  • Creating Dashboards using Existing Reports
  • Organizing Dashboard Elements

Using Q & A (Cortana)

  • Understanding Q & A
  • Modifying Q & A Results
  • Pinning Q & A results to a Dashboard

Sharing Reports & Dashboards

  • Sharing with Co-Workers
  • Sharing Externally  

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