Microsoft Power BI Interactive Data Visualizations

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Description:
Microsoft Power BI transforms your company data into rich visuals that facilitate new ways of thinking about and organizing your data, so that you can focus on what is important to achieving your goals. This course covers both Power BI On Line and Power BI desktop.
Prerequisites:
This course is intended for Business Managers, Report Developers, Analysts, Project Managers and Team Leads.
COURSE OVERVIEW:
This module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
Successfully log into their virtual machine.
Have a full understanding of what the course intends to cover.
POWER BI:
In this module, we will explain what Power BI provides, examine the products available and what they bring to the table, and cover how Power BI updates are provided.

Lessons
What is Power BI?
Examining Power BI Suite of Products
Identifying Differences Between Products
Understanding Power BI Updates

Lab 1: POWER BI
None

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
Understand Power BI.
Understand the differences between products.
Understand Power BI updates.
POWER BI DESKTOP:
In this module, we will examine the steps necessary to install Power BI Desktop, explore the interface, discuss the available file types, and data sources, and discuss how to configure data refresh settings. We will also cover the available data types and discuss best practices in utilizing them.

Lessons
Installing Power BI Desktop
Exploring the Power BI Desktop Interface
Utilizing File Types; PBIX vs PBIT
Examining Data Sources
Discussing Data Refresh
Understanding Data Types

Lab 1: POWER BI DESKTOP
Introduction to Power BI

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
Understand and utilize installing Power BI Desktop.
Understand and utilize PBIX and PBIT file types.
Understand data sources, data refresh, and data types.
WORKING WITH CSV, TXT AND EXCEL WORKSHEETS:
In this module, we will examine importing data, transforming data, loading data, and manipulating data using CSV, TXT, and Excel Worksheets. Power BI handles these files types with ease.

Lessons
Importing Data
Transforming Data
Loading Data
Appending Operations
Working with Folders and Files
Using Pivot Tables

Lab 1: WORKING WITH CSV, TXT AND EXCEL WORKSHEETS
Importing, Transforming, and Loading Data
Appending Operations
Working with Folders and Files
Using Pivot Tables

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
Understand and utilize importing, transforming, and loading data.
Understand and utilize appending operations.
Understand and utilize working with folders and files.
Understand and utilize using Pivot Tables.
CONNECTING TO DATABASES:
In this module, we will explore the process of connecting to databases and also examine relationships.

Lessons
Working with Relational Data
Understanding Relationships
Importing from SQL Server Analysis Services Multidimensional and Tabular

Lab 1: CONNECTING TO DATABASES
Importing From SQL Server and Examining Relationships
Importing From SSAS Multidimensional

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
Understand and utilize importing from SQL Server and examining relationships.
Understand relationships.
Understand and utilize importing from SSAS Multidimensional.
MERGING, GROUPING, SUMMARIZING, AND CALCULATING DATA:
In this module, we will discuss why merges have been difficult in the past, examine how much easier they are to utilize today, and explore grouping, summarizing and calculating options.

Lessons
Understanding the Issues with Merges
Performing Merges
Grouping Options
Summarizing
Calculating

Lab 1: MERGING, GROUPING, SUMMARIZING, AND CALCULATING DATA
Performing Merges
Grouping and Summarizing
Calculating

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
Understand and utilize performing merges.
Understand and utilize grouping and summarizing.
Understand and utilize calculating.
REPORTING:
In this module, we will create a report and examine the visualization options.

Lessons
Creating Reports
Utilizing the Matrix Visualization
Utilizing the Map Visualization
Utilizing the Card Visualization
Utilizing the Chart Visualization
Utilizing Slicers
Publishing to Power BI Online

Lab 1: REPORTING
Creating Reports
Utilizing the Matrix Visualization
Utilizing the Map Visualization
Utilizing the Card Visualization
Utilizing the Chart Visualization
Utilizing Slicers
Publishing to Power BI Online

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
Understand and utilize creating reports.
Understand and utilize the matrix visualization.
Understand and utilize the map visualization.
Understand and utilize the card visualization.
Understand and utilize the chart visualization.
Understand and utilize slicers.
Understand and utilize publishing to Power BI Online.
POWER BI ONLINE:
In this module, we will explore what Power BI Online is and examine the features available, then discuss mobile options.

Lessons
Introduction to Power BI Online
Importing Data
Creating Reports
Configuring Dashboards
Sharing Reports and Dashboards
Exploring Power BI Mobile

Lab 1: POWER BI ONLINE
Exploring the Power BI Online Interface
Importing Excel (.xlsx or .xlsm), Comma Separated Value (.csv), and Power BI Desktop (.pbix) Files
Creating a Report
Adding Filters to a Report
Adding KPIs to a Report
Creating a Dashboard
Pinning Tiles

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
Understand and utilize exploring the Power BI Online interface.
Understand and utilize importing data.
Understand and utilize creating reports.
Understand and utilize adding filters to a report.
Understand and utilize adding KPI’s to a report.
Understand and utilize creating a dashboard.
Understand and utilize pinning tiles.