Microsoft Power BI Boot Camp

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microsoft power bi trainingThis 3-day instructor-led Microsoft Power BI training course will teach how to use the entire Power BI and Power BI Desktop toolset as your business intelligence platform. You'll learn how to implement solutions using the Power Query, PowerPivot, PowerView, Power Map, Power BI, Power BI Desktop, and Excel Services for SharePoint. 

This class is packed with hands-on labs to re-enforce class topics and provide you with the skills to successfully create impressive dashboards, reports, and other business intelligence solutions. You'll learn best practices for implementing Power BI solutions and practical ideas for implementing the solutions within your organization. 

Companies today generate enormous amounts of valuable information, but often have poor reporting capabilities – inhibiting the sharing of key information. This course will teach you how to provide executives, managers, and your entire staff with insights into your data through state-of-the-art business intelligence solutions built on the Microsoft Power BI and Office 365 platform. BI has never been more accessible and capable before! This course teaches you everything you need to know to implement BI solutions using, Power Query, PowerView, PowerPivot, Power Map, Excel Services, and Power BI.

Make better decisions and provide strategic information to the entire organization with the solutions you build!

Obtain a deep understanding of the entire Microsoft BI stack
Surface Analysis Services cubes via Power BI features
Learn how to connect on-premise data sources to the cloud
Learn how to build an enterprise Data Catalog to share queries
Implement scorecards, dashboards, and KPIs
Understand the capabilities of PowerPivot and how to analyze data with PowerPivot
Integrate data from many different external data sources
Learn best practices for implementing effective, high-performing BI solutions
Learn how to provide intuitive ad-hoc reporting for business users by implementing Power View
Learn the benefits and limitations of each BI tool and which ones will work best for your needs
Upcoming Dates and Locations
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Sep 9, 2019 – Sep 11, 2019    8:00am – 5:00pm San Diego, California

San Diego Training and Conference Center
450 B Street
Suite 650
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Sep 9, 2019 – Sep 11, 2019    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online
11:30am – 7:30pm
Oct 14, 2019 – Oct 16, 2019    8:00am – 5:00pm Live Online
8:00am – 5:00pm
Oct 14, 2019 – Oct 16, 2019    8:00am – 5:00pm Charlotte, North Carolina

Doubletree Hotel Charlotte Airport
2600 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC 28208
United States

Nov 9, 2019 – Nov 11, 2019    8:00am – 5:00pm Indianapolis, Indiana

Courtyard Indianapolis Castleton
8670 Allisonville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46250
United States

Nov 9, 2019 – Nov 11, 2019    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
9:30am – 5:30pm
Nov 11, 2019 – Nov 13, 2019    8:00am – 5:00pm Portland, Oregon

Kinetic Technology Solutions
15495 SW Sequoia Parkway
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97224
United States

Nov 11, 2019 – Nov 13, 2019    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online
11:30am – 7:30pm
Course Outline

Part 1: What is BI?

  1. Business Intelligence Overview
  2. Common Challenges
  3. Benefits of Power BI

Part 2: Getting Started

  1. Overview
  2. Pricing and Licensing
  3. Components of Power BI
  4. Building Blocks of Power BI
  5. Quick Tour of Power BI Service
  6. Installing Power BI Desktop

Part 3: Getting Data

  1. Navigating Power BI Desktop
  2. Connect to Data Sources in Power BI Desktop
  3. Clean and Transform your Data
  4. Advanced Data Sources and Transformation
  5. Cleaning Irregularly Formatted Data
  6. Combining Data

Part 4: Modeling

  1. Overview
  2. How to Manage Your Data Relationships
  3. Create Calculated Columns
  4. Optimizing Data Models for Better Visuals
  5. Create Measures and Work with Time-Based Functions
  6. Create Calculated Tables
  7. Explore Time-Based Data

Part 5: Visualizations

  1. Overview
  2. Create and Customize Simple Visualizations
  3. How to Use Combination Charts
  4. Create and Format Slicers
  5. How to Use Map Visualizations
  6. How to Use Tables and Matrixes
  7. How to Use Scatter Charts
  8. How to Use Water & Funnel Charts
  9. How to Use Gauges and Single Number Cards
  10. How to modify colors
  11. Style Your Reports
  12. Create Complex Interactions Between Visualizations
  13. Duplicate a Report Page
  14. Show Categories with No Data
  15. Customize Visuals with Summarizations
  16. Arrange the Z-Order of Report Elements
  17. Visual Hierarchies and drill-down behavior

Part 6: Exploring Data

  1. Using Quick Insights
  2. Configuring Dashboards
  3. Ask Questions of your Data with Natural Language
  4. Create custom Q&A Suggestions
  5. Share Dashboards with your Organization
  6. Display Visuals and Tiles Full-Screen
  7. Edit Tile Details
  8. Get More Space on your Dashboard
  9. Install and Configure an On-premise Gateway

Part 7: Power BI and Excel

  1. Integrating Excel
  2. Import an Excel Table into Power BI
  3. Import Excel files with data models
  4. Connect OneDrive for Business to Power BI

Part 8: Publishing and Sharing

  1. Print and Export Power BI Dashboards
  2. Power BI Mobile
  3. Creating Groups in Power BI
  4. Creating Content Packs
  5. Publishing to Web
  6. Embed in SharePoint
  7. Export to PowerPoint

Part 9: Administration and Security

  1. Securing Content in Power BI
  2. Row-Level Security
  3. Auditing
  4. Managing Data Capacity
  5. Governance
  6. Data Classifications
  7. Subscriptions

Part 10: Introduction to DAX

  1. Overview
  2. DAX Calculation Types
  3. DAX Functions
  4. Using variables in DAX expressions
  5. Table Relationships in DAX
  6. DAX Tables and Filtering

Part 11: End-to-End Reporting Solutions – Exercises

  1. Retail Sales Exercise
  2. Customer Profitability Exercise
  3. Opportunity Analysis Exercise
  4. Creating InfoGraphics

Part 12: Summary

  1. More Resources


  • Quick tour
  • Installing Power BI Desktop
  • Logging into Power BI Service
  • Loading and Combining Data with Power BI Desktop
  • Creating a Basic Report
  • Publishing Reports to Power BI Service
  • Manage Table Relationships
  • Measures – Last Year Comparison
  • Measures – Year to Date
  • Measures – Market Share
  • Optimize the Data Model
  • Column from Examples
  • Conditional Columns
  • Cross-Tabular Report
  • Part-to-Whole Report
  • Relationship Report
  • Trend Report
  • Rank Report
  • Upload PBI Report and Pinning
  • Sharing Dashboard
  • Quick Insights
  • Setup On-Premise Gateway
  • Schedule Data Refresh
  • Importing Excel Models and Data
  • Exporting to PowerPoint
  • Integrating with SharePoint
  • DAX Formulas
Who should attend
  • Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Project Managers
  • Senior Business Intelligence Architects and Consultants
  • Senior Business Analysts
  • Anyone responsible for implementing BI.

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