This Microsoft On-Demand course provides students with the knowledge and skills analyze data with Power BI.
- Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating systems and its core functionality.
- Basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas).
- Some exposure to basic programming concepts such as looping and branchging.
- An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
These prerequisites can be achieved by attending courses:
- 20761A - Querying Data with Transact-SQL
- 20767A - Implementing a SQL Server Data Warehouse
Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions
In this module students will be introduced to the key concepts in business intelligence, data analysis, and data visualization. In addition they will learn the rationale for self-service BI, considerations for using self-service BI, and how Microsoft products can be used to implement a self-service BI solution.
- Introduction to business intelligence
- Introduction to data analysis
- Introduction to data visualization
- Overview of self-service BI
- Considerations of self-service BI
- Microsoft tools for self-service BI
- Lab : Exploring an enterprise BI solution
Module 2: Introducing Power BI
This module introduces Power BI.
- Power BI
- The Power BI service
- Power BI mobile apps
- Lab : Cresting a Power BI dashboard
Module 3: Power BI Data
This module describes Power BI data sources.
- Using Excel as a Power BI data source
- Using databases as a Power BI data source
- The Power BI service
- Lab: Import data into Power BI
Module 4: Shaping and Combining Data
This module describes how to shape and combine data.
- Power BI desktop queries
- Shaping data
- Combining data
- Lab: Shaping and combining data
Module 5: Modelling Data
This module describes how to model data in Power BI.
- DAX queries
- Calculations and measures
- Lab: Modelling data
Module 6: Interactive Data Visualizations
This module describes Power BI visualizations.
- Creating Power BI reports
- Managing a Power BI solution
- Lab: Creating a Power BI report
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe key features of a self-service BI solution
- Describe Power BI and its data sources
- Model, shape, and combine data
- Describe Power BI data visualizations
The primary audience for this MOC-OD course is BI professionals who need to analyze data utilizing Power BI. The secondary audiences for this course are technically proficient business users.