2 Days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Overview

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

Course Outline

Unit 1: Introducing Power BI

  • Topic A: Power BI as Part of Power Platform
  • Topic B: What is Power BI
  • Topic C: Power BI Overview

Unit 2: Understanding Power BI Data Models

  • Topic A: Terminology
  • Topic B: Introduction to Tables & Relationships
  • Topic C: Introduction to Data Model Schemas

Unit 3: Defining Reports

  • Topic A: Power BI Reports
  • Topic B: Overview of Report Objectives
  • Topic C: Data-Driven Narratives

Unit 4: Building Power BI Desktop Reports

  • Topic A: Working in Power BI Desktop
  • Topic B: Creating Visuals
  • Topic C: Formatting and Organizing Visuals
  • Topic D: Sharing

Unit 5: Report Actions & Filtering

  • Topic A: Drill-down, Drill through, and other Data Actions
  • Topic B: Interactions using Filters
  • Topic C: Visual Interactions
  • Topic D: Bookmarks and Buttons

Unit 6: Power BI Service

  • Topic A: Introduction to Power BI Services
  • Topic B: Adding Reports and Data
  • Topic C: Power BI Service Report Features
  • Topic D: Refreshing Power BI Data

Unit 7: Building Power BI Service Dashboards

  • Topic A: Building Dashboards
  • Topic B: Organizing Dashboard Elements

Unit 8: Service Analytics Features

  • Topic A: Understanding Dashboard Q & A
  • Topic B: Quick Insights

Unit 9: Sharing Dashboards, Reports & Datasets

  • Topic A: Sharing Content
  • Topic B: Publish an App in Power BI