About This Course

The course is presented in four parts. 

First, brief introduction to Power BI, how to install it, and compare Power BI dashboard with Excel charts, and other BI tools:

  1. With Excel:
  • More visuals and charts in Power BI;
  • Power BI allows users to type their questions and get instant answers, in the form of charts, which is not possible in Excel.
  • Charts are slicers in Power BI
  1. With other BI tools:
  • No. 1 leader on the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2020
  • Connects to over 130 data sources, and counting
  • Monthly updates on Power BI, not annually nor quarterly like others

Second part is to review what we learned in Power Query and Power Pivot, and how they function inside the Power BI environment.

  • Power Query: Advanced query editor, add a column from example, unpivot
  • Power Pivot: relationship, DAX formulas, Measures, fact/dimension tables
  • New DAX measure for commentaries in Part III below
  • FORMAT()

Third, we demonstrate how to build a dashboard based on data warehouse by using the following visuals:

  • Table
  • Card
  • Slicer and cross filter
  • Map 
  • Play Axis 
  • Commentaries
  • QandA 

Last, we conclude our webinar with: 

  • Best practices in building a dashboard, and
  • Segue to next part of Power BI – Part 2: Sharing “On-Demand” Dashboards  

Prerequisites and Advanced Preparation:

  • Some background using Power Query and/or Power Pivot in Excel is preferred.
  • Example: be able to connect to external files and load to Power Query and/or Power Pivot.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover Power BI as leader in Business Intelligence platforms 
  • Explore how to add automated commentaries to Power BI dashboard
  • Discover essential visuals to make your dashboard interactive
  • Recognize powerful function in Power BI to cross filter dashboard visuals
  • Identify the best practices in Power BI dashboards

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned building interactive dashboards with Power BI.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction To Power BI
What Is Power BI 00:00:00
Why Power BI – Power BI vs Excel 00:00:00
Why Power BI – Power BI vs Other BI Tools 00:00:00
Your Instructor 00:00:00
This Course Compared With Other Courses 00:00:00
Why This Course 00:00:00
What You Will Get 00:00:00
Introduction To Power BI 00:00:00
Course Resources – Power BI: Building Interactive Dashboards 00:00:00
Section 2 - Power Query And Power Pivot Function In BI Environment
Merge 00:00:00
Query Unpivot 00:00:00
Query AI 00:00:00
Query Editor 00:00:00
Pivot 00:00:00
DAX 00:00:00
DAX 2 00:00:00
Automated Commentary 00:00:00
Section 3 - Dashboard
Dashboard 00:00:00
Card 00:00:00
Slicers 00:00:00
Q And A 00:00:00
Section 4 - Best Practices In Power BI Modeling
Best Practices Part 1 00:00:00
Best Practices Part 2 00:00:00
Takeaways 00:00:00
Next Course And Q And A 00:00:00
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