Power BI Certifications: Everything You Need to Know!

By: Microtek Learning

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Microsoft's business analytics platform, Power BI, enables data analysts, scientists, and other technologists to delve into datasets for critical insights quickly. It's a competitor to other business intelligence software, although it's one of the many tools for many analysts. If you're interested in data analytics or a business intelligence job, knowing Power BI can be beneficial.

But do you need any certification for the Power BI job? Let's find out!

Does Power BI have any particular/ official certification?

YES! Microsoft does have Power BI certification in the name of "MCSA: BI Reporting," along with the exams- "Exam 70-778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI and Exam 70-779: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel". That certification is for professionals who expertise in working with both Power BI and Excel. However, that certification was retired along with the exams.

Now, professionals can do Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate, which comes with Exam DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI. This certification can build and scale data models, clean datasets, and implement an analytics methodology that creates significant insights into data.

If you're thinking of getting Power BI certification or any other Microsoft certification, we recommend checking Microsoft's certification web page for any update to its certification pathways. 

It would be wrong to spend all your time and money on a training course only to realize that certification is outdated.

How do I get a Power BI certification?

You have to clear the Exam DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI, and for that, you have to take the instructor-led training DA-100: Analyzing Data with Power BI training.

Power BI Career Opportunities

The number of jobs asking for Power BI skills will increase by 34.6% over the next decade. The average salary for jobs that involve Power Bi skills is $87,000 per year, rising to more than $120,000 for those who have the right skills and experience. 

Tech Jobs that Need Power BI Skills

  • Software Developer / Engineer
  • Data / Data Mining Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business / Management Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Architect / Developer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Project Manager
  • Data Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Power BI Analyst
  • Power BI Business Analyst
  • Power BI Data Analyst
  • Power BI Developer
  • Power BI Software Engineer
  • Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Senior Software Engineer

Many industries use Power BI like IT, healthcare, financial services, insurance, staffing & recruiting, and computer software.

Explicit companies that use Power BI include:

  • Adobe (USA)
  • Conde Nast (USA)
  • Dell (USA)
  • Hospital Montfort (Canada)
  • Kraft Heinz Co (USA)
  • Meijer (USA)
  • Nestle (China)
  • Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (UK)

Do you need any certification to work with Power BI?

No, you don't need any certification to work with Power BI if you can prove to an employer that you're capable of handling all of Power BI's analytics and visualization functions. But if you do have the Power BI certification, it will improve your chances in a crowded applicant pool.

If you are a data analyst, business intelligence analyst, or business intelligence architect/developer, there's a perfect chance that your next job will ask for Power BI skills.

So don't delay. Visit Microtek Learning today and get started!

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