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Data Analysis using Power BI Desktop - Level 1 - Report Builder Course Overview

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.

Data Analysis using Power BI Desktop - Level 1 - Report Builder Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introducing Power BI

What Is Power BI for the Cloud 
Power BI Key Features 
Self-Service BI Model 
Power BI Components

Lesson 2: Defining a Report

What is a Power BI Report? 
Defining a Report 
Data-Driven Storytelling

Lesson 3: Building Power BI Desktop Reports

Understanding the Design Interface 
Creating Reports 
Report Visualizations 
Formatting Visualizations 
Report Final Touches

Lesson 4: Report Filtering

Highlighting, Drill-down & Data Actions 
Visual Interactions 
Visual Sorting and Slicers 
Visual, Report, & Page Filters

Lesson 5: Understanding Power BI Data Models

Understanding Data Terminology 
Understanding Tables 
Understanding Relationships 
Diagnosing Data Models 
Data Model Schemas

Lesson 6: Gathering Report Data

Data Queries vs Data Models 
Viewing & Refreshing a Data Source 
Modifying Report Data

Lesson 7: Data Model Functions

Creating Calculated Columns 
What is DAX? 
Basic DAX Functions 
Date Hierarchies

Lesson 8: Introducing the Power BI Service

Power BI Service Interface 
Connecting to Data Sources 
Uploading & Updating PBIX Reports 
Refreshing Power BI Data 
Power BI Service Report Interface Components

Lesson 9: Building Power BI Service Dashboards

Dashboard Interface Components 
Building Dashboards 
Organizing Dashboard Elements

Lesson 10: Using Q & A (Cortana)

Understanding Q & A 
Modifying Q & A Results 
Pinning Q & A results to a Dashboard

Lesson 11: Sharing Reports & Dashboards

Sharing Content 
Managing Power BI Content 
Using App Workspaces 
Content Packs and Apps

Lesson 12: Appendix A: Power BI Roles and Security

Power BI Roles

Data Analysis using Power BI Desktop - Level 1 - Report Builder Course Prerequisites

General understanding of reporting requirements and a basic understanding of database concepts are useful, but not required

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