Power BI Desktop: Moving Beyond Excel


Power BI Desktop is part of the suite of tools from Microsoft which enable data to be analysed and published from a variety of sources. This course provides a solid introduction to using Power BI Desktop to connect to data, create visualisations, query the data and publish reports.

Venue details:  
, Professional Training, Unit 22 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin
Start date & time:  
15 October 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
15 October 2020 17:00
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Product type:  
CPD course
Technology and data

Who should attend

Participants should have at least Intermediate Excel and database user skills. The course is for accountants, and other business professionals, who have reached the stage of a proficient Excel user and now require a new sophisticated data analysis tool, enabling them to build on the skills gained in MS Office.

Course overview

  • The Microsoft Self-Service Business Intelligence Solution
  • Discovering and Loading Data with Power BI Desktop
  • Transforming Datasets and Data Cleansing
  • Power BI Desktop Queries and Query Editor Context Menus
  • Data Mashup
  • The Power BI Desktop View Ribbon
  • Data Modeling in the Power BI Desktop Environment
  • Data Model or Query?
  • Text-Based Visualizations
  • Power BI Desktop Dashboards, including Charts
  • Exporting Data from a Visualisation

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Power BI Desktop concepts and main features
  • Data sources compatible with Power BI Desktop
  • Connecting to data with Power BI Desktop
  • Exploring data visualisations
  • Applying common query tasks to shape data in Power BI Desktop
  • Creating and publishing reports