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:  
Virtual Classroom, , Online
Start date & time:  
23 June 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
24 June 2020 13:00
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Professional Training


Product type:  
CPD course
Technology and data


This course will be delivered over two half days via Zoom. Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 June 2020, 9:30am - 1:00pm .

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

What do you need to access this course

  • To get the most from your course, it is strongly recommended that participants have two monitors. This allows the Zoom window to be in one monitor and the application that is the subject of the training in the other
  • It is possible to attend the training with a single monitor and there are some specific techniques that we can demonstrate to make the most of the available screen real estate. Please make sure you inform the trainer at info@professional.ie and ensure to attend the test session before your course if you have a single monitor
  • It is strongly advised that all participants attend the test session prior to the training - this will allow you to verify that your computer and internet connection will work properly and iron out any technical issues in advance
  • The course will be delivered using Microsoft Office 365 Professional. If you are using this software, please ensure it is installed and that you are logged in properly - some features are disabled until you log in. Please inform the trainer or email us if you are using an older version of Microsoft Office and be aware that some of the features covered in the training may not be available
  • We prepare our files on Windows 10 - if you would like to us an Apple MacBook please ensure that Office is installed and verify that the course files open properly prior to the training

Speaker bio

Professional Training is a group of experienced specialists providing focused training in IT and Management skills. Our trainers use a combination of tailored, flexible approaches and real-life business knowledge to develop and provide techniques and solutions for immediate implementation by our course participants. We have delivered a range of CPD programmes with Chartered Accountants Ireland since 1997. Website: www.professional.ie