Power BI Desktop: Moving Beyond Excel (ROI/NI)


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:  
13 May 2021 09:30
End date & time:  
13 May 2021 16:30
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Training ticket cost:  
12.00 Training Tickets accepted
CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Professional Training


Product type:  
CPD course
Technology and data


This course will be delivered via Zoom.

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

All participants should please note the following

  • Test session. If you would like to test your connection and setup prior to your course, please contact info@professional.ie or 016627700 and we will arrange this with you.
  • Two monitors. Having two monitors is very strongly recommended for this training. It allows you to view the trainers PC in one monitor and the application that is the subject of the training in the other. On a single screen it can be difficult to arrange the trainers screen and your own application comfortably. If you only have a single screen please inform the trainer - ideally before the test session - and they can help you to get the best from the training session.
  • Microsoft Office version. We use Microsoft Office 365 Professional. If you are using an older version please be aware that you might not be able to do some of the exercises that are using the latest features.
  • Windows 10. We prepare the files and deliver the course using Windows 10. If you are using a MacBook or other platform please be aware that there can sometimes be incompatibilities and there are certain features that are not available on the Macintosh edition of Microsoft Office 365 Professional. These issues can be identified and resolved during the test session.

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