Microsoft Power BI Desktop for Business Intelligence (2023)
What you'll learn
- Build professional-quality business intelligence reports from the ground up
- Blend and transform raw data into beautiful interactive dashboards
- Design and implement the same tools used by professional analysts and data scientists
- Showcase your skills with two full-scale course projects (with step-by-step solutions)
- Explore powerful artificial intelligence tools and advanced visualization techniques
- Learn from a #1 best-selling instructor and professional Power BI developer
- Microsoft Power BI Desktop (free download)
- This course is designed for PC/Windows users (currently not available for Mac)
- Experience with Excel Power Query, Power Pivot & DAX is a plus, but not required
Welcome to the #1 best-selling Power BI Desktop course – completely rebuilt for 2023!
If you’re a data professional or aspiring analyst looking to learn the top business intelligence platform on the market, you’ve come to the right place. With more than 50,000 perfect 5-star reviews from students around the world, this is the course you’ve been looking for.
Throughout the course, you’ll learn from top instructors on the Maven Analytics team and put your skills to the test with hands-on projects and unique, real-world assignments.
THE COURSE PROJECT:
You’ll play the role of Business Intelligence Analyst for AdventureWorks Cycles, a fictional manufacturing company. Your role is to transform raw data into professional-quality reports and dashboards to track KPIs, compare regional performance, analyze product-level trends, and identify high-value customers.
But don’t worry, we’ll be here to guide you along every step of the way, with intuitive, crystal clear explanations and helpful pro tips to take you from zero to expert – guaranteed.
This course is designed to follow the key stages of the business intelligence workflow, and simulate real-world tasks that data professionals encounter on the job:
STAGE 1: Connecting & Shaping Data
In this stage we’ll focus on building automated workflows to extract, transform, and load our project data using Power Query, and explore common data connectors, storage modes, profiling tools, table transformations, and more:
Storage & import modes
Query editing tools
Connecting to a database
Extracting data from the web
QA & Profiling tools
Text, numerical, date & time tools
Index & conditional columns
Grouping & aggregating
Pivoting & unpivoting
Merging & appending queries
Data source parameters
Importing Excel models
STAGE 2: Creating a Relational Data Model
In stage 2 we’ll review data modeling best practices, introduce topics like cardinality, normalization, filter flow and star schemas, and begin to build our AdventureWorks data model from the ground up:
Fact & dimension tables
Primary & foreign keys
Star & snowflake schemas
Active & inactive relationships
Filter context & flow
Data formats & categories
STAGE 3: Adding Calculated Fields with DAX
In stage 3 we’ll introduce data analysis expressions (DAX). We’ll create calculated columns and measures, explore topics like row and filter context, and practice applying powerful tools like filter functions, iterators, and time intelligence patterns:
DAX vs. M
Calculated columns & measures
Implicit, explicit & quick measures
Measure calculation steps
DAX syntax & operators
Math & stats functions
Conditional & logical functions
The SWITCH function
Date & time functions
The RELATED function
CALCULATE, FILTER & ALL
Iterator (X) functions
Time intelligence patterns
STAGE 4: Visualizing Data with Reports
Stage 4 is about bringing our data to LIFE with reports and dashboards. We’ll review data viz best practices, building and format basic charts, and add interactivity with bookmarks, slicer panels, parameters, tooltips, report navigation, and more:
Data viz best practices
Dashboard design framework
Cards & KPIs
Line charts, trend lines & forecasts
Table & matrix visuals
Top N filtering
Drill up, drill down & drillthrough
Report slicers & interactions
Bookmarks & page navigation
Numeric & fields parameters
Importing custom visuals
Managing & viewing roles (RLS)
Publishing to Power BI Service
We’ll also introduce powerful artificial Intelligence tools like decomposition trees, key influencers, smart narratives and natural language Q&A, along with performance optimization techniques to keep your reports running smoothly at scale.
Ready to get started? Join today and get immediate, lifetime access to:
15 hours of high-quality video
200+ page Power BI ebook
25 homework assignments & solutions
Downloadable course project files
Expert Q&A support forum
30-day money-back guarantee
If you’re looking for the ONE course to help you build job-ready Power BI skills, you’ve come to the right place.
-Chris & Aaron (Maven Analytics)
See why this is one of the TOP-RATED Power BI courses in the world:
“I believe this is the best Power BI course out there. I spent £1400 to attend a 3-day Power BI crash course, and have to confess it’s nothing compared to the knowledge, skills, expertise and understanding derived from this course. I am forever grateful to Chris and the Maven Analytics team for doing such amazing work and to Udemy for making this available.”
"Resources are awesome. Presenter is brilliant. I found this course more useful than the official Power BI course from Microsoft. Things are easy to follow, and presentations are high quality."
"Chris is a skilled communicator and does a great job of explaining a complex tool like Microsoft Power BI. His 'pro-tips' are great for new user productivity and gaining a sense of the big picture, and I value his best practices on building and managing Power BI queries and reports. I'm feeling much more confident to dig in and use Power BI on my own projects!"
“Simply put, this course is AMAZING! The instructor literally takes you step-by-step from knowing nothing about Power BI into nearly an expert! I have had experience working with Power BI even in a corporate setting in the past, and I was still blown away by the level of granularity Chris was able to casually explain in a way that made sense. The hands-on exercises are THE perfect way to reinforce the concepts you learn throughout the course and connect theory to application. Can't speak enough to how great this course is, I will definitely be coming back to it as a reference guide in my work and would recommend it to anyone looking to learn Power BI!”
“I've been in university classrooms for much of my life and Chris is a university level instructor.”
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Who this course is for:
- Anyone looking for a hands-on, project-based introduction to Microsoft Power BI Desktop
- Data analysts and Excel users hoping to develop advanced data modeling, dashboard design, and business intelligence skills
- Aspiring data professionals looking to master the #1 business intelligence tool on the market
- Students who want a comprehensive, engaging, and highly interactive approach to training
- Anyone looking to pursue a career in data analysis or business intelligence
Maven Analytics is the first purpose-built, online platform for data analysts to learn new skills, showcase their work, and connect with peers and employers.
Named one of the top 10 education companies revolutionizing the industry, Maven's award-winning Guided Learning model allows users to create personalized learning plans, build public portfolios, connect with expert instructors and career coaches, and join a community of world-class analytics talent.
We've helped 1,000,000+ students build job-ready skills, master tools like Excel, SQL, Power BI, Tableau and Python, and build the foundation for a successful career.
Chris Dutton is an EdTech entrepreneur and best-selling Data Analytics instructor.
As Founder and Chief Product Officer at Maven Analytics, his work has been featured by USA Today, Business Insider, Entrepreneur and the New York Times, reaching more than 1,000,000 students around the world.
Maven Analytics was named one of the top 10 education companies revolutionizing the industry, and is the world's first purpose-built, all-in-one platform for data professionals to launch or accelerate their careers.
Learn in-demand skills, create portfolios to showcase your work, and connect with world-class analysts around the world.
At Maven Analytics, our mission is to empower everyday people with life-changing data skills.
Aaron is a professional analytics consultant and Power BI expert, with 10+ years working in business intelligence and marketing analytics.
He's an instructor, coach and mentor for aspiring analysts, and has deep experience helping companies develop and implement full-stack BI solutions.
Aaron is the Head of Student Success at Maven Analytics, a leader in analytics education, whose mission is to empower everyday people to change the world with data.