Power BI - The Ultimate Orientation

Business Intelligence and data is here to stay. Get your Orientation to Self Service BI with Power BI
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (4,917 ratings)
55,555 students
Power BI - The Ultimate Orientation
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (4,917 ratings)
55,555 students
Download and Install Power BI Desktop
Navigate Power BI Desktop and Online Services user interface with ease
Connect both Power BI Desktop and Services to simple data sets
Create visualizations, Work with Dashboards, View & Share Reports
Embed Power BI reports
Use Power BI content packs to connect to services such as Google analytics and Mailchimp

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge of Power BI is required as this course is aimed at beginners
  • You must have an interest in learning more about what business intelligence can do for your and your business
Description

Business Intelligence and data are here to stay.  Now with Power BI by Microsoft, costs and skills are no longer a barrier to entry.

Power BI is a self service business intelligence system, and best of all, it is free for all to use. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The aim of this course Power BI - The Ultimate Orientation is to give you a solid orientation of Power BI. First you will learn how to download and install power bi desktop.  We will have a look around the user interface and then we will start to work with some data.

Using an example data set, we will connect to both excel and cvs files and you will get an introduction of the Query editor as we do some transformation on the data.  Then we will move on to a few calculations and you will be introduced to the concept of relationships and dax. Finally in powerbi desktop we will look at the visualisations side.

After we look at visualisations in Power Bi Desktop we will move on to power Bi services.  Its in services that you will get insights, have the ability to share reports, build dashboards and connect to data packs that contains prebuilt dashboards and reports.

 We will not be looking at any of this in detail as, this course is an orientation course, designed to get you familiar and comfortable with the Power BI user interface.  The aim of the course is to get you up and running.  To show you that Power BI offers a real solution, and give you ideas of how it can be used.


Who this course is for:
  • if you are looking to use data for better business insights and don’t know where to get started then this is the course for you
  • If you have been using Excels power Tools and are considering using Power BI, then this is the course for you
  • If you are changing jobs and you need to be familiar with Power BI then this course is for you
  • This course is designed as an Orientation and is aimed and beginners
Course content
2 sections • 20 lectures • 1h 13m total length
  • Introduction to Power BI - the Ultimate Orientation
    03:30
  • Before you forget
    00:12
  • Section 1 Overview
    01:31
  • Download and Install Power BI Desktop
    03:53
  • Connecting Power BI to your first data set
    05:16
  • Working with your first Data set in Power BI
    05:19
  • Measures and more Visualizations
    05:49
  • Power BI Desktop Activity
    00:15
  • Section 2 overview
    01:51
  • Signing up to Power BI Services
    03:42
  • Publish a report from Power BI Desktop to Power BI Services
    04:49
  • Connect to files on your devices to Power BI Services
    05:54
  • Working with Dashboards in Power BI
    04:35
  • Embed a Power BI report
    02:10
  • Personal Gateways
    03:59
  • Content Packs in Power BI Services
    15:41
  • Power BI Online Activity
    00:17
  • Course Conclusion
    01:51
  • Bonus
    01:37
  • Bonus Material
    01:42

Instructor
Microsoft MVP, CPA Accountant, & Life Long Learner
Paula Guilfoyle CPA & MVP
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 8,050 Reviews
  • 90,587 Students
  • 25 Courses

Paula is a qualified CPA with over 15 years' experience in the fields of Accountancy, Business Management, Process improvement, Internal Audit, Group accountant, Operations Management and Training. All across a broad range of industries and sectors.  Paula has been Key Speaker at many Accounting Events where her talks on Excel are received very positively. Taken from her experiences in Accounting and business fields, Paula also has Udemy courses for those wishing to upskill, especially in the area of Spreadsheets, Bookkeeping and Accounting.

In 2020 Paula was awarded with a Microsoft MVP award for her dedication to Excel and the Excel community.