Introduction To Data Analytics Using Microsoft Power BI
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Introduction To Data Analytics Using Microsoft Power BI

Learn how to perform Big Data Analytics using Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence)
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how to use Power BI Online and Power BI Desktop
  • Perform Big Data Analytics using Real World Scenario
  • Transform Big Data and customize
  • Create Powerful Visualization based on Big Data
  • Sharing Dashboard with other users by emailing them directly or creating a URL link
  • Ask questions from Big Data in plain English language
  • Download Power BI Desktop
  • Create an online account for Power BI Online
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  • You need a stable and high speed internet connection
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel (any version 2010, 2013, or 2016) is helpful
  • Students are encouraged to take the Intro to Excel course first

Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Leader — for the ninth year in a row — in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics Platforms.

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Monitor your business and get answers quickly with rich dashboards available on every device. 

Course Description

Learn Introduction to Data Analytics Using Power BI Online and Power BI Desktop

Power BI (Business Intelligence) offers basic data wrangling capabilities similar to Excel's Power Query. It also lets you create interactive visualizations, reports and dashboards with a few clicks or drag-and-drops; type natural-language questions about your data on a dashboard; and handle files that are too large for Excel.

Power BI transforms your company's data into rich visuals for you to collect and organize so you can focus on what matters to you. Stay in the know, spot trends as they happen, and push your business further.

It can work with dozens of data types -- not only Excel, Access and CSV files, but also Salesforce, Google Analytics, MailChimp, GitHub, QuickBooks Online and dozens of others. And, it will run R scripts -- meaning that any data you can pull in and massage via R you can import into Power BI

Let me help you bring your Big Data to life using Real World Data – We will use New York City Public Data Set as well as existing samples in Power BI

So, if you are looking for new ways to seek insights and create powerful visualization on the fly, Power BI is the answer. You can transform your company's data into rich stunning easy to use visuals for you to collect and organize, so you can spot trends, collaborate in new ways, and make sense of your data.

This course contains the following lessons:

  1. Introduction to Course & about the Instructor
  2. Introduction to Power BI Online, Power BI Desktop, and the Interface
  3. How to Import data using both Power BI Online and Power BI Desktop
  4. Difference between Power BI Online Vs Power BI Desktop
  5. Transforming Big Data – Real World Data Set (New York City Public data set)
  6. Creating Visualization
  7. Using Quick Insights
  8. Asking Questions from your Big Data using plain English language
  9. Sharing Dashboard by emailing and generating a URL Link
  10. Much more…
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for beginners and small business owners
  • Intermediate and advanced users can gain additional tips and techniques from this course
  • If you have never worked with Microsoft Excel before, you may find this course very challenging
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Introduction and Course Agenda
1 Lecture 03:33

This is the course Introduction as we as course agenda

Preview 03:33
Getting Started With Power BI Data Analytics
6 Lectures 29:28

This lesson show you how to create a Power BI Online account. Power BI Desktop – the upgrade of the existing "Power BI for Office 365" – is an interactive reporting tool providing new and enhanced interactive visualization effects now available for FREE at You can connect to your data through a variety of means - including local files and databases as well as Microsoft Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Warehouse, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight and then proceed to explore your data through drag-and-drop fashion then  publish your reports and visualizations to the Power BI service for collaboration and distribution.

Creating a Microsoft Power BI Online Account

Practice Task #1: Create a Power BI Online account

In this lecture, you will learn how to download the Desktop version of Power BI. You will use Power BI Online to download. The 3 major building blocks of Power BI are: dashboards, reports, and datasets.

Downloading Power BI Desktop

Practice Task #2: Download Power BI Desktop

In this lesson, you will learn how to perform data import using Power BI Online

Importing Data Power BI Online

In this lesson, you will learn the major difference between Power BI Online and Power Bi Desktop

Preview 07:59
Working With Big Data
8 Lectures 54:29

There is actually tremendous value in applying big data analytics. Today business intelligence is only used by a fraction of the people that could derive value from it. What we all need is modernized business intelligence which will help everyone get the information they need to understand their job or personal life better. Not just the type of information gained from an Internet search, but also information from expert sources.

In this lesson, you will learn how to transform data

Preview 09:01

Excel is a great tool but Power BI offers more in the realm of visualization. The 64-bit version of Excel is better at processing large files than the 32-bit version, but even it has limitations. Power BI Desktop (BI as in Business Intelligence) is a free alternative to Excel for working with large files and Big Data. In this lesson, you will learn how to create powerful visualization using Power BI.

Creating Visualization

In today's global economy, enterprises that embark on big data strategies do so with the expectation that their businesses will transform. Big data analytics platforms analyze structured and unstructured data without requiring data to be transferred, therefore avoiding latency associated with having to move the data around. 
In this lesson, you will learn how to transform Big Data with Power BI

Big Data Import & Transformation

Practice Task #3: Import Big Data

This lesson demonstrates how to publish your Big Data from Power BI Desktop to Power BI Online

Publishing Big Data To BI Online

Using Quick Insights In Power BI allows you to gain additional insights about your data with interactive charts. In this lesson, you will learn how to work with Quick Insights feature.

Using Quick Insights

Searching for answers from your Big Data is easy with Power BI. You can type a question in plain English language and get your answers. Business Intelligence is now as easy as ever.

Q&A Search - Asking Questions From Big Data

You can share Power BI dashboards with other users by providing an e-mail address or send them a URL link

Sharing Dashboard
1 Lecture 01:11
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