Power BI - The Ultimate Orientation
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Power BI - The Ultimate Orientation

Business Intelligence and data is here to stay. Get your Orientation to Self Service BI with Power BI
4.3 (464 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
7,023 students enrolled
Created by Paula Guilfoyle
Last updated 3/2017
English
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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 is the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:11:59
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Power BI - Desktop Orientation
7 Lectures 25:33

This is an Introduction to Power BI and this course Power BI - the Ultimate Orientation 

Introduction to Power BI - the Ultimate Orientation
03:30

In this section we will discuss Power BI desktop and section 1 in general.

By the end of this section you will  
Learn how to download and install Power BI Desktop
Learn how to connect to Excel and CSV files
be familiar with the idea of data transformation in the query editor
be familiar with the idea of DAX calculations
be able to insert visualizations 


Section 1 Overview
01:31

In this lesson you will learn how to download and install Power BI Desktop to your laptop or computer

Download and Install Power BI Desktop
03:53

In this lesson we will connect to an Excel file and a CSV file. You will also be introduced to the Query Editor in Power BI.  The query editor is how you transform data that you connect to into a form that you can analyse

Connecting Power BI to your first data set
05:16

In this lesson you will be shown the relationships view and you will be introduced to relationships in Power BI.  We will look at the data view and we will also look at the visualizations view

Working with your first Data set in Power BI
05:19

In this lesson we will introduce you to DAX and measures and we will look at more visualizations 

Measures and more Visualizations
05:49

Carry out the following activities in Power BI Desktop

Power BI Desktop Activity
00:15
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Power BI - Online Services Orientation
11 Lectures 46:26

A quick chat on Power BI Services and an overview of this section. learn how to publish reports from Desktop to Services, see insights, set up dashboards, connect to data sources, use content packs and much much more

Section 2 overview
01:51

A quick overview on signing up and an orientation of Power BI services user interface

Signing up to Power BI Services
03:42

In this lesson you will be shown how to publish a report from desktop to services.  You will also get a quick introduction to Power BI Insights

Publish a report from Power BI Desktop to Power BI Services
04:49

In this lesson we will look at connecting to files on your computer to PowerBI Services.  we will also look at insights again

Connect to files on your devices to Power BI Services
05:54

In this lesson we will look at dashboards and the features they have to offer.  We will look a tiles and how you can move tiles around the dashboard

Working with Dashboards in Power BI
04:35

Learn how you can share your Power BI report by embedding it to a website

Embed a Power BI report
02:10

In this lesson you will learn how to set up a personal gateway between PowerBI services and your data

Personal Gateways
03:59

In this lesson we will look at connecting to Power BI services content packs for both Google Analytics and Mail Chimp.  These content packs contain pre built dashboards for you to use

Content Packs in Power BI Services
15:41

Power BI Online Activity
00:17

a quick wrap up on this orientation course

Course Conclusion
01:51

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Bonus
01:37
About the Instructor
Paula Guilfoyle
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CPA Accountant, Online Educator & Life Long Learner

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 up skill, especially in the area of Spreadsheets, Bookkeeping and Accounting.

Now an E-learning Educator 5+ years, Paula also has a focus on E-learning and online teaching. Drawn from her online teaching experience,Paula has a number of courses available to online teachers to help bridge the skills gap for those that teach or wish to teach online.