IL - Power BI for Data Professionals

Course Overview

This course builds on your Power BI skills and walks you through the interfaces of both the Online and Desktop offerings before embarking on a journey that will show you how to ingest data, transform data, create reports and dashboards before publishing and using your data sets, reports and dashboards in the Power BI online tenant.

The course will prepare students to take the Microsoft 70-778, Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI certification exam.

Course Details
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Level: 300

Who this course is designed for
  • IT Pros that have experience with Power BI and want to know how to use its functionality better

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to Power BI
  • The Power BI Service and Desktop Application
  • Connecting to Data Sources
  • Creating Desktop Reports and Dashboards
  • Creating and Publishing Online Reports and Dashboards
  • Extensions and Developer Capabilities
  • Natural Language Processing in Power BI
  • Power BI Analytics with R


  • Previous experience with BI concepts and visualization tools


MODULE 1: Introduction to Power BI

This module is an introduction to Power BI. We will cover Power BI Desktop vs Power BI Service including mobile. We will also cover the core functions of Power BI including basic reporting, managing on-premises and online data sources in Power BI, and securing, sharing and embedding reports.

Lab: Working with Power BI

MODULE 2: Power BI for Advanced Data Visualization

In this module, we will look at advanced visualization in Power BI. We will cover optimal visualization selection, page layout, configuring visual relationships, setting up default summaries and categories, and managing text and images.

Lab: Visualizing Data with Power BI 

MODULE 3: Dashboarding Theory and Practice

In this module, we will cover dashboard and report development in Power BI. Topics covered will include static and interactive dashboards, publishing to the Power BI service, filtering, settings and customization and natural language queries. 

Lab: Dashboarding in Power BI

MODULE 4: Advanced Analytics in Power BI

In this module, we look at the advanced analytics capabilities in Power BI. We will cover DAX queries and performance KPIs. We will also look at leveraging parameters to customize reports and KPIs. Students will also learn to create and optimize data models and manage data relationships. 

Lab: Creating DAX Queries
Lab: Creating Performance KPIs
Lab: Using Parameters to Build Custom Reports

MODULE 5: Extending Advanced Analytics with R

In this module, we will look at extending the capabilities of Power BI with R. We will start with an introduction to R. We will teach students how to integrate R into Power BI to generate descriptive statistics and calculate probability. 

Lab: R Scripting
Lab: Configuring R with Power BI;

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