MOD 20778: Analyzing Data with Power BI


Duration: 3 days

The primary goal of the course is to ensure students have a good understanding of data analysis with Power BI. Included in this three-day course is:

Creating visualizations
Power BI Service
Power BI Mobile App
IT Professionals who currently work in SQL Server report creating, are most likely to find interest in this course to learn alternative methods of presenting data.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Perform Power BI desktop data transformation
Describe Power BI desktop modeling
Create a Power BI desktop visualization
Implement the Power BI service
Describe how to connect to Excel data
Describe how to collaborate with Power BI data
Connect directly to data stores
Describe the Power BI developer API
Describe the Power BI mobile app


It is recommended that prior to attending this course, students have:

Excellent knowledge of relational databases and reporting.
Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas).
Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching).
An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions

Introduction to business intelligence
Introduction to data analysis
Introduction to data visualization
Overview of self-service BI
Considerations for self-service BI
Microsoft tools for self-service BI
Lab: Exploring an Enterprise BI solution

Viewing reports
Creating a Power BI report
Creating a Power BI dashboard

Module 2: Introducing Power BI

Power BI
The Power BI service
Lab: Creating a Power BI dashboard

Connecting to Power BI data
Create a Power BI dashboard

Module 3: Power BI

Using Excel as a data source for Power BI
The Power BI data model
Using databases as a data source for Power BI
The Power BI service
Lab: Importing data into Power BI

Importing Excel files into Power BI
Viewing reports from Excel files

Module 4: Shaping and Combining Data

Power BI desktop queries
Shaping data
Combining data
Lab: Shaping and combining data

Shape power BI data
Combine Power BI data

Module 5: Modelling data

DAX queries
Calculations and measures
Lab: Modelling Data

Create relationships

Module 6: Interactive Data Visualizations

Creating Power BI reports
Managing a Power BI solution
Lab: Creating a Power BI report

Connecting to Power BI data
Building Power BI reports
Creating a Power BI dashboard

Module 7: Direct Connectivity

Cloud data
Connecting to analysis services
Lab: Direct Connectivity
Direct connectivity from Power BI desktop
Direct connectivity from the Power BI service

Module 8: Developer API

The developer API
Custom visuals
Lab: Using the developer API

Using custom visuals

Module 9: Power BI mobile app

The Power BI mobile app
Using the Power BI mobile app
Power BI embedded