Habanero Data Solutions

Power BI Essentials – Beginners

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Power BI
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Duration :
2 Day/s
2 Day/s
₦ 200,000
$ 500

Course Information

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About the course: Our 2-day beginners course is designed for those who are new to Power BI. On the course we deliver practical exercises demonstrating the features of this data visualisation tool. On completion of the course participants will be able to confidently produce visualisations in dashboards and reports.

Come enjoy the motivating atmosphere, learning with your peers while you discover the possibilities of the Microsoft Power BI.

Audience: Data Analysts, Business Analysts, Developers, Data Managers, Business Intelligence Analysts, IT Administrators, Data Architect

Recommended Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Business Intelligence and relational database systems.

Course Syllabus:

Day 1

The world of Self-Service Business Intelligence

  • Introduction to Data Visualisation & Data Analysis

Introduction to Power BI

  • What is Power BI?
  • Understanding Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Getting started with Power BI
  • Overview of the components of Power BI:-
  • Power BI Service
  • Report Server
  • Power Query
  • Data Modelling

Power BI Desktop

  • Lets examine Power BI Desktop
  • Basic concepts of Power BI
  • Using Power BI to get data
  • Types of Microsoft Power BI data sources
  • Working with common data Sources: CSV, Excel, Text files
  • Connecting to CSV files
  • Databases: Microsoft Access, SQL Server
  • Web: Google Analytics, Salesforce, Facebook
  • Cloud Services: One Drive, Office 365

Cleaning, Transforming and shaping your data

  • Common Query Tasks in Power BI
  • Exploring the Power BI Query Editor
  • Utilising Power Query for data import
  • Using Variables under Queries
  • Error Handing in Queries
  • Shape and Cleanse your data
  • Appending and Merging Data from different data sources
  • Overview of data transformations
  • Unpivot
  • Split Columns
  • Extract
  • Group

Data Modelling within Power BI

  • What is a data model?
  • Overview of the relationships between the tables
  • Create and manage relationships in Power BI Designer
  • Cross Filter Direction
  • Calculated Columns in Power BI Designer
  • Measures in Power BI Designer
  • Data Types in Power BI
  • Sort by Columns in Power BI Designer

Power BI Reports

  • Creating a Power BI Reports
  • Saving a Power BI Report
  • Uploading Power BI Designer files
  • Difference between Report and Dashboards
  • Creating Charts
  • Gauge and Ribbon Charts
  • Custom Visuals

Power BI Service

  • Overview of the Power BI Service
  • Gateways
  • Workspaces
  • Content Packs and Apps
  • Security
  • Power BI Premium

Refreshing Data in Power BI

  • Data sources that support refresh in Power BI
  • Setting up a refresh schedule
  • Power BI features in Tablets and Mobile
  • Accessing your report & dashboards from Mobile

Day 2

Data Alerts

  • Setting up Data driven alerts
  • Using Annotations

Data Modelling within PowerBI

  • Create and manage relationships in Power BI Designer
  • Calculated Columns in Power BI Designer
  • Measures in Power BI Designer
  • Data Types in Power BI
  • Sort by Columns in Power BI Designer

Visualisation types in Power BI

  • Creating a column chart
  • Bar, Line, Area and Pie Charts
  • Scatter chart
  • Histograms
  • Optimising Geographic data

Power BI Dashboards

  • Prepare your dashboard layout
  • Creating a dashboard
  • Sharing a dashboard
  • Publishing Reports
  • Creating a Power BI App
  • Create and manage a content pack
  • Power BI Mobile apps

Working with Natural Language using Q & A

  • How to ask questions in Power BI Q & A
  • Preparing a workbook for Q & A

Size limit in Power BI

  • Limitation of the free Power BI subscription


  • Summary


Your Trainer

Our international certified trainers are highly experienced Microsoft Power BI practitioners who have real-world expertise.

Key Information

I – Laptops will be provided for all candidates with pre-installed Microsoft PowerBI.

II – The training venue will be emailed on confirmation of a place on the course.

III – Lunches and refreshments are provided inclusive of the cost at all on-site training. Wi-fi and access to spaces to take private calls are also available.

For more information on our training, please enquire using the form above or call +2348103382376


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    September 1, 2022

    Abuja, Accra, Kigali, Lagos

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