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Power BI Reporting
Business Intelligence Training Course
Who is this course for?
This one day course is ideal for those looking to gain a firm understanding of how to produce and publish powerful visual reports by using the Power BI desktop.
Confident Power BI users looking to understand data modelling and further visualisation should attend our “Power BI Modelling, Visualisation and Publishing” course.
- Learn to use Power BI (Business Intelligence) Desktop to create highly visual reports and dashboards that can easily be shared with others.
- Get an understanding of how the reports and dashboards can interact with each other and the great level of interactivity the audience can use to drill, filter, and sort the reports.
Power Bi Desktop basics
What is Power Bi Desktop
Introducing the Power BI Ecosystem
Getting started with Power BI Desktop
Purpose of creating dashboard/reports
Planning Reports & Dashboards
Structure Reports & Dashboards
Simple Data connections
Connect to Excel data (single table)
Connect to a data model created in Power Bi Desktop
Power Bi standard visuals
Multi Row Card
Import and use custom visuals
How to use Images, Shapes, and Textboxes on pages
Buttons and Bookmarks
Add navigation to report
Add interactivity to reports using buttons
Drill/Filter & Sort
Page level filters
Report level filter
Drill through levels in visuals
Sort data in visuals
Sort by column
Create Tooltip pages
Set interaction between visuals and tooltip pages
Layout and Formatting
Work with themes
Snap Object to Grid
Conditional Colour formatting
Prices & Dates
What you get
Training is held in our modern, comfortable, air-conditioned suites
Modern-spec IT, fully networked with internet access
"What do I get on the day?"
Lunch is provided at a local restaurant or pub. Browse the sample menus:
Breaks and timing
Courses start at 9:30am.
Please aim to be with us for 9:15am.
Joining information (how to get to our venues)
Available throughout the day:
- Hot beverages
- Clean, filtered water
Training manual sample
Below are some extracts from our Power BI Reporting manual.
What is Power BI Desktop?
Much like the Power BI cloud service, Power BI Desktop provides businesses with a powerful analytics and data visualisation solution. It helps businesses understand large sets of data from data sources such as Excel spreadsheets and databases.
It can be used to calculate things such as your monthly sales profits and help you make smarter business decisions powered by data that your business collects. The data can be visualised into unique graphics that help you understand the data more easily, and these insights can be embedded in other apps and websites.
It supports hundreds of different data sources to ensure that your business doesn’t need to change its workflow to support Power BI Desktop. The software works in real-time to provide up-to-date analytics and insights for your business.
Power BI Desktop vs Power BI
Power BI Desktop supports many more data sources
It supports different themes that can be personalised by the business
It supports shaping and modelling of data
It can be customised further using the Python programming language to generate unique visualisations
It cannot be shared as easily as the cloud-based Power BI service
Power Analytics With Simple-To-Use Tools
Power BI Desktop enables anyone to create advanced graphical representations of analytics with familiar tools that are similar to Microsoft Excel
It doesn’t require technical knowledge and the interface is intuitive to use, meaning anyone can take advantage of its powerful tools
It features advanced tools that can give users more control once they’re more familiar with the software
Simple Integration With Existing Software
Power BI Desktop can grab data from hundreds of sources such as Excel, SharePoint, Azure SQL DB and Dynamics 365
Data is updated dynamically, meaning all of the integrations you create are automatically kept up to date
This provides your business with actionable insights even if you lead a dynamic business that changes its goals frequently
Easy Ways to Publish Your Reports
Power BI Desktop allows you to easily publish your reports so you can provide them to those that need it
You can create mobile-optimised reports at the push of a button so that the data is easy to understand and read regardless of the device
You can embed reports created in Power BI Desktop into websites and existing apps to make the data more accessible