Description

Data visualization is the standard way to communicate complex information into meaningful visuals that have a long-lasting impact. Gone are the days when data analysis was restricted to a spreadsheet and limited graphing capabilities. The current era of business intelligence has equipped business professionals with state-of-the-art analytical tools such as Power BI allowing them to visually see the state of the business and identify patterns to bolster successful strategies.

Microsoft Power BI (business intelligence) is a powerful visualization and analytics tool that helps companies of all sizes analyze their data and share insights. With this technology, enterprises can monitor their business more closely and get instant answers with rich dashboards available for every device.

The course Power BI for business professionals is designed for anyone who wants to create impactful visualizations and reports that utilize the underlying data and convey the message that has a long-lasting impact. The course is organized in small bitesize lectures in order to retain the attention of the student. The course begins by covering the core concepts of Power BI and data visualization. It then covers the specific visualization and their purposes. Many sections in the course contain practical activity files to help students test and apply their knowledge in a real scenario.

Course Outline (Detailed)

Introduction

In this video instructors are introduced as well as how the course is organized is explained

2.1

Introduction to Power BI

In this video the instructor will narrate the Lesson 2 outline

Lesson 2: Signing Up for Power BI and Loading Data

2.2

Downloading Power BI Desktop

In this video the instructor will narrate the basic steps and system requirements to download Power BI

2.3

Login into Power BI online

In this video the instructor will outline the procedure to Login into Power BI

2.4

Loading Data into Power BI

In this video the instructor will give a demo on how to load data in Power BI

2.5

Recap & Conclusion

In this video the instructor will recap and conclude Lesson 2

Lesson 3: Power BI Tables

3.1

Introduction to Power BI Tables

In this video the guide will narrate the Lesson 3 outline

3.2

Creating your first table in Power BI

In this video the narrator will exhibit the course of actions taken to create a table in Power BI

3.3

Formatting and sorting Tables

In this video the instructor will narrate the ways to format and sort tables in Power BI

3.4

Using Multiple Measures in Tables

In this video the narrator will demonstrate the process to insert multiple measures in a single table

3.5

Cross Filtering Tables

In this video the guide will instruct on how to cross filter tables in Power BI

3.6

Practical Activity – Tables

Practical Activity testing understanding of tables

3.7

Methods of Aggregation

In this video the instructor will exhibit the techniques to compile information from databases in Power BI

3.8

Practical Activity – Methods of Aggregation

Practical Activity testing how information can be aggregated and presented in Power BI

3.9

Percentage Calculations

In this video the narrator will illustrate the ways to calculate percentages of data in Power BI

3.10

Conclusion to Tables Section

In this video the guide will recap and conclude Lesson 3

Lesson 4:Matrix and Cards

4.1

Introduction to Matrix and Cards

In this video the instructor will narrate the Lesson 4 outline

4.2

Creating the Matrix Visualization

In this video students will learn how matrix tables can be visualized on Power BI canvas

4.3

Methods of Aggregation for Matrix

Students will learn how information could be added to give an sum view of the data presented on a matrix table

4.4

Percentage of Calculations for the Matrix

Students will learn how numbers presented on a matrix table can be converted to percentages

4.5

Multi Row Visualization

KPI cards are good way to present numbers. In this video student will learn how to use KPIs to create multi row visualizations

4.6

Card Visualization

Card visualization covered in this video will demonstrate how to present and label a single KPI on the Power BI canvas

4.7

Practical Activity – Cards, Multi Row and Matrix

Practical activity testing knowledge of Cards, Multi Row and Matrix

4.8

Conclusion to Matrix and Card Visualizations

Topic is summarized in this video

Lesson 5: Filters and Slicers

5.1

Introduction to Filters and Slicers

The video introduces the important concept of filters and slices which when applied can create visualizations which are more specific to user needs

5.2

Text Slicers

This video demonstrates how slicers could be applied to text to filter information

5.3

Numeric Slicers

This video demonstrates how slicers could be applied to numbers to filter information

5.4

Date Slicers

This video covers how a date can be filtered by using date slicers

5.5

Visual Level Text Filters

This video demonstrates how visuals could show customized information by applying visual level text filters

5.6

Visual Level Numeric Filter

The video is an extension to visual level filters demonstrating how numeric filters can be applied to a visual

5.7

Visual Level Date Filters

The video is an extension to visual level filters demonstrating how date

filters can be applied to a visual

5.8

Page and Report Level Filters

The video is an extension to visual level filters demonstrating how date

filters can be applied to a visual

5.9

Practical Activity – Filters

Practical activity testing knowledge of filters

5.10

Conclusion to Filters and Slicers

Chapter round up of lesson 5

Lesson 6:Column Visualizations

6.1

Introduction to Column Visualizations

Column visualization are introduced and expectations of videos coming in lesson is set

6.2

Column Visualizations

How to make a basic column visualization is covered

6.3

Stacked Column Visualizations

Stacked column visualization is covered. Students learn what is the difference between the 2 types of column visualization and when to use them

6.4

Cross Filtering and Slicers

How to set cross filters to slicers to add more interactivity to visualizations

6.5

Practical Activity – Column and Bar Visualizations

Practical Activity testing knowledge of Column and Bar Visualizations

6.6

Graph Options

Different types of graph visualizations available in Power BI

6.7

Analytics Pane

How the analytics pane can add dynamic reference lines to visuals, and provide focus for important trends or insights

6.8

Practical Activity – Graph Options

Practical Activity testing understanding of Graph Options in Power BI

6.9

Conclusion to the Column Visualizations Section

Lesson round-up video summarizing what is taught

Lesson 7:Trend Analysis

7.1

Introduction to Trend Analysis

How trend analysis can enrich the current visualization in power bi

7.2

Line Graphs

Learn how to add line graphs in power BI

7.3

Area Graphs

How lines can be converted to area charts

7.4

Ribbon Graphs

How to make ribbon graphs in power bi

7.5

Practical Activity – Trend Analysis

Practical Activity testing understanding of Trend analysis in Power BI

7.6

Conclusion to Trend Analysis Section

Lesson round up video summarizing what is taught

Lesson 8 :Other Graph Types

8.1

Introduction to Other Graph Types

Introduction to other types of charts used in Power BI

8.2

Waterfall and KPI Visualizations

How waterfall and KPI charts could help us create a visualization

8.3

Combination Graphs

In this video combination charts are explained in Power BI. How they can be helpful in conveying greater detail in the same visualization

8.4

Pie Graphs

How pie charts are made in power bi are explained in this video

8.5

Tree map Graphs

How tree map visualization is created in power bi is explained in this video

8.6

Geographical Graphs

How information such as name of cities and countries can help present companies’ information on a map

8.7

Scatterplots and Bubble plots

Other charts such as Scatterplots and Bubble plots are explained in this video

8.8

Practical Activity – Scatterplots

Practical Activity – Scatterplots test students understanding from previous videos

8.9

Practical Activity Scatterplots Tutorial

This video contains answers to the practical activity conducted

8.10

Conclusion to Other Graphs

Chapter Roundup summarizing the concepts learned in previous videos

Lesson 9: Interactive Dashboards

9.1

Introduction to Interactive Reports/Dashboards

In this lesson we cover the objectives of how the previously acquired knowledge could be used to create interactive reports in power bi

9.2

DIY Worldwide LLC

A scenario of a fictitious company Worldwide LLC where information could be used to create a report

9.3

Drill Through Filters

In this video concept of how a visual can provide a more focused information using drill though filters

9.4

Advanced ToolTips

Advance tool tips help to create a custom information to be shown as a tool tip of a visualization

9.5

Bookmarks

How information or a visual could be bookmarked to create a story line effect in Power BI

9.6

Publishing reports

How reports in desktop could be published to power BI online

9.7

Conclusion to Interactive Dashboards

Chapter roundup summarizing the core concepts learned

Lesson 10 : Power BI Service

10.1

Introduction to Power BI Service

Power BI online service is introduced in this lesson

10.2

Setting Up Dashboards

How different visuals from multiple reports could be combined in the form a dashboard in power bi

10.3

Dashboards V Reports

Major differences between dashboard and report is identified

10.4

Set up Alerts and Subscriptions

How can we setup alerts for a visuals or subscriptions for updates on data models is created in Power BI

10.5

Getting Insight from your Data

How the analytics engine of power BI can generate insights in Power BI online

10.6

Setting up the Mobile View

The video aims to discuss how reports and dashboards are best optimized for mobile views

10.7

Natural Language Queries

The NLP is a brand-new feature of Power BI which helps us ask questions from the data source by typing English sentences.

10.8

Practical Activity – Natural Language

Practical Activity – Natural Language testing understanding of

10.9

Conclusion to the Power BI Service

Conclusion video summarizing what is covered in previous videos of the lesson

Lesson 11:Power BI Security, Workspaces and Refresh

11.1

Introduction to Power BI Security, Workspaces and Refresh

In this video the security features and data refresh options of power bi are introduced

11.2

Data Gateways

In this video the instructor explained how data gateway can help sync data that is lying on local machine to power BI online

11.3

Row Level Security

How information could be kept secure by restricting access applied on certain rows of data in Power BI

11.4

Creating workspaces in Power BI

How workspaces are created in Power BI online to share and collaborate with others

11.5

Publishing Apps

How publishing apps can help broadcast our reports and dashboard and share with entire organization.

11.6

Conclusion to Power BI Security, Workspaces and Refresh

Conclusion video summarizing what is covered in previous videos of the lesson

Lesson 12:Power BI and Excel

12.1

Introduction to Power BI and Excel

Lesson introductory video highlighting how power BI reports could be further analyzed in excel

12.2

Power BI and Excel Pivot Tables

How Power BI reports could be exported and analyzed in excel pivot tables

12.3

Pinning Excel Ranges

How reports analyzed in excel could be pinned to Power BI

12.4

Excel Online Workbooks

How source file could be analyzed in online excel

12.5

Conclusion to Power BI and Excel

Conclusion video summarizing what is covered in previous videos of the lesson

Lesson 13:Custom Visualizations

13.1

Introduction to Custom Visualizations

How visuals can be made more customized are introduces in this video

13.2

Custom Visualizations

Different types of customization option available in Power BI are discussed in this video

13.3

Themes

How different themes could be added to a report in Power BI

13.4

Conclusion to Custom Visualizations

Conclusion video summarizing what is covered in previous videos of the lesson

Lesson 14:Publish and Embed Dashboards

14.1

Introduction to Publish and Embed

How reports could be published or embedded to other platforms such as power point

14.2

Publish and Embed Dashboards

How dashboards could be published or embedded to other platforms such as power point

14.3

Power BI Usage Reports

How activity of work done in Power BI could be monitored such as how many times a report is viewed.

14.4

Conclusion to Publish and Embed Dashboards

Conclusion video summarizing what is covered in previous videos of the lesson

Lesson 15: Course Conclusion

15.1

Course Conclusion

In this video a brief summary of each Lesson is given to give a small recap to students.

Who this course is for:

  • Students having some basic knowledge of Power BI skills and want to get better or want to be an expert in it.
  • Learners who want to learn Power BI from scracth and who want to understand how to use these tools.
  • Data professionals aspiring to master the number 1 business intelligence tool on the market.
  • All levels of users who are familiar with Power BI and want to learn how to publish, share & collaborate in the cloud.
  • Anyone looking for a hands-on & real-file project-based introduction to Microsoft Power BI.

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of excel could be helpful but not mandatory
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