Microsoft Power BI Training

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Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence platform that provides nontechnical business users with tools for aggregating, analyzing, visualizing and sharing data. Power BI's user interface is fairly intuitive for users familiar with Excel and its deep integration with other Microsoft products makes it a very versatile self-service tool t. A free version of Power BI is intended for small to midsize business owners; a professional version called Power BI Plus is available for a monthly subscription fee.

The following courses are offered. All courses can be customized and delivered at your location.

All courses are taught live online.

  • Data Visualization Principles and Concepts

  • Applied Power BI
    May 18, 20, 25, 27 – 8:45AM-12:15PM  Details and Registration

  • Introduction - Advanced Analyzing Data with MS Power BI (8 session class) combining Introduction and Advanced training
    July 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, Aug 2, 4  12:45-4:15PM Details and Registration 
  • Introduction to MS Power BI 

  • Advanced MS PowerBI

"Online is always tougher, but having a live instructor vs. a course that is just a series of videos/tutorials makes a huge difference.“ (training course survey)

Continuing Education Credits

Certificate of Completion

A Certificate of Completion is provided with all courses showing number of contact hours (instruction), and field of study as "Information Technology" for continuing education purposes. Power BI courses are 12 contact hours and  equivalent to 1.2 CEU's, except the Introduction - Advanced Analyzing Data with Power BI which is 24 contact hours and 2.4 CEU's.

The term CEU is not a trademarked term; therefore, any educational institution may use it to describe their courses. Professions and industries usually regulate their approved continuing education within their bylaws and not one institute or accrediting body has become a standard to accept in this regard. Professionals should always consult their Association or regulating body prior to embarking on continuing education and not assume a CEU will be accepted as part of their professional development.

DATA VISUALIZATION CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (3 Classes)

  • Data Visualization Principles and Concepts
  • Introduction to MS Power BI or Introduction to Tableau 
  • Advanced MS PowerBI or Advanced Tableau

To achieve a Certificate of Competency, all classes must be taken through the Center for Business Analytics.  In the event that professional experience meets the prerequisite for a class, another approved class may be substituted (limited to 1 class per Certificate of Competency)


In this course, Spencer Baucke is going to provide you the tools that you need to be an effective Power BI developer. With course content ranging from Beginner to Advanced, Spencer will share tips and tricks that he's learned along the way working with clients at Tessellation as well as experiences to help you in your Power BI journey. 

While this course will include topic instruction and lectures, it will be heavily focused on gaining hands-on experience that you can take to your place of work. The goal of this course is to enable attendees to translate lessons learned during our time together and apply them immediately and add value to your teams.  This training doesn’t just teach theory, but uses real world examples to help attendees apply Power BI in their day to day work environment.

Prerequisite: Attendees should have prior experience using Power BI in a professional environment, or have taken the “Introduction to Power BI” training offered through the Center for Business Analytics

  • 4 online sessions
  • Time commitment 12-16 hours     
  • Certificate of Completion.

Online Course Fees: See registration page

These trainings can also be customized and delivered at your location.


Data Visualization Principles and Concepts

Transform Data into Meaningful Insights

Data by itself is meaningless. Data visualization encompasses a set of techniques and principles that can be used to transform data at its most basic form into charts and tables that can be analyzed and presented to generate insights and spur action. This online or two-day in-person workshop will teach participants how to use data visualization to both analyze complex data sets to generate insights and to present analytical output as meaningful information. The course will cover data visualization best practices, design principles for creating effective data visualization, and leading software demonstrations (e.g. advanced Excel features, Tableau, R) to show participants how to effectively display and analyze complex data sets.  We will introduce interactive data visualization tools that can be used to explore data and to create exceptional opportunities for generating competitive advantage  This course is suitable for all levels of participants interested in learning more effective data visualization techniques.  .Access will be provided to any required data visualization software.

This course provides a Certificate of Completion.

No prior experience required

  • 4 online sessions
  • Time commitment 12-16 hours     
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Required class for “Data Visualization” Certificate of Competency

Online Course Fees: See registration page

These trainings can also be customized and delivered at your location.


Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence platform that provides business users with tools for aggregating, analyzing, visualizing and sharing data. Power BI's user interface is fairly intuitive for users familiar with Excel and its deep integration with other Microsoft products makes it a very versatile self-service tool. A free version of Power BI is intended for small to midsize business owners; a professional version called Power BI Plus is available for a monthly subscription fee.  This course combines Introduction and Advanced Power BI materials in an extended training that can prepare attendees to take  the "Data Analytics with Power BI Certification" exam that is required to  receive the MS Data Analyst Associate Certificate.   

This double session class combines Introduction and Advanced Power BI trainings.

No prior experience required

The MS exam is not required to receive a Certificate of Completion for this course. 

Attendees must make their own arrangements to take the MS certification exam if they want to receive the MS Data Analysts Associate Certification.

Download details of Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate – Skills Measured

This class will be 8 sessions over four weeks

INTRODUCTION -  ADVANCED POWER BI COURSE OUTLINE

Major Topic

Skills Covered

Preparing the Data

Getting data from different sources

Profiling the data

Cleaning, transforming and loading data

Modeling the Data

Designing a data model

Developing a data model

Creating measures by using DAX

Optimizing model performance

Visualizing the Data

Creating reports

Creating dashboards

Enriching reports for usability

Analyzing the Data

Enhance reports to expose highlights

Perform advanced analysis

Deploy and Maintain Deliverables

Manage datasets

Create and manage workspaces

  • 8 online sessions
  • Time commitment 32-36 hours     
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • This class counts as both Introduction and Advanced Power BI towards the “Data Visualization” Certificate of Competency

Online Course Fees: See registration page

These trainings can also be customized and delivered at your location.


Introduction to MS Power BI

The course is designed to be an introduction to Microsoft PowerBI and its use as a data analytics and reporting tool. There will be an even mix of lecturing and working sessions where the students will be developing their own dashboards with some sample data. The material will focus on the core building blocks of PowerBI.

No prior experience required

                                     Introduction to MS Power BI Course Outline
Day One   Day Two  

·       Overview of PowerBI Service

·       Loading data into PowerBI

·       Creating simple visuals

·       Using PowerBI quick measures

·       Data viz design tips

·       Creating interactive reports with filters, cards, KPI’s and targets

 

By the end of day one, students will be able to load data into PowerBI and create a fully interactive report based on simple calculations.

·       Data modeling – table relationships, calculated fields, DAX measures

·       What-if scenarios

·       Forecasting tools

·       Using R within PowerBI

·       Sharing and deploying dashboards

·       Data security

·       Final PowerBI project

By the end of day two, students will be able to model large datasets within PowerBI, generate dynamic dashboards, and deploy those dashboards for use in their businesses.

 
  • 4 online sessions
  • Time commitment 12-16 hours     
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Optional class for “Data Visualization” Certificate of Competency

Online Course Fees: See registration page

These trainings can also be customized and delivered at your location.


Advanced MS Power BI

This course takes a deep dive into advanced level Power BI skills, covering lesser known but more advanced skills from the Power BI set of features. This course is a continuation of the "Introduction to Power BI" class or the following knowledge is recommended prior to taking this course: how to connect to data, how to build basic data models, basic PowerBI visualizations, and basic DAX knowledge. Desired Outcomes: • Create more sophisticated calculations and metrics using advanced DAX functionality • Improve the end user experience with various interactive reporting tools • Efficiently publish and deploy PowerBI reports across an organization.

                                     Advanced MS Power BI Course Outline
Day One Day Two
 

Advanced Data Modeling with DAX

·       Running totals and moving averages

·       Filtered calculations and subtotals<

·       Calculated tables

·       DAX variables

·       Advanced time intelligence functions

Data Transformations in the Query Editor

·       Removing duplicates

·       Identifying errors

·       Merging queries

·       Conditional logic

·       Normalization

Spatial Analysis

·       ArcGIS maps

Integrating R with Power BI

Features for Interactive Reporting

·       Parameters and What-if Analysis

·       Action Buttons

·       Bookmarks

·       Drill-through

·       Power BI analyze distribution

·       Bookmarks

·       Report Themes

·       Power BI templates

Deployment and Security

·       Power BI free vs premium

·       Creating apps and workspaces

·       Reports vs dashboards

·       Data Gateways and Scheduled Refresh

·       Row-level Security

·       Dataflows (preview feature)

 
  • 4 online sessions
  • Time commitment 12-16 hours     
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Optional class for “Data Visualization” Certificate of Competency

Online Course Fee: See registration page

This training can also be customized and delivered at your location.


POWER BI INSTRUCTOR : Gabe Welp

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Gabe Welp, Senior Technical Analyst, Amend Consulting: 

Gabe specializes in Business Intelligence projects, and has implemented and developed enterprise-wide reporting solutions for a diverse group of companies spanning multiple industries. The majority of Gabe's Business Intelligence projects have relied heavily on Power BI. Gabe received his BA in Economics from Brown University. Gabe worked at The Kroger Co. in their finance group before joining AMEND in 2018.


DATA VISUALIZATION INSTRUCTOR: Jeffrey Shaffer

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Tableau Zen Master Jeffrey Shaffer is an expert in applying data visualization to create insights and competitive advantage. Mr. Shaffer is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business where he teaches Data Visualization in the graduate course series for Data Analytics. He is a regular speaker at conferences, symposiums, universities and corporate training programs on the topic of data visualization, he writes for the data visualization blog at Data + Science and he was a finalist in the 2011 Tableau Interactive Visualization Competition. Mr. Shaffer also teaches data visualization at the KPMG Advisory University. Mr. Shaffer is Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at Unifund. He joined Unifund in 1996 and has been instrumental in the creation and development of the complex systems, analytics and business intelligence platform at Unifund.Replace with your text


Testimonials

  • The essentials were covered.  The content was appropriate without being too slow.
  • Well versed and knew his stuff
  • Covered a lot of material in a short period of time.  Well done
  • Gabe is very knowledgeable and did a very good job presenting the material
  • Great class, relevant and very helping in enhancing my skills

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