Analysis Services Maestro, SQL Server MVP and Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson leads this full-day, hands-on introduction to using Power BIto deliver self-service business intelligence. The focus of the course is to help those unacquaintedwith thefeatures that debut in Power BIto become familiar with the assembly ofdata from diverse sources into data models that deliverBIupon demand, and to leverage currentfeatures for enhanced analysis and reporting.Participants will gain exposure to accessing and relating data, and to employing the Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) language, to construct and share Power BIapplications that support analysis and reporting throughout the enterprise.We will overview both Power BI Desktop and the Power BI service (PowerBI.com), as well as delveinto the Power Query component, and visualization and reporting options, within the context of each. The course provides an introduction to Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX), within the context of Power BI, and an exploration of dashboards and many other features of the rapidly evolving Power BI suite of tools.
This course will be beneficial to anyone interested in Power BI, including:
• Information workers (particularly business-based) who wish to get a jump-start in the use of Power BI to generate rapid insight into their business operations, to create and maintain visually appealing and effective dashboards and reports, and to interact with Power BI via browsers or mobile devices
• Analysts who seek to design and develop self-service data models into which they can integrate and transform data from practically anymodern source.
• Developers and BI / IT professionals who want to become aware of collaboration, administration and security aspects within the implementation of Power BI solutions, as well as options for embedding reports and implementing custom visuals.
NO PREVIOUS EXPOSURE TO POWER BI IS ASSUMED.