Overview

Our Microsoft Power BI 90-minute Sprints are for everyone, whether you’re a complete beginners or wishing to learn more about the advanced functionality of Power BI. Our Sprints can be delivered online or face to face (when permitted). 1, 2 or 3 sessions can be delivered within the same day.

We currently offer the following Sprints, with the first six sessions aimed at providing a thorough foundation in Power BI.

Foundation 90-minute Sprints

Sprint 1 - Introduction to Creating Basic Reports in Power BI Desktop

This session is designed for people who wish to acquire the basic skills & knowledge to get started with Power BI Desktop.

You will learn about the key components of Power BI and how they work together.

You will learn how to create a simple report using data imported from an Excel workbook.

Sprint 2 - Create Dynamic Reports using ‘Measures’ and ‘Calculated Columns’

This session follows on from the first; you learn about the key steps associated with building a typical business report.

You will learn how to build ‘measures’ (calculations) and will be introduced to ‘calculated columns’, you will learn when to use one over the other.

You will also be introduced to some of the most common DAX functions and how and when to use them.

Sprint 3 - Maximise the Report Canvas

In this session you will learn some techniques that will help to maximise the report canvas, so information remains easy to read and avoids over-crowding & confusion.

Sprint 4 - Working with Dates

Most reports include dates so information can be aggregated over various calendar periods, years, months & days for example. This session includes reporting at a calendar and financial year end.

In this session you will learn the importance of creating a dates table and how to connect it to the data model.

Sprint 5 - An Introduction to using DAX Expressions

In this session you will expand your knowledge of DAX. You will learn about important key principles of DAX which under-pin the creation of more dynamic and complex reports.

Upon completion, you will be able to apply what they have learnt and build more complex and dynamic business reports & dashboards.

Sprint 6 - An Introduction to the Power BI Service

Power BI service sometimes referred to as Power BI online, is the SaaS (Software as a Service) part of Power BI.

In the Power BI service, you can build reports & dashboards and share them securely with your colleagues & business partners.

Additional Sprints

An Introduction to using ‘Tool Tips’

Learn how to create visually rich report tool tips that appear when you hover over visuals, based on report pages you create in Power BI Desktop.

Visualisations: Best Practices, Tips & Tricks

Learn best practice, tips & tricks to help you build better visualisations that stand out from the crowd.

Mapping Visuals in Power BI Desktop

Power BI comes with several mapping visuals by default. In this session we will review some of these options as well as looking at the new Azure Map visual.

With visually appealing maps and easy-to-understand content, you will be able to gain more insight into your data.

Power BI New Functionality

Learn about some of the new Power BI Desktop functionality and learn how to use these new features.

Working with Online Data Sources

Learn how to use data that is available online from sites like ‘Wikipedia’.

How We Deliver

We currently deliver all training online to comply with the Government's guidelines.

Online training works well for businesses whose staff are mainly working from home.

It allows us to train all of your staff with the same training needs at the same time. Your people simply log on from home, using details provided in advance by our team.

Choose from Watch and Learn sessions for larger groups or interactive hands on sessions for smaller groups.

When permitted we also offer face to face training at your offices.

All sessions can be customised to a half day or 90 minute sprint session and tailored to fit your needs, covering the topic(s) within a course that are most important to your business.

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