Power BI Overview

Beginning 1 day

In this course you will learn

  • Data sourcing and transformation with Power Query Editor
  • Data modeling fundamentals
  • How to build visuals
  • About the Power BI Service

This course is a streamlined version of our two-day Power BI Fundamentals course. The one-day Overview curriculum covers the same topics, but with much less detail and fewer demos.

Included in this course

  • Hands-on exercises
  • Course manual

Suggested attendees

Business analysts. No previous experience required.

Choose Format

Self-paced learning

Course Outline

  • Data sourcing and transformation with Power Query Editor
    • Introduction to Power BI Desktop with an end-to-end overview tour
    • Explore and explain Power BI data-sourcing basics
    • Expose the Query Editor environment and discuss its use in transforming data
    • Transform data using Power BI to meet common business needs
  • How to build visuals
    • Configure the PBI environment with themes
    • Build visuals
    • Enhance visuals with grouping and sorting
    • Filter visuals
    • Work with DAX
    • Create new columns and measures
    • Review drill behavior on visuals
    • Use tooltips
    • Add conditional formatting
    • Understand how to use bookmarks
    • Build data groups and bins
  • Data modeling fundamentals
    • Review data terminology
    • Understand relationships and create joins
    • Review cardinality
    • Filter data
  • About the Power BI service
    • Introduction to the Power BI service environment
    • Explore and explain workspaces
    • Explore and explain datasets
    • Work with reports and dashboards

  • Payments by purchase order and invoice incur a $50 service fee.
  • Paying party will receive a payment confirmation email upon receipt of payment.
  • Each registered student will receive an email with the course details.
  • Students will receive electronic copies of the course materials and may print one hard copy for their personal use. The course materials are copyrighted and any other reproduction or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited.

This class requires a local copy of Power BI Desktop. Download it for free


  • Subscriptions start when payment is received
  • Full refund if cancelling within 24 hours of registration
  • $15 fee for cancellations after 24 hours of registration
  • No refund for cancellations after 15 days of registration
  • Shared subscriptions will be immediately deactivated and no refund issued

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