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MCSA: BI Reporting

Description

This five-day course combines Microsoft Course 20778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI and Course 20779: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel giving the student the opportunity to earn the MCSA: BI Reporting Certification.

The MCSA: BI Reporting Certification is the first step to becoming a Data Management and Analytics Microsoft Certified Expert (MCSE).  By completing this course and gaining the associated certifications you are demonstrating your expertise in analyzing data with both Power BI and Excel.

Potential students that would be interested in this course are:

  • SQL Server Report creators who and interested in alternate methods of presenting data
  • Beginning and experienced programmers who have at least 3 months of programming experience and have basic Windows skills.
  • IT professionals that are responsible for analyzing data with Excel

After completing this course, Students are able to:

  • Perform Power BI desktop data transformation
  • Describe Power BI Desktop Visualization
  • Implement the Power BI service
  • Describe how to connect to Excel data
  • Describe how to collaborate with Power BI data
  • Connect directly to data stores
  • How to explore and extend a classic Excel dashboard
  • How to explore and extend an Excel data model
  • Pre-format and import a.CSV file
  • Import data from a SQL Server database
  • Import data from a report
  • Create measures using advanced DAX functions
  • Create data visualizations in Excel
  • Create a Power BI dashboard with Excel

Prerequisites

It is recommended that prior to attending this course, student have:

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Good knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, functions, and charts
  • Working knowledge of relational databases
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases and reporting
  • Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)
  • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching).
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications-Particularly Excel  

Curriculum

20778: Analyzing Data with Power BI

Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions
Lessons

  • Introduction to business intelligence
  • Introduction to data analysis
  • Introduction to data visualization
  • Overview of self-service BI
  • Considerations for self-service BI
  • Microsoft tools for self-service BI

Lab: Exploring an Enterprise BI solution

  • Viewing reports
  • Creating a Power BI report
  • Creating a Power BI dashboard


Module 2: Introducing Power BI
Lessons

  • Power BI
  • The Power BI service

Lab: Creating a Power BI dashboard

  • Connecting to Power BI data
  • Create a Power BI dashboard


Module 3: Power BI
Lessons

  • Using Excel as a data source for Power BI
  • The Power BI data model
  • Using databases as a data source for Power BI
  • The Power BI service

Lab: Importing data into Power BI

  • Importing Excel files into Power BI
  • Viewing reports from Excel files


Module 4: Shaping and Combining Data
Lessons

  • Power BI desktop queries
  • Shaping data
  • Combining data

Lab: Shaping and combining data

  • Shape power BI data
  • Combine Power BI data


Module 5: Modelling data
Lessons

  • Relationships
  • DAX queries
  • Calculations and measures

Lab: Modelling Data

  • Create relationships
  • Calculations


Module 6: Interactive Data Visualizations
Lessons

  • Creating Power BI reports
  • Managing a Power BI solution

Lab: Creating a Power BI report

  • Connecting to Power BI data
  • Building Power BI reports
  • Creating a Power BI dashboard


Module 7: Direct Connectivity
Lessons

  • Cloud data
  • Connecting to analysis services

Lab: Direct Connectivity

  • Direct connectivity from Power BI desktop
  • Direct connectivity from the Power BI service


Module 8: Developer API
Lessons

  • The developer API
  • Custom visuals

Lab: Using the developer API

  • Using custom visuals


Module 9: Power BI mobile app
Lessons

  • The Power BI mobile app
  • Using the Power BI mobile app
  • Power BI embedded

 

20779: Analyzing Data with Excel

Module 1: Data Analysis in Excel
Lessons

  • Classic Data Analysis with Excel
  • Excel Pivot Tables
  • Limitations of Classic Data Analysis

Lab: Building a Classic Excel Dashboard

  • Filtering and Formatting Data
  • Building a Pivot Table
  • Building a Pivot Chart
  • Building a Dashboard


Module 2: The Excel Data Model

Lessons

  • Using an Excel Data Model
  • DAX

Lab: Explore an Excel Data Model

  • Create Calculated Columns
  • Format Data Model Data
  • Create Measures
  • Analyze the Data


Module 3: Importing Data from Files
Lessons

  • Importing Data into Excel
  • Shaping and Transforming Data
  • Loading Data

Lab: Importing Data from a CSV File

  • Import and Transform Data from a CSV File
  • Add Data from a Folder


Module 4: Importing Data from Databases
Lessons

  • Available Data Sources
  • Previewing, Shaping, and Transforming Data
  • Table Relationships and Hierarchies
  • Loading Data

Lab: Import Data from Multiple Sources

  • Import Data from SQL Server
  • Import Data from a CSV File
  • Create a Data Table


Module 5: Importing Data from Excel Reports

Lessons

  • Importing Data from Excel Reports
  • Transforming Excel report Data

Lab: Importing Data from a Report

  • Import Data from Excel
  • Transform the Excel Data
  • Load the Data into an Excel Data Model


Module 6: Creating and Formatting Measures
Lessons

  • DAX
  • Measures
  • Advanced DAX Functions

Lab: Creating Measures using Advanced DAX Functions

  • Last year comparison
  • Year to date
  • Market Share


Module 7: Visualizing Data in Excel
Lessons

  • Pivot Charts
  • Cube Functions
  • Charts for Cube Functions

Lab: Data Visualization in Excel

  • Create a Tabular Report
  • Create a Pivot Chart
  • Add Slicers to Charts


Module 8: Using Excel with Power BI
Lessons

  • Power BI
  • Uploading Excel Data to Power BI
  • Power BI Mobile App

Lab: Creating a Power BI Dashboard with Excel

  • Uploading Excel Data
  • Creating a Power BI Dashboard

What's included?
 

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  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps) 
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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Methods

Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
Self-Paced Video

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