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Data Preparation in Power BI

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In this interactive Power BI course, you’ll learn how to use Power Query Editor to transform and shape your data to be ready for analysis.

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Course Description

Learn How to Use Power Query Editor

Transform and shape your data in Power BI. In just 3 hours, you’ll cover essential data preparation steps, previewing data in power query, and transformations.

By the end of this course, you’ll feel confident using a range of Power Query Editor tools and techniques and know how to clean and prepare your data for the next stage in the data analysis workflow.

Manipulate Data in Power BI

Power Query is a powerful data manipulation framework available throughout a number of Microsoft tools, which allows you to clean different data types ready for analysis. You’ll learn how to deal with duplicates, missing values, and profiling to find anomalies. After each new topic is introduced, you'll have the opportunity to put your new knowledge into practice with hands-on exercises, such as splitting and merging text columns.

Master Data Transformation in Power Query

The last two chapters of this course are focused on helping you with transformations in Power BI, allowing you to transform text, apply logarithmic and square root transformations, and date transformations.

This course is part of the Data Analyst and Power BI tracks, offering you plenty of ways to improve your Power BI skills or even build towards a career in data analysis.
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  1. 1

    Profiling your Data and Introduction to Power Query


    Data preparation is key to becoming a successful data analyst. You’ll learn how to do essential data preparation steps such as filtering and renaming columns and how to use data preview in Power BI to identify common errors that appear in datasets.

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    Introduction to Power Query
    50 xp
    What is clean data?
    50 xp
    Introduction to Power Query demo
    50 xp
    Load data and promote headers
    100 xp
    Rename and reorder columns
    100 xp
    Changing data types
    100 xp
  2. 2

    Data Preview features in Power Query

    In this chapter, you will learn about the key data preview features available through Power Query and how they can help you summarize the characteristics of your dataset. You’ll also understand how investigating your dataset in Power Query can assist in determining the data transformation steps you need to take.

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    Data Manipulation

    The preparation and transformation of text data can also be carried out through Power Query. Through interactive exercises, you’ll learn about some of the most common text transformations, such as how to split and merge text columns, trim unwanted characters from any text data, and prefixes to any text data in your dataset.

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    Numerical transformations in Power Query

    This chapter covers the most common numerical transformations you’ll use in Power Query. You’ll learn how to perform some more advanced Power Query transformations. This includes applying logarithmic and square root transformations on numerical columns, rounding numerical data, and extracting month and week names from date columns.

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Khaled is a Power BI certified Strategic Analyst at Trilogy. He has a strong focus on data engineering and financial analytics. Khaled is passionate about studying human behavior and financial decision-making, particularly using machine learning and AI. He has a great desire to develop solutions for the technology-enabled future.
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Maarten is an aquatic ecologist and teacher by training and a data scientist by profession. He is also a certified Power BI and Tableau data analyst. After his career as a PhD researcher at KU Leuven, he wished that he had discovered DataCamp sooner. He loves to combine education and data science to develop DataCamp courses. In his spare time, he runs a symphonic orchestra.
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  • scott w.
    6 months

    love the course and exercises

  • Ankush B.
    6 months

    Good explanation for the usage of power query editor which helps in transforming data for further analysis.

  • Jose M.
    10 months


  • Naser E.
    10 months

    Excellent course combining theory and practice tips.

  • Sheri C.
    11 months

    Easy to follow, great exercises.

"love the course and exercises"

scott w.

"Good explanation for the usage of power query editor which helps in transforming data for further analysis."

Ankush B.


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