A Thorough Introduction to Power BIIn this 3-hour course, you’ll gain a 360° overview of the Power BI basics and learn how to use the tool to build impactful reports. In this course, you’ll go from zero to hero as you discover how to use this popular business intelligence platform through hands-on exercises. Before diving into creating visualizations using Power BI's drag-and-drop functionality, you’ll first learn how to confidently load and transform data using Power Query and the importance of data models. You’ll also learn to drill down into reports and make your reports fully interactive.
Learn the Power BI BasicsYou’ll start by looking at some of the fundamentals of Power BI, getting to grips with Data, Model, and Report views. You’ll learn to load data sets, build a data model, and discover how to shape and transform your data with Power Query Editor. As you progress through the course, you’ll have access to hands-on exercises that can hone your skills. You’ll look at various visualizations, sort different data types, and learn to drill deeper into your reports.
Create Powerful Data VisualizationsOnce you've covered Power BI in general, you can dig into its options for data visualization. Learn to choose the right visual for your dataset and type, how to make changes to follow visualization best practices and tell a strong story with your data, and learn to sort and format your data for clearer storytelling.
Getting Started with Power BIFree
Discover how to navigate this intuitive tool and get to grips with Power BI’s Data, Model, and Report views. You’ll load multiple datasets in the Data view, build a data model to understand the relationships between your tables in Model view, and create your first bar graph and interactive map visualization in Report view. You’ll also practice using Power Query Editor to prep your data for analysis.
In this chapter, you'll learn how to shape and transform your data before the data analysis using Power Query Editor.
It’s time to power-up your business intelligence skills! Through hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to change and format a wide range of visualizations, before moving on to sorting data and creating hierarchies—making it possible for you to drill into your reports.
In the final chapter, you’ll discover how to filter the information in your reports by location and control how these filters interconnect and interact with other visuals in your report.
Sara BillenSee More
Data Scientist at DataCamp
Sara is a graduate of a master's degree in Business Engineering and Marketing Analysis. Prior to working at DataCamp she worked as a Data Science consultant for a Belgian IT company. Sara is passionate about education, data science, and business and loves that she is able to combine all of these disciplines in her job at DataCamp.
Iason PrassidesSee More
Content Developer at DataCamp
Iason holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from UCL and is now a Content Developer at DataCamp. He is also a certified Power BI data analyst. Prior to working at DataCamp, Iason held a number of analytics roles within a range of industries across different countries. Having a passion for education, data, and storytelling, he has found a great place at DataCamp to develop engaging content for learning. As an avid sports fan, he has a keen interest in sports statistics