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The Best Courses for Learning Power BI

While Power BI was initially conceived as an Excel add-on, this business intelligence dynamo stands on its own today as one of the most important tools you can use for data analytics and visualization. An industry favorite, Power BI enables companies to pull raw data from cloud-based systems and turn it into visually immersive, actionable data. No wonder, then, that Power BI skills are currently one of the most sought-after skills in tech, and adding it to your resume can unlock an exciting array of high-paying careers.

Whether you're looking to boost your career with some basic Power BI skills, or launch a lucrative career as a Power BI consultant or developer, DataCamp's got you covered: Build a solid Power BI foundation with our Introduction to Power BI or take your Power BI skills to the next level with advanced courses like Data Modelling in Power BI.

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Introduction to Power BI

Learn how to navigate and use Power BI, a popular data analysis and visualization platform, to create compelling reports.

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Sara Billen

Curriculum Manager at DataCamp

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Data Analysis in Power BI

Discover Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) on Power BI and learn how to extract the kind of insights that lead to powerful reports.

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Maarten Van den Broeck

Content Developer at DataCamp

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DAX in Power BI

Harness the power of Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) in Power BI and write your own custom functions.

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Maarten Van den Broeck

Content Developer at DataCamp

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Data Visualization in Power BI

Take your reports and dashboards to the next level with Power BI, a data visualization tool.

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Maarten Van den Broeck

Content Developer at DataCamp

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Data Modeling in Power BI

Find out how the Power BI platform can power up your data modeling.

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Maarten Van den Broeck

Content Developer at DataCamp

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Case Study: Analyzing Job Market Data in Power BI

Use Power Query, dashboards, and DAX in Power BI to help a fictional company discover which data jobs are in the highest demand.

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Luke Barousse

Data Analyst and YouTuber

Power BI Course FAQs

What is the best online Power BI course?

Introduction to Power BI with DataCamp. This course will provide you with a solid foundation to begin your Power BI journey using hands-on exercises. You can work through the course at your own rhythm; feel free to pause and review concepts as needed to fully absorb the course materials

Are DataCamp's Power BI courses free?

You can take the first chapter of any DataCamp course for free, but if you would like to learn more and enjoy the full range of courses available on DataCamp, you will need to upgrade to Premium. 

How long does it take to finish a Power BI course?

It takes 6 hours to finish the materials for most of our Power BI courses, but you should plan for at least a week or two of review and practice to become a confident user.  

What Power BI Course should I start with?

DataCamp’s Introduction to Power BI.  This course uses practical exercises to teach the Power BI essentials, including loading and transforming data with PowerQuery, data modeling, and DAX formulas.  

Is Power BI easy to learn?

Yes. Power BI is one of the easiest data visualization tools out there. It requires no programming knowledge and has an easy-to-use drag and drop interface.  

Should I learn Power BI or Excel?

You don’t need to choose one or the other, as Power BI won’t be replacing Excel as the more common, go-do data analysis software anytime soon. Each tool fulfills different roles in data analysis: Excel is ideal for smaller, ad hoc analyses, whereas Power BI is more suited to large-scale business intelligence.  

Do I need to know how to code to use Power BI?

No. One of Power BI’s big selling points is that it can create powerful reports and visualizations without requiring a single line of code.

What courses should I take as well as Power BI courses?

Taking Python programming courses in addition to learning Power BI can unlock a lot of exciting opporunities. With Python skills, you’ll be able to take advantage of the advanced functionalities Power BI offers, such as external data analysis using Pandas, running Python scripts, or creating visualizations using Python libraries. But Python isn’t the only programming language that pairs well with Power BI: there are similar exciting synergies between R and Power BI. Whichever supplemental course path you choose, DataCamp has a wide range of Python and R courses to support you.