Power BI: Advanced


Delivered live online over Zoom our 2-day Microsoft Power BI Advanced training course is ideal for competent users of Power BI who are looking to improve their skills and the data insights provided for their organisation.


The first thing to say about our live online Training is that it’s not a webinar or video. You will connect live with us and we’ll run the course using Zoom so you can see and chat with us. With these tools we’ll be able to share our screen view with you and use online chat, polls and discussions to create an interactive learning environment. You’ll be able to ask questions, get us to explain or go back over points again as required.

We’ve split our Advanced Power BI course up unto four segments outlined below. Before and after the online segments you’ll have access to all the training files and resources used in the course. At the end of the course we’ll provide the video recording of all the online sessions and you’ll still be able to ask questions over email as you start to use the skills learned in the training

To get the most from this course

The minimum requirement is to have a Laptop or PC and an internet connection! You can check your computer and internet is good enough for the online classroom by going to Zoom.us/test and trying the test meeting there. Additional refinements would be a headset and a second screen, but these are optional. You’ll probably also want to install Power BI Desktop if you don’t already have it on your machine and get a Power BI licence (Either Free or Pro). Other than that, you’ll need to be able to put the time aside when the sessions are running, ideally in a quiet space so you can concentrate. Our sessions are really interactive and you’ll be expected to interact, react and take part in the training.

What this course will do for you

This course provides individuals and teams with significant advanced skills in Power BI to improve reporting and take you much further than the basics. Reporting processes will be improved and data analysis made more efficient and effective. As it’s our advanced course, attendees should have a good understanding of Power BI and want to master its core functionality.

What you'll learn

Session 1 / Day 1 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Working with Data Models in Power BI

Creating DAX Calculated Columns

  • Understanding Row Context

Creating DAX Measures

  • Understanding Filter Context and Filter propagation
  • Working with a variety of DAX functions:
  • Using DAX in conditional formatting.

The Key Influencers Visual

Session 2 / Day 1 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Advanced Visuals

  • Creating and editing Bookmarks
  • Using interactive buttons
  • Dynamic Tooltips in visualisations

Row Level Security (RLS)

  • What RLS does
  • Creating basic Row Level Security
  • Dynamic Row Level Security based on User Login

Session 3 / Day 2 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Advanced Queries

  • Using the Merge and Append Queries options.
  • Using “Fuzzy” merge.
  • Using the Connection to Folder to append.
  • Using Unpivot, Transpose and Pivot transformations

Power BI Dataflows

  • What is a DataFlow ?
  • Generating and using DataFlows
  • Maintaining DataFlows

Session 4 / Day 2 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Power BI App Workspaces

  • Generating App Workspaces
  • Linking Workspaces with OneDrive
  • Sharing and Managing Workspaces
  • Creating Apps from Workspaces
  • Sharing and Managing Apps

Data Refresh

  • Manually refreshing data.
  • When and Why to use a Gateway.
  • Creating, Scheduling and Managing Automatic Refreshing     .
  • Refreshing restrictions.

Power BI Governance

  • Power BI administration
  • Security restrictions in Governance
  • Statistics and Audit