Microsoft Power BI Advanced Course

Advanced Course Overview

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. It is available as a public course in London (dates below), an online course, or as a private course at your premises.

This course covers more challenging aspects of Microsoft Power BI than our Fundamentals course. You will learn more about the Data Model, its structure and function and how to share it as a Certified or Promoted Dataset. You will work with advanced DAX functions such as CALCULATE to learn how it can modify filter context.

Using complex Queries for data load, bookmarks and buttons for visualisations, together with App Workspaces and Dataflows you will learn how to create Data Analysis systems that can be shared and used throughout your organisation to provide real data insights and Business Intelligence.

Book now – next available online courses

Our public advanced Power BI course is now available to book on the following dates below. Please book as early as possible as spaces can fill out quickly. For more information or to enquire about booking a private course for your business, contact us on 0800 0199 746.

This course is run as a public, online instructor led course, you can contact us to run a private online course for your company if required.

Public Courses

  • 20th Sep 2021 - 2 Days - Instructor Led Online Course - £ 595.00 + VAT Per Person

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  • 26th Oct 2021 - 2 Days - CitizenM, Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ - £620.00 + VAT per person

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  • 29th Nov 2021 - 2 Days - Instructor Led Online Course - £ 595.00 + VAT Per Person

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  • 6th Dec 2021 - 2 Days - CitizenM, Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ - £620.00 + VAT per person

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On-Site Courses

Who is this Advanced Power BI course for?

Intermediate users of the Power BI application. 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 our advanced course, attendees should have a good understanding of Power BI and want to master its core functionality. To get the most out of this course, please attend our 2-day Power BI Fundamentals course or be a competent Power BI user.


  • 2 days
  • Start time 9:30am prompt
  • Regular breaks throughout the day
  • 45 minute lunch break
  • Course finishes at 4:00pm each day

What’s included?

  • Two fully qualified, expert Power BI trainers
  • Access to the latest Power BI license for the course
  • Laptops and equipment
  • Central London training room
  • In-course handbook
  • Free fast WiFi
  • Lunch, unlimited hot drinks and water
  • Ongoing support from your trainers

Power BI Advanced Training Course London Outline

Our advanced course will cover the following core principles over 2-days. Attendees will be able to ask questions and each session will be slightly tailored to the group and skillset.

Working with Data Models in Power BI

  • Importing a variety of data sources into Power BI Desktop.
  • Working with Model layouts
  • Creating Many-to-One relationships.
  • Understanding the Data Model.
  • Understanding the importance of Star Schemas.
  • Exploring Outer Joins, inactive relationships and bi-directional filtering
  • Creating Certified or Promoted Datasets

Creating DAX Measures

  • Understanding Implicit Measures.
  • Controlling summarisation in Implicit Measures.
  • Looking at explicit Measures.
  • Understanding Filter Context and Filter propagation
  • Working with a variety of DAX functions: DISTINCTCOUNT, COUNTROWS, SUMX and CALCULATE.

Advanced Visuals

  • Working with conditional formatting.
  • Using DAX in conditional formatting.
  • Creating and editing Bookmarks
  • Using interactive buttons
  • Dynamic Tooltips in visualisations
  • The Key Influencers Visual

Row Level Security (RLS)

  • What RLS does
  • Creating basic Row Level Security
  • Dynamic RLS
  • Limitations of RLS

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
  • Creating Query Parameters
  • Managing and editing Parameters
  • Using a List as input for Parameters
  • Understanding Disable Load

Power BI App Workspaces

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

Power BI Dataflows

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

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

We’re proud to have trained

Fatface CPJ Field & Co
Hornby Liverpool Victoria
RNLI Cash Converters
Targus Infinis
Lancashire Constabulary OCS
Hanon Carole Nash
Isle of Man Constabulary Informa
Sussex Chamber of Commerce DDD Limited
Ioma Group DW Windsor
Hadley Group Nyetimber
Aspen ECI
Higgidy Capespan
Experis Gatwick Diamond
Civil Aviation Authority Premium Choice
Creative Skillset CMS
Ofqual Lamp
Coats Sabien
Doughty Hanson & Co Campaign to Protect Rural England
Wiley Riverstone
The Cavendish Propellernet
Bradford District NHS Care Trust Hills
Wired Sussex Adur District Council
Specsavers University of Kent
Savills Combat Stress
AJW Aviation Plasa
HR Services Partnership Spellman
AXA Assistance HgCapital
Chichester District Council Mid Sussex District Council
Lewis Silkin Nominet
MPL Ammeraal Beltech
Downlands EDF Energy
Royal Academy of Dance Canterbury Christ Church University
Leonard Cheshire Disability Thomas Eggar
Chandlers Building Supplies Designate
Cemex Radix
Institute of IT Training Guttridge
Cmed National Youth Agency
Long Tall Sally Fatface
Envitia Londonwide LMCs

Location for our Power BI courses in London

We book training rooms at the modern and comfortable citizenM Bankside hotel. Each meeting room has fast WiFi, air conditioning and a set-up ideal for training and learning. Each session offers unlimited tea, coffee and water, as well as a buffet lunch. Allergies and dietary preferences can be accommodated.

We provide everything you need for the course; laptops and tech, Power BI license, so just bring yourselves and any questions you may have.

How to find us

citizenM in Southwark can be easily reached by public transport, please contact the hotel in advance for Car parking availability. The nearest tube stations are Borough on the Northern line or Southwark on the Jubilee. London Bridge and Waterloo Stations are just  a 15 minute walk away.

Can’t make our dates? Book a private Power BI session

Our advanced Power BI syllabus is also available to book on a private basis for your company. We can tailor the outline to your specific business needs and the session can take place at a date and time that works best for you and your team.

Contact our team or get a quote

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, feedback, to get a quote or to book onto a course. We have been training providers in Power BI since it launched in 2014 and are passionate and dedicated to share our skills so you and your business can reap the benefits of this powerful, insightful software.

Speak to a trainer now

0800 0199 746 for any questions about the courses we offer