2 Day Microsoft Power BI Service Course

Microsoft’s Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics service that gives you a comprehensive view of your most critical business data. You can monitor the health of your business by creating rich interactive reports with Power BI Desktop and publish your reports to the cloud using PowerBI.com. You can then create powerful interactive dashboards that can be accessed via native Power BI Mobile apps on tablets and smartphones.

By attending our 2-day Microsoft Power BI course, you will learn how to create the visualisations that allow you to stay up to date with the information that matters to you. The course covers the essential skills in Power BI, extracting, transforming and loading data into the data model, then visualising it with a rich set of graphics, charts and dashboards. These can then be shared with colleagues or others with the Power BI service and in many other ways.

We also cover PowerPivot in Excel and how that can feed data to Power BI and be combined in Dashboards and Visualisations. You can see the full course content below, or download the course details from the link below.


Public Courses

  • 30th Sep 2019 - 2 Days - At CitizenM, Lavington Street, London - £ 650.00 (Excl VAT) per person

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Private Courses

Public and Private Courses

We are delighted to now offer regular courses in Power BI at the excellent citizenM facilities, just a short step from the City of London. The course runs monthly; see the registration options above to book. This provides excellent and comfortable facilities, as well as easy transport links from London Bridge.

This course is also available to book privately, to be held either at your offices or our training rooms in London. Private courses can be custom created based on your needs; get in touch for a quote.


We provide everything necessary for the Training Course, a full specification laptop, pre-loaded with Power BI Desktop, Office 2016 and Training Data. Attendees should have a knowledge of Excel, and familiarity with Excel Pivot Tables and Excel Functions like SUMIFS and VLOOKUP. People with Database, Programming or other BI experience will be qualified for the course even if they don't have Excel experience.

Course cost

This course is available for £650.00 (Excl VAT) per person for the two days. Lunch and morning and afternoon tea or coffee are included in the cost, and you'll also get our Quick Reference Guides to Power BI, and a USB drive with all the Training data, and worked examples from the course. The course is limited to a maximum of ten attendees, so you'll allways get individual attention from the two Trainers running the course.

Course venue

The course is run at CitizenM 20 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ. They have excellent facilities with a stylish comfortable set of Training rooms and fast free WiFi. The rooms are located close to London Bridge Station, and a short walk from the City of London. citizenM is also an Hotel and you can book accommodation, if you require it, direct with them.

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Course Contents

Microsoft Power BI Service - Course content - Duration: 2 Days

What is Microsoft Power BI

  • The Power BI software explained

Exploring Power BI Desktop

  • How to work with the Fields and Visualisation Panes
  • Creating visualisations using the Report View
  • Sort and formatting data using Data View

Understanding Data Sources in Power BI Desktop

  • How to import a wide range of data sources into Power BI Desktop
  • How to connect to Access Databases, Excel Workbooks and CSV files

Power BI Desktop Visualisations Workshop

  • How to add visualisation to the Report Canvas
  • How to understand and control the interactions between visualisations
  • How to use Drill Down and Drill Through with visualisations
  • How to create and use Hierarchies
  • How to understand summarisation options
  • How to import custom visualisations
  • (Attendees of the two day course can practice how to create and design a variety of interactive visualisations in Power BI)

Creating a Data Model in Power BI desktop

  • How to understand the Data Model
  • How to use Relationship View
  • How to create Many-to-One relationships
  • How to use filter propagation

Introduction to DAX in Power BI Desktop

  • Understanding uses of calculation within the Data Model
  • Using Calculated Columns
  • How to create simple measures for data summation
  • How to use CountRows and DistinctCount functions
  • Overview of advanced DAX functions SUMX and CALCULATE
  • Understanding time intelligence functions

Using Queries in Power BI Desktop

  • The role of queries in data import
  • How to use Extract, Transform & Load (ETL)
  • Exploring a wide range of data transformations
  • Using Applied Steps
  • Working with the Unpivot transformation
  • Using Connect to Folder to append CSV and XLSX files

Publishing to Power BI Service

  • Publishing your report on PowerBI.com
  • Dashboard setup and creation
  • Sharing your dashboard inside and outside of your organisation
  • How to use Quick Insights
  • Interactive data searching with Q & A

Power BI Service Data Import

  • How to connect to a wide range of Cloud-based data sources, including OneDrive, Google Analytics, Azure SQL Databases and Websites

Apps & Groups

  • Apps and Groups benefits
  • Restrict access to dashboards using groups
  • How to create Organisation Apps
  • How to connect to cloud based Apps

Data Refresh

  • Refresh data manually
  • How to install and use Personal Gateway
  • How to install and use the Enterprise Gateway
  • How to create a scheduled refresh

Using Power BI on Mobile Devices

  • Understanding mobile clients
  • Using Power BI on Tablet Clients, Windows 10, iPad and Android
  • Understanding the differences between iPhone, iPad and Android clients

On the course, you will learn how to produce interactive dashboards, similar to the embedded example below. Click on an element of the dashboard to filter the entire dashboard by that element.

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