Power BI offers multiple ways of exploring your data and creating new insights, but where do you begin? In this course, you will learn just how easy it is to build feature rich dashboards that will inspire your users to do more with data.
The world of business intelligence and data analytics moves fast. It is becoming vital for companies to get more out of the data that they have, and data-consumers have ever increasing demands for fast, up to date, feature rich data visualizations. For many, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this course, Build your First Dashboard with Power BI, you will learn to design, build, and share dashboards that expose new insights into your data. First, you will explore how to prepare your data and visualizations so that your consumers can get the most out of your dashboards. Next, you will discover the key components of dashboards, and what makes them unique within the Power BI tool set. Finally, you will learn how to build, format, and style your dashboards to achieve the most impact. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Power BI Dashboards needed to quickly deliver those important insights to your consumers, empowering them to do more with data.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Matt Calderwood, and welcome to my course, Build Your First Dashboard with Power BI. I am a senior software engineer specializing in data and business intelligence solutions. Power BI has become a market‑leading business intelligence platform, offering the ability to manage, model, and visualize complex datasets, whilst making the process accessible to BI developers at all skill levels. With this powerful set of tools at your fingertips, you might not know where to start, but it can be easier than you might think. In this course, we're going to go through the steps for building a complete Power BI dashboard solution, starting with nothing more than a simple spreadsheet. Some of the major topics that we will cover include building a functional data model, designing visuals for dashboards, applying themes, and sharing our content with users. By the end of this course, you will have the skills required to build dashboards and visualizations that work with your own data sources and be able to share your content with others. You do not need to have previous experience with Power BI to get started with this course, but afterwards, you should feel comfortable expanding your knowledge of some core concepts with courses on Modeling Data in Power BI and Getting Started with DAX Formulas. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn dashboarding with the Build Your First Dashboard with Power BI course, here at Pluralsight.