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Data Literacy: Essentials of Power BI

by Mihaela Danci

Data opens up a lot of opportunities, and Power BI can support you in a full data analysis workflow. This course will teach you how to explore content created in Power BI by your teammates. You’ll also learn how to create your first graph.

What you'll learn

Power BI can empower you to uncover trends and patterns hidden within your data, enabling you to make data-driven decisions.

In this course, Data Literacy: Essentials of Power BI, you’ll learn to consume and create charts using Power BI:

  1. discover the key features of Power BI
  2. explore interactive and paginated reports
  3. learn how to build and share content with your colleagues
When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to navigate and design Power BI reports.

Course FAQ

What will I learn in this Power BI tutorial?

In this Power BI tutorial, you will learn about the key components to Power BI, along with interactive and paginated reports, and how to to create content in Power BI Desktop.

Who is this Power BI tutorial for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about Microsoft's Power BI.

What is Power BI?

Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft that aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards.

Power BI vs Tableau

Power BI and Tableau offer similiar solutions but some differences to these two are that Power BI allows you to display multiple visuals per sheet where Tableau only displays one visual per sheet. Power BI also seamlessly integrates with Office 365 where Tableau does not. Another key consideration is that by capability, Power Bi is more than 5x less expensive than Tableau.

What are Paginated Reports in Power BI?

Paginated reports are designed to be printed or shared. They are called paginated becasue they are formatted to fit well on a page.

About the author

As a data analyst enthusiast, Mihaela has special interests in translating vision into action using end-to-end data analysis. She is very passionate about teaching and resolving real-world business problems. Her greatest joy is learning new data exploration techniques and pushing the boundaries of data analytics. Mihaela has a bachelor’s degree in economic cybernetics and in her spare time she loves to travel and dance.

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