Data Literacy: Essentials of Power BI

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.
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(23)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 22, 2021
Duration
39m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(23)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 22, 2021
Duration
39m
Description

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
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
About the author

As a data analyst enthusiast, Mihaela has special interests in translating vision into action using end-to-end data analysis while being very passionate about teaching.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is my Mihaela Danci, and welcome to my course, Data Literacy: Essentials of Power BI. Data opens up a lot of opportunities, and Power BI supports us in full data analysis workflow from connecting to data to insight generations. Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that empower us to uncover trends and patterns hidden in our data with the ultimate purpose of making data‑driven decisions. In this course, we are going to get started with Power BI and get hands‑on experience with consuming and creating content. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include discovering the key components of Power BI, exploring interactive and paginated reports, and creating content in Power BI Desktop. By the end of this course, you'll know how to navigate the reports created by your colleagues and how to create your own charts. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Power BI with courses on preparing data, modeling data, managing workspaces, and several other aspects covering Power BI. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how you can leverage Power BI to easily consume, build, and share reports with the Data Literacy: Essentials of Power BI course, at Pluralsight.