Getting Started with Power BI

This course teaches you the basic skills required for using Power BI to acquire and transform data, enhance the data for analysis, and produce reports and dashboards.
Course info
Rating
(139)
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 23, 2016
Duration
3h 14m
Table of contents
Getting Data
18m 10s
Refreshing Data
18m 16s
Description
Course info
Rating
(139)
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 23, 2016
Duration
3h 14m
Description

In this course, Getting Started with Power BI, you will gain a fundamental understanding of the capabilities of Power BI. You'll start out with seeing how you can quickly and easily gather data from a variety of sources, and then cleanse and transform that data with just a few clicks. Next, you'll also learn how you can enhance the results by integrating disparate data sources and adding simple calculations. Then, you'll learn how to explore your data with visualizations and simple dashboards. Finally, you'll learn what steps are necessary to keep your data up-to-date. By the end of this course, you'll have a firm understanding of the basic skills required for using Power BI to acquire and transform data, enhance the data for analysis, and produce reports and dashboards.

About the author
About the author

Stacia Misner Varga is a consultant, instructor, author, mentor, BI Partner for SQLSkills, and principal of Data Inspirations specializing in Microsoft business intelligence technologies for over 10 years. She is a frequent speaker at the PASS Summit, IT/Dev Connections conferences, and various SQL Saturday and Microsoft-related events worldwide.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Stacia Varga and welcome to my course Getting Started with Power BI.

I am a business intelligence consultant and instructor at Data Inspirations, a company I started back in 2006 to help people understand what their data is telling them.

Speaking of understanding your data, Power BI is a fantastic tool from Microsoft that helps you do that... with interactive, easy-to-use visualizations that make it easier to see patterns and relationships.

In this course, we are going to explore the main features of Power BI so that you get an idea of what it can do for you and learn how to work with its various components, even if you’ve never used a reporting tool before.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • Mashing together data from different sources
  • Fixing up data to make it easy to explore
  • Building reports and dashboards
  • And keeping your data up-to-date

By the end of this course or By the end this course, you’ll know enough about Power BI to build your own simple data mashups and reports. You don’t need to be a programmer or any special skills to work with Power BI. If you have ever built a simple spreadsheet that uses formulas, you’re definitely ready to experience the power of Power BI.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn Power BI basics with the Getting Started with Power BI course, at Pluralsight.