How Power BI Users Can Talk to Data Engineers

by Ben Howard

A Power BI report is only as good as the data that drives it; so how do you make sure you've got the best and most effective data? This course helps you understand who owns the data in your organization so you can get the right data when you need it.

What you'll learn

Power BI is one of the fastest growing business intelligence tools out there. In this course, How Power BI Users Can Talk to Data Engineers, you'll learn the complexity of data, how it's stored, and also very importantly, who owns it. First, you'll delve into how and where data might be stored in your organization. Next, you'll discover who the owners of that data might be and how data engineers can export it for your use. Finally, you'll explore the terms and tools a data engineer might use so you can effectively communicate with them. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the data sources that data engineers look after and have the confidence to effectively communicate with them to ensure that the data that drives the reports is salient, cleansed, and timely.

About the author

Ben is a Power BI & Data Specialist with a healthy interest in Microsoft BI and planning tools. He has over 30 years of customer and implementation experience, has been a Microsoft MVP for 14 years, is a frequent speaker at several European conferences, and blogs and creates videos on a semi-regular basis. He is actively engaged in providing consultancy to UK FTSE companies, and co-runs the Manchester Power BI User Group.

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