How Power BI Users Can Talk to Data Engineers

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.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 27, 2018
Duration
56m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 27, 2018
Duration
56m
Description

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
About the author

Ben is a Microsoft Project, Project Server/Online consultant, and Data Specialist with over 20 years of implementation experience. He has been a Microsoft MVP for nine years, as well as blogging on various project server scenarios, has articles published on the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG), and is the author of Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Ben Howard, and welcome to my course called How Power BI Users Can Talk to Data Engineers. I'm a lead consultant at Apple Park Limited, and I've been using Power BI since its first release and the Power Query and Power Pivot toolset prior to that when it was introduced into Excel. Now Power BI is one of the fastest growing business intelligence tools in the world. And knowing who to ask to access data is key to producing valid and timely reports that enhance your organization's ability to react and adapt. Some of the major topics that we will cover include identifying sources of data within our organization, identifying who the owners of that data might be, understanding if the data can be massaged so that it is more useful to us, and understanding the terms and tools a data engineer might use so we can talk to them in their language. By the end of this course, you'll be more familiar with the data sources that data engineers look after and therefore be more comfortable and confident when talking to them, and you'll have a better idea of the type of data that they can supply to you, in what form, and what time scale. Ideally, before beginning this course, you should already have created some simple Power BI reports. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how you can more successfully access your organizational data with this course, How Power BI Users Can Talk to Data Engineers, at Pluralsight.