PBICRB: Data Analysis using Power BI Desktop – Level 1 – Report Builder

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About this Course

This is the first course in TLG Learning’s exclusive Data Analysis using Power BI Desktop series. This course lays the foundation for Power BI Report Builders. Report Builders will learn everything they need to create highly effective stand-alone and multi-page narrative reports using data sources that are created using Power BI Desktop. This course covers the use of both the Power BI Desktop application as well as the Power BI Service.

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At Course Completion


Lesson 1 : Introducing the Power BI Service

  • What Is the Power BI Service?
  • Power BI Service Key Features
  • The Self-Service BI Model
  • Power BI Reports & Dashboards

Lesson 2 : Defining a Report

  • What is a Power BI Report?
  • Defining a Report
  • Data-Driven Storytelling

Lesson 3 : Building Power BI Desktop Reports

  • Understanding the Design Interface
  • Creating Reports
  • Report Visualizations
  • Formatting Visualizations
  • Report Final Touches

Lesson 4 : Report Actions and Filtering

  • Visual Sorting
  • Creating Slicers
  • Drill-down, Highlighting, & Data Actions
  • Visual, Report, & Page Filters
  • Visual Interactions

Lesson 5 : Understanding Data Models

  • Understanding Data Terminology
  • Understanding Tables
  • Understanding Relationships
  • Diagnosing Data Models
  • Data Model Schemas

Lesson 6 : Gathering Report Data

  • Data Queries vs Data Models
  • Viewing & Refreshing a Data Source
  • Modifying Report Data

Lesson 7 : Data Model Functions

  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • What is DAX?
  • Understanding DAX Functions
  • Date Hierarchies

Lesson 8 : Connecting to the Power BI Service

  • Power BI Service Interface
  • Connecting to a Data Source
  • Uploading & Updating PBIX Reports
  • Power BI Service Report Interface
  • Managing Power BI Service Datasets

Lesson 9 : Building Power BI Service Dashboards

  • Creating Dashboards using Existing Reports
  • Building Dashboards
  • Organizing Dashboard Elements

Lesson 10 : Using Q & A (Cortana)

  • Understanding Q & A
  • Modifying Q & A Results
  • Pinning Q & A results to a Dashboard

Lesson 11 : Sharing Reports & Dashboards

  • Sharing with Co-Workers
  • Managing Power BI Content
  • Using Groups
  • Creating Content Packs

Appendix A: Power BI Roles

  • Adding Roles
  • Determining filters
  • Publishing Roles


General understanding of reporting requirements and a basic understanding of data base concepts is useful, but not required