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    Power BI is a powerful and relatively easy to use tool for reporting purposes. This course will give foundation skills towards mastering the Power BI tools. Power BI is used by many companies and organisation including government institution. 

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    What you’ll learn
    • At the end of this course students will be able to analyse data from different data sources and create their own datasets
    • Students will be able to comfortably work with the different tools of the Power BI universe and know how the different tools work together
    • Students will have the required knowledge to dive deeper into Power BI and find out more about its advanced features
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    #1Connect & Transform the Raw Data

    • Intro to the Power BI Query Editor
    • Types of Power BI Data Connectors
    • Basic Table Transformations
    • Text, Number & Date Tools
    • Index & Conditional Columns
    • Grouping & Aggregating Data
    • Pivoting & Unpivoting
    • Modifying, Merging & Appending Queries
    • Connecting to Folders
    • Defining Hierarchies & Categories
    • Query Editing & Power BI Best Practices


    POWER BI OBJECTIVE #2: Build a Relational Data Model

    • Intro to Database Normalization
    • Data (“Fact”) Tables vs. Lookup (“Dimension”) Tables
    • Creating Power BI Table Relationships
    • “Star” vs. “Snowflake” Schemas
    • Active vs. Inactive Relationships
    • Relationship Cardinality
    • Connecting Multiple Data Tables
    • Filtering & Cross-Filtering
    • Hiding Fields from the Power BI Report View
    • Data Modeling & Power BI best Practices


    POWER BI OBJECTIVE #3: Design Interactive Power BI Reports

    • Intro to the Power BI Report View
    • Adding Basic Charts to Power BI Reports
    • Formatting & Filtering Options
    • Matrix Visuals
    • Slicers & Timelines
    • Cards & KPIs
    • Power BI Map Visuals (Basic, Fill, ArcGIS)
    • Treemaps, Lines, Areas & Gauges
    • Editing Report interactions
    • Adding Drillthrough Filters
    • Linking to Report Bookmarks
    • Using “What-If” Parameters
    • Managing & Viewing Roles
    • Publishing to Power BI Service
    • Power BI Data Viz Best Practices

    POWER BI OBJECTIVE #4: Add Calculated Fields with DAX

    • Intro to Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
    • Calculated Columns vs. Measures
    • Row Context vs. Filter Context in Power BI
    • Common Power BI Functions
    • Basic Date & Time Formulas
    • Logical & Conditional Statements
    • Text, Math & Stats Functions
    • CALCULATE, ALL & FILTER Functions
    • Time Intelligence Formulas
    • DAX & Power BI Best Practices
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    • For the majority of the course you must have a computer with Windows as operating system
    • Basic understanding of data analysis is a plus but not required
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