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Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Training (PL-300)

The "Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst" course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively analyze and visualize data using Microsoft Power BI. This course focuses on preparing participants for the PL-300 exam, which validates their ability to work with Power BI to create reports, dashboards, and data models. Participants will learn various techniques for data analysis, data modeling, data visualization, and data preparation using Power BI Desktop and Power BI service.

Course Duration: 3 days

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Power BI and its components.
  • Connect to various data sources and import data into Power BI.
  • Perform data modeling and create relationships between data tables.
  • Design and develop interactive reports and dashboards.
  • Apply advanced data analysis techniques in Power BI.
  • Implement data security and sharing in Power BI.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot Power BI solutions.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Power BI

  • Overview of Power BI and its capabilities
  • Power BI Desktop vs. Power BI service
  • Understanding the Power BI ecosystem

Module 2: Data Connectivity and Transformation

  • Connecting to data sources in Power BI
  • Importing data into Power BI Desktop
  • Data transformation and shaping using Power Query Editor

Module 3: Data Modeling in Power BI

  • Understanding data modeling concepts
  • Creating relationships between tables
  • Implementing calculations using DAX expressions

Module 4: Designing Reports and Dashboards

  • Design principles for effective visualizations
  • Creating and formatting visuals in Power BI Desktop
  • Building interactive reports and dashboards

Module 5: Advanced Data Analysis

  • Applying advanced analytics techniques in Power BI
  • Utilizing measures and calculations for advanced calculations
  • Time intelligence and forecasting in Power BI

Module 6: Data Security and Sharing

  • Implementing security roles and row-level security in Power BI
  • Sharing and collaboration features in Power BI service
  • Publishing and deploying Power BI solutions

Module 7: Performance Optimization and Troubleshooting

  • Optimizing report performance and data refresh
  • Troubleshooting common issues in Power BI
  • Monitoring and maintaining Power BI solutions

Note: The course outline provided above is a general guideline and can be customized or adjusted as per the specific requirements and needs of the training program. Additionally, it is important to supplement the course with practice exams and hands-on exercises to ensure thorough preparation for the PL-300 exam.

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