In order to make sense out of abundant data available to us in our business which needs more reporting power and analysis than that offered by Microsoft Excel, Power BI is a cutting edge business intelligence tool. In today’s modern business, data is a lifeline and with modern tools, we are generating more of it than ever.
This tool will help users to understand the data from the past, what is happening in the present, and also provide useful insights for the future which will help businesses to make informed predictions and what-if scenarios by spotting the data patterns through its machine learning capabilities. It will help you create important forecasts to keep pace with customer needs and future demands keeping other matrices with changing market conditions.
Power BI training by Uplatz will help you assort this data from a number of cloud-based & on-premises applications and services that help any organization manage, correlate, and analyze data from a variety of sources through an extremely user-friendly interface.
Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI (70-778)
Introduction to Power BI
· Basic Data Importing
· Importing Data from other Sources
· CSV, Word, Enter Data Directly
· Importing from Websites, SQL Servers
· Entering Data Directly
· Importing from SQL Servers
Working with Tables
· Removing Totals
· Sorting Columns
· Re-ordering Columns
· Re-sizing Columns
· Formatting Columns
· Aggregating Data
· Multiple Rows or Column Options – Drill Down
· Text, Images and Shapes
· Adding a Shape
· Adding Text Boxes
· Adding Images
· Working with Visualizations – Charts
· Types of Chart
· Parts of a Chart
· Creating a Chart
· Pie & Donut Charts
· Formatting Charts
· Column & Bar Charts
· Tree Maps
· Funnel Charts
· Line Charts
· Area Charts
· Combined Charts
· Waterfall Charts
· Scatter / Bubble Charts
· Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
· Custom Visuals
· Download a Custom Visual
· Delete a Custom Visual from the Visualizations Menu
· Opening the Query Editor
· The Query Editor
· Applying Queries
· Renaming Columns
· Naming Applied Changes
· Undoing Applied Steps
· Sorting Rows
· Adding an Index Column
· Filtering Rows
· Splitting Columns by Numbers of Characters
· Splitting Columns by Delimiters
· Deleting Columns
· Replacing Text Columns
· Adding a Column Using a Formula
· Adding a Column Using Column by Example
· Other Column by Example Functions
· Saving the Changes Made in the Query Editor
· Adding Conditional Columns
· Viewing Data Relationships
· Creating Relationships
· Adding and Using Slicers
· Formatting Slicers
· Searching Slicers
· Cascading Slicers
· Horizontal Slicers
· Date Slicers [Timelines]
· Drilling Down
· Creating Columns
· Creating Measures
· Changing Filter Context
· The Calculate Function
· Introduction to DAX and its Syntax
· Calculated Columns
· Examples of using DAX (Easy, Medium, Hard)
· Connect to On Premise
· Gateways Installing and Configuration of Gateways
· Power BI Files (PBIX) and the Power BI Service
· Publish to Web Feature
Microsoft Power BI is a business analytics solution that provides tools to aggregate, analyze, visualize and share data. It is a collection of software services, applications and connectors that enable you to fetch coherent and interactive insights from your unrelated sources of data.
The uses of Power BI include:
· It allows asking questions in layman language and replies using the Q&A function.
· Power BI enables users to create personalized dashboards allowing them to see all the data in a single view and monitor their most important data with the help of business applications.
· Users build robust and reusable data models with the use of SQL Server analysis services on-premises and Azure analysis services in the cloud.
· It provides the ability to connect to almost all applications or data sources, no matter where these resources exist – in the cloud or on-premises. Examples include Excel spreadsheets, Mail Chimp, GitHub, Share Point and Google Analytics.
· Power BI doesn’t require much training. An API key is first created and plugged in the software. Power BI then easily integrates with Microsoft systems such as Office 365 and using it comes naturally to any user.
· Power BI enables analysis of the most recent data and allows businesses to take decisions
Power BI allows you to view, analyze and share Excel files on the web. Excel when combined with Power BI, provides you with broad data analytics and visualization capabilities.
Only the Power BI Desktop is free. The other two types i.e. Power BI Pro and Power BI Premium are chargeable. Power BI free is included in all Office 365 plans for which you can sign up anytime.
DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) is a functional language wherein functions may contain other nested functions, conditional statements and value references. In Power BI, these functions are used to analyze data, and create new columns and measures.
Power BI is currently available as part of Microsoft Office 365.
Power Query is a free add-in that enables you to manipulate, transform, consolidate, enrich and merge your data. Power Query is designed by Microsoft for Excel and the Power BI Designer. Power Query acts as an ETL tool.
· Extracting data from a data source
· Transforming the data
· Loading it either in Excel, Power Pivot or the Power BI Designer
DAX stands for Data Analysis Expressions. It is a repository of functions that are combined to create formulas and expressions in Power BI.
The certification exam for Power BI, i.e., Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI, validates a candidate’s knowledge of data analysis with Power BI. It tests a candidate on topics such as creating visualizations, the Power of BI Service and the Power BI Mobile App.
The roles and responsibilities of a Power BI professional include:
· Enhancing collaboration between departments
· Handling business administration
· Providing data modelling design in order to collect data for centralized data warehouse
· Picking up data from data warehouses for reporting
· Demonstrating expertise in using query and reporting analysis tools
· Regulating data collection by designing methods for database design and validation reports