The course is presented in four parts.
First, brief introduction to Power BI, how to install it, and compare Power BI dashboard with Excel charts, and other BI tools:
- More visuals and charts in Power BI;
Power BI allows users to type their questions and get instant answers, in the form of charts, which is not possible in Excel.
- Charts are slicers in Power BI
With other BI tools:
- No. 1 leader on the Gartner Magic Quadrant (2020)
- Connects to over 130 data sources, and counting
- Monthly updates on Power BI, not annually nor quarterly like others
Second part is to review what we learned in Power Query and Power Pivot, and how they function inside the Power BI environment.
Power Query: Advanced query editor, add a column from example, unpivot
Power Pivot: relationship, DAX formulas, Measures, fact/dimension tables
New DAX measure for commentaries in Part III below
Third, we demonstrate how to build a dashboard based on data warehouse by using the following visuals:
- Slicer & cross filter
- Play Axis
Last, we conclude our webinar with:
- Discover Power BI as leader in Business Intelligence platforms
- Explore how to add automated commentaries to Power BI dashboard
- Discover essential visuals to make your dashboard interactive
- Recognize powerful function in Power BI to cross filter dashboard visuals
- Identify the best practices in Power BI dashboards
- Some background using Power Query and/or Power Pivot in Excel is preferred.
- Example: be able to connect to external files and load to Power Query and/or Power Pivot.