Introduction to Power BI

Location Erbil


Monday, 17 June 2024


Thursday, 20 June 2024

Course overview

Gain a 360° overview of exploring and using Power BI to build impactful reports. In this course, you will learn how to navigate this intuitive tool through hands-on exercises so you can have a better understanding on Power BI’s Data, Model, and Report views. You’ll load multiple datasets in the Data view, build a data model to understand the relationships between your tables in Model view, and create your first bar graph and interactive map visualization in Report view.

What is Power BI?

Power BI Desktop is a free Business Intelligence application from Microsoft that lets you load, transform,

and visualize data

Course Units
  • Prepare the data

  • Create a model

  • Create Visualization

  • Analyze and prepare insights

  • Deploy and maintain deliverables

Course Content
Module 1: Introduction to Power BI
  • Getting Started

  • Class Introduction (BI Basics)

  • Class Introduction (Power BI Desktop Overview)

  • Data Discovery with Power BI Desktop

  • Transforming Data (Basic Transforms)

  • Transforming Data (Add Column from Example)

  • Transforming Data (Appending Queries)

  • Transforming Data (Merging Queries)

  • Transforming Data (Combine Files)

  • Transforming Data (M Query Basics)

  • Transforming Data (Parameters and Templates)

  • Transforming Data (Other Query Features)

  • Introduction to Modeling Data

  • Creating the Data Model (Modeling Basics)

  • Creating the Data Model (Model Enhancements)

  • Creating the Data Model (What If Parameters)

  • Creating Calculated Columns and Tables (DAX Basics)

  • Creating Calculated Columns and Tables (Navigation Function)

  • Creating Calculated Columns and Tables (Calculated Tables)

  • Creating Calculated Measures (Measure Basics)

  • Creating Calculated Measures (Time Intelligence Functions)

Module 2: Introduction to Power

  • Introduction to Visualizing Data

  • Creating Basic Reports with the Power BI Desktop

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Adding Slicers for Filters)

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Visualizing Tabular Data)

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Visualizing Categorical Data)

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Visualizing Data Trends)

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Visualizing Categorical and Trend Data Together)

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Visualizing Geographical Data with Maps)

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Visualizing Goal Tracking)

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Using Custom Visuals)

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Digital Storytelling)

  • Creating Interactive Reports (Other Features)

  • Using the Power BI Service (Deploying to the Power BI Service)

  • Using the Power BI Service (Creating and Sharing Dashboards)

  • Using the Power BI Service

  • Refreshing the Data (Refreshing Data Overview)

  • Refreshing the Data (Installing the Data Gateway)

  • Refreshing the Data (Scheduling a Data Refresh)

Course Outcomes
  • Define and use Power BI

  • Define and use Power BI Desktop

  • Work with CSV, TXT, and Excel Worksheets

  • Connect to Databases

  • Merge, Group, Summarize, and Calculate Data

  • Report

  • Class Introduction (BI Basics)

  • Class Introduction (Power BI Desktop Overview)

  • Recommended to know the basics of working with data in Excel

  • In the course, you will need a work email address to sign up for the free Microsoft Power BI service

  • Download the Power BI Desktop app which is available free from Microsoft for Windows Power BI Desktop—Interactive Reports | Microsoft Power BI

Time & details
  • Duration: 4 days

  • Time: 14:00 - 17:00

  • Location: Erbil, mselect office

  • Format: classroom based

  • Fee: $250


Must be made 5 working days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.

How do I register?

You can register by emailing with the following details:

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