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  • Connect to nearly ANY data source quickly and easily
  • Easily transform data and automate data tasks with Power Query
  • Understand the importance of Data Modeling for optimization and performance
  • Create powerful calculations and analytics with DAX 
  • Importance of a Calendar Table
  • Picking the right visual based on your data
  • Create interactive reports with slicers
  • Publishing reports and creating dashboards

Tell your data story with Power BI and reach millions of users with a single click on any kind of a device. Using Power BI, you can combine your data sources, create stunning visualizations, and embed your story on your website within seconds. The goal of this course is to teach you how to use raw data, monitor it, and visualize it in a form that will provide rich insights with the help of dashboards.

You will start with a set of business requirements for an example project from a client. Initially, you will connect to a data file. You'll run through the process of connecting to your data, transform it, and then build the data model. This will help you understand and determine which DAX calculations are needed to meet the business requirements. Finally, you will build out an interactive and functional report and a detailed dashboard, and publish them on

When it comes to learning Power BI, this course will ensure that you have the necessary tricks of the trade for effective insights and simplified visual analytics.

Style and Approach

One of the best ways to teach this tool, is to run you through a complete end-to-end project. The goal is to mirror a real-world scenario you'll encounter once you start using the tool. You'll be given a set of requirements and data, and then will be expected to use them to complete a final report/dashboard. This course uses an open source dataset to achieve these goals.

  • Connecting to, cleaning, and shaping your data using the Query Editor
  • Building a multidimensional data model using Power BI Desktop
  • Using modern visualization techniques to build a report and dashboard for
Course Length 3 hours 55 minutes
ISBN 9781789347104
Date Of Publication 30 Oct 2018


Reid Havens

Reid Havens is the Founder of Havens Consulting Inc. and a Microsoft MVP. He has a formal background in technology and organizational management, having obtained separate Master's Degrees in Organizational Development & Business Analytics. Reid has experience working with many of the Fortune 50, 100, & 500 companies. Additionally he guest lectures at the University of Washington and other universities, teaching Business Intelligence, Reporting, & Data Visualization.

Reid is also an avid content developer, having authored numerous articles and videos on various blog sites and video platforms. He's also written multiple training curriculum's for PowerPivotPro, and taught them as a Principal Consultant at dozens of companies around the world. He also developed college level classes for Bellevue College and The University of Washington. Reid is also currently developing multiple online video series on Learning & Mastering Power BI for Packt Publishing.