Data Model Design using Power BI Desktop – Level 2

This is the second course in TLG Learning’s custom Power BI Desktop series. Using fundamental concepts of Self-Service Data Model Design, students will use Power Query to extract, transform, and load data to create manageable and scalable data models.

This course is designed for Report Builders who are ready to create custom data models. Students will also receive an introduction to the M Language as well as Data Analytic expressions (DAX).

Course Information

Price: $650.00
Duration: 1 day
Certification: None
Learning Credits:
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Data Analysis using Power BI Desktop – Level 1 – Report Builder


Target Audience:

This course is designed for Report Builders who are ready to create custom data models for themselves and for other Power BI Report Users.


Course Objectives:

  • Understand BI Data
  • Create Data Models
  • Customize Data Models
  • Understand Power BI Functions – DAX Measures
  • Use Dates Correctly


Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Understanding Power BI Data Queries

Overview of Power BI Queries

Power Query

Data Sources

Lesson 2: Creating and Transforming Data Models

  • Understanding a Basic Data Model
  • Creating the Initial Data Query
  • Converting Raw Data into a Data Model

Lesson 3: Data Transformations

  • Query Editor Transformations
  • Altering the Data
  • Creating new Data
  • Refreshing Data

Lesson 4: Accessing Additional Data Sources

  • Using an Access database
  • Creating a Hybrid Data Model
  • Working with Data

Lesson 5: DAX Calculated Columns and Measures

  • Review of Calculated Columns
  • Power BI Measures
  • Evaluation Context
  • Optimize Model Performance
  • Date Tables

Lesson 6: Introduction to the M Language

  • Power BI Functions: M Language
  • M Language Syntax
  • Adding Columns


  • Storage Modes (Import vs DirectQuery)
  • Dataverse
  • Power Query and Query folding