Microsoft Power BI for the Cloud Data Model Designer


What makes Power BI for the Cloud such a vast improvement over simple Excel worksheets is the Power BI Data Model, which allows data to be pulled together from multiple data sources. This course is designed for Report Builders who are ready to create custom data models for themselves and for other Power BI Report Builders.


Power BI for the Cloud - Level 1 - Report Builder

Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding BI Data

  •     Business Intelligence Data
  •     Data Source Typess
  •     Power BI Data Source 
Module 2: Creating Data Models   
  •     Working with Excel Data Sources
  •     Data Preparation
  •     Writing Data Queries
  •     Working with Database Data Sources
  •     Writing Data Queries
  •     Working with Multiple Data Sources
Module 3: Customizing Data Models
  •     Customizing Data Models
  •     Understanding the Data Modeling Tool
  •     Making Changes to the Data Model
  •     Building Relationships 
Module 4: Using Dates Correctly    
  •     Why Dates are Different
  •     Building Date Tables
  •     Building Date Hierarchies
Module 5: Power BI Functions - M Language
  •     Query Functions(M) vs.  Data Model Functions (DAX)
  •     Why use M Language?
  •     Understanding Basic M Functions
  •     Writing M Functions
Module 6: Power BI Functions - DAX
  •     Power BI Functions - DAX
  •     DAX Calculated Columns
  •     Understanding DAX Functions 
  •     Common DAX Functions 
  •     Dates and Date Functions 
Module 7: Power BI Functions -  DAX Measures    
  •     DAX Measures
  •     Creating Measures
  •     Best Practices

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