Microsoft Power BI: An introductory course for Excel spreadsheet professionals

Thu, 19 Jul 2018
09:30 - 23:59

This 1-day course introduces you to Microsoft Power BI in the perfect learning environment of the Marino Institute www.mie.ie . Power BI is a NEW program from Microsoft (launched in July ’15). BI is an acronym for Business Intelligence and the program involves getting insightful summary information from your data to boost your decision-making capabilities. The objective of our course is to extend your spreadsheet skills to Power BI; to get you up and running with the program as quickly as possible. On the course you will start learning Power BI from scratch. This means, for example, we start with the familiar SUM function (same spelling as in Excel) to show you how it is similar but different in Power BI. A constant theme in Power BI when comparing it to Excel – similar but different! There is no need to bring along a laptop on the day as computers (with FREE Microsoft Power BI Desktop pre-installed) are provided by the college in its excellent computer training room. Maximum class size is 8 people. Coffee breaks on campus in the Cloister Café. Course Contents - Data Model: Columns | Tables | Relationships| Measures | Calculated columns Two core concepts: (1) Data tables + Lookup tables(2) Filterins (What you see | Formula & Function | Context transition) + Row by Row iteration Important functions in DAX (Data Analysis eXpressions formulas): SUM | COUNT | COUNTROWS | MIN | MAX | DIVIDE CALCULATE | Formula & Function Filterins | Context transition Filterins FILTER | VALUES ALL | ALLSELECTED Time Intelligence | Actual v. Budget IF | SWITCH | SELECTEDVALUE Fantastic features: Interactive Summary Visuals | Slicers | Q&A natural language | Drill down & up | Drillthrough | What-If Analysis | Bookmarks | Report page Tooltips | Explain the decrease/ increase | Quick Insights Machine Learning   So join us on Thursday, July 19th and start learning the program, Microsoft Power BI, which Excel professionals around the world are increasingly beginning to use. YOU too can QUICKLY discover its "POWER"!

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