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Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI

Microsoft via edX

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Power BI is quickly gaining popularity among professionals in data science as a cloud-based service that helps them easily visualize and share insights from their organizations' data.

In this data science course, you will learn from the Power BI product team at Microsoft with a series of short, lecture-based videos, complete with demos, quizzes, and hands-on labs. You'll walk through Power BI, end to end, starting from how to connect to and import your data, author reports using Power BI Desktop, and publish those reports to the Power BI service. Plus, learn to create dashboards and share with business users--on the web and on mobile devices.

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Note : These courses will retire in June. Please enroll only if you are able to finish your coursework in time.


Week 1

  • Understanding key concepts in business intelligence, data analysis, and data visualization
  • Importing your data and automatically creating dashboards from services such as Marketo, Salesforce, and Google Analytics
  • Connecting to and importing your data, then shaping and transforming that data
  • Enriching your data with business calculations

Week 2

  • Visualizing your data and authoring reports
  • Scheduling automated refresh of your reports
  • Creating dashboards based on reports and natural language queries
  • Sharing dashboards across your organization
  • Consuming dashboards in mobile apps

Week 3

  • Leveraging your Excel reports within Power BI
  • Creating custom visualizations that you can use in dashboards and reports
  • Collaborating within groups to author reports and dashboards
  • Sharing dashboards effectively based on your organization's needs

Week 4

  • Exploring live connections to data with Power BI
  • Connecting directly to SQL Azure, HD Spark, and SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Introduction to Power BI Development API
  • Leveraging custom visuals in Power BI

Taught by

Will Thompson


5.0 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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  • It's an easy course with practical exercises. if you do get stuck, the forum is very active. the video's are short and you can bookmark the ones that you want to return to later. if you really want to, you can complete the course in 3 days too.
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    T.m.mohamed Usman
    This course give you an basic knowledge on Power BI software Environment by Microsoft crop. By studying this course, we can get How to analysis data especially Business data, and make eye candy as well as intelligent report out of your data. It quit worth to study this awesome software. It`s a primarily course but covers most of the functions in Power BI, and you can earn certificate from Microsoft itself.
  • I took this course and it was very well formulated with good examples, quiz, lab exercises to have hands on experience...

    Worth for the cost and certificate gained by end of the course if you cross 70% above on all Quiz/Labs/Surveys.

    I loved taking this course and recommend folks to take too if interested..

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