Power BI Fundamentals

The creation of data-backed visualization is a key way data scientists, or any professional, can explore, analyze, and report insights and trends from data. Microsoft Power BI software is designed for this purpose. Power BI was built to connect to a wide range of data sources, and allows users to quickly create visualizations of connected data to gain insights, show trends, and create reports. Power BI's data connection capabilities and visualization features go far beyond those that can be found in spreadsheets, allowing users to create compelling and interactive worksheets, dashboards, and stories that bring data to life and turn data into thoughtful action.

AcademyX's Power BI Fundamentals course is designed to train professionals on the powerful features of Microsoft's powerful cloud-based business intelligence platform to analyze and visualize data. Topics covered:

Analyzing Data with Self-Service BI

  • Data Analysis and Visualization for Business Intelligence
  • Self-Service BI with Microsoft Power BI

Connecting to Data

  • Create Data Connections
  • Model Data with Relationships
  • Save Power BI Files

Performing Advanced Data Modeling and Shaping

  • Clean and Transform Data with Query Editor
  • Shape Data with the Query Editor
  • Combine and Manage Data Rows

Visualizing Data with Power BI

  • Create Visualizations in Power BI
  • Chart Data in Power BI

Enhancing Data Analysis

  • Enhance Analysis with Customized Visuals and Pages
  • Enhance Analysis with Tooltips

Modeling Data with Calculations

  • Create Calculations with Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
  • Create Calculated Measures and Conditional Columns

Creating Interactive Visualizations

  • Create and Manage Data Hierarchies
  • Filter and Slice Reports
  • Create Dashboards in Power BI


  • Experience managing data with a spreadsheet program such as Excel or Google Sheets. *Please Note: A Mac environment will not work for this class

Power BI Fundamental courses are offered at three locations and Online Live: