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We live in the times of ever-expanding data. And where there’s data, there’s analytics on top of it. Anyone who has ever worked with data or aspires to needs to have hands-on experience with a few tools. One such tool is the Microsoft Power BI Desktop.
I guess that is why you all are here. Because you’ve either heard or read about this new end in-analytics tool by Microsoft. Well, you’ve come to the right place. This blog, specifically, will help you with all you need to get started with Power BI certification training. Hope you enjoy learning this new piece of technology.
In this Power BI Desktop Tutorial, you will be learning the following topics:
So, let’s begin by understanding a little bit about Power BI.
All the concepts in the blog are also explained in ample detail in the video given here.
This Edureka video will help you understand and learn Power BI in detail. This video is ideal for both beginners as well as professionals who want to master up their Power BI concepts.
Power BI Desktop allows you to ingest, transform, integrate and enrich your data. Connecting to all your data sources, Power BI Desktop simplifies data evaluation and sharing with scalable dashboards, interactive reports, embedded visuals and more.
The most common uses for Power BI Desktop are as follows:
Connect to data
Transform and clean that data, to create a data model
Create visuals, such as charts or graphs, that provide visual representations of the data
Create reports that are collections of visuals, on one or more report pages
Share reports with others by using the Power BI service
People most often responsible for such tasks are often considered data analysts (sometimes referred to as analysts) or business intelligence professionals (often referred to as report creators).
However, many people who don’t consider themselves an analyst or a report creator use Power BI Desktop to create compelling reports, or to pull data from various sources and build data models, which they can share with their coworkers and organizations.
The more you use it, the better you’ll get at it. So, let’s get started.
It’s a pretty simple process. All you have to do is:
You could just be a free user at first and then download a paid version later if you like. You can see the differences between being a free user and a paid user at the Pricing page. The basic difference only arises with data usage capacity.
The first thing you do in order to build a dashboard is, you connect to data sources. Following are the steps you need to follow to import the datasets.
So, when you first load your data you see a blank screen. On the left, you see these 3 basic views you have here.
Here you’ll create the dashboard.
Here you get a preview of your data and make changes if you want to. This is also where you can create a new calculated column.
Here you can see the relationship in the objects.
It’s always advisable, to begin with the data view. You basically get the preview of what your data looks like. Here are a few things to take care of, before you actually start creating the dashboard.
We’re building the dashboard for the user. All the naming conventions and data types are going to appear at the surface and we want it to be as interactive as possible.
Anything that’s not absolutely necessary in the model – delete it. Because it’s going to contribute to the size of the model and take up more system resources whilst processing.
Once you’re done with all the transformations, you can directly go to the report view of your Power BI Desktop.
Now, you’re ready to start the fun part and it’s creating the report.
It’s pretty easy to work with. So, if I want to create a chart, all I have to do is select your data fields, drag and drop them where it says drag data fields here.
And now you’re ready to deploy this to the Power BI site. All you must do is click on the Publish Button on the right top corner of the screen.
Now that you’ve learned all about the Power BI Desktop, go on and create comprehensive and powerful visualization reports with this technology. You can use these sample datasets to start experimenting with Power BI Desktop.
If you wish to learn Power BI and build a career in Business Intelligence, then check out our Power BI Training Certification which comes with instructor-led live training and real-life project experience. This training will help you understand Power BI in-depth and help you achieve mastery over the subject.