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Free 1-day Online Power BI Training Refresher Class

Our free 1-day online refresher course empowers you with a useful recap on the key concepts covered in our 2-day Introduction to Power BI training course. 

This online Power BI training refresher course is only available for our previous students who have attended one of our training classes.

Why attend a refresher class?

Many who have previously attended our training find value in attending our refresher class for the following reasons:

– They have not had much time to use Power BI since the training and may have forgotten some of the key concepts.
Power BI has updated significantly since they attended the training and they would like to go through some of the same exercises using the new build and design tools.

Don’t miss this opportunity to refresh yourself on Power BI and potentially learn something new. Enrol on our Power BI Refresher course to ensure you keep the Power BI momentum going.

Course Prerequisites

This course is only for previous Data Bear students. As this course serves as a recap of our introductory to Power BI, no previous Power BI experience is required. The intention of the course to ensure participants are empowered with a solid understanding of Power BI and its key features.

This refresher class explores Power BI Desktop, understanding its components, workflow, and how to connect to data sources. You will learn what has changed throughout the various Power BI updates and how to use the new features.

This refresher course also covers the Power BI Cloud Service, focusing on best practices for creating dashboards and securely sharing content across the organisation. With an emphasis on data modelling concepts, we teach best practices for handling different data structures and utilising a star a schema for efficient analysis. Participants gain hands-on experience with data extraction, transformation, cleaning and loading processes. They also learn key report building concepts and functionality, that empowers building compelling interactive reports for end users.

The course concludes with a review of key concepts, resources for further learning, and open discussions. Overall, participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage Microsoft Power BI effectively for data visualisation and analysis.

The key learning objectives

By the end of this 1-day refresher course, participants will have developed a solid understanding of Power BI Desktop. They will have the necessary skills to design, model, and visualise data, and collaborate in Power BI cloud service to deliver compelling reports that address business needs effectively.

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Understanding Power BI:

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Power BI, including its features, value offering, and licensing options. They will grasp the overall workflow and components of Power BI Desktop and the Cloud Service.

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Data Modeling and Query Building:

Participants will learn best practices for data modeling, including establishing relationships between tables and utilising star schema. They will acquire skills in extracting, transforming, and loading data from various sources, as well as applying common data transformations and building efficient queries.

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Report Building and Visualization:

Participants will learn how to design and optimise reports, choosing appropriate visuals based on context. They will enhance report interactivity, customise visual elements, and utilise advanced features such as KPI cards, tooltips, drills, and conditional formatting.

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DAX Formulas and Time Intelligence:

Participants will gain proficiency in using DAX formulas, understanding its syntax and commonly used functions. They will explore evaluation context and learn how to create calculated measures and utilise time intelligence concepts for analysing data over time.

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Governance and Distribution:

Participants will understand the importance of governance in Power BI, including implementing row-level security, publishing models, and sharing reports and dashboards. They will also learn how to collaborate in group workspaces and publish Power BI apps for consumers.

Throughout the course, ample time will be provided for students to follow along with the instructor during demonstrations and labs. The labs are designed to reinforce the concepts learned in each module and provide hands-on practice in applying the skills

Why Choose Us?

Frequently Asked Questions

Only those that have previously attended one of our classes are able to join the refresher class. If your team has previously attended training through us, they are welcome to join the refresher class.

Some general requirements: All delegates need a laptop running Windows OS (BYO Laptop), Delegates will need to be able to download and install the latest version of Power BI Desktop on their laptop, or need to have the latest version pre-installed. Training files and a digital copy of the manual will be provided as well as a Power BI Pro accounts for use during the course. Those attending our online courses, should have access to 2 screens.

Our courses focus on understanding key concepts around how best to use the tool to solve business problems. This is a totally different way of thinking and thus requires a different approach. The success of our courses are grounded in our passion to focus on best practice concepts that empower a solid foundation to build upon. 

What distinguishes Data Bear as a Power BI training provider is that our company is an established Power BI partner with a vertical focus on implementing Power BI solutions. On top of this, we are also a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics. Our team includes a Microsoft MVP for 2019 – 2020 for their contribution around Power BI. The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given by Microsoft to technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. We also have a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) are certified premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies. As a consulting organisation with a central focus on Power BI, you have the benefit of receiving specialist training from instructors who draw on their industry experience to teach best practice to solve business problems.

Yes. Data Bear’s Power BI support services offers team augmentation that can be more cost-effective and efficient way to embrace and harness Microsoft technologies. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Data Bear offers dedicated resources to contribute to your projects or ad-hoc tasks to help increase the quality of work whilst reducing time spent on development or problem solving. With our team at your service, you have access to a broader talent pool that are continuously upskilling to ensure enhance business efficiency and best practice. 

If you require our course content to be tailored to your specific needs, we suggest you request a private training session. In this scenario, one of our trainers will provide your team customised training. We also provide Power BI training using your own data (BYO data training).
Yes! We understand that some of your team may be located outside the UK and would thus prefer a remote learning option. Our live online remotely delivered courses will still cover all the same aspects as in-person training.

Our team provides Power BI consulting and support services to organisations globally. Our experienced Power BI consultants have developed a ‘Requirements Analysis’ template which helps facilitate the process of communicating and collating your specific reporting requirements. We also provide mentorship, if your analysts need supercharging, our Power BI consultants will mentor them and ensure they are equipped to help create a ‘data culture’ in the organisation.

Yes, when pricing our private Power BI training, we offer significant discounts (up to 70%) based on the number of delegates, and only charge for the first 5 delegates. We can deliver private bespoke training at your premises throughout the UK or as a live online session.

Yes, as it is important for IT to understand how governance and security are managed within the Power BI admin portal, we offer specific training focusing on empowering IT to manage Power BI roll-outs.

Yes, without end user training, consumers loose value by not knowing how to use some of the rich features Power BI offers. For example, there is native artificial intelligence (AI) within Power BI which could potentially unlock hidden insights with a simply click of a button. We ensure end users are empowered to derive significant value from a Power BI solution.

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