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Public Online Power BI Courses & On-site Power BI Training Classes

Power BI Foundations Training:
Introduction to Power BI

Length: 2 Days (14 hours)

Public Remote Online: £895
Next Date: 15-16 July 2024
Public Onsite Class (London): £1,195
Next Date: (July Class fully booked)

In this popular 2-day Introduction to Power BI workshop, our structured course helps those with little to intermediate experience understand the fundamental concepts required for building Power BI reports the right way. Learn fundamental data structure principles and how to build KPIs that answers specific business questions. This training ensures that you’ll have a best practice foundation to enhance the process of compelling interactive data storytelling.

Power BI Next Level Training:
Go Further with Power BI

Length: 2 Days (14 hours)

Public Remote Online: £895
Next Date: 17-18 July 2024
Public Onsite Class (London): £1,195
Next Date:(July class fully booked)

The Power BI Next Level course is designed for data analysts and report authors who have completed the Power BI Foundations course and want to further enhance their skills in Power BI. This instructor-led, 2-day course delves deeper into concepts and techniques that empower learners to create highly effective reports, analyse complex data, and optimise their Power BI workflow. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of data visualisation concepts, calculations with DAX, data modelling, cloud service administration, dynamic security, governance, and best practices in Power BI. 

Power BI Immersive Bundle:
Foundations & Next Level Course

Length: 4 Days (14 hours)

Public Remote Online: £1,432
Next Date: 15-18 July 2024
Public Onsite Class(London): £1,912

Next Date: (July class fully booked)

Bundle Deal – Get 20% off!

When choosing our 4 day Immersive Bundle, you Save 20% off the cost of the Foundations and Next Level course. The Power BI Immersive bundle is designed for those with those who know they would like to take their Power BI learning from ‘Foundations’ to the ‘Next Level’. 

Immerse yourself by doing all 4 days consecutively. Buying the courses together as a bundle, you’ll save 20% off the price.

* All prices shown for the Immersive Bundle include the 20% Discount *

Why Choose Data Bear as Power BI Training Provider?

Microsoft Certified Trainers

We don't use freelancers!

We've Partnered With Microsoft

Microsoft endorses our competencies!

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Free 1hr support call included!

Additional Free Resources

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As a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics and a Power BI Partner, our team of Microsoft Certified trainers and business intelligence consultants receive regular ‘insider’ training from the Power BI team to ensure we are up to speed with best practices and the latest functionality.

With over a decade of Microsoft Business Intelligence experience, focusing on using Power BI’s wide range of services, our team is dedicated to ensuring our MS BI training has practical business application that produces results. Having partnered with Microsoft, we teach you how to build a robust solution from the ground up, ensuring that, going forward, your team has the best practice foundation to continue the process of driving business change through effective data storytelling.

For those who have attended our training courses, we provide discounted ongoing Power BI support packages. In this scenario, our team of consultants will provide the mentorship needed to ensure your team rises to new heights on their business analytics journey.

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Microsoft Power BI Training London

Our in-person or onsite Power BI Training courses focus on ensuring that Microsoft Power BI is used effectively with best practices. There is a difference between knowing how to use Power BI and knowing how to build insightful compelling reports that effectively answer specific questions. Based in London, we provide tailored bespoke Power BI courses UK-wide.

Looking for a Power BI class in London?

We provide monthly scheduled public MS Power BI class in London or private online courses UK-wide. To ensure that our courses are relevant and adds significant value, we also offer bespoke Microsoft Power BI training and training using your own data (BYO Data training). We run both Power BI introduction training courses and more advance Power BI training for data analysts. We have tailor course that focus on data modelling, Power Query, DAX measures, AI Visuals in Power BI and Microsoft Fabric.

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Johann is brilliant. The Data Bear solutions are just fantastic. The quantifiable improvement to any business using their Power BI Dashboards are worth 100 times more than the investment. Great stuff.
Purple Thread Marketing
Purple Thread Marketing
23:14 23 Mar 17
We have been working with Johann and Dmitri for almost a year now. From concept to design and implementation, they have been nothing but professional and timely. They leveraged Azure and Power BI to sort and report our point of sales data. We have no reservation when it comes to recommending Data Bear and look forward to our continued partnership.
James Mack
James Mack
22:48 18 May 17
The DataBear team has been great to work with! They take the time to understand the problem and then put together a real-time solution. It's also great when they responds so quickly! We will continue to work with them!
Laura Sailor
Laura Sailor
01:13 05 Apr 17
Fantastic experience. Very customer oriented - in helping us think through our needs, suggesting solutions and then delivering on a great solution. Great guys to work with!
Guru Sankar
Guru Sankar
07:11 08 Apr 17
Extremely professional and easy to work with. Highly knowledgeable on all aspects of Microsoft Power BI issues and solutions. Would strongly recommend.
Ellen Howard
Ellen Howard
22:27 04 Apr 17
Johann and the team are a great resource if you are looking to implement Power BI. He has worked closely with the team here at Appdopt and they provide powerful insights!
Prameet Dhaliwal
Prameet Dhaliwal
07:00 13 Oct 17
Incredible trainers. Very knowledgeable. Took me from zero to very decent level in no time. I'd highly recommend using them for your data modelling and training needs.
Thierry Thielens
Thierry Thielens
09:45 16 Feb 18
Fantastic training delivered clearly and effectively. Training was delivered at a pace that reflected our individual abilities and Johan ensured everything was clearly understood before moving on. Would happily recommend!
Jonathon Dawes
Jonathon Dawes
12:00 08 May 18
Great Power BI training provider – very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend.
Marlena Krawczyk
Marlena Krawczyk
12:27 08 May 18
Very professional training from Johann who is highly knowledgeable, giving to the team great insights to project our use of Power BI. Highly recommended.
Marine Arribas
Marine Arribas
10:16 16 May 18
Highly informative and pitched at exactly the right level
Thrudd Q
Thrudd Q
07:25 29 May 18
We had the pleasure of attending the 2 day BI Course. Not was not only very informative, it was made extremely enjoyable by the very knowledgeable Johann who presented in a way we all understood. Highly Recommend anyone looking for some BI training to contact Data Bear
Andy Freeman
Andy Freeman
13:44 31 May 18
Great Power Bi training in London. A very comprehensive overview of this platform with a thorough agenda, good training materials and a friendly group; Johann is an excellent trainer with a great depth of knowledge and experience in Power Bi. Highly recommended.
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown
11:47 02 Jul 18
Johann provided excellent guided instruction and inspired the candidates to be excited about the possibilities of taking the learning away to implement.
Chris Halford
Chris Halford
15:58 16 Jul 18
DataBear were a pleasure to deal with. We had a 2-day training workshop at our own location, Johann was very knowledgeable, not only delivering a well structured and organised piece of training, but also able to answer questions quickly. Thank you for a superb experience.
Craig Burton
Craig Burton
15:41 25 Jul 18
Super clear instruction and tutoring by Johann. Great size of group (6) - meant that no-one in the class was left behind, and it seemed those ahead - were not too held back. It is a lot of info to take in for the 2 day course. Would highly recommend the 3 day course where possible! Jon Brown
Jon Brown
Jon Brown
13:06 05 Sep 18
I recently attended the 2-day Power BI Course run by Johann. This was an intensive and extremely valuable course. Johann is a great instructor, he knows the subject well, and his pace is spot-on. There were many clear and easy-to-follow examples, and the emphasis on practical learning makes this a very worthwhile two days. I would recommend doing the three day course however, as there is so much content and I left wanting just a little more exposure to the final module. Many thanks Johann!
Shannon Molloy
Shannon Molloy
09:28 10 Sep 18
Being new to Power BI I was keen to organise some training for our UK data team. After some Googling I decided on Databear and gave them a call. Johann promptly called me back and we discussed the various training options and we arranged some onsite training to be held at our own offices. Johann provided two excellent days of training, full of knowledge, insight and explanations. With Johann you get right in to using the tool and apply what you are learning as you go. I would highly recommend Johann to anyone interested in learning how to use Power BI correctly and effectively.
Christopher Bernatek
Christopher Bernatek
11:31 28 Sep 18
I attended the three day PowerBI training course with Johann and found it extremely valuable and insightful. Johann has an excellent knowledge of the subject and the lessons are well structured. I would recommend people take the opportunity to learn and grow their skills through Data Bear .
Jordan Russell
Jordan Russell
12:51 28 Sep 18
Data Bear came in to run a two day course on Power BI, the attendees were from various levels of excel experience, but Johann kept the training relevant to all levels and made sure to carry everyone along.a very good way to start your Power BI journey.
Josh Davidson
Josh Davidson
09:15 26 Oct 18
Excellent intensive, small group two-day course - best practise on data modelling was the most valuable section for me as this underpins the success of everything you could possibly want to achieve in Power BI! Highly recommend for those who have go their teeth into Power BI already and want to produce more effective and efficient work but also great for complete beginners as Johann will adapt to suit your needs, even in a mixed group.
Helen Smith
Helen Smith
11:49 12 Nov 18
Very structured, well delivered, convenient in terms of timing and location course! I really had a great value for money n this course! Thanks Johann, will definitely recommend to colleagues!
Maria Razdelkina
Maria Razdelkina
15:02 05 Dec 18
I have just attended a 2-day PowerBI course ran by Johann. The course is very comprehensive and intense. I would suggest anyone who plans to attend the course to have some basic idea of PowerBI first. This will make the 2-day less daunting. Having said that, Johann was super helpful and patient both during and after the course. A classroom course beats any online course hands down.
Vivian Chiu
Vivian Chiu
11:46 31 Jan 19
Had a fantastic three days with Johann, and would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to improve their PowerBI skills. His (and Data Bear's) approach to training is very intuitive and helps with real-life examples. The training was adapted to the areas I required further guidance on which provided a very, very quality experience.Happy to say I will be undertaking further training with Data Bear in the coming months.
Ben O'Connor
Ben O'Connor
16:18 31 Jan 19
Excellent course. Had the pleasure of being tutored by Johann in the 2-day Power BI introduction. By the end of it I was able to go back to work and start producing reports I had hoped to - almost straight away. Highly recommended.
Daniel Slater
Daniel Slater
09:20 02 Sep 19
The course was taught by the founder of Data Bear, and I was thoroughly impressed by it. It was taught a fast but engaging pace with several well thought out exercises throughout the 3 days that really helped embed the core subjects Johann was teaching us. I would highly recommend this course to anyone starting off in Power BI who wants to quickly attain a good level of knowledge.
Ajay Gajree
Ajay Gajree
09:23 30 Apr 19
Great course! My colleagues and I had a private 2 day training with Johann. The course was exactly what we were looking for in order to get a solid understanding of PowerBI. He took us from zero to a level where we feel confident enough to start creating our own reports. He was happy to deviate from schedule, answer all our questions and tailor the content based on our needs. Highly recommended!
Brikena Tachirai
Brikena Tachirai
22:48 12 Mar 19
3 day Power BI Training - Johann is a great instructor and assisted in every aspect to understand the core concepts. It's a great course and would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn Power BI.
Shree Kale
Shree Kale
14:57 05 Jun 19
A very worthwhile investment of time and money. I've been using Power BI for 6 months learning by trial and error. This course really provided the context I needed. Its a very well structured and hands-on course. My only regret is that I didn't sign up for the full 3 days as there was stuff in the 3rd day which would have been beneficial too.
Roger Taylor
Roger Taylor
11:02 30 Apr 19
Very well structured course that provided all the building blocks to be able to master PBI. Would highly recommend. The instructors were also very willing to help me outside of the lessons with any questions relating to projects i was working on. If you want to save a lot of time when starting out with PBI, this course will teach you all the fundamental best practice techniques you should be using.
alistair ring
alistair ring
08:42 31 Oct 19
Absolutely brilliant course, nice people and approachable. Highly recommend taking the extended course.
Pau Ramón
Pau Ramón
10:27 01 Nov 19
My firm recently contracted Data Bear to improve our implementation of Power BI embedded. Their engineers have a very high level of technical acumen, and had experience in several different technologies. I would highly recommend their services.
Barrett Layman
Barrett Layman
14:31 04 Aug 20
Outstanding private training from Data Bear, can highly recommend for anyone that needs some comprehensive tuition on Power BI - great company who were adaptive to my needs and very limited experience in this area.
Dionne Clarke
Dionne Clarke
16:42 05 Nov 20
An absolutely brilliant course, at the right pace whilst providing in-depth learning. I would highly recommend.
Billy Hinken
Billy Hinken
15:30 08 Oct 20
Johann is a very knowledgeable trainer, as well as super collaborative and open to questions - highly recommended!
Ana David
Ana David
14:24 07 Dec 20

Frequently Asked Questions

As Power BI Foundations training course starts with an introductory overview of Power BI, delegates who attend this course do not require any previous BI training or prior Power BI experience. The course is designed to guide delegates from zero to hero. We often have users who have been using the tool extensively attend our course and during the course they find that there were many ‘gaps’ in their learning. The training course adds value to both those who are new to Power BI and those who already have experience with the tool.

As our Power BI Next Level training course follows on from our Power BI Foundations course, delegates who attend this course are required to have completed the Foundations course or have practical experience and understanding of our Foundation course topics. This course is designed to provide delegates with a deeper understanding of Power BI Concepts enabling them to create highly effective reports.

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 Microsoft Power BI partner with a vertical focus on implementing Power BI solutions that produce results. On top of this, we are also a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics. Our team includes a Microsoft MVP 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 Microsoft Certified Trainers (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.

If you’re new to Power BI, then our Foundations course is the best option for you. This will give you a comprehensive overview of what the tool can do and how best to do so. The Power BI training exercises focus on ensuring that you will master the basics and have a solid best practice foundation around telling a compelling story with data. Our Next Level course allows a deeper focus on key learning concepts. If you are wanting to dive a little deeper into creating robust reports, then in addition to the Foundations course, the Next Level is a good option. 

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.

When booking a private class you can ensure that only your organisation’s team members are in the class. This provides freedom to ask specific questions around your usage scenarios and to focus on specific content as requested. Private class can be tailored to your needs. When booking a private class, we also offer significant discounts for larger groups.
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. We provide bespoke training around Microsoft Fabric administration, usage monitoring, and governance within Microsoft Purview.

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. We ensure consumers understand the key concepts and empower those who are not ‘tech savvy’ to use Power BI as a tool for answering questions with data. 

We Have Empowered Over 400 Organisations

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Power BI Consumer Training
Microsoft Power BI Course For End Users

In this half day Power BI Training workshop focusing solely on the Power BI cloud service, we ensure that all consumers of Power Bl reports and dashboards understand how best to derive value from a Power BI solution. Power Bl has many rich features which easily allows end-users, without requiring any prior data analysis training, to, within minutes, derive exceptional minutes, value from their data. Following the role of a consumer of Power Bl reports you will learn to build Power BI dashboards, and use the many ‘wow features available in the Power BI cloud service.

Course Outline:

  • Overview of the Power BI Cloud Service
  • Role and Functionality for Consumers
  • Building an Overview Dashboard
  • Creating Advanced Dashboard.

  • Build a Power BI Dashboard from a pre-built set of Power BI reports
  • Power BI for Mobile
  • Power BI Natural Language Queries
  • Use the Power BI Quick Insights 
(Built in Artificial Intelligence)
  • Understand the flow and navigation of reports and dashboards

  • Interrogate reports using cross highlighting, drill-downs and drill-throughs
  • Understanding of available report filters and how to reset these
  • Consuming Power BI apps
  • Creating Personal Power BI bookmarks

Outside London? This MS power BI Training course is also available as a remote online class or onsite throughout the UK. Please use the form at the bottom of the page to request more information.
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Bespoke Power BI Training using Your Own Data

2 Day Power BI Private Training:

Bring Your Own (BYO) Data

When using your own data to learn how to build insightful reports, all the training exercises have a relevant context that is aligned to your specific business needs, and the final output is a tailored Power Business Intelligence solution which adds value to your organisation.

In this training workshop, using your own data, we teach you how to build the reports your organisation needs and how to ensure that your end users are empowered to derive value from a Power BI solution. Based on your requested learning path, the course focuses on your specific needs and business requirements, ensuring that what you learn is relevant and adds significant value to defined outcomes.

Note: As this approach is a hybrid between consulting and training, to ensure efficiency, we first review your data in combination with the specific reporting requirements and learning path which you have around these. Thereafter, we tailor custom content, and prepare all the reporting outcomes beforehand. The training will focus on teaching your team how to develop and maintain the specific solution your organisation needs.

This tailored content will cover the end-to-end process to develop the solutions based on your unique organisational reporting needs.

Outside of London or Manchester? This MS BI training course is also available as a remote online training option or available onsite throughout the UK.

Power BI BYO Data Training

General Power BI Questions

Power BI lets you connect different data sources, whether they are Excel files, cloud services, or hybrid data systems, and transform them into clear, engaging, and interactive visualisations. You can use Power BI to create a coherent story with your data and share it with others.

Power BI and Excel have some similarities, such as the ability to use formulas, pivot tables, and slicers, but they also have some differences, such as the scope, scalability, and collaboration features. Unlike Excel, Power BI’s visuals are interactive. Power BI also offers more options for data visualisation, sharing, and security than Excel.

You can use Power BI Desktop for free, with zero limitations. To securely share interactive content in the Power BI cloud service, a license is required by the person sharing and all recipients. The most common license is a Power BI pro license. 

Power BI uses 2 programmatic languages, DAX & M. DAX stands for Data Analysis Expressions, which is a formula expression language used in various Microsoft products such as Power BI, Analysis Services, and Power Pivot in Excel. DAX formulas enable you to perform advanced calculations and queries on data in related tables and columns. DAX is a powerful tool for data analysis and reporting that can help you solve many business problems.

The M language is a programming language that was developed by Microsoft for data analysis and manipulation. It is also known as Power Query Formula Language or Power Query M. The M language allows users to create queries that can connect to various data sources, transform and filter data, and create custom functions. The M language is used in Power BI, Excel, and other Microsoft products that support Power Query.

The best way to learn Power BI is to start with understanding the broad concepts. Know why you are doing what you are doing is more important the the ‘how’. Once the fundamental best practice concepts are understood, you will have a solid foundation to build upon.

It is not recommended to just dive in and begin transforming data and creating relationships between tables without knowing best practices. Microsoft Partners like Data Bear can help ensure that you learn Power BI the right way.

Custom Power BI Training Workshops

Private BI Training:

A Tailored Power BI Training Course

If you have already attended our Foundations or Next Level training classes and would like to further your advance your Power BI skills, then a tailored training package would be a suitable option.

We offer advanced DAX or advanced data modelling training, including training which focus on Power BI governance for IT, which covers all technical aspects of security and monitoring across your tenant. 

If you would like to focus on specific industry reports like creating Profit & Loss reports or other financial statements in Power BI, then our custom train option would focus on the specific content you require. We are also provide training on Power BI performance tunning, Power BI premium features, Power BI Paginated reports or the Power BI Report Server.

Our team is able to provide Power Query training, with a focus on the M language or advanced data transformations. Ensuring queries are optimised and there are no redundant steps in the query process is often an overlooked skill.

Power BI AI Visuals & Power BI Co-pilot training can help your team understand how to harness AI to uncover hidden insights and patterns in your data. Use AI to create code, build visuals and to explain the analysis through dynamic text. 

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