1 day

Why come on this course?

Power BI provides a variety of methods for using reports and dashboards within which data can be viewed and analysed visually.

This course covers the use of existing Power BI Desktop or Power BI reports and dashboards. It will identify core features, terminology and processes applicable when using reports or dashboards. Its principal aim is to provide the skills to enable a delegate to work with the reports and dashboards effectively.

Please note – this course does not cover creating reports or dashboards.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for anyone whose role requires them to use existing Power BI Reports or Dashboards to consume the contents. Roles can include management at all levels, team leaders or anyone who needs to commission the production of reports or dashboards.


This course is not suitable for new Excel or database users.  You must:

  • Be able to create charts. 
  • Be able to use filters in data.

What will I learn?

At the end of this course you will learn:

  • Power BI concepts and main features
  • How a report is created
  • Navigating reports and dashboards
  • How to apply filters and slicers
  • To use Insights, Analytics and Natural Language Queries

Course contents

Getting Started with Power BI

  • Power BI Concepts and Versions
  • Introduction to Main Features:
    • Jargon buster
    • From Data to Reports and Dashboards
    • Visualizations Overview
    • Visualizations Available
    • Visualizations as Filter
    • Reports and Dashboards Similarities and Differences

Understanding what you are looking at

  • What do the visuals show me?
  • Refreshing a report

Using a Report in Power BI

  • Filters, sorting and using slicers
  • See the actual data
    • See Data and See Records
    • Drill visualizations
    • Q & A Ask a question
  • Off the shelf data analysis
    • Quick Conditional Formatting
    • Analytics lines
    • Use Insight for Increases and Decreases
    • Forecast Analytics
    • Changing calculations and Show As

Working with Dashboards

  • Dashboards in Power BI Defined
  • How is a dashboard different from a report?
  • Working in the Dashboard window
  • Using Q & A with natural language queries
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