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Data Model Design using Power BI Desktop – Level 2

Overview

This is the second course in the Power BI for the Cloud training series. What makes Power BI for the Cloud such a vast improvement over simple Excel worksheets is the Power BI Data Model, which allows data to be pulled together from multiple data sources. This course is designed for Report Builders who are ready to create custom data models for themselves and for other Power BI Report Builders.

Prerequisite(s): Power BI for the Cloud – Level 1 – Report Builder

Course Outlines

Lesson 1 : Understanding BI Data

  • Business Intelligence Data
  • Data Source Types
  • Power BI Data Sources

Lesson 2 : Creating Data Models

  • Power BI Query Import Options
  • Planning a Data Model – Flat File
  • Planning Power BI Data Queries
  • Planning a Data Model – Database
  • Planning a Data Model – Hybrid

Lesson 3 : Customizing Data Models

  • Query Editor Transformations
  • Applied Steps Merging & Appending Queries
  • Understanding the Data Modeling Tool

Lesson 4 : Power BI Functions – DAX Measures

  • DAX Measures
  • Creating Measures
  • Best Practices

Lesson 5 : Using Dates Correctly

  • Building Data Tables
  • Building Hierarchies