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Power BI Specialist
Learning PathPower BI Specialist

This path is for users looking to master self-service business intelligence with Power BI Desktop & Service, build Advanced DAX skills, and ace the Microsoft PL-300 exam

74 hours
4 courses
2 projects
Power BI
Overview

This path is for users looking for a comprehensive, hands-on guide to self-service business intelligence with Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service & Advanced DAX.

You’ll learn how to connect and prep data from external sources, build relational data models and DAX calculations, and design custom, interactive reports and dashboards with Power BI Desktop.

From there you’ll publish your work to the cloud with Power BI Service, create new apps and workspaces, and explore advanced tools like gateways, dataflows, row-level security, data-driven alerts, and more.

Next you'll build expert-level BI skills and solve real-world cases using advanced Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), exploring topics like evaluation context, compression & encoding, calculated joins, and query optimization.

Finally you'll build the skills you need to ace the Microsoft PL-300 Exam with a dedicated certification prep course, designed to help you become a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst, guaranteed.

This path is designed to help you learn job-ready skills, solve real business problems, and build a project portfolio to showcase your skills to peers and employers.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PATH?

  • Analysts or Data Scientists who want to learn how to design, build, and distribute professional-quality reports and dashboards using Microsoft Power BI
  • Excel users looking to upskill and transition into a BI-focused role
  • Power BI users who want to ace the PL-300 Exam and become a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst
  • Students looking for a hands-on, project-based learning experience

WHAT ARE THE PATH REQUIREMENTS?

  • Power BI Desktop for Windows/PC (currently unavailable for Mac)
  • NOTE: Power BI Service requires a work or school email address, and some features require a Pro license (60 day trial, then $9.99/mo)
Curriculum
Course
Microsoft Power BI Desktop 2023Build a full-scale business intelligence solution from scratch, using one of the world’s most powerful BI platforms
Guided Project
Toy Store KPI ReportBuild a simple, interactive KPI report to track key metrics and explore high-level trends
Course
Microsoft Power BI ServiceTake your BI skills to the cloud with Power BI Service, and learn how to publish, collaborate, and share your work online
Course
Advanced DAX for Power BIBuild expert-level BI skills and solve real-world projects with advanced Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Guided Project
Airline Loyalty ProgramAnalyze an airline loyalty promotion and prepare a visual summary
Course
Microsoft PL-300 Exam PrepComplete, hands-on guide to acing the PL-300 Power BI Exam and becoming a Microsoft Certified Power BI Data Analyst Associate
Instructors
Aaron Parry
Aaron ParryAaron is a professional analytics consultant and Microsoft Power BI expert, with 10+ years working in business intelligence and marketing analytics. He's an instructor, coach and mentor for aspiring analysts, and has deep experience helping companies develop and implement full-stack BI solutions.

Chris Dutton
Chris DuttonChris is an EdTech entrepreneur and best-selling Data Analytics instructor. As Founder and Chief Product Officer at Maven Analytics, his work has been featured by USA Today, Business Insider, Entrepreneur and the New York Times, reaching more than 1,000,000 students around the world.
Overview

This path is for users looking for a comprehensive, hands-on guide to self-service business intelligence with Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service & Advanced DAX.

You’ll learn how to connect and prep data from external sources, build relational data models and DAX calculations, and design custom, interactive reports and dashboards with Power BI Desktop.

From there you’ll publish your work to the cloud with Power BI Service, create new apps and workspaces, and explore advanced tools like gateways, dataflows, row-level security, data-driven alerts, and more.

Next you'll build expert-level BI skills and solve real-world cases using advanced Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), exploring topics like evaluation context, compression & encoding, calculated joins, and query optimization.

Finally you'll build the skills you need to ace the Microsoft PL-300 Exam with a dedicated certification prep course, designed to help you become a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst, guaranteed.

This path is designed to help you learn job-ready skills, solve real business problems, and build a project portfolio to showcase your skills to peers and employers.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PATH?

  • Analysts or Data Scientists who want to learn how to design, build, and distribute professional-quality reports and dashboards using Microsoft Power BI
  • Excel users looking to upskill and transition into a BI-focused role
  • Power BI users who want to ace the PL-300 Exam and become a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst
  • Students looking for a hands-on, project-based learning experience

WHAT ARE THE PATH REQUIREMENTS?

  • Power BI Desktop for Windows/PC (currently unavailable for Mac)
  • NOTE: Power BI Service requires a work or school email address, and some features require a Pro license (60 day trial, then $9.99/mo)
Instructors
Aaron Parry
Aaron ParryAaron is a professional analytics consultant and Microsoft Power BI expert, with 10+ years working in business intelligence and marketing analytics. He's an instructor, coach and mentor for aspiring analysts, and has deep experience helping companies develop and implement full-stack BI solutions.

Chris Dutton
Chris DuttonChris is an EdTech entrepreneur and best-selling Data Analytics instructor. As Founder and Chief Product Officer at Maven Analytics, his work has been featured by USA Today, Business Insider, Entrepreneur and the New York Times, reaching more than 1,000,000 students around the world.
Curriculum
Course
Microsoft Power BI Desktop 2023Build a full-scale business intelligence solution from scratch, using one of the world’s most powerful BI platforms
Guided Project
Toy Store KPI ReportBuild a simple, interactive KPI report to track key metrics and explore high-level trends
Course
Microsoft Power BI ServiceTake your BI skills to the cloud with Power BI Service, and learn how to publish, collaborate, and share your work online
Course
Advanced DAX for Power BIBuild expert-level BI skills and solve real-world projects with advanced Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Guided Project
Airline Loyalty ProgramAnalyze an airline loyalty promotion and prepare a visual summary
Course
Microsoft PL-300 Exam PrepComplete, hands-on guide to acing the PL-300 Power BI Exam and becoming a Microsoft Certified Power BI Data Analyst Associate
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