Dashboard in a Day: From Novice to Pro with Power BI

Unlock the full potential of your data with Power BI and the “Dashboard in a Day” training course, designed specifically for beginners to intermediate users.

In just one day, you will gain the skills and confidence to create dynamic and insightful Power BI dashboards.

This hands-on workshop will transform your ability to visualize data, providing you with practical techniques to enhance your reporting and decision-making processes.

By the end of the day, you’ll be equipped with the expertise to build compelling dashboards that drive actionable insights, streamline your workflow, and elevate your data analysis capabilities to new heights.

Power BI: Dashboard in a Day

What is included with the Power BI Data Analyst course?

Delivery of the Power BI Data Analyst, 3-day course

Delivered by a Microsoft Certified Instructor

A practice exam that allows you to become familiar with the Microsoft style exam, as well as being able to target revision

Access to the Vantage 365 Learner Support Microsoft Engage community so that questions and discussions can take place with the trainers and other learners

A standalone lab environment where you can work through the exercises, try new things, and experiment without worrying about breaking governance and compliance rules within your normal working tenancy

A badge which can be displayed on your Learning Profile and on LinkedIn to indicate that you have completed the training

An exam voucher, valued at £69, for you to be able to take the exam without incurring the additional cost

Meet some of our trainers

To maximise the success of our learners, we use only the best instructors. These instructors are adept at delivering the training material and live and breathe the technology. This allows them to use a huge amount of their own experiences to bring the material to life.

Joe Griffin

Joe is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.
He is a highly skilled Data Platform and Business Applications Technical Architect.

Rory Neary

Rory is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.
He is a highly experienced data and Power Platform trainer.

Book your course today!

There is no better time to take accountability for your education. Start by checking out our available dates and booking your spot.

Who should attend the Dashboard in a Day course?

This course is ideal for professionals who want to enhance their data analysis and visualisation skills, including:

  1. Business Analysts: Looking to create impactful dashboards to drive business insights.
  2. Data Analysts: Seeking to streamline their data reporting processes with powerful visualisations.
  3. Managers and Executives: Aiming to make data-driven decisions with real-time dashboards.
  4. IT Professionals: Interested in integrating and leveraging Power BI for organisational data.
  5. Anyone New to Power BI: Individuals who are new to Power BI and want to quickly get up to speed with its dashboard capabilities.

No prior experience with Power BI is required, making this course perfect for beginners and intermediate users alike.

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What are the course objectives of the Dashboard in a Day course?

The “Dashboard in a Day” course aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Understand Power BI Fundamentals: Gain a solid understanding of Power BI’s interface, features, and capabilities.
  2. Data Import and Transformation: Learn how to connect to various data sources, import data, and perform basic data transformations.
  3. Creating Interactive Dashboards: Master the skills to design and build interactive and visually appealing dashboards.
  4. Data Visualisation Techniques: Discover best practices for visualising data effectively using Power BI’s range of chart types and visualisation tools.
  5. Data Modelling: Learn how to create and manage data models, including relationships and calculated columns.
  6. Implementing Filters and Slicers: Understand how to use filters and slicers to create dynamic and interactive reports.
  7. Publishing and Sharing Dashboards: Learn how to publish dashboards to the Power BI service and share them with stakeholders.
  8. Real-time Data Analysis: Explore techniques for real-time data analysis and monitoring with Power BI dashboards.
  9. Practical Hands-on Experience: Apply the concepts learned through practical exercises and real-world scenarios.
  10. Best Practices and Tips: Receive expert tips and best practices to optimise your use of Power BI for business intelligence and reporting.

By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create powerful, data-driven dashboards that drive actionable insights.

How will Dashboard in a Day help me?

The “Dashboard in a Day” course will significantly enhance your data literacy, enabling you to interpret and visualise data effectively.

This course will improve your decision-making by teaching you how to create dashboards that provide actionable insights, allowing for informed, data-driven decisions. You will also increase your efficiency by mastering Power BI tools and features, streamlining your data analysis process and saving time on generating reports.

By adding this valuable skill set to your professional toolkit, you’ll become more competitive in the job market and enhance your career prospects. The course will equip you with the ability to create real-time data monitoring dashboards, helping you stay on top of key metrics and trends. You’ll also learn to share your dashboards with colleagues and stakeholders, fostering better communication and collaboration within your organisation.

With the skills to customise dashboards to meet specific business needs, you can provide tailored insights for various departments and teams. The hands-on experience gained through practical exercises ensures you can apply your new skills immediately in your work environment, leveraging Power BI’s powerful features to transform raw data into meaningful insights and ultimately drive better business outcomes.

Book your course today!

There is no better time to take accountability for your education. Start by checking out our available dates and booking your spot.

Dashboard in a Day Overview

Module 1: Accessing and preparing data

In this module, you will learn how to access various data sources and import your data into Power BI Desktop. The focus will be on cleaning and transforming the data to ensure it is ready for analysis. You’ll gain essential skills in shaping and preparing your data for optimal reporting and visualisation.

  • Access various data sources.
  • Import data into Power BI Desktop.
  • Clean and transform data.
  • Shape data for optimal reporting.
  • Prepare data for analysis.

Module 2: Data modelling and exploration

This module guides you through creating robust data models to facilitate efficient data exploration and analysis. You will set up relationships between different datasets and perform basic calculations. Building a strong data model foundation will enhance your ability to uncover meaningful insights from your data.

  • Create robust data models.
  • Set up relationships between datasets.
  • Perform basic calculations.
  • Enhance data models with business logic.
  • Explore data efficiently.

Module 3: Data visualisation

Discover how to build compelling and interactive visualisations in this lab. Using Power BI’s rich set of visualisation tools, you’ll create charts, graphs, and maps that effectively represent your data insights. The module will also cover customising visuals to convey your message clearly and engagingly.

  • Build interactive visualizations.
  • Create charts, graphs, and maps.
  • Customize visual elements.
  • Use Power BI visualization tools.
  • Represent data insights effectively.

Module 4: Publishing and accessing reports

Learn the process of publishing your Power BI reports to the Power BI service, making them accessible online for sharing and collaboration. This lab covers the essential steps to distribute insights across your organisation, with an optional demonstration of the Power BI Service to enhance your understanding of its capabilities.

  • Publish reports to Power BI Service.
  • Access reports online.
  • Share reports with stakeholders.
  • Collaborate using Power BI Service.
  • Optional: Explore Power BI Service features.

Module 5: Collaboration

In this lab, you will create comprehensive dashboards that combine multiple reports and visuals into a single interactive view. Emphasis is placed on best practices for building and sharing dashboards with stakeholders, enabling effective collaboration and communication of insights within your organisation.

  • Create comprehensive dashboards.
  • Combine multiple reports and visuals.
  • Follow best practices for dashboard design.
  • Share dashboards with stakeholders.
  • Enable effective collaboration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Dashboard in a Day training offered by Microsoft all about?

The Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) workshop by Microsoft is a hands-on training session that focuses on maximising your Power BI experience. It covers the capabilities of Power BI in data visualisation using real-life scenarios.

How can attending a DIAD workshop enhance my Power BI skills?

By participating in a DIAD workshop, you will get practical experience in creating visually appealing dashboards in Power BI. The hands-on labs and interactive sessions will help you understand the full capability of Power BI for data visualisation.

What can I expect from the Power BI training course at the DIAD workshop?

The Power BI training course at the DIAD workshop will cover different aspects such as preparing data, data modeling, exploration, visualisation techniques, and more. You will learn how to analyse data in a rich and compelling way using Power BI.

What is the duration of the Dashboard in a Day workshop?

The Dashboard in a Day workshop is a full-day event where attendees get to immerse themselves in various hands-on activities and learn about the capabilities of Power BI.

Can I register for an upcoming DIAD workshop to improve my Power BI skills?

Yes, you can register for an upcoming DIAD workshop to enhance your Power BI skills and gain valuable insights into data visualisation and business intelligence using Microsoft’s Power BI platform.

How is the Dashboard in a Day training different from other Power BI workshops?

The Dashboard in a Day training is a one-day intensive workshop that focuses on hands-on labs and practical applications of Power BI for data visualisation. It provides attendees with a comprehensive understanding of Power BI’s capabilities.

What are some key topics covered in the course outline of the DIAD workshop?

The course outline of the DIAD workshop includes modules on data analysis, visualisation techniques, preparing data for analysis, hands-on labs, and creating compelling dashboards in Power BI.

Will I receive a certificate after completing the Dashboard in a Day training?

Yes, upon completion of the Dashboard in a Day training, attendees will receive a certificate recognising their participation and successful completion of the workshop.

How can I learn more about Power BI?

If you want to go deeper with your learning and understanding about Power BI, then you can explore PL-300: Power BI Data Analyst which qualifies you for a Microsoft Associate certification.

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