Master data visualisation with the Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Associate course (PL-300)

PL-300: Power BI Data Analyst Associate

The Power BI Data Analyst course is an in-depth exploration of what can be achieved using this market-leading service from Microsoft. By the end of the course, you will have a deep understanding of the key elements of Power BI, learning not only about the visual element but also about the platform’s transformational and management capabilities.

This course builds on the core concepts of data analysis, which includes understanding relational and non-relational data, as well as having a basic understanding of visualisation. It will skyrocket your understanding of the Power BI service along with its capability, governance and development processes so that you can push your own working practices, and those of your organisation, to the next level.

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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 Griffin

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

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Who should attend the Power BI Data Analyst course?

This course is ideal for data analysts, data professionals, and business intelligence enthusiasts who want to expand their knowledge and skills in data analysis using Power BI.

If you’re looking to advance your career as a data analyst or want to gain a competitive edge in the job market, this course is tailored to meet your needs.

Visualise your data with Microsoft Power BI

What are the course objectives of the Power Power BI Data Analyst course?

The main goal of this course is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to accurately perform data analysis using Power BI.

You will learn how to:

  • Retrieve and profile data from various sources, applying necessary transformations.
  • Design and implement a data model, enhancing it with DAX expressions, variables and aggregations.
  • Create insightful reports and dashboards to visualise the data effectively.
  • Perform advanced analytics to gain deeper insights from the data.
  • Manage workspaces, semantic models, and row-level security settings for collaboration and data governance.

By the end of the course, you will be well-prepared to take the PL-300 certification exam and become a certified Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst.

How will the Power BI Data Analyst course help me?

By completing this course, you will gain a deep understanding of Power BI and its capabilities, allowing you to effectively analyse data and uncover valuable insights for your organisation. You will be able to confidently use Power BI to connect to different data sources, transform and clean data using Power Query, and create visually stunning reports and dashboards. Not only will this course enhance your analytical skills, but it will also boost your career prospects as a certified Microsoft data analyst associate. Some potential career opportunities for individuals who have a deep understanding of Power BI and its capabilities include:

  1. Data Analyst: Power BI is a popular tool for data analysis, and having expertise in this tool can make you a highly sought-after data analyst. With Power BI skills, you will be able to effectively analyse data, create interactive dashboards, and visualise data insights for your organisation.
  2. Business Intelligence Developer: As a business intelligence developer, you will be responsible for designing and developing data models, reports, and dashboards using Power BI. With this certification, you will be able to leverage the full capabilities of Power BI to create robust business intelligence solutions.
  3. Data Architect: Power BI can be used to connect to a wide range of data sources, including on-premises databases, cloud services, and online services. As a data architect, you will have the knowledge and skills to design and implement data integration and data warehouse solutions using Power BI.
  4. Data Scientist: Power BI can be combined with other tools in the Microsoft ecosystem, such as Azure Machine Learning and SQL Server, to perform advanced analytics and create predictive models. With this certification, you will be able to use Power BI as part of your data science toolkit.
  5. Consultant: As a Power BI consultant, you can provide expertise and guidance to organisations looking to implement Power BI and utilise its capabilities effectively. With this certification, you will have the credentials to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise to potential clients.

Overall, completing this course and gaining a deep understanding of Power BI can open up various career opportunities in the field of data analysis and business intelligence. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to effectively analyse data, create visually stunning reports, and uncover valuable insights for your organisation. 

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

Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Course Overview

Module 1: Get started with Microsoft data analytics

In this first module, you will begin your journey as a data analyst, learning how a data analyst can tell a story with data. You will learn about the different tasks which are required of a data analyst, as well as learning what Power BI is, it’s building blocks, and how they work together.

Module 2: Prepare data for analysis with Power BI

Module 2 introduced how to use Power Query to extract data from different data sources, understand and choose the right storage mode, and choose a connectivity type. Before you model your data, you’ll also learn how to profile, clean, and load data into Power BI.

Module 3: Design a semantic model in Power BI

Module 3 in the Power BI Data Data Analyst course looks at the process for creating for created a semantic model in Power BI. Effectively, this is the process of creating order from chaos, particularly when you have lots of tables being imported. You will go into depth with regards to understanding terminology and schemas that you can create within Power BI, how you can choose the correct level of granularity for your data, and how you can improve the performance of your models.

Module 4: Model data with Power BI

The key focus of this module is to learn what a Power BI semantic model is, which data loading approach to use, and how to build out your semantic model to gain the insights that you need.

Module 5: Design Power BI reports

Power BI includes more than 30 core visuals, which means that there could be too many options for someone who is a beginner to Power BI. This module will guide you through selecting the most appropriate visual type to meet your design and reporting requirements.

Module 6: Perform analytics in Power BI

Throughout this module, you’ll learn how to use Power BI to perform data analytical functions, identify outliers in your data, group data together and perform analysis over it, including time series analysis. This module also explores the advanced analytic features of Power BI, such as Quick Insights, AI Insights and the Analyse feature.

Module 7: Manage workspaces and datasets in Power BI

This module teaches you how to publish Power BI reports to the Power BI service. You’ll also learn how to create workspaces, manage related items, and schedule refreshes to ensure that your report stays up to date.

Module 8: Implement row-level security

Finally, you will learn how to create a single set of reports that targets data for a specific user. Using row-level security, you will be able to use either static or dynamic methods, and look at how Power BI desktop and the Power BI service simplifies this process.

Upcoming Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Courses

  • 16
    Jul

    PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst

    Online
    3 days, 09:00 AM BST - 05:00 PM BST
    This course is designed for individuals who want to enhance their skills in data analysis using Power BI, a powerful business intelligence tool provided by Microsoft.
    • £2,395.00 excl. VAT
  • 14
    Oct

    PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst

    Online
    3 days, 09:00 AM BST - 05:00 PM BST
    This course is designed for individuals who want to enhance their skills in data analysis using Power BI, a powerful business intelligence tool provided by Microsoft.
    • £2,395.00 excl. VAT

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300) Certification?

The Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300) Certification is a certification offered by Microsoft to validate the skills and knowledge of professionals in data analysis using Power BI. It demonstrates your ability to prepare and model data, create Power BI dashboards, and collaborate with enterprise data analysts and engineers.

Why should I get certified in Microsoft Power BI Data Analysis?

Getting certified in Microsoft Power BI Data Analysis can greatly enhance your career prospects. It helps you gain recognition for your expertise in data analysis and Power BI, making you a valuable asset to organisations looking to harness the power of data. It also provides you with a competitive edge in the job market and opens up new opportunities for career growth.

How can I prepare for the PL-300 certification exam?

To prepare for the PL-300 certification exam, you can take the Microsoft Learn courses specifically designed for this certification. These courses cover all the necessary topics and provide you with hands-on experience in using Power BI for data analysis. Additionally, you can refer to the official study guide provided by Microsoft for detailed exam preparation. Successfully passing the exam qualifies you as a Certified Power BI Data Analyst.

What topics are covered in the PL-300 certification exam?

The PL-300 certification exam covers a range of topics related to data analysis using Power BI. It includes understanding and working with available data, applying domain expertise to data analysis, collaborating with enterprise data analysts and engineers, and creating Power BI reports and dashboards. The exam also tests your knowledge of Power BI Desktop and data platform technologies.

Who is the target audience for the PL-300 certification training?

The PL-300 certification training is designed for professionals who work with data and want to enhance their skills in data analysis using Power BI. It is particularly beneficial for data analysts, data engineers, and professionals involved in business intelligence and data visualisation.

Can I take the PL-300 certification exam without any prior experience in data analysis?

While prior experience in data analysis is not mandatory to take the PL-300 certification exam, it is recommended to have a basic understanding of data analysis concepts and familiarity with Power BI. The training courses and study materials provided by Microsoft can help you acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the exam.

How long is the PL-300 certification valid?

The PL-300 certification is valid for two years from the date of certification. After two years, you will need to recertify by taking a renewal exam or by earning a higher-level certification.

Can I schedule the PL-300 certification exam online?

Yes, you can schedule the PL-300 certification exam online through the official Microsoft certification website. You can choose a date and time that is convenient for you, and the exam will be conducted remotely.

Does PL-300 cover other areas of the Power Platform?

No, PL-300 concentrates on Power BI. Other areas of the Power Platform are covered by dedicated courses such as PL-200: Power Platform Functional Consultant, which explores embedding Power BI in Power Platform solutions.

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