• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This is the second course in the custom Power BI Desktop training series. What makes Power BI for such a vast improvement over simple Excel worksheets is the Power Query engine in both Power BI and Excel. Power Query allows data to be pulled and transformed 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 Users.

Learning Objectives

Unit 1: Understanding Power BI Data Queries Topic A: Overview of Power BI Queries Topic B: Power Query Topic C: Data Sources Unit 2: Creating and Transforming Data Models Topic A: Understanding a Basic Data Model Topic B: Creating the Initial Data Query Topic C: Converting Raw Data into a Data Model Unit 3: Data Transformations Topic A: Query Editor Transformations Topic B: Altering the Data Topic C: Creating new Data Topic D: Refreshing Data Unit 4: Accessing Additional Data Sources Topic A: Using an Access database Topic B: Creating a Hybrid Data Model Topic C: Working with Data Unit 5: DAX Calculated Columns and Measures Topic A: Review of Calculated Columns Topic B: Power BI Measures Topic C: Evaluation Context Topic D: Optimize Model Performance Topic E: Date Tables Unit 6: Introduction to the M Language Topic A: Power BI Functions: M Language Topic B: M Language Syntax Topic C: Adding Columns

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cyber Investigation
  • Digital Forensics
  • Exploitation Analysis
  • Network Services
  • Risk Management
  • Software Development
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Threat Analysis
  • Training, Education, and Awareness
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management