Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI

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This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Big Data, and the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science.

Power BI is quickly gaining popularity among professionals in data science as a cloud-based service that helps them easily visualize and share insights from their organizations’ data.

In this data science course, you will learn from the Power BI product team at Microsoft with a series of short, lecture-based videos, complete with demos, quizzes, and hands-on labs. You’ll walk through Power BI, end to end, starting from how to connect to and import your data, author reports using Power BI Desktop, and publish those reports to the Power BI service. Plus, learn to create dashboards and share with business users—on the web and on mobile devices.

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6/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 10 months ago
Using ACCESS data causes real problems as you always crash against the 32/64 bit process problems. Using EXCEL workbooks or a database backup is much simpler
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
Excellent course with no prior exposure to Power BI I really found it useful and really provided me with good understanding of how to use this in my work as an consultant.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
I went into the course with the idea of learning something new. In the short time after i completed the course, i have gotten a side job analyzing and visualizing data for a friend's PhD work. I will recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn a new and potentially important skill.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
Excellent course I may say. Did help me a lot at work and started using Power BI professionally. Am now also developing custom visuals for special needs. Thanks EDX and Microsoft for this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
I am doing a bachelor degree in renewable energy. I wanted to be able to visualize the data from a thermal plant in a whole new way. This course was perfect in giving me the tools I needed to do this. Thanks!
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4 years ago
You can't use PowerBI online, and the powerBI desktop application only runs on Windoze, so a Windows PC should be stated as a course prerequisite. #timewasted Also its just a set of product training informational videos, with questions about that information presented, instead of hands-on exercises as actually needed to learn to use a new tool.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
This is an excellent course presented by an engaging instructor with well-chosen examples and lab assignments. Even by edX standards, this course stands out. PowerBI is a powerful and complex product that combines functions of Microsoft Analysis and Reporting services, Excel "Power" add-ins and graphics capabilities, and a dashboard creation tool that has no equal. This course gives an in-depth overview on how to use these powerful features. The course is accessible to those who use Excel for data analysis and presentation but also for those (like myself) who have used the Microsoft BI services stack and wish to be more productive. In other words, an excellent course that does justice to this powerful product. The edX platform worked well, serving up clear videos, practice questions and labs. It was easy to download the course materials and grading worked well. The same cannot be said about coursetalk: the rating stars did not show ... This is an excellent course presented by an engaging instructor with well-chosen examples and lab assignments. Even by edX standards, this course stands out. PowerBI is a powerful and complex product that combines functions of Microsoft Analysis and Reporting services, Excel "Power" add-ins and graphics capabilities, and a dashboard creation tool that has no equal. This course gives an in-depth overview on how to use these powerful features. The course is accessible to those who use Excel for data analysis and presentation but also for those (like myself) who have used the Microsoft BI services stack and wish to be more productive. In other words, an excellent course that does justice to this powerful product. The edX platform worked well, serving up clear videos, practice questions and labs. It was easy to download the course materials and grading worked well. The same cannot be said about coursetalk: the rating stars did not show up in IE11, a very common browser. This forced me to try to find another browser and start all over again. Do you guys ever test or is that too old-fashioned.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Excellent course. I am a beginner with fair knowledge of Excel. This course knowledge would provide more opportunities for me in analyzing my organization data. Would like to request the course organizers if the students can have access to sample online databases in different fields (other than sales and revenue), say healthcare and financials, etc. where the students relevant to the field can access and practice.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
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4 years ago
This course really takes you from 0 knowledge to intermediate knowledge on every component in Power BI. Very well done, absolutely worth the time. Thx!
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6/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Great course for those wanting introduction to Power BI. A few bugs within Labs prevented me from making decision to buy the certificate. Also, course level takes a 'wrong turn' concerning Developer API and Custom Visuals - technical content should be reserved for different course/class.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
A great course for those who want to find out how to use Power BI! The instructor is very good, the overview of the course is great and the content as well.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years ago
Excellent course as an introduction into Power BI visulisation reporting. Power BI brings together the Power suite of MS BI tools Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View all used from the Power BI desktop (or Power BI service) to help you ETL, model and report on your data. The Power BI reporting environment as an excel brand feel to it and gives you an easy to learn platform for generating professional reports. These reports consist of many views(tiles) which you then can pick and choose which tiles to put into your dashboards. With the investment MS are putting into Power BI with itsregular (weekly) updates means Power BI will become a major player in the BI reporting arena. Though with the regular updates it could mean that this course becomes quickly outdated. So do take that into consideration when starting this course. I believe this course is based on the Nov 2015 version of Power BI (PBI). As this course completes the Dece... Excellent course as an introduction into Power BI visulisation reporting. Power BI brings together the Power suite of MS BI tools Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View all used from the Power BI desktop (or Power BI service) to help you ETL, model and report on your data. The Power BI reporting environment as an excel brand feel to it and gives you an easy to learn platform for generating professional reports. These reports consist of many views(tiles) which you then can pick and choose which tiles to put into your dashboards. With the investment MS are putting into Power BI with itsregular (weekly) updates means Power BI will become a major player in the BI reporting arena. Though with the regular updates it could mean that this course becomes quickly outdated. So do take that into consideration when starting this course. I believe this course is based on the Nov 2015 version of Power BI (PBI). As this course completes the December version of PBI already is offering enhanced features. Great product , great course. Keep your skills upto dat and learn how to use Power BI now.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
A nice one! Excellent course. I like the combination of videos, quizzes and labs with a high gamification factor. The option to get a verified certificate is closed now, but still a great learning experience.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
This was a great learning experience. I personally like the way the course was delivered by the instructor and the content overall. The course well structured and was very easy to understand and follow along with the labs. Thank you Microsoft and edX for providing such a good learning experience.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years ago
Overall it's a great course .. real life examples, so clear explanation, the accent of the instructor is very clear for those who aren't native English speakers like me. But this course is aiming beginners (you should have prior experience with Excel to find the course easy) and you won't be a BI expert after completing it .. but I think it's a great introduction which will give you a good base to continue seeking knowledge in this topic later on. I encourage you to join this course & enjoy it to the maximum :)
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Really edible information and with real life scenarios. I hope to have more courses with the same design............................................................................................
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Overall I felt this was an excellent course. Its my first course taken on eDX and i was very impressed with the experience. The course was a great overview of Power BI. It discussed many capabilities at a good level for those just getting into it. The examples, labs, and questions were well thought out and relevant. Additionally the discussion forum was very beneficial and the participation was great. I felt the balance of videos and labs was good and the quality of the videos, presentations, and presenter was excellent. Power BI appears to finally be taking Microsoft's visualization tools to the next level where they can compete against the likes of Tableau, Qlik, etc. This is a great starter class to get you familiar with what all it can do now.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
very good introduction into Power BI, or to consolidate your knowledge if you've been playing about with it for a bit. It covers most aspects so that after this you will know your way around the product.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Excellent examples and explanations step by step. I will expect the intermediate/advanced courses with many examples including star schema and snow schema. Thanks a lot from Venezuela
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
The instructor is an excellent communicator. The content was relevant. The assignments reflected situations that I would expect to find in nearly any workplace. Overall this was an excellent course!
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6/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Awesome course. I was using Tableau before and found that cool. I just started using PowerBI recently and amazed by the amount of work done there. It has good custom visual gallery, dev tools and connectors which i was not aware of before. course is structured logically. makes it easier to understand. more lab exercises or hand on would definitely help. I would recommend this and would be happy to do advanced courses in this when available.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 1 month ago
Great Course! This Mooc is like a zoo for me. I were searching everywhere (youtube, google, ...) content like this! I will probably take another course like this.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Excellent course to get started with Power BI. The training method is extremely effective, especially the effort that went into developing outstanding hands-on labs. Will did a great job in the videos, and the edX structure worked well for me (my 1st edX course). (only issue is with this review page - couldn't complete in IE10, the "star" ratings were missing. Had to use Chrome)
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6/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Great course overall but definitely meant for beginners. That's not an issue per se but I don't recall it was clearly stated in the course description.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Highly recommended. Great introduction to get you started with this excellent product from MS. I plan on using my knowledge from this course on a number of projects.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
I find the content is easy to follow and the case study is relevant to real world scenarios. The course work sample provided some insight for me to dig further into DAX. The instructor delivered simple and clear information. The assessment and lab work is beneficial to further understanding the subject. Highly recommended for people interested or beginning in Power BI.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 1 month ago
Amazing course with a lot of new data visualization techniques. I will definitely recommend this course to my entire team of data scientists at work. One thing that i feel missing is the Export Microsoft Excel option. This should be incorporated to share the outputs of Power BI with regular Excel users across the organization as well.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
The course is really informative, to the point and rich content. The instructor is also resourceful and explains every detail in a way an average professional can easily understand. The discussion forum helps much when you are dealing with problems and no one is there to help you with such difficulties. All in all, I am really glad I took this course and I will recommend this course to anyone in the analysis profession. JUST DO IT!!!
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8/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 1 month ago
PowerBI Course was very informative, engaging and the level of Lab work was also very hands on, especially the lab handouts made the steps very clear and easy to understand and follow. From a beginners level this course has all the content, labs etc which makes the course fun to follow and finish till the end. I enjoyed learning PowerBI, and looking forward to increase my understanding of PowerBI and add this powerful tool in my arsenal for Visualizing data.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 1 month ago
The course is perfectly suited to get to know the possibilities with PowerBI. Ranging from adding data sources and modifying the data to a short introduction in making your own visualizations. The main focus is on presenting the data (not surprisingly) and the course does this very well. The presentation is clear and easy to follow.
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