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Learn Microsoft Power BI

Learn how to turn data into information by creating dashboards to share with your colleagues/friends
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 30m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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8.3 / 10

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6.0 / 10
This course was last updated on 4/2018 .

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9.3 / 10
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9.1 / 10
Video Score: 7.9 / 10
The course includes 2h 30m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
The average video length is 4 hours 35 minutes of 129 Microsoft Power BI courses on Udemy.
Detail Score: 9.4 / 10

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Extra Content Score: 9.9 / 10

Tests, exercises, articles and other resources help students to better understand and deepen their understanding of the topic.

This course contains:

4 articles.
15 resources.
0 exercise.
0 test.

Table of contents


This course introduces you to Power BI from Microsoft. Power BI is easy to use software & services that can be used to turn data into actionable insight so that you can convey stories to yourself and others through the use of highly interactive visualisations.
Acquire the Skills to Query Data, Transform it, Visualize it and Publish it.
Learn how to:
Query data from
•Excel•Databases•Web•Web Services•Text filesTransform data by

•Cleaning•Pivoting•Enriching•CalculatingCommunicate insights by
•Creating dashboards•Adding interactivity•Publishing dashboards for others to use

Power BI is a new tool that empowers you to be a master of data rather than a servant of it.
Previously these skills were limited to experts but with the modern software the technical barrier has been lowered to such an extent that most people are capable of producing and sharing dashboards.

The only prerequisite I have is that students must be data literate. Excel users will have no problem learning Power BI. If you don’t know what a table of data is this course isn’t for you.
SQL or BI developers probably won’t get a lot from this course as there aren’t any complex queries or calculations.

The type of terminology used on this course includes, Tables, Relationships, Models, Calculations, Visualizations.
The course is taught using screencasts, slides, with set assignments. I encourage you to have a go at the assignments as this will solidify what you’ve learnt
The files I use on the course are available for you to download..
It can take between 2 and 4 hours to take this course (including assignments).
There are over 2 hours of screencasts.
The course is structured using key learning points, starting at the very beginning and progressing so that may the end of the course you’ll have the skills to create data models with dashboards.
The skills you’ll gain on this course will help boost your career as you’ll be seen as a powerful steward of data.

Power BI is becoming increasingly in demand in organisations of all sorts of sizes. Take advantage of this opportunity today and hit that enroll button.

You will learn

✓ Transform data into interactive visualisations to tell a story
✓ Turn data into insight with Power BI and share it with others
✓ Develop data modelling skills
✓ Learn how to automate the cleansing of data
✓ Query data from sources such as Text Files, Excel, Databases, the Web


• Access to Windows 7 + is required.
• Near the start of the course you’ll be directed to download and install Power BI Desktop and sign up for the free Power BI.com service.
• Internet Explorer 9+ is a prerequisite for Power BI Desktop
• For lecture 17 (Refreshing Data) Power BI Professional (Paid version) is required. However, if you want to follow along without paying you may be able to start a 60 day trial if you have not previously done so.
• During the course I teach how to query SQL Server databases for the benefit of students who need to query this data source. However, if you don’t have access to SQL Server there is no need to install it as the assignment doesn’t use it as a data source.

This course is for

• This course is targeted at Excel users who are able to format a table and write simple formulas such as SUM(A1:A10)
• Excel knowledge is not required. Anyone who understands basic tables should be fine with the course material.
• If you have any doubt please sample one of the lectures.
• If you are a BI or SQL developer this course is probably not for you as you won’t find complex queries or functions.

How much does the Learn Microsoft Power BI course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 25% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $5 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $13.8 of 129 Microsoft Power BI courses on Udemy.

Does the Learn Microsoft Power BI course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Learn Microsoft Power BI has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Learn Microsoft Power BI course, but there is a $5 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Lee Hawthorn a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Lee Hawthorn has created 2 courses that got 478 reviews which are generally positive. Lee Hawthorn has taught 4,555 students and received a 4.3 average review out of 478 reviews. Depending on the information available, Lee Hawthorn is a TRUSTED instructor.
Database professional
I’m a business intelligence professional who has 10 years’ experience turning data into information. I work with companies in the UK & Ireland to help them by building systems that provide reports and dashboards, cubes in a fully automated manner.

I have given training to over 200 people on the Microsoft BI stack. I’ve received excellent feedback too.

Having worked for some of the largest organisations I’ve seen personally have BI can be used to improve business performance. I blog about BI & Data Analytics see blog link in my profile.

I have a passion for sharing knowledge as I know it has the power to change the world.


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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 30m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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