Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Power BI Pro Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] There are two sources of files for this course. Much of the work in our course will use a sample data set from the Microsoft Power BI site, and after you have signed up and logged in to Power BI, you will have free access to that sample set. If you have a premium membership to the lynda.com training library, you will also have access to the other exercise files that I'll use in this course. You'll find the files in a folder called exercise files that you can download at the top of your screen, and after you download it you might wish to put in on your desktop, like I have.
There are folders within for chapters two, five, and eight that contain the files that we will be using. For example when we're working on chapter five, we'll be using this Catalog Requests Chart workbook, and whenever I open a file, that's in the exercise files, a banner will appear across the screen to tell you what file it is that I have opened. Even if you don't have access to these exercise files, you can still work along with me. Some of the exercise files in chapter eight are downloaded from publicly available sites, and the others are relatively small data sets.
One with 200 records that include some geographic data, like state names and abbreviations as well as addresses, and there's a need to have a small table, perhaps a PivotTable, and a chart that you can place directly into a dashboard. If you're using the exercise files, simply open the files that I open, and if you are providing your own assets for this course, then take a look at what we're doing early in the movie and you'll know what type of data you'll want to provide.
AuthorGini von Courter
- Signing up for Power BI Pro
- Connecting to data sources
- Uploading data such as CSV and XLS files
- Creating reports, visualizations, charts, and maps
- Filtering, sorting, copying, and pasting visualizations
- Downloading custom visuals from the gallery
- Modifying existing reports
- Creating and managing data dashboards
- Querying data with Power BI Q&A and Microsoft Cortana
- Sharing report and dashboards
- Using Power BI Desktop and mobile apps
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Get Started with Power BI
2. Power BI Data Sources
3. Create a Report with Visualizations
4. Modify and Print a Report
5. Create a Dashboard
6. Ask Questions About Your Data
7. Share Data with Colleagues and Others
8. Use Power BI Desktop
9. Use Power BI Mobile Apps
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