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Power BI Training Resources (Free)

Power BI Training

Power BI Training?  My most common request, by far, is for training resources for Power BI.  There have been some posts I have used to acquire more/better/different options for learning Power BI but I have accumulated, filtered out, and singled out the best resources below.  I will add/modify periodically as new resources are added and if any of these sources become stale.

 

Power BI Guided Learning

http://bit.ly/2dcMhRc

“Start your learning journey through Power BI with this sequenced collection of courses, and understand the extensive and powerful capabilities of Power BI.”  Great Power BI training resource – always kept up to date.

 

Microsoft YouTube Training Curriculum

http://bit.ly/2es4nnb

Full Microsoft provided training curriculum delivered in 100+ short duration YouTube videos.

Microsoft will point you to these videos when asking for training resources.  They cover all of the different aspects of connecting to data, shaping data, calculated columns, measures, time intelligence, hierarchies, working w/ different visualizations, R, Power BI Services, Q&A, Quick Insights, mobile, dashboards, distribution/sharing, gateways, etc.

My go to Power BI training resource I send to those that ask.

 

edX Course – Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI

http://bit.ly/2dJEez9

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.

Good Power BI training resource for classroom type learning.

 

udemy Course – Learn Power BI Basics for Free

http://bit.ly/2dwiX8Z

In this tutorial you will be learning all basic knowledge required for Power BI and understanding Power BI component.

7 Lectures – 2 Hours – Beginner Level

Good Power BI training resource for classroom type learning.

 

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Power BI Jump Start

http://bit.ly/2d7Arws

A bit dated and I always worry about sending this one as this class shows the Power tools in Excel (Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View, Power Map) and calls them “Power BI”.  This typically causes too much confusion.  As long as you understand that this was the first iteration of Microsoft BI Power tools that were merged and improved into Power BI, it is still beneficial.

Not really a Power BI training resource specifically, but the Excel Power tools utilize the same functionality.

 

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Data Visualizations with Power BI in Excel 2013

http://bit.ly/2dWFduq

Same comments as above.

 

eBook – Introducing Microsoft Power BI

http://bit.ly/2dLaj8x

“Introducing Microsoft Power BI is a book that covers the basics of the tool and, at the same time, shows you what the main capabilities of Power BI are. The first chapters are similar to a step-by-step guide to start using the service, but the goal is also to show you all available features and the business scenarios covered by them.”

Good Power BI training resource for those that enjoy learning from a book type resource.

 

Power Pivot and Power BI Reference Card

http://bit.ly/2dwvmtI

Great 8-page reference card from an excellent resource of Power Pivot, DAX, and Power BI knowledge…..mainly addressing best-practices and understanding of DAX.

Good Power BI training reference.

 

Webinars – SQLBI

http://bit.ly/2dcH8Zg

Videos and webinars from two DAX masters:  Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo.

Good Power BI training resource for visual type learning.

 

Webinars – Microsoft

http://bit.ly/2egiYCZ

List of upcoming and on-demand webinars covering introductory training, design concepts, content-packs, and feature-specific concepts from Microsoft and community members.

Good Power BI training resource for classroom type learning.

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