Microsoft Power BI Training Course for Developers and End Users

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Why Get Power BI Training to Build Dashboards?

You lack the time or expertise to build analytics in Power BI that get results.  At CDO Advisors, we will train you to build amazing data dashboards in 4 hours not days.  So you can start making an impact the same day, that enables data driven decisions to improve your business.

How It Works

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1 – Choose Your Class

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2 – Take Your Class

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3 – Build Amazing Reports

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Power BI Training Overview

We have the following topics available and can create a custom course to ensure your team is spending time on just what they need to learn.  Not ready for live or remote Power BI Training?  Watch our free Power BI tutorial videos on YouTube and subscribe to stay updated on new content.  Improve your teams ability to leverage analytics and data by having a single location for all your critical metrics and KPIs.  Transform how you leverage data by customizing visuals  to highlight trends in online reporting with Power BI.

Our Microsoft Business Intelligence Training courses are designed for beginners or users with some experience and want to start analyzing and visualizing their data in Power BI in days.  Leverage business intelligence solutions for analytics and data dashboards to enable self-service.  You will learn how to use your data to build reports and then publish to  In addition, we cover how to modify data sources and existing reports to ensure your team knows how to maintain your environment.

Build reports that let you spot trends, outliers and patterns in your data.  Move from Excel reporting to an online experience that you can access from anywhere with your computer, tablet or phone.

Are you ready to get more value from your data and start delivering interactive reports and dashboards in Microsoft’s Power BI?  If you are interested in learning Power BI our live online courses walk you through how to use Power BI to transform how your business sees data.  Unlock your business data by deliver and use business intelligence that improves your data analysis and automates reporting.

Power BI Training Course Topics

  • Introduction to Power BI
  • Developing with Power BI Desktop
  • Connecting to Data Sources
  • Intro to Power Query
  • Data Modeling
  • Enhancing your Model with DAX
  • Visualizing Your Data
  • Creating Drill-Through Reports
  • Creating Maps in Power BI
  • Publishing Reports to
  • Creating Dashboards on
  • Modifying Existing Power BI Desktop Reports
  • Improving End User Adoption
  • Power BI Dataflows

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Power BI Training

Get your team ready for data analysis by enrolling them in Microsoft Power BI training classes.  We provide the best option for learning Power BI  that enables your team to learn Power BI Architecture.  Including how Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service and Power BI Mobile interact to create interactive reporting and dashboards.  We walk you through how to use data visualizations to spot trends and gain new insights in your existing data.  Our live on-site training is done in hours not days.  Get your team trained and using this knowledge on the same day.  No need to attend 2 or 3 day courses.  Learn how Power BI is part of the Microsoft Power Platform to enable analytics and data.

Training options include Live Onsite or Remote Microsoft Power BI Training Classes.

We have standard 4 and 2 hour Power BI Training packages built to designed to get your developers and end users making the most of Power BI.  Learn what it takes to transform data into online data dashboards that enable self-service analytics. In addition we can offer fully customized training classes to meet your specific needs.  Learn best practices around Power BI data methods and how it compares to other bi tools.

4 Hour Power BI Training for Developers

The 4 hour developer Power BI course material provides an overview of Power BI architecture.  We start with basic data modeling by importing data, adding a date dimension and then creating DAX measures and columns.  Then we build reports to visualize data that allow your users to analyze the data and get new insights via self service dashboards.  Finally, we walk through best practices on how to roll out your reporting to the enterprise to maximize end user adoption.

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2 Hour Power BI Training for End Users

The 2 hour end user Power BI course material provides an overview of Power BI architecture and how to leverage the data, reports, and visualizations.  We start by reviewing the Power BI echo system and how each part works from the end user perspective.  Then we interact with reports visualizations to analyze the data and get new insights via self service dashboards.  Finally, we walk through best practices on create bookmarks, reset filters and leverage the solution.  At the end of the Power BI course you will understand how to better perform data analysis.

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Why Choose CDO Advisors for Power BI Training?

Our Power BI training courses are designed for power users or developers that want to design Power BI Reports, understand Power Query and develop Power BI Dashboards to provide powerful data visualization.  At the end of the course, students will understand how to model data in Power BI, visualize data, publish data to and leverage the Power BI app.  We will review how to connect to a variety of data sources to effectively mash up data to create comprehensive self-service BI (Business Intelligence). We make sure you know Power BI architecture best practices to ensure your implementation is running at its best.

Start learning for free with our free Power BI training videos.

Watch our YouTube Channel with Power BI Tutorial videos – Build a Sales Report

We recommend you start with our Microsoft Power BI courses that offer free basic training and let us know when you are ready to learn more.

Here are some of our sample Power BI samples.


Microsoft Business Intelligence Course

We can help you understand how to develop and deploy Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions.  Not sure what data sources you should use to build your Microsoft Power BI Report?  We can provide you with Power BI architecture best practices to ensure your deployment provides value quickly without needed to rebuild it later.  We can create a custom courses focused on your needs in learning Power BI.

Contact us today and get your Power BI training course scheduled and start building self-service analytics!

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Power BI Training FAQ


Who should go to this Power BI Training?

Our training is designed for business users and developers.  We have found that Power BI developers don’t often have time to train the business users on how to use the software.  We tailor our training based on your needs to ensure adoption of the platform.  You will learn how to use Power BI Desktop to create reports and publish to the Power BI cloud service App.  Then learn how to create a Power BI Dashboard that uses various visualizations from your reports to create a self service modern business intelligence platform.  We offer remote Power BI training via online conferences and onsite at your office.

Are there prerequisites for Power BI Training?

We require each student have a computer with Power BI Desktop installed to complete the Power BI training

Is Power BI Difficult to Use?

We have found users are able to transition from Excel to Power BI reporting with focused Power BI training.  New users generally need help navigating the Reports, Dashboards and mobile app.  Students learn how to interact with the reports, change filters and import and export data. We teach you more than the Power BI basics in 4 hours so you have the confidence to build your own reports

Can I access Power BI from my Tablet or Phone?

Yes, using the Power BI App you can have secure access to your data without needing to VPN into your network

There are lots of free training options available to get started learning Power BI. Our CDO Advisors YouTube Channel provides lots of examples and step by step videos.

How many days will it take to learn Power BI?

CDO Advisors training classes are designed to be completed in hours. They provide the foundation to allow you to continue learning.


Power BI Training Class CDO Advisors

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Power BI Training Developer Class


This course is for power users or developers that want to design and develop dashboards in Power BI.  At the end of the course, students will understand data modeling within Power BI, transforming data with Power Query, visualizing data, publishing data to and how to leverage the Power BI app.


This course is designed for developers that are responsible for leveraging organizational data to generate reports.  In 4 hours, we cover the most important topics in Power BI to enable you to get started when you return to the office building Power BI reports.


Students are required to bring their own laptop device and should have the latest version of Power BI desktop installed.  Students should sign-up for Power BI and have an active Power BI account to use for the course.  In addition, students should have the Power BI app on their phone or tablet.

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Power BI Training End User Course


This course is for users that want to leverage the reports and dashboards in Power BI. At the end of the course, students will understand how to use navigate Power BI, use filters, export data and be comfortable using Power BI in their daily jobs.


This course is designed for business users that are responsible for leveraging organizational data to gain insights and improve business operations. In 2 hours, we cover the most important topics in Power BI to enable you to get use the platform and make better decisions.


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Power BI Training Projects

We have datasets that can be used during the training that walk the students through all of the required learning modules.  If you have a dataset that can be used, we can develop custom training on your data.

Sample Power BI Training Datasets

  • Houston Crime
  • Sales Transactions
  • Telco Churn

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Power BI Training FAQs

I have no Power BI Experience, is this the proper course for me?  Yes…We cover the basics and ensure everyone has a baseline of knowledge to develop and use Power BI reports.

Student Requirements

  • Students will need a computer with access to Power BI Desktop
  • For Power BI service exercises, internet access is required
  • Corporate email accounts will be used to develop and publish content
  • Power BI App for Iphone or Android will need to be installed on students phones

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Contact Us to Learn More

Contact us today to learn more and get your team creating better reports and dashboards.

We have designed and built Power BI environments for Executives, CFOs and Sales teams.

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Is it Power BI or PowerBI?

People are often confused by the name.  Microsoft Power BI (with spaces) is the product name and common spelling.  PowerBI (without spaces) is the website address for the cloud service (

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Power BI Samples – Power BI Training Videos for Free

We have created a series of short Power BI tutorial videos that get you started developing on Power BI.  Learn Power BI basics while building a sample sales dashboard step by step.  Already know how to do a step?  Skip it and try the next Power BI Training videos. Our Power BI samples shows a completed report that is used in the next videos to walk you through step by step how to build the report.  Visualizations from reports are mashed up to create dashboards. Learn how to get started developing reports using our Power BI tutorial videos.

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Power BI Samples – Import Data

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Power Query Basics with Power BI Training

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Power BI Samples – Data Modeling

Learn how to change data types in Power BI in this Power BI Training segment. I show you how to change decimals to currency, add a new column and finally how to hide a column from the users in Report View.

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Add DAX to Power BI

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CDO Advisors Microsoft Power BI Solutions:

BI as a Service – Low Monthly Fees, Pay Per Month Per User

Executive Dashboards – Get Dashboards in 4 Weeks

Healthcare Dashboard Proof of Concept – SEE your data visualized

Microsoft Power BI Demo – Compare your current reporting to Power BI

Power BI Quick Start Solutions – Ready to start or enhance your Power BI?

Train Your Team – Remote Power BI Developer and End User Training

Use Power BI for Finance Teams – Learn how Power BI can improve operations

Virtual Chief Data Officer – Confused by all your data?  We can help