Successfully Ran Our First Open Class Power BI Training

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Gratitude to God for a class well done. 

Yesterday, we completed the first batch of our open Power BI training. It's now on to the next batch; no date fixed yet. Before now we conduct Power BI training on request. We have done for Promasidor Nigeria and Blue Chip Technologies. 

It was a very intensive Business Intelligence with Dashboards training. We built two different sets of BI dashboards -- one was easy and straight-forward helping the participants get an overview of all the Power BI functionalities and the other was very difficult taking up more than a day to complete as it exposes the participants to the deep end of everything.

We covered the following outline:
1.       Power BI’s strength and weakness compared to the other popular BI tools
2.       Important concepts of Power BI
3.       Connecting to any type of data source (from structured to unstructured which will require some transforming)
4.       Getting data from existing services, organizational content pack, flat files and live databases
5.       Data Transformation (very broad and requires some knowledge of data analysis) and we will use DAX formulas too
6.       Creating relationships between the datasets and leveraging hierarchy (a.k.a. data modelling)
7.       Creating Reports
8.       Visualizations and the science behind choosing the right visuals
9.       Importing custom visuals (especially word cloud for sentiment analysis and other very useful non-native visuals)
10.   Creating dashboards
11.   Publishing Reports from the Power BI Desktop and pinning to dashboards
12.   Scheduling refresh and setting up gateways
13.   Q & A Natural Language query
14.   Integrating with Cortana
15.   Live Dashboards
16.   Collaboration and sharing
17.   Printing the dashboard
18.   Analyzing the dashboard data (report) from Power BI service in Excel (new feature)
19.   Value Proposition to corporate customers
20.   Use case scenarios for entire company or business unit or departments
21.   Access from mobile app and setting data alerts (automated notifications when something of note happens)
22.   Lots of interaction (Q&A) and practice

If you are interested in the next batch, then reach  me (Michael) on 08089382423 and or Hannah on 08021180874 and to register. There is a class size limit.

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