This is a free teaser of the fully hands-on course that will take you from just having an idea of what Power BI does to being able to create insights-rich and interactive reports/dashboards in Power BI.

The full course gives you access to a shared Power BI pro account to practice the advanced aspect of the courscovers the following sections:

Get Data (bringing in your data for analysis)

  • Data Sources in Power BI Desktop
  • Connect to web data and web apps
  • Import Excel Workbooks
  • Connect to enterprise Database

Data Transformation, Power Query and DAX

  • Get Data
  • Model section of the report builder (Power BI Desktop)
  • Creating Relationships
  • Cardinality
  • Direction
  • Data section of the report builder (Power BI Desktop)
  • Data Type
  • Data Format
  • DAX
  • New Column
  • New Measure
  • New Table
  • Must know DAX formulas
  • DAX formula reference guide
  • Row level Security to control report access using roles (dept, function, branch, cost centre etc)
  • Report section of the report builder (Power BI Desktop)
  • Report creation
  • Native Visuals
  • Custom Visuals
  • Menu Tools for professional looking reports
  • Edit Interactions
  • Report creation from scratch
  • Power Query
  • Transforming and Combining Data before loading to Model
  • Common Power Query tasks
  • Unpivot
  • Pivot
  • Split Column
  • Append Tables
  • Merge Tables
  • Remove rows
  • Use first row as header
  • Merge Columns
  • Add Columns
  • Group By
  • Extract
  • Fill
  • Transpose
  • M Code reference resource


Report Publishing, Dashboards and Power BI Service

  • Understanding the concept of Workspaces
  • Publishing report (from Power BI desktop to Power BI service for consumption)
  • Controlling access to aspects of the report by role (region, department or level)
  • Published Report options
  • Exporting to PowerPoint or PDF
  • Embedding in SharePoint
  • Embedding in a website
  • Making it available via a web link
  • Sharing with specific users
  • Editing the report – adding new visuals, changing visuals used and creating new report pages
  • Adding comments and tagging users
  • Scheduling the report to send our daily or weekly to specific people
  • Creating a Dashboard
  • Can be created from one or more reports to show management useful analysis
  • Can incorporate data and visuals from other people’s dashboards or reports shared with you
  • Set Alerts to be instantly notified when a KPI is reached or an SLA is breached
  • Add actionable comments
  • Schedule the dashboard to be sent out daily or weekly to specific people
  • Share the dashboard with final users
  • Best practices
  • Setting automatic/scheduled refresh so new data is ingested automatically
  • Data Gateway configuration
  • The type of data sources that require data gateway


AI in Power BI and Settings

  • Q&A for autogenerating charts and tables in answer to questions
  • Organization wide settings
  • Account wide settings
  • Workspace settings
  • Dashboard settings
  • Report settings
  • Datasets settings


You can access the paid full course at https://class.urbizedge.com/p/power-bi-and-dashboards-for-the-busy-professional


You can contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 0700ANALYTICS, +234-1-6311885, +234-808-938-2423, +234-802-118-0874, +234-808-266-9002, +1-941-312-2149 and +234-806-312-5227

Meet your instructor: Michael Olafusi

Michael is a 6x Microsoft Excel MVP (Most Valuable Professional), certified Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM), Chartered Stockbroker (NG), UK CISI member, Microsoft Certified Trainer and founder of UrBizEdge, a Microsoft Excel and business data analysis consulting firm. He began his professional career as a Radio Access (RA) Engineer for Nokia Siemens Networks, then as a Business Analyst and MIS Analyst for Comviva -- Airtel Africa CRBT operations in 10 countries, and finally as a Service Delivery Lead and Performance Analyst for 21st Century Technologies before resigning to build his own company.


He has done several financial and data analysis projects/training for Telecommunications companies, FMCG companies and other high-profile companies.


He is addicted to Microsoft Excel, Power BI, VBA programming and Financial Modeling.

This course is closed for enrollment.