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The “Get Started with Microsoft Data Analytics” course teaches you the skills, the tasks, and the processes business analysts use to build and share data stories so organizations can make better-informed decisions. In this course, you’ll learn how to build reports and dashboards using Microsoft Power BI.

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What you’ll be able to achieve

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to do the following:

  • Make Power BI services and applications work together
  • Employ Power BI to make your business more efficient
  • Create compelling visuals and reports
  • Identify and connect to a data source
  • Obtain data from a variety of data sources
  • Select a storage mode
  • Resolve inconsistencies, unexpected or null values, and data quality issues
  • Apply data shape transformations to table structures
  • Apply user-friendly naming conventions to columns
  • Apply user-friendly value replacements and naming conventions to columns and queries
  • Profile data, evaluate, and transform column data types
  • Apply data shape transformations to table structures

Who is this course for?

This course is part of the “Analyzing data with Microsoft Power BI” skill path, which we designed for anyone who wants to start or advance their career in the business intelligence world. It primarily focuses on professionals that will need to use Power BI to analyze structured data from various sources to create reports and dashboards.

You don’t need previous knowledge or experience with Microsoft Power BI — or any other programming language. You just need to know a little about spreadsheets and math. This course will teach you how to use Power BI with confidence, rapidly and without getting too technical — in a short time.

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