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In this path, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, you'll learn how to use Microsoft Power BI to analyze, clean, explore, and visualize data.

Dataquest's hands-on teaching method will have you using the full Power BI interface in the browser, creating projects, and getting feedback. The path will give you hands-on experience and a portfolio of projects.

This skill path will get you ready for the Microsoft Power BI Analyst certification (PL-300/DA-100). By completing 4 courses on our path, you’ll get a 50% discount on the exam. With this certification in hand, you’ll let existing or future employers know that you carry Microsoft’s stamp of approval when it comes to Power BI.

By the end of the path, you'll be able to:

  • Create a 360-view of company or customer data
  • Identify business weaknesses and opportunities
  • Help make better business decisions
  • Create meaningful, shareable dashboards
  • Get certified as a Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst

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How Our Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI Skill Path Works

Our skill path is a series of courses designed to teach you everything you need to know about Microsoft Power BI. By the time you’ve completed the path, you’ll be ready to apply what you’ve learned in the professional world.

The Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI skill path is part of the larger Business Analytics career path (in development), which is a more comprehensive series of courses that develops more than a single skill — it develops an entire professional career.

The courses in a skill path build upon each other as you go, and they culminate in a series of guided projects that help you apply what you’ve learned and build out your data science portfolio. The curriculum is entirely online and asynchronous — you’ll learn how to use Microsoft Power BI directly in your browser, whenever it’s convenient for you.

At Dataquest, we believe in learning by doing, not by watching videos or reading documentation. You’ll work hands-on through real-world Microsoft Power BI applications, and by subscribing to Dataquest, you’ll be joining a thriving community of learners all over the world. You can share ideas, get help, or network with other up-and-coming professionals.

Here’s a quick glance at this skill path:

  • This skill path consists of the five courses (listed below), which cover the fundamentals of Microsoft Power BI.
  • You’ll write real code and answer dozens of practice problems to validate and apply your new skills.
  • You’ll complete three guided projects to enhance your resume and reinforce your new skills.
  • After completing each course, you’ll receive a certificate that you can share with your professional network.
  • After completing the entire skill path, you’ll understand the fundamental framework of Microsoft Power BI. You will also be able to join the BA Career Path if you want to keep learning!
  • Engage with the community, get feedback on your projects, and keep building.
 

Who Is This Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI Skill Path For?

Business intelligence platforms largely see use among business analysts, business intelligence experts and data scientists. Business intelligence professionals use Power BI to create models and reports, which they then share with their organizations. However, Microsoft Power BI offers a user-friendly interface, so the platform is useful to a range of people outside this classification.

Not every organization needs a dedicated data expert; however, every organization can benefit from data insights. Here are a few professionals beyond data analysts who would benefit from learning how to use Microsoft Power BI:

  • Marketers
  • HR officers
  • Finance managers
  • Operations specialists
  • Success managers
  • Product managers
  • Product owners

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