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Path overview

In this path, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, you’ll learn how to use Microsoft Power BI to analyze, clean, explore, and visualize data. By completing the path, you’ll be prepared to take the PL-300 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.

Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll write code and get feedback directly in the browser. You’ll apply your skills to several guided projects involving realistic business scenarios to build your portfolio and prepare for your next interview.

Key skills

  • Preparing and exploring data with Power BI
  • Modeling, organizing, and analyzing data with Power BI
  • Creating reports and building interactive dashboards with Power BI
  • Conveying insights effectively to tell a story

Path outline

Part 1: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI [5 courses]

Introduction to Data Analysis in Microsoft Power BI 4h

  • Navigate Power BI and use its building blocks
  • Import data from common sources into Power BI
  • Rename objects, pivot data, and select valuable data for your analysis
  • Simplify a complicated model and change data types
  • Combine data and find anomalies

Model Data in Power BI 7h

  • Design a data model in Power BI
  • Understand dimensions, define data granularity, and work with relationships and cardinality
  • Create measures using Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) in Power BI
  • Optimize a model for performance in Power BI

Visualize data in Power BI 5h

  • Create Power BI visuals
  • Create a data-driven story using Power BI reports
  • Design report layout and navigation
  • Create dashboards in Power BI

Data Analysis in Power BI 3h

  • Perform data analysis using Microsoft Power BI
  • Group and bin data
  • Perform time series analysis
  • Apply artificial intelligence insights to your data

Manage Workspaces and Datasets in Power BI 2h

  • Create and manage a workspace in Power BI
  • Import and update assets in a Power BI workspace
  • Configure data protection in a Power BI workspace
  • Create dynamic reports with parameters
  • Implement static and dynamic row-level security

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Master skills faster with Dataquest

Go from zero to job-ready

Go from zero to job-ready

Learn exactly what you need to achieve your goal. Don’t waste time on unrelated lessons.

Build your project portfolio

Build your project portfolio

Build confidence with our in-depth projects, and show off your data skills.

Challenge yourself with exercises

Challenge yourself with exercises

Work with real data from day one with interactive lessons and hands-on exercises.

Showcase your path certification

Showcase your path certification

Share the evidence of your hard work with your network and potential employers.

Projects in this path

Guided Project: Modeling Data in Power BI

For this project, you’ll act as an analyst at a company tasked with modeling sales data in Power BI. You’ll clean, transform and analyze the data to extract insights that inform business decisions.

Guided Project: Visualization of Life Expectancy and GDP Variation Over Time

For this project, you’ll assume the role of a data analyst tasked with visualizing life expectancy and GDP data over time to uncover trends and regional differences.

Guided Project: Building a BI App

For this project, you’ll act as a business intelligence analyst at Dataquest to build a Power BI app that analyzes course quality data, including completion rates and NPS scores, to recommend improvements.

Learning resources

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