Preparing Your Data for Power BI

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  • Course Code 55163
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course is designed to introduce the participant to SQL Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) Tabular mode, data modeling, and DAX and to compare working in SQL Tabular mode to Excel PowerPivot.

Skills Gained

  • Understand Analysis Services Installation and Architecture: One Product, Two Models.
  • Understand version changes: SQL Server Analysis Services.
  • Understand important terms.
  • Understand and utilize SQL Server Data Tools for Tabular.
  • Understand and utilize projects.
  • Understand and utilize importing.
  • Understand and utilize loading data.
  • Understand and utilize examining views.
  • Understand and utilize deployment.
  • Understand and utilize data sources.
  • Understand and utilize data credentials.
  • Understand and utilize SQL as a source.
  • Understand and utilize Excel as a source.
  • Understand and utilize Flat Files as a source.
  • Understand and utilize Azure as a source.
  • Understand and utilize SharePoint as a source.
  • Understand and utilize sorting during load.
  • Understand querying with MDX.
  • Understand and utilize DAX syntax.
  • Understand and utilize DAX data types and operator overloading.
  • Understand and utilize DAX operators.
  • Understand and utilize DAX values.
  • Understand and utilize measures.
  • Understand and utilize calculated columns.
  • Understand evaluation contexts.
  • Understand and utilize date calculations.
  • Understand and utilize importing related tables.
  • Understand and utilize creating relationships.
  • Understand and utilize hierarchies.
  • Understand Direct Query.
  • Understand and utilize KPIs.
  • Understand drillthrough.
  • Understand perspectives.
  • Understand and utilize PowerPivot.
  • Understand and utilze Pivot Tables.
  • Understand and utilize Power View.

Who Can Benefit

The course is targeted towards business analysts, business intelligence developers, and SQL Professionals.

Prerequisites

  • A working knowledge of SQL Server

Course Details

Outline


Module 1: Course Overview
This module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.
Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Course Materials
  • Facilities
  • Prerequisites
  • What We'll Be Discussing

Lab 1: Course Overview
  • None
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Successfully log into their virtual machine.
  • Have a full understanding of what the course intends to cover.

Module 2: What is the Tabular Model?
SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) provides two different approaches for data modeling: multidimensional and tabular. While there is substantial overlap between them, there are also significant differences. In this module, we discuss feature comparisons and explain each approach, then well dive deeper into the tabular model as that is the focus for this course.
Lessons
  • Analysis Services Installation and Architecture: One Product, Two Models
  • Version Changes: SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Important Terms
  • SQL Server Data Tools for Tabular

Lab 1: What is the Tabular Model?
  • SQL Server Data Tools for Tabular
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand Analysis Services Installation and Architecture: One Product, Two Models.
  • Understand version changes: SQL Server Analysis Services.
  • Understand important terms.
  • Understand and utilize SQL Server Data Tools for Tabular.

Module 3: Working in Tabular
In this module, we cover the specifics of creating projects, discuss options to either import or load data, and explore deployment.
Lessons
  • Projects
  • Importing
  • Loading Data
  • Examining Views
  • Deployment

Lab 1: Working in Tabular
  • Creating a Tabular Project

Module 4: Working in Tabular
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand and utilize projects.
  • Understand and utilize importing.
  • Understand and utilize loading data.
  • Understand and utilize examining views.
  • Understand and utilize deployment.

Module 5: Understanding Loading Data From Different Sources
In this module, we will explore data sources, the credentials needed to access them, and cover a few of the most common sources available.
Lessons
  • Data Sources
  • Data Credentials
  • SQL as a Source
  • Excel as a Source
  • Flat Files as a Source
  • Azure as a Source
  • SharePoint as a Source
  • Sorting During Load

Lab 1: Understanding Loading Data From Different Sources
  • None
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand and utilize data sources.
  • Understand and utilize data credentials.
  • Understand and utilize SQL as a source.
  • Understand and utilize Excel as a source.
  • Understand and utilize Flat Files as a source.
  • Understand and utilize Azure as a source.
  • Understand and utilize SharePoint as a source.
  • Understand and utilize sorting during load.

Module 6: Using DAX and MDX
In this module, we will discuss two different languages; DAX and MDX. We will briefly explore MDX and its use with a tabular model, then well cover DAX and walk-through how to use this powerful language.
Lessons
  • Querying with MDX
  • Basic DAX Syntax
  • Evaluation Context
  • Calculate Function
  • Time Intelligence

Lab 1: Using DAX and MDX
  • DAX Syntax
  • DAX Data Types and Operator Overloading
  • DAX Operators
  • DAX Values
  • Measures
  • Calculated Columns
  • Evaluation Contexts
  • Date Calculations
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand querying with MDX.
  • Understand and utilize DAX syntax.
  • Understand and utilize DAX data types and operator overloading.
  • Understand and utilize DAX operators.
  • Understand and utilize DAX values.
  • Understand and utilize measures.
  • Understand and utilize calculated columns.
  • Understand evaluation contexts.
  • Understand and utilize date calculations.

Module 7: Building Data Models
In this module, we will discuss data modeling basics and explore how to utilize these concepts effectively.
Lessons
  • Importing Related Tables
  • Creating Relationships
  • Hierarchies
  • Direct Query
  • KPIs
  • Drillthrough
  • Perspectives

Lab 1: Building Data Models
  • Creating Relationships
  • Hierarchies
After completing this module, students will be able to: Lessons
  • Understand and utilize importing related tables.
  • Understand and utilize creating relationships.
  • Understand and utilize hierarchies.
  • Understand Direct Query.
  • Understand and utilize KPIs.
  • Understand drillthrough.
  • Understand perspectives.

Module 8: Excel PowerPivot and Tabular
In this module, we will discuss utilizing DAX with PowerPivot, pivot tables, and Power View.
Lessons
  • Working with PowerPivot
  • Working with Pivot Tables
  • Working with PowerView

Lab 1: Excel PowerPivot and Tabular
  • Importing Data
  • Importing Large Datasets
  • Importing Data with a Query
  • Creating Relationships
  • Creating a Cascading Relationship
  • Power View
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand and utilize PowerPivot.
  • Understand and utilze Pivot Tables.
  • Understand and utilize Power View.

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  • Vouchers are non-refundable and non-returnable. Vouchers expire 12 months from the date they are issued unless otherwise specified in the terms and conditions.
  • Voucher expiration dates cannot be extended. The exam must be taken by the expiration date printed on the voucher.

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