Intro to Power BI: Training for Beginners [Part One]

Intro to Power BI: Training for Beginners [Part One] | Brisbane

About this workshop

In this workshop, learn how a dynamic dashboard in Microsoft Power BI will drive better decisions with data.

Power BI Desktop, a business intelligence tool with a freemium model, will help you to describe your data with charts and visualisations that dynamically update when your users interact with your custom dashboard. During this interactive workshop, we will introduce common Power BI features with a focus on working with data and demonstrate common data wrangling steps to transform data into a format for building a dashboard.

If you want to level-up your analytical skills and learn a new way to process, analyse and visualise data, join us in this introductory workshop and learn the fun and fundamentals of working with data using Power BI.

Please note: A laptop is required for this workshop.


  • A basic understanding of Power BI Desktop and using the Query Editor
  • Importing data, changing data types and creating a date dimension
  • Creating new columns (introducing DAX)
  • Building a data model – cardinality and joining tables, cross-filter direction and filter-flow
  • Building a dynamic chart using the data model
  • Improving the data model.
  • Step-by-step slides will be provided for reference after class.

Prereqs & Preparation

A laptop is required for this workshop. Required: Install Power BI Desktop []. Datasets and files will be made available before the start of class and to be downloaded onto your laptop.

This workshop is designed for anyone who works with data or interprets data from reports and dashboards. No programming or dashboard experience is required.

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