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Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL-300 Course

Course Format:Online Course (Video-Based)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 100 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Email)
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Get the Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Qualification

The Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL-300 Course will show learners how to present meaningful data analysis in tables and graphs, how to create high-quality visualizations and interactive reports in addition to tools which allow you to effortlessly share your reports with others. Power BI is a powerful tool for analyzing data from a variety of data sources. With Power BI, you can analyze large amounts of data by extracting valuable information that can easily otherwise be lost.

This course is designed for data professionals and business intelligence professionals who want to learn how to accurately perform data analysis using Power BI. This course is also targeted towards anyone wanting to develop reports that visualise data from data platform technologies.

This course is presented in a video format, and the video trainer will explain step by step all important and useful workflows for creating and sharing reports and dashboards.

This Course is Suitable for learners who:

  • Are a Power BI beginner.
  • Want to analyze extensive business data.
  • Want to gain information from data and derive goals and measures from it.
  • Want to create Power BI reports and dashboards and share them with others.

On successful completion of this course, learners can arrange their Microsoft PL-300 exam through Pearson Vue / Microsoft Learn testing centres.

Power BI Data Analyst Course Format

This course is delivered through an online portal and will give students 12 months access to the materials.

This course is in a video format and also includes Live Labs, a short quiz after each lesson and a post-assessment test.

The Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Course includes the following units:

What is Power BI? Before you familiarize yourself with the details of Power BI, you should first get an overview of possible application scenarios for Power BI.

The following topics are covered:

  • What is Power BI?

Get to know the user interface, connect to a data source, and create your first simple Power BI report. If you have not yet installed Power BI, please follow the instructions in the lesson Appendix: The Various Power BI Components and how to Install Power BI.

The following topics are covered:

  • Getting Stated with Power BI Pro

In Power BI Reports are based on data, often in large quantities (big data). Power BI connects to a variety of data sources to provide data for the query. A particular strength of Power BI is that you can work with different data sources in one report. You can even combine different data sources.

The following topics are covered:

  • Using Data from Excel tables in Power BI
  • Using Data from Normalized Excel Spreadsheets in Power BI
  • Update Data in Power BI
  • Import Data from Websites into Power BI
  • Import Data from a PDF File into Power BI
  • Import Data from a CSV File into Power B
  • Import Data from Access Databases into Power BI

So far, you have just created a simple report including tables and some visualizations. However, you have by far not exhausted the possibilities of Power BI yet. Based on the existing report, it is now time to discover and learn some useful advanced features and extend the report gradually.

The following topics are covered:

  • Elaborate a Power BI Report to Enable Decision Making
  • Improve a Power VBI Report to increase Informative Value

To Improve Readability Based on the Power BI report developed so far, you will learn how to apply particularly helpful and important functions and features in this lesson. Mainly to improve the ease to the eye and readability of your Power BI reports.

The following topics are covered:

  • Edit Field Properties in Power BI to Improve Readability
  • Format Axes to Make Data Comparable
  • Visualize Benchmarks with Reference Lines
  • Add Annotations Using Text Boxes
  • Create YoY Comparisons Conveniently
  • Visualize Data on Maps to Valorize Reports
  • Enrich Visualizations with Conditional Formatting
  • Perform Advanced Data Analysis by Using Filters and Slicers
  • If Default Visualizations are not Enough: Add Custom Visuals
  • Customize the Design of a Report
  • Save Key Findings in Easy-to-Access Bookmarks
  • Optimize Reports for Mobile Devices
  • Access from Anywhere with Power BI Mobile

Advanced Techniques In this lesson the work with data sources, or more precisely the preparation of datasets, will be dealt with in more detail.

The following topics are covered:

Improve Datasets by Extracting Data from Fields and Adding Fields
Create Calculated Columns if the Data Source is Insufficient
Take Advantage of Predefined Calculations Using Quick Measures
Create Virtual Columns Using Measures

The Online Version of Power BI (The Power BI Service) is the online component of Power BI. The user interface is almost identical to Power BI Desktop when it comes to creating reports. However, the Power BI Service offers other helpful functions such as dashboards, warnings and comments.

The following topics are covered:

  • Power BI Service – First Steps
  • Share Reports for Collaboration
  • Provide Reports in Microsoft Teams

When you publish reports, you can ensure that you only share information with those individuals who are authorized to access it. On the other hand, you can prepare reports in such a way that the transfer of information is guaranteed.

The following topics are covered:

  • Manage Roles and Assign Users
  • From Complex Reports to Clear Dashboards
  • Set Up Alerts for Target Values
  • Commenting on Reports and Dashboards
  • Use Data Gateways to Access Local Data Safely
  • Optimizing Power BI with Advanced Settings

Power BI is available in different versions or licensing models (free basic version, subscription) and consists of different components.

The following topics are covered:

  • Installing Power BI Pro
  • Activate the Power BI Service

You will now be able to work competently with Power BI. Finally, here are some hints on how you can expand your knowledge.

The following topics are covered:

  • Final Remarks
Live Labs

This course includes access to Live Labs which are designed to give you a practical knowledge of the subject through remote access to real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet using virtualization.

The Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Course includes Live Labs which will cover the following:

  • Prepare data with Power Query in Power BI Desktop
  • Load data with Power Query in Power BI Desktop
  • Configure data model in Power BI Desktop
  • Create DAX calculations in Power BI Desktop
  • Design a report in Power BI Desktop
  • Design reports in Power BI Desktop Enhanced
  • Perform data analysis in Power BI Desktop
  • Create Power BI dashboard
  • Row-Level security

There are no requirements for anyone working towards this exam although it is recommended that learners have a basic understanding of Power BI concepts.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can register at any time and have 12 months access to the course from enrolment. The course is designed as a self-study course, but if you have any problems you can email our support email service.

As this is a self-study course, how quickly it takes to complete will depend on the learner and the amount of time they have available to study.


Assessment is from the Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL-300 Certification Examination. The Examination has 40-60 questions which can be in a multiple-choice, true/false, drag and drop, list builds, and case study format over a 100-minute period. The Exam is graded on a scale of 1 - 1000 with a minimum passing score of 700.

Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Certification

Microsoft Power BI AnalystOn completion of the Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Course you can apply for the Microsoft PL-300 Examination.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £113.00 + VAT each.

You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website or through the Microsoft Learn Website.

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