Data Visualization Essentials With Power BI


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost : $1,095

Next Start Date:

September 30, 2024

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About this Course

If you’ve heard the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words,” then you know how effectively an image can tell a story. As organizations become increasingly more sophisticated in gathering ever-growing amounts of data on all aspects of their business, they need professionals who can wrangle that data into easily digestible visualizations. 

In this foundational-level course, we’ll focus on the core building blocks of Microsoft Power BI. You’ll learn how to input raw data from a variety of sources and transform it into interactive dashboards. You’ll apply fundamental data visualization theories to create insightful reports and data stories for nontechnical audiences. You’ll learn how to select the best report design, chart or layout for various business scenarios. And you’ll explore interactive reporting techniques and other features in Power BI that’ll set you up for success in a variety of positions.

Designed For

Anyone who wants to learn how to use Microsoft Power BI to tell data stories and visualize trends and patterns.

See Requirements

Explore More: Interested in learning Tableau? Check out our Certificate in Data Visualization With Tableau — or find the right data program for you.

What You'll Learn

  • How to navigate Power BI, connect to various data sources and explore workspaces 
  • How to clean and augment data through calculated columns and metrics
  • How to partition and relate data to build effective data models
  • How to develop interactive reports using Power BI techniques like filtering, drillthrough and bookmarking
  • How to identify trends and explain patterns using data visualization best practices

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll complete a final reporting project that visually communicates a data story, which you can add to your professional portfolio.

Prepare for Certification

If you're interested in earning a Microsoft certification in Power BI, this course will prepare you for many of the topics covered on the exam. 


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Learning Format

Online Asynchronous

Enjoy the flexibility of asynchronous learning with the structure of a regular course. With no real-time meetings, you’ll complete weekly assignments and interact with your class at times that work for you. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online Asynchronous

This course is offered 100% online and runs from September 30, 2024, to December 6, 2024.


Meet your instructor

Wesley Magee

Principal Consultant, Business Intelligence and Insights | Slalom


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit options.

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