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Power BI Desktop Training

We empower people to learn, gain momentum, and share meaningful insights through Power BI.

Our live Zoom course is designed for the Excel user to build a hands-on Power BI solution while learning five core foundations:

  1. Data Transformation,
  2. Data Modeling,
  3. Evaluation Context and DAX Expressions,
  4. Report Visualization, and
  5. Sharing Insights Securely.

Let’s learn together!

Please Contact Us with any questions.

Your instructor – Mark Walter

Thank you for visiting, and welcome to Story BI! My name is Mark Walter. I am an accounting and business intelligence professional passionate about helping business bring data to life through business intelligence.

Power Pivot (2013) and Power BI (2015) gave me the opportunity to shift my career and learn data modeling, Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX), and data storytelling from some of the best in the Power Platform community.

Since then, I’ve continued learning, teaching, and helping others work better through insights. From inventory tracking and sales performance to drill-able financial statements; I’ve seen the widespread benefits of combining interactive visuals with data storytelling to better collaborate and act with confidence.

I’d love the chance to share Power BI with you and your team! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

For more about me, please check out my LinkedIn profile.

Transform Data in Power Query

1. Automate manual data prep and ensure your tables are transformed and optimized for your report!

Data transformation is essential to building an effective reporting solution. With just clicks of the mouse we’ll use Power Query to import raw data and automate steps to clean and structure our tables used in the model.

Build a Star Schema Model

2. Connect to different data sources and ensure your report is leveraging the strength and integrity of the star schema for maximum performance.

Data Modeling in Power BI allows us to relate and connect our tables from different source systems including Excel. By following best practices, we learn how to leverage relationships through a star schema to improve both the speed and integrity of our report.

Learn Evaluation Context and DAX!

3. DAX is the magic behind custom reporting. This course spends three sessions focused on helping students learn evaluation context and write DAX functions with confidence.

We’ll first learn the basics of row and filter context, and how our report uses both to ensure performance and accuracy.

Next, we’ll put evaluation context to work by writing simple DAX expressions. We’ll slowly add complexity to help us appreciate the power of DAX in our model.

In my opinion, this section is the core skillset for a Power BI developer. We’ll spend ample time gaining confidence by working together through many practical examples.

Build Interactive Visualizations

4. Report Design using meaningful visuals and user driven features help us better support a meaningful data story.

Build your report in a way that helps your users better navigate, follow the story, and act on valuable insights. Learn to customize themes, organize visuals, and give users full control over a user-friendly interactive experience.

Publish Securely to the Cloud!

5. Publish and share engaging reports with Analysts and Stakeholders that promote collaboration and help people work and act with confidence!

Learn to share reports through the Microsoft cloud Service. Set different user access roles and schedule automatic updates to ensure our users see up to date information.

By working through the five foundations, we’ll gain the skills necessary to collaborate and empower others in our organization to turn data into direction.

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