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Key Learning Objectives

  • Develop basic yet practical working knowledge in Microsoft’s PowerBI
  • Master key concepts and techniques to build practical data visualisations in PowerBI
  • Explore ways to build impactful visualisations that tell effective stories using PowerBI
  • Learn how to load, transform, clean and present data in PowerBI
  • Work with a variety of datasets to build effective dashboards in PowerBI

Delegates are requested to bring a laptop with them to this training course.

About the Course

This course is different. It’s a practical, hands-on session with an expert in PowerBI that will help you gain working knowledge and specific examples of how to best leverage and build impactful visualisations using Microsoft’s PowerBI. As one of the most popular BI tools in the market, PowerBI knowledge is in increasingly high demand and professionals that can master and deliver effective and powerful storytelling with PowerBI will continue to have an advantage in the marketplace.

The course goes through all the building blocks of PowerBI and utilises a variety of datasets across retail, banking and other industries to create a realistic approach to tackling data visualisation solutions. It mimics realworld visualisation projects and takes participants from project definition to data to insights in an interactive and engaging session.

Who Will Benefit

Anyone who wants to understand how analytics and BI tools and, specifically, PowerBI is driving competitive advantage in teams and organisations but have not had any (or major) exposure to the tool yet. It can also be beneficial to those who want to pursue a change in career and work more closely with BI and data visualisation teams but have not had a chance to figure out how to go about it. Lastly, it can benefit anyone who works (or manages a team) in a business or technical role and uses data to tell stories but want to have a different/new perspective in the field and practical experience to take away.

Testimonials

“Really enjoyable course in an exciting and growing subject. Felipe was an enthusiastic, encouraging and engaging presenter!”
Business Intelligence Lead, Forensicare

“Felipe was very knowledgeable in skills, theory, best practices and current information on data visualisation. Very engaged and supportive in listening to our ideas and input with great discussions and teaching.”
Creative Designer, UNSW Sydney

Agenda

Morning

Fundamental topics in analytics and BI

  • Explore the fundamentals and historical developments of BI tools and visualisation
  • Showcase and explain in layman’s terms the latest trends and hot topics in BI tools
  • Discuss and define a variety of concepts and use cases in analytics and BI Building and managing a successful capability in your organisation
  • Making sense of your organisation’s BI and analytics capability and maturity
  • Understanding of what makes organisations do BI and basic analytics right
  • Introduce and clarify roles, tools, techniques and tactics needed in a BI capability

A brief overview of BI and analytics tools and softwares

  • Discuss a variety of BI and analytics tools and software options
  • Differences between different types of tools and best practice in utilising them
  • Overview of PowerBI in the context of other tools’ capabilities and applications

Hands-on Practice: Introduction to analytics in practice

  • Explore introductory concepts in statistics and probability
  • Explore and work through a simple Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) exercise
  • Utilise a popular business tool to interpret and summarise EDA results

 

Afternoon

Hands-on Practice: Working as a business analyst in the aviation industry

  • Explore an aviation-related dataset in PowerBI to come up with questions
  • Answer questions utilising best-practice visualisation techniques in PowerBI
  • Publish, present and deliver a concise and impactful data visualisation result

Hands-on Practice: Working as a marketing analyst in the banking industry

  • Explore a customer banking dataset in PowerBI to come up with questions
  • Answer questions utilising best-practice visualisation techniques in PowerBI
  • Publish, present and deliver a concise and impactful data visualisation result

Hands-on Practice: Working as a insights analyst in the retail industry

  • Explore a retail dataset in PowerBI to come up with questions
  • Answer questions utilising best-practice visualisation techniques in PowerBI
  • Publish, present and deliver a concise and impactful data visualisation result BI, data visualisation and analytics in action
  • Revisit main themes, tools, techniques and strategies
  • Build a practical action plan to apply learnings to your organisation
  • Group discussion, final reflections and insights

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