Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI Certification

Train to become a Microsoft Certified Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300) Associate

  • Extract and share meaningful insights from data 
  • Master data cleaning, visualization, and transformation 
  • Immersive learning with hands-on exercises with MCTs 
  • 400,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries and counting

Master Data Analysis with Power BI

Build in-demand data analysis skills with Microsoft Power BI—a business intelligence suite designed to simplify the path from data to insights. Gather and process data from multiple sources, understand security standards and best practices and create compelling visualizations from data. Power a successful career in any industry leveraging your skills.

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Highlights

  • 4 Days of Live Instructor-Led Sessions

  • Learn How to Leverage the Power BI Portfolio 

  • Hands-on Experience in Designing Data Models 

  • Learn Basic & Advanced Applications of DAX 

  • Understand and Apply Security Best-Practices 

  • Leverage Data Analytics for Enterprise Success  

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Learn by Doing

Acquire in-demand skills with hands-on exercises through practicing, assessing, and getting insights into your learning

Real-World Focus

Get productive with theory backed by real-world practical case studies and exercises across various topics

Industry Experts

Learn directly from top-notch Microsoft Certified Trainers and build a strong base to your concepts.

Build Real Models

Build confidence by working on real-world projects. Gain real-world experience building real data models

Job-Ready Skills

Maximize your readiness for a rewarding career as you acquire skills that make you in-demand.

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Get special access to create customized content and report visualizations or interactive reports.

Steps to Get an Analyzing Data with Power BI Certification

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Microsoft Power BI Certification DA-100
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

To attend this course, you must have: 
  • Prior experience in working with data in the cloud
  • Understanding of core data concepts
  • Knowledge of working with relational data in the cloud
  • Knowledge of working with non-relational data in the cloud
  • Knowledge of data analysis and visualization concepts

Who Should Attend This Course

Data Professionals

Data Analysts

Business Analysts

Business Intelligence Professionals

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What You Will Learn

Remove Duplicate Records

Learn how to remove duplicate records using Power BI Query Editor.

Clean Data

Learn the incredible number of features dedicated to cleaning and preparing data.

Create And Manage Workspaces

Learn how to share content, including reports and dashboards, and how to distribute an App.

Perform Advanced Analytics

Use AI visuals and other added features to create deeper and meaningful data insights.

Auto emailed Reports

Learn how to schedule a Power BI Report that can be exported and mailed.

Reports and Dashboards

Learn to create interactive reports and dashboards that are easy to understand.

Skills You Will Gain

Data ingesting, cleaning, and transforming

Modeling, visualizing, and analyzing data

Data modeling for performance and scalability

Report designing and creation for data analysis

Application of advanced report analytics

Managing and sharing report assets

Creating paginated reports in Power BI

Deploying dashboards for content distribution

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Give Your Teams the Power Bi Advantage

Empower your teams with the Microsoft Power BI advantage, discover insights hidden in your data and make confident business decisions with data.  

  • Discover Your Team’s Strengths and Weaknesses 
  • Leverage Experiential Learning 
  • Measure Skills Progress With the Right Data 
  • Upskill Your Teams With Customized Training Solutions 

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Analyzing Data with Power BI Curriculum:

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Learning Objectives:

This module covers different roles in the data space, outlines the important roles and responsibilities of a Data Analysts, followed by exploring the landscape of the Power BI portfolio. 

Topics
  • Data Analytics and Microsoft
  • Getting Started with Power BI 

Hands-On:

  • Explore the different roles in data
  • Identify the tasks that are performed by a data analyst
  • Describe the Power BI landscape of products and services
  • Use the Power BI service 

Learning Objectives 

Identify and retrieve data from various data sources. Learn the options for connectivity and data storage and understand the difference and performance implications of connecting directly to data vs. importing it. 

Topics
  • Get data from various data sources
  • Optimize performance
  • Resolve data errors 

Hands-On:

  • Identify and retrieve data from different data sources
  • Understand the connection methods and their performance implications
  • Optimize query performance
  • Resolve data import errors

Learning Objectives

This module teaches you the process of profiling and understanding the condition of the data. Learn how to identify anomalies, look at the size and shape of their data, and perform the proper data cleaning and transforming steps to prepare the data for loading into the model.

Topics
  • Data shaping
  • Enhance the data structure
  • Data Profiling 

Hands-On:

  • Apply data shape transformations
  • Enhance the structure of the data
  • Profile and examine the data 

Learning Objectives

Learn the fundamental concepts of designing and developing a data model for proper performance and scalability. In this module, you will also master and tackle many of the common data modeling issues, including relationships, security, and performance.

Topics
  • Introduction to data modelling
  • Working with tables
  • Dimensions and Hierarchies 

Hands-On:

  • Data Modeling in Power BI Desktop
  • Create Model Relationships
  • Configure Tables
  • Review the model interface
  • Create Quick Measures
  • Advanced Data Modelling in Power BI Desktop
  • Configure many-to-many relationships
  • Enforce row-level security 

Learning Objectives

This module helps you understand the world of DAX and its true power for enhancing a model. You will learn about aggregations and the concepts of Measures, calculated columns and tables, and Time Intelligence functions to solve calculation and data analysis problems.

Topics
  • Lessons
  • Introduction to DAX
  • DAX context
  • Advanced DAX 

Hands-On:

1. Introduction to DAX in Power BI Desktop

  • Create calculated tables
  • Create calculated columns
  • Create measures

2. Advanced DAX in Power BI Desktop

  • Use the CALCULATE () function to manipulate filter context
  • use Time Intelligence functions
  • After completing this module, you will be able to:

3. Understand DAX

  • Use DAX for simple formulas and expressions
  • Create calculated tables and measures
  • Build simple measures
  • Work with Time Intelligence and Key Performance Indicators 

Learning Objectives 

This module will introduce you to steps, processes, concepts, and data modeling best practices necessary to optimize a data model for enterprise-level performance. 

Topics
  • Optimize the model for performance
  • Optimize DirectQuery Models
  • Create and manage Aggregations
  • Understand the importance of variables
  • Enhance the data model
  • Optimize the storage model
  • Implement aggregations 

Learning Objectives   

Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of designing and building a report, including selecting the correct visuals, designing a page layout, and applying basic but critical functionality. The important topic of designing for accessibility is also covered.  

Topics
  • Design a report
  • Enhance the report 
Hands-On:
  • Designing a report in Power BI
  • Create a live connection in Power BI Desktop
  • Design a report
  • Configure visual fields and format properties
  • Enhancing Power BI reports with interaction and formatting
  • Create and configure Sync Slicers
  • Create a drillthrough page
  • Apply conditional formatting
  • Create and use Bookmarks 

Learning Objectives

Master how to tell a compelling story with dashboards and the different navigation tools available to provide navigation. Learn the features and functionality and how to enhance dashboards for usability and insights. ble to provide navigation. Learn the features and functionality and how to enhance dashboards for usability and insights.

Topics
  • Create a Dashboard
  • Real-time Dashboards
  • Enhance a Dashboard 

Hands-On:

  • Create a Dashboard
  • Pin visuals to a Dashboard
  • Configure a Dashboard tile alert
  • Use Q&A to create a dashboard tile
  • Create a Dashboard
  • Understand real-time Dashboards
  • Enhance Dashboard usability 

Learning Objectives

Learn about paginated reports, including what they are how they fit into Power BI. You will then learn how to build and publish a report. 

Topics
  • Paginated report overview
  • Create Paginated reports 

Hands-On:

  • Creating a Paginated report
  • Use Power BI Report Builder
  • Design a multi-page report layout
  • Define a data source
  • Define a dataset
  • Create a report parameter
  • Export a report to PDF
  • Explain paginated reports
  • Create a paginated report
  • Create and configure a data source and dataset
  • Work with charts and tables
  • Publish a report 

Learning Objectives

This module helps you apply added features to enhance the report for analytical insights into the data, equipping you with the steps to use the report for actual data analysis.

You will also have a chance to perform advanced analytics using AI visuals on the report for even deeper and meaningful data insights. 

Topics
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Data Insights through AI visuals 

Hands-On: 

  • Data Analysis in Power BI Desktop
  • Create animated scatter charts
  • Use the visual to forecast values
  • Work with Decomposition Tree visual
  • Work with the Key Influencers visual
  • Explore statistical summary
  • Use the ‘Analyze’ feature
  • Identify outliers in data
  • Conduct time-series analysis
  • Use the AI visuals
  • Use the Advanced Analytics custom visual 

Learning Objectives 

Get insights on Workspaces, including how to create and manage them. You will also learn how to share content, including reports and dashboards, and then learn how to distribute an App. 

Topics
  • Creating Workspaces
  • Sharing and Managing Assets

Hands-On:

  • Publishing and Sharing Power BI Content
  • Map security principals to dataset roles
  • Share a dashboard
  • Publish an App
  • Create and manage a workspace
  • Understand workspace collaboration
  • Monitor workspace usage and performance
  • Distribute an App 

Learning Objectives 

Learn the concepts of managing Power BI assets, including datasets and workspaces. You will also publish datasets to the Power BI service, then refresh and secure them.

Topics
  • Parameters 
  • Datasets 
  • Create and work with parameters 
  • Manage datasets 
  • Configure dataset refresh 
  • Troubleshoot gateway connectivity 

Learning Objectives 

This module teaches you the steps for implementing and configuring security in Power BI to secure Power BI assets.

Topics
  • Security in Power BI 
  • Understand the aspects of Power BI security 
  • Configure row-level security roles and group memberships

FAQs about Power BI Online Training

Microsoft Power BI Course

The Microsoft Power BI course has been thoughtfully designed to make you a skilled data analyst ready to take on significant roles in top companies. At the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Improve Data Integrity by Cleaning Data 
  • Learn Data Extraction and Data Visualization 
  • Automate manual work on Excel 
  • Create Interactive Reports and Dashboards 

The program takes you on a learning journey from the absolute basics and concepts of Power BI, All the way up to using advanced features. 

Yes, our Microsoft Power BI course is designed to give you flexibility to skill up as per your convenience. We have both weekday and weekend batches to accommodate your current job and have interesting projects that will keep you practicing as you learn. The course is delivered both in a Blended Learning and Self-Paced mode so that you can balance your work and learning as per your schedule.  

In addition to training hours, we recommend spending about 2 hours per day every day of the training, to study, practice and achieve optimal benefits from the course.

The Microsoft Power BI course is well suited for Aspiring data analysts, or people looking to automate work in excel or individuals wanting to migrate to Power BI from Excel or Tableau.

To take this course, you need prior experience of working with data in the cloud. Microsoft recommends completing Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals before taking this course to meet all the prerequisites and gain sufficient experience of working with data on Azure.

To attend the Microsoft Power BI training program, the basic software and system requirements are as mentioned below 

Software Requirements 

  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop 
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 version or newer.

System Requirements 

  • Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2, or newer. 
  • .NET 4.6.2 or later. 
  • Internet Explorer 11 or later. 
  • Memory (RAM): At least 2 GB available, 4 GB or more recommended. 
  • Display: At least 1440 x 900 or 1600 x 900 (16:9) required 

Yes, a basic understanding of Excel functions and concepts like Pivot tables and simple charts will be required to take up the Microsoft Certified Power BI training.

Yes! Upon passing the Microsoft Power BI course, you will receive a signed certificate of completion from KnowledgeHut. Thousands of KnowledgeHut alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their networks.  

More than the certificate, however, you will get to showcase your newly acquired Power BI skills by working on real-world projects and adding these to your portfolio. KnowledgeHut’s Microsoft Power BI course is well-regarded by industry experts, who contribute to our curriculum and use our tech programs to train their own teams. 

One of the key features of our course is the opportunity to work on fun micro-projects during the program followed by a production grade capstone project at the end. This course is full of fun examples throughout the course of instruction, followed by even more exercises that you get to work with on our web-based interactive analysis environment. 

Individuals can try out KnowledgeHut’s immersive learning experience using a free trial. You have 14 days or 30% access, whichever comes first, to the course you’ve started the free trial for. This includes all the features of the platform, including on-demand videos, auto-graded assessments, interactive eBooks, recall quizzes, and advanced learning insights. 

A Microsoft Partner is a training provider that has been authorized by Microsoft to provide programs to professionals based on Microsoft Certifications. This accreditation represents Microsoft’s acknowledgment of the training provider’s ability to provide training programs in line with Microsoft’s best practices.

To take this course, you need prior experience of working with data in the cloud. Microsoft recommends completing Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals before taking this course to meet all the prerequisites and gain sufficient experience of working with data on Azure.

1. Get Trained

Before you start looking for a quality training solution, check your eligibility for the PL-300 exam on the Microsoft site. Sign up for the Analyzing Data with Power BI PL-300 course with a Microsoft Partner like KnowledgeHut. 

2. Take the Exam

The PL-300 exam requires candidates to be proficient in using Power Query and writing expressions using DAX. The exam measures candidates’ skills in preparing the data, modeling the data, visualizing and analyzing the data, and deploying and maintaining assets.

The passing score for this exam is 700.

You can register with Microsoft and pay a fee of US$ 165 to take the exam. Please note that the exam fees are subject to change as per Pearson Vue’s policies and it is best to check the latest, updated fees on their official website.

3. Get Certified 

Hooray! You’re now a Microsoft Certified Power BI Data Analyst Associate. Flaunt your certification on your CV and your professional profiles. 

Workshop Experience

The Microsoft Power BI course at KnowledgeHut is delivered via live, interactive, instructor-led sessions. You can listen, learn, and ask questions to the instructor who is a qualified professional in the field. 

The Microsoft Power BI course is delivered by top Microsoft Certified Trainers who bring current best practices and case studies from their experience to the live and interactive training sessions.  

Not only will they impart knowledge of the fundamentals and advanced concepts, but they will also provide end-to-end mentorship and hands-on guidance on real-world projects. 

The KnowledgeHut workshop experience is interactive and engaging with expansive hands-on exercises for you to develop practical skills. The workshop follows a classroom session and helps you build practical skills that you will need to master in real work scenarios.

Our Microsoft Power BI workshops are currently held online and anyone with a stable internet from anywhere across the world can benefit from this to skill up in PowerBI. 

Schedules for our upcoming workshops in Microsoft Power BI can be found here

You will receive a registration link from our LMS to your e-mail id. You will have to visit the link and set your password. After which, you can log in to our platform and start your educational journey. 

You can attempt the recall quizzes any number of times. Assessments can be taken twice.

Yes, there are other participants who actively participate in the class remotely.  They can attend online training from office, home, or any other suitable place. 

In case of any queries, our support team is available to you 24/7 via the Help and Support section. You can also reach out to your workshop manager on your workshop group messenger.

If you miss a class, you can access the class recordings from our LMS at any time. At the beginning of every session, there will be a 10-12-minute recapitulation of the previous class. 

Should you have any more questions, please email us at support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you. 

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing and will soon be adding more integrations like Webex and Microsoft Teams. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our learning platform.

Additional FAQs

Power BI Certification FAQs

A Power BI certification PL 300, proves your skills and ability in using Microsoft Power BI to analyze data, interpret it, and produce actionable insights. 

Microsoft Certified: Power BI Data Analyst Associate is a certification offered by Microsoft for participants who can pass the PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst exam. 

There are two parts to PL 300 certification cost. The first part is your training cost. This will depend on your location. To see the charges relevant to your location please check our schedule page. The second part of the cost is the exam cost. For the exam you would have to pay $165. 

Data Analysis is one of the key areas of business today that can have a significant impact on decision making. Microsoft Power BI is a very potent tool that will help professionals analyze data and identify patterns. A Microsoft Certification PL 300 is the proof of the ability of a professional to use the advanced features of Power BI. Such a professional would prove to be of great importance to any organization that they are a part of.  

Power BI Exam FAQs

The DA-100 certification has been retired by Microsoft. This exam has been replaced by PL-300 exam. A prior experience of working with core data concepts, data analysis, and data visualisation is helpful in understanding the concept better. With a bit of PL300 exam preparation, you can pass the Microsoft Power BI exam with ease. You can attempt Microsoft Power BI certification practice test to get used to the format. 

 DA-100 Exam has been retired and replaced with PL-300. You will be able to take the PL-300 exam online.  

You are required to score 700 points out of a 1000 to clear the Microsoft Power BI Certification PL 300 exam. The actual number of questions you will have to answer will be decided by a group of subject matter experts and a Microsoft psychometrician. 

You can retake the exam in case you fail in your first attempt. You need to wait for a minimum of 24 hours before you can retake the exam. 

The DA-100 exam got retired and has now been replaced with PL-300. You need a passing score of 700 for this exam. 

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