Guide to Effective Dashboards in Power BI

Analytics & Reporting – Focus Power BI

Course description

With the course Analytics & Reporting – Focus Power BI you get the most important basics for Power BI and the potential of data-driven decisions at hand. Using the best practices of the Power Query Editor as well as advanced use cases, you will create meaningful visualizations in MS Power BI, which you can then use via drag & drop in and present them in an easy-to-understand way with the help of data storytelling. understandable with the help of data storytelling.

In this training you will learn

  • Basics of business intelligence and driven decisions
  • Basic function of Power BI
  • Best practices for data visualization in Power BI
  • Best practices for data processing with the Power Query Editor
  • Best practices for data storytelling
  • Basics of KPI calculation with DAX language and statistics
  • Target group

    The beginner‘s course is aimed at all those who would like to learn business intelligence without prior technological knowledge in order to prepare data in reports. Self-service BI and the use of intuitive tools such as Power BI are skills that are in demand in many departments such as Marketing, HR or Finance. The further training is also suitable for career changers.

    Requirements for participation

    No prior knowledge or programming skills are required for the course.
    • Type

      Online course

    • Duration

      4 weeks

    • Structure

      4 chapters + 4 exercise projects

    • Level

      Entry level

    • Languages

      German or English

    • Completion

      Certificate of completion

    That awaits you

    Course overview

    Power BI skills

    Mircosoft Power BI is the #1 business intelligence tool and relatively easy to learn, even for beginners.

    Real-world execises

    Apply your knowledge in two interactive real-world projects and consolidate it for later use in day-to-day life.

    Final project

    In your final project, you will apply the techniques you have learned to consolidate your BI skills.


    Chapter 1: Introduction in Power BI

    In the first chapter, you will learn why data-driven decisions are important and what the workflow of data analysis looks like. You will learn the most important basic functions of Microsoft Power BI – including data, model, and report views, as well as filtering features. You will load multiple datasets in the data view to create a data modeland create your first report.

    Chapter 2: Data Preparation and Visualization

    In the second chapter, you will learn through hands-on exercises the best practices of data visualization and how you can change and format visualizations. Power BI offers visualizations that you can use in reports and dashboards. You will learn how to avoid typical mistakes and get guidelines on how to present graphics in a comprehensive way. Afterwards, you will learn how to use the Power Query Editor with the help of the Power BI Desktop for data processing and linking different data sources.

    Chapter 3: Dashboards & Data Storytelling

    In the third chapter, you will learn how to arrange your reports and analyses in dashboards and communicate them to relevant stakeholders in an efficient and easy-to-understand way using the key principles of data storytelling. You will also learn advanced BI skills. To do this, you will learn the basics of Data Analysis Expressions (DAX language). You will learn basic concepts and best practices for incorporating DAX into your reports and learn to write complex DAX code for calculations to generate columns, metrics, and tables.

    Chapter 4: Advanced Topics and Final Project

    The fourth chapter focuses on basic concepts of statistics. We provide you with the best practices for valid statistical data analyses. Finally, you will explore advanced business intelligence methods based on statistics and machine learning. At the end, you will be able to use drillthrough to drill down across pages and perform influence factor analysis.

    Learning environment

    Train online in the browser in our interactive learning platform.

    StackFuel offers you an innovative learning environment with which you can develop your data skills in the most effective way – interactively and with real practical tasks. Learn to program in our data lab and develop algorithms and automations with real data sets from the industry. Convince yourself now and benefit from 80% practice in our training courses.
    Why StackFuel

    We are your strategic learning partner - including mentoring and support.

    Whether you are an employee, unemployed or a manager – we will develop you into a data talent with our fundable further training and retraining courses that are suitable for every department and every career level. We ensure your learning success with our dedicated mentoring team and always stay on the ball with you. Our practical tasks and projects make you fit for dealing with the latest technologies and applications.
    100% FOR YOU

    Personalize your learning experience.

    Non-binding trial week
    With our non-binding trial week you get an insight into your desired training. Then you have the choice: either you decide on the training or you look for another one that suits you even better.
    Individual course modules
    With us you can put together the modules of your further training tailored to your needs. Whether business intelligence, data analytics, data science or programming: use your time optimally to build up expert knowledge and develop your skills individually.

    Here's what our graduates say.

    Payment options

    Find your suitable financing.

    With an education voucher, you can have your further education financed 100% by the job center or the employment agency if you are currently registered as unemployed or looking for a job.
    If you are employed, you can have your employer partially or fully finance your further training through the Qualification Opportunities Act – regardless of qualification, age and company size.
    If you are currently enrolled at a university or college in Germany, you can complete our courses at a 50% discount.
    Use our installment plan to spread the cost of your training over several months and maintain your financial flexibility.
    Pay safely and easily after your training by having us issue you an invoice.
    Our FAQ

    The most important questions at a glance.

    The need for data experts is high. Around 4 million data experts will be needed in Europe by 2025. And in 2021 alone, more than 80,000 positions for IT specialists were advertised in Germany. Above all, the demand for data and AI experts continues to increase enormously. But a decision for a data career is so much more than just a secure future decision! As a data expert, you deal with strong, socially relevant topics, and at the same time you are a tech professional and communicative and creative. The job is varied, can be combined with most other jobs and offers an attractive salary. And the most important thing: It can be learned with us without fail!
    Yes, after successfully completing the training, you will receive a certificate of completion from us that you can show when you apply. Data Analysts and Data Scientists are desperately needed in many economic sectors. Even without relevant professional experience, your chances of getting an entry-level job are good. In addition, there are analysts in almost every industry, they have different job titles, but the skills you need are the same as those of a data analyst or data scientist.
    No, the training is flexible in terms of time and designed to be part-time. You can pursue your profession without restrictions and can plan your learning times at the time that suits you best. If you suddenly have more time available, you are welcome to contact us by e-mail and we will activate the learning content for the part-time version in your account. In this variant, you can complete the training in just four weeks. If you notice that you need more time, you can still complete the content in the normal time.

    Yes, our online training courses should offer you the greatest possible flexibility. Basically, we recommend planning six to eight hours a week for studying. When you want to schedule this time is up to you and is not prescribed by us. In our career paths, the Data Analyst and Data Scientist course, we offer you live webinars where you can ask our mentors questions, but you don’t have to attend if it doesn’t fit into your schedule.

    (Participants in our funded training courses are an exception. They have to attend a fixed number of hours per week and are obliged to take part in the live webinars.)

    Free Consultation

    Let yourself be free and without obligation advice from us!