Course Description

Gain insights into your data. Power BI, business intelligence, is a widely used business analytics service offered by Microsoft. Power BI Desktop is a complete data analysis and report creation tool that you install for free.

In this course, you will discover how to quickly extract, transform, and load data with just a few clicks. You will create interactive visualizations, charts, maps, KPIs, to provide you with insights into your company’s data to make informed decisions.

Note: This course is part of a Digital Badge for those who wish to earn a credential. You may register for this individual class, but if If you would like to earn the Digital Badge, register for LRN0170 - Online Self-Paced Power BI Digital Badge.

Course Outline

Unit 1


-Power BI Components

-Install Power BI Desktop (free software)

-Getting started

Unit 2

Connect with Data Sources

-Types of data sources

-Import Excel and text files

-Connect to databases (Access)

-Import data from the Web

Unit 3

Transform Data

-Introduction to Power Query

-Shape data

-Filter data

-Understand the Data Model

Unit 4

Creating Reports


-Create visuals

-Format reports

-Share your file


Marion Williams

With over 20 years of IT and training experience, Marion Williams has been responsible for designing custom solutions using Access and Excel/VBA. As a trainer, Marion has delivered over 200 seminars to CPA associations across Canada. As technology evolved, Marion currently uses her skills to specialize in training Power BI, a tool used for business intelligence.

Marion earned the FLMI designation which is a comprehensive business education in the context of the insurance and financial services industry with a specialty in Information Technology.

Applies Towards the Following Digital Badges

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Section Title
Introduction to Power BI (Business Intelligence)
Online-Self Paced
Jun 03, 2024 to Jun 28, 2024
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $195.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

For further information on this course, please contact dlanpher@harpercollege.edu.

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