Power BI - Beyond the Basics

Learn how to create stunning visualizations and level up your Power BI skills with this intermediate Power BI course from Simon Sez IT!

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Level up your Power BI skills and create stunning Dashboards

Power BI - Beyond the Basics online course

Power BI is a powerful, interactive business intelligence (BI) solution from Microsoft. It imports data from multiple sources, which you can then transform and analyze with a range of visual tools. Power BI has a user-friendly interface ideal for people with a limited technical background, allowing them to create their own reports and dashboards.

This intermediate Power BI course is designed to build on the material covered in our Power BI beginner-level course, so it is ideally recommended to go through that course first, which will give you a good handle on the basics and familiarity with the interface. If you already have a preliminary understanding of Power BI’s functionality, this intermediate course is right for you.

In this course, we discuss the data files to be used and some Power BI settings to set you up for success in learning. The last part of the course is one big exercise, giving you plenty of practice building reports and dashboards.

This course also includes course files to follow along with the instructor and uses the Power BI Desktop version.

This course uses the Power BI Desktop version. It also includes course files to follow along with the instructor.

The course covers:

  • Importing and transforming data in Power Query
  • Importing Excel, text, and CSV files and combining files
  • Enabling/disabling load and report refresh
  • Resolving data import errors
  • Getting started with data modeling and relationship types
  • Learning measures vs. calculated columns
  • Creating a date table with DAX
  • Creating additional and conditional columns
  • Using the ROUNDUP and SUMX functions
  • Creating quick measures and key measures tables
  • Using the DAX - CALCULATE function
  • Using tables vs. matrix tables
  • Formatting visualizations and applying conditional formatting
  • Building column, line, and map charts
  • Adding gauge and card visualizations
  • Using slicers and filters and apply design elements
  • Creating a shared workspace in the Power BI service
  • Building reports and dashboards
  • Pinning visualizations to the dashboard
  • Setting up scheduled refreshes

Course Format

  • This is a video-led course. You can preview some videos below.
  • This course includes practice exercises.
  • This course is aimed at PC Excel users.

Course Certificate Included

This course includes an optional online quiz that will generate a course certificate upon completion.

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Stream Skill is part of the Simon Sez IT family and has been in business 10+ years and taught over 500,000 students in that time. We’ve created over 100 software training courses, 5,000+ video tutorials, and we’ve helped thousands of people across the world learn how to use Microsoft Office. We’ve now created Microsoft Excel courses for the last five versions and continue to help people get to grips with this essential tool.


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Simon Sez IT makes business and technical software simple to learn.

Our most important goal is to help learners build and strengthen your software skills. We focus on simplicity but explain things in the detail they deserve. Simon Sez IT subject matter experts bring passion, knowledge and practical insights to video-based courses and practice exercises – all designed to help learners immediately apply your new knowledge and master your learning goals.

This is why more than a million learners have relied on Simon Sez IT since 2008.

Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I try a course I'm interested in before I purchase a course or membership?
Absolutely. The first set of videos for each course is free. Our thinking is that this allows you to hear the teacher's voice and see the visuals. To watch a free video, just click onto the course of interest. Then click the video lesson that has the “Preview" button.
What if I have questions or problems while I'm watching my tutorial?
Should you have any problems using the system, we offer free technical support to customers. Just send an email to [email protected] and we will respond promptly.
Can I get my money back if I'm not satisfied?
We offer an unconditional 30-day full money back guarantee – with no questions asked. As a result, you can rest assured that you can make your purchase in complete confidence. Our motto is “If you don't learn, you don't pay." Thanks to our 30 days risk-free offer, you can test-drive a course and make sure it's what you had in mind. We are committed to your total satisfaction!
If I register for a monthly or annual membership, will my credit card get charged automatically at the end of each pay period?
If you sign up for a monthly or annual membership, your subscription will renew automatically. Customers are welcome to cancel their recurring subscription at any time.
Will your videos work with Mac computers?
All of our courses are compatible with both Windows (PC) and Mac computers.
Will your videos work with iPhone, iPads, and Android devices?
All of our courses are compatible with iPhones and iPads and most Android devices. If you are looking to confirm that it works for you, feel free to view the free preview videos offered for each course.
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Any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection can be used for our online training courses.
Do you offer any online quizzes or testing tools?
We offer online testing for over 90% of our courses. Testing is also available with our newly published courses. The course tests can be simply used as testing tools or to earn a Certificate of Completion for a given course. The Certificate of Completion can be earned with a passing grade of 70%.
Do you offer Certificates of Completion?
We offer Certificates of Completion for courses and Test Certificates on courses that offer an online quiz (currently over 80% of our courses). The Certificates of Completion are automatically generated when you complete a course, and the Test Certificates are offered as part of the online test/quiz, which accompanies the course. You will need a passing grade of 70% in order to receive a Certificate. The quizzes are based solely on course content.
Do you offer discounts for non-profits or educational institutions?
Yes, we offer 20% off discounts to non-profit, educational, and government agencies. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Where is Simon Sez IT located?
Simon Sez IT is located in sunny Florida, USA.
How long have you been in business?
We started our company in 2008 with our first course for Excel 2007. Since that time, our company has published over 70 courses. Our training is used in over 180 countries worldwide.
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