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Power BI Courses

Power BI is definitely easy to learn but difficult to master. So instead of figuring everything out yourself, I would really advise to also take some courses. The free courses are a great starting place and a must have I think. The paid courses go into more detail on specific topics (like DAX) and can be the next step in becoming a Master.

Free Courses

edX DAT207x - Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI

This is a great free online course that takes about 2 days to complete. It consists of videos, quizzes and hands on exercises with Power BI. It is equally suited to beginners as more advanced users. Although the course does not go into a lot of detail on the more complex subjects like power query and M and DAX, it covers the whole, broad surface of Power BI and even advanced users will definitely learn some cool new features. The instructors are from the Microsoft Power BI product team. The course grants a certificate after successful completion for $ 49,- extra. The course is part of the larger Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science. It has over 100 reviews on edX and a score of 4,5 stars out of 5.

Power BI Guided Learn

Power BI Guided Learn is another great free resource. It goes through all the steps from getting data, editing queries, making a datamodel and creating DAX calculations (too name a few). It consists of about 8 hours of online video material and is taught by Microsoft and some external experts (like Alberto Ferrari for DAX). It mostly scratches the surface of Power BI like the edX course, but it contains quite a lot of different material for instance going more into detail on the structure of the DAX language.

Paid Courses

There are a lot of companies that provide Power BI training nowadays. Below are just a few examples, especially those by people considered to be the experts in this field.

SQL BI

Focus: DAX. 

Courses: Advanced DAX Workshop, Optimizing DAX Workshop (2 days), Mastering DAX Workshop (3 days), Power BI Workshop, Power Pivot Workshop. 

Type: Classroom, onsite and online

Crossjoin

Focus: PowerPivot, Power Query. 

Courses: Power BI Overview (1 day), Introduction to Power Pivot and DAX for Excel 2010 or Excel 2013 (2 days), Introduction to Power Query (1 day). 

Type: Onsite

Power Pivot Pro

Focus: Power Pivot. 

Courses: Power Pivot and Power BI Live Class Schedule (2 days), Self Paced Online Video Training (3 days), Custom Power Pivot and Power BI Training for You or Your Team. 

Type: Classroom, onsite and online

Power Query Training

Focus: Power Query. 

Courses: Power Query Workshop (Live Online). Type: Online

Excelerator BI

Focus: Power BI, Power Pivot and Power Query. 

Courses: Public Power BI Training (2 days), In-House Training. 

Type: Classroom, onsite

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