As enterprises continue to gather and collect oceans of structured and unstructured data given extremely cheap data storage options, there is a critical responsibility of business decision makers to draw intelligent insights from these vast data stores to create and sustain competitive edges. By working with business intelligence tools, professionals are able to seamlessly slice and analyze data without having to invest enormous amounts of time learning programming languages such as Python and R to do such work.
In this two-day workshop participants will learn how to execute key business intelligence and visualization tasks via Microsoft’s Power BI software. Power BI is a software solution that Gartner’s Magic Quadrant has highlighted as a leader in analytics and business intelligence platforms for the last twelve years.
Students will gain experience importing business data into Microsoft Power BI, exploring interactive data visualizations, creating valuable dashboards and reports, and using meaningful insights from Power BI to enhance decision-making. This course includes a hands-on project at the end to tie all course concepts together.
Attendees must use a PC in this class. Power BI does not support Macs! Mac users can either install Parallels and run Power BI or set up a virtual machine in the cloud and install Power BI through the virtual machine.