Data Modeling for Power BI

Amsterdam, NL

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Data modeling is a required skill to get the most out of Power BI, Power Pivot for Excel, and Analysis Services. The training is aimed at users of Power BI Desktop or Power Pivot for Excel, and at Analysis Services developers who want to learn how to build the optimal data model for their reporting needs.

This three-day classroom course is a practical introduction to the concepts of data modeling for Power BI, Analysis Services Tabular, and Power Pivot.

The goal of the classroom course is to teach through examples of increasing complexity how to solve business scenarios by adapting the data model, so that the required DAX code becomes easier, faster and more robust. All the demos and the exercises are based on Power BI examples. However, the very same concepts can be applied to Power Pivot and Analysis Services Tabular.

The classroom course includes hands-on labs: you will apply concepts using your own notebook.

Topics

  • Introduction to data modeling
  • Basic modeling techniques
  • Dimensional modeling
  • Snowflakes and complex models
  • Using header / detail tables
  • Order and order details
  • Data models with multiple fact tables
  • Sales and purchase
  • Working with date and time
  • Aggregations and comparisons
  • Working days calculations
  • Handling special time periods
  • Week-based calendars
  • Tracking historical attributes
  • Slowly changing dimensions
  • Rapidly changing dimensions
  • Analyzing date, time and intervals
  • Events with a duration
  • Using many-to-many relationships
  • Managing tables with different granularities
Data Modeling for Power BI Outline (PDF)

Prerequisites

To get the most out of the classroom course, attendees should be familiar with the user interface of Power BI Desktop to import data, create relationships, edit queries, define measures and calculated columns. Previous knowledge of data modeling concepts is not required.

Prior DAX knowledge is welcome and may improve your classroom course experience. It is always a good idea to review the free Introducing DAX video course prior to attending the classroom course.

Location

BCN Amsterdam Arena

Atlas Arena Complex, Gebouw Azië - 5e etage, Hoogoorddreef 5
Amsterdam, NL
You can reach the training center in less than 15 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with a direct train.
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Teaching this classroom course

Alberto Ferrari

Consultant & Mentor
Trainer for 116 other courses at SQLBI

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