Introduction to Data Modeling for Power BI is an introductory video course about data modeling, which is a required skill to get the best out of Power BI, Power Pivot for Excel, and Analysis Services. The training is aimed at users that do not have a background knowledge in data modeling for analytical systems and reporting.

The goal of the course is introduce the primary concepts of dimensional modeling, using practical examples and demos to illustrate how to obtain the desired result without having to write complex DAX expressions. Creating a proper data model simplifies the code to write and improves the performance. The course is made of 100 minutes of lectures. You can watch the videos at any time and the system will keep track of your advances. Within the course you can download the slides and the Power BI files used in the demos.

Curriculum

  • Presentation of Introduction to Data Modeling for Power BI

    • Presentation of Introduction to Data Modeling for Power BI
  • Slides and demos

    • How to download and use demo files
    • Demos download
    • Slides of the video course
  • Introduction to data modeling

    • Introduction to data modeling
    • Introduction
    • Scattered information
    • Business entities
  • Normalization and denormalization

    • Normalization and denormalization
    • Introducing normalization and denormalization
  • Star schemas

    • Star schemas
    • Introducing star schemas
    • Placing tables in a diagram
    • If you don't have a star schema
  • Why data modeling is useful

    • Why data modeling is useful
    • What is the role of a data model
  • Data modeling scenarios

    • Data modeling scenarios
    • Common scenarios
    • Header / detail tables
    • Back to a star schema
    • Multiple fact tables
    • Building a star schema
    • Handling multiple dates
    • Multiple relationships with date
    • Events with different durations
    • Precompute the values
  • Conclusion

    • Conclusion
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Student Reviews (155)
  • Suresh Manakalath (Dec 11, 2019)

    Really Practical Usable content. Thank You !

  • Ricardo Ribeiro de Sousa (Dec 10, 2019)

    VERY GOOD, CONGRATULATION

  • Frans van der Veen (Dec 9, 2019)

    Thank you for offering these kind of online introductions to a specific area, this helps a lot to find out what you as a newbie need to focus on. Thanks ! Frans

  • Sekou Tyler (Dec 9, 2019)

    Great course!

  • Olufemi Isheyemi (Dec 6, 2019)

    I really enjoyed the course. It contains a lot data modelling insights.

  • Grzegorz Fk (Dec 6, 2019)

    Thank you for this introduction. Best

  • Hassan Zaheer (Dec 5, 2019)

    Nice Explain Love to watch

  • Feras Alramli (Dec 5, 2019)

    Thank you , the most beautiful things in world is FREE. This free lectures help me a lot to understand DAX deeper. and correct my data structure experience.

  • Roxana Rezaei (Dec 2, 2019)

    Loved it. Simple to follow and learn!

  • DIDIER BEAUVERD (Nov 29, 2019)

    Excellent course

  • Suresh Manakalath (Nov 29, 2019)

    Thank You so much. Really creative and detailed information. Regards, Suresh.

  • tom sneed (Nov 27, 2019)

    well done!

  • Matt Fraser (Nov 27, 2019)

    Very helpful, even for someone experienced in the area. Just wish there was more!

  • Matt Fraser (Nov 27, 2019)

    Very helpful, even for someone experienced in the area. Just wish there was more!

  • Jordi Comamala (Nov 26, 2019)

    Its a very interesting course and amazing ideas to resolve Power BI reports. Thanks a lot.