Power BI Training Course

Duration :2 DaysCost: From £590
Venues :Online | Manchester | Birmingham

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Power BI Training Course

Learn how to use Power BI to create dynamic, interactive visualisations of your business data on this 2-day course.

Power BI Course Introduction

This two-day course will provide you with the skills you need to create useful, dynamic, interactive reports that visualise your data using Power BI dashboards.

These visualisations can be used to provide insights that will help your business improve its performance.

Who should attend this Power BI course?

This course is designed for anyone with responsibility of creating reports using organisational data. 

Ideally, you should have some knowledge of Excel and Office 365.

Power BI Course Topics

Introduction to Power BI

Including the ways in which you can use Power BI to create insightful reports, the limitations of Power BI and the licensing options.

How to create Data Sets for a Report

This topic includes how to connect different data sources to Power BI and how to combine them within your reporting. It also includes editing Data Queries.

Visualising the Data

In this module, you will cover how to create a variety of charts, maps, tables, cards, and matrices to visualise your data.

Creating Multiple Page Reports

During this module you will learn how to create multiple page reports and the use of filters and when to use a filter.

Publishing & Sharing Reports

This module will cover the publishing and sharing of reports and how you can automate scheduled reports.

Creating Dashboards

Once you have mastered reports we will cover the creation of Dashboards in Power BI and how these can be used and shared.

Using DAX (Data Analysis Expressions)

In the final module we cover the use of DAX including measures, calculated columns, using DAX in dynamic reports and some advanced DAX features.


Why choose M Training's Power BI Course

  • Run by a highly experienced Microsoft 365 and Power BI consultant and trainer
  • This course is limited to 6 places so you are guaranteed personal support throughout the course
  • Held at our head office in Manchester, our Birmingham office or Online
  • Private courses available throughout the UK
  • Course notes and support material provided
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Certificate of achievement
  • 6 No more than 6 delegates
  • 5 star rated courses
  • Online Courses Available
  • Convenient Locations
  • Tailored Course Content

Power BI Course Dates

The Power BI course is currently only available as a private course - where we will arrange the course at a date to suit you.

Online one-to-one and group training is available from £590 + VAT for a full day (6 hours)

Classroom-based courses are available from £690 + VAT for a full day.

Please get in touch with us to arrange a course using the form on the next tab or call us on 0161 226 6032 to discuss your requirements.

Private Power BI Training

We are happy to run private Power BI courses online via Teams/Zoom or at your offices, at our Manchester office, or at a venue to suit you.

The course content can be adapted to suit your requirements.  Our trainer will contact you to discuss what you are looking to achieve and the level of prior knowledge the delegates have.

Private Power BI courses are ideal if you have a number of people to train, or you want a different course outline; or simply can't make the dates of the public scheduled courses.

Private classroom-based courses are available from £690 plus VAT for a full day.

Private Online Power BI courses are available from £590 + VAT (6 Hours).

Half-day courses are available on request.

To get a quote please complete the form below or call us on 0161 226 6032.

Private Power BI Course Enquiry

Power BI Training Course Outline

  • Introduction to Power BI


    • Power BI Programs
    • Licensing options
    • Limitations of Power BI
    • Compatible Data Sources


  • Creating a Data Set

    • The difference between a Data Set and a Data Source
    • Connecting to Data Sources
    • Linking Multiple Data Sources
    • Using Multiple Data Sources
    • Editing the Data Queries
  • Visualising your Data

    Creating visualisations from your data including:

    • Stacked Bar Charts / Stacked Column Charts
    • 100% Stacked Bar / Column Charts
    • Clustered Bar Charts / Clustered Column Charts
    • Line Charts / Area Charts & Stacked Area Chart / Ribbon Charts
    • Line & stacked column Charts / Line & Clustered Columns Charts
    • Pie Charts & Donut Charts
    • Waterfall Charts
    • Scatter Charts
    • Treemaps
    • Maps / Filled Maps / ArcGIS Maps for Power BI
    • Funnel Charts
    • Gauge Charts
    • Slicers / Cards & Multi-Row Cards
    • KPI Metrics
    • Tables and Matrices
    • Customising the Visualizations you have created
  • Multiple Page Reports

    • Creating Multiple Pages for your Power Bi Reports
    • How to use Filtering
    • When would you a Filter
  • Publishing & Sharing

    • Publishing Reports
    • Sharing the Reports
    • Scheduling Refreshes
    • Embedding a Report
  • Power BI Dashboards

    • Creating a Dashboard
    • Adding Tiles to a Dashboard
    • Sharing a Dashboard
  • DAX (Data Analysis Expressions)

    • Understanding DAX
    • What are calculated columns?
    • When and how to use a calculated column
    • What are measures?
    • When and how to use a measure
    • Using DAX in dynamic reporting
    • Advanced DAX features

Online Power BI Courses

The Online Power BI courses are run on Zoom.

You will be sent a link to join the training session the day before the course along with any course materials needed.

The courses run from 9:30 am to 4/4:30 pm. 

Because we limit the number of delegates to a maximum of 6 on our public courses specific timings are flexible, but generally, the day will run as follows:

9.20 am | Sign in

9.30 am | Start - First session

11.00 am | 15 min break

11.15 am |  Second session

12.30 pm  | 30 min break

1.00 pm  | Third session

2.15 pm | 15 min break

2.30 pm | Fourth session

3.50 pm | Finish & Q&A

4.30pm | End

Find out more about how our online courses work on the Online Courses Page

Manchester Power BI Courses

Our Manchester Venue:

Private & Public courses in Power BI can be held at our Manchester training venue.

The courses run 9.30am to 4.30pm at:

Greenheys Business Centre
Manchester Science Park
Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ

Public Transport/Parking:

Free visitor parking is available at car park at the front of Greenheys building.

Manchester Oxford Road Train Station - 15 min walk

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station - 30 min walk


Please let us know in advance if you have any mobility issues and will need any assistance. Disabled parking is provided.

More Information about our Manchester training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Manchester Training Page

Birmingham Power BI Courses

Our Birmingham Venue:

Our public Power BI courses in Birmingham are usually ran from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at:

Innovation Birmingham,
Faraday Wharf,
Holt Street,
B7 4BB

Public Transport /Parking:

Parking is available at Faraday Wharf and is located on Love Lane off Holt Street. Please note that parking here is charged and subject to availability. 

Both Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham Moor Street rail stations are situated just a short 15-minute walk away from the Innovation Birmingham Campus.

More Information about our Birmingham training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Birmingham Training page

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