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Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL300 Course Outline

Within this Microsoft training course, you will learn the following modules:

Module 1: Get Started with Microsoft Data Analytics

This module explores the distinct roles in the data space, outlines the important roles and responsibilities of a Data Analysts, and then explores the landscape of the Power BI portfolio.


  • Data Analytics and Microsoft.
  • Getting Started with Power BI.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explore the distinct roles in data.
  • Identify the tasks that are performed by a data analyst.
  • Describe the Power BI landscape of products and services.
  • Use the Power BI service.

Module 2: Getting Data in Power BI

This module explores identifying and retrieving data from various data sources. You will also learn the options for connectivity and data storage and understand the difference and performance implications of connecting directly to data vs. importing it.


  • Data Analytics and Microsoft.
  • Optimize Performance.
  • Resolve Data Errors.

Lab: Preparing Data in Power BI Desktop

  • Prepare Data.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and retrieve data from different data sources.
  • Understand the connection methods and their performance implications.
  • Use Microsoft Dataverse.
  • Connect to a data flow.

Module 3: Cleaning, Transforming, and Loading Data in Power BI

This module teaches you the process of profiling and understanding the condition of the data. They will learn how to identify anomalies, look at the size and shape of their data, and perform the proper data cleaning and transforming steps to prepare the data for loading into the model.


  • Shaping the Data.
  • Profiling the Data.
  • Enhance the data structure.

Lab: Loading Data in Power BI Desktop

  • Loading Data.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Apply data shape transformations.
  • Enhance the structure of the data.
  • Profile and examine the data.

Module 4: Design a Data Model in Power BI

This module teaches the fundamental concepts of designing and developing a data model for proper performance and scalability. This module will also help you understand and tackle many of the common data modeling issues, including relationships, security, and performance.


  • Introduction to data modeling.
  • Working with tables.
  • Dimensions and Hierarchies.

Lab: Data Modeling in Power BI Desktop

  • Create Model Relationships.
  • Configure Tables and Column Properties.
  • Create hierarchies.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of data modeling.
  • Define relationships and their cardinality.
  • Implement Dimensions and Hierarchies.

Module 5: Create Model Calculations using DAX in Power BI

This module introduces you to the world of DAX and its true power for enhancing a model. You will learn about aggregations and the concepts of Measures, calculated columns and tables, and Time Intelligence functions to solve calculation and data analysis problems.


  • Introduction to DAX.
  • Real-time dashboards.
  • Advanced DAX.

Lab: Introduction to DAX in Power BI Desktop

  • Create calculated tables.
  • Create calculated columns.
  • Create measures.

Lab: Advanced DAX in Power BI Desktop

  • Use the CALCULATE() function to manipulate filter context.
  • Use Time Intelligence functions.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand DAX.
  • Use DAX for simple formulas and expressions.
  • Create calculated tables and measures.
  • Build simple measures.
  • Work with Time Intelligence and Key Performance Indicators.

Module 6: Optimize Model Performance in Power BI

In this module you are introduced to steps, processes, concepts, and data modeling best practices necessary to optimize a data model for enterprise-level performance.


  • Optimize the data model for performance.
  • Optimize DirectQuery Models.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of variables.
  • Enhance the data model.
  • Optimize the storage model.

Module 7: Create Reports in Power BI

This module introduces you to the fundamental concepts and principles of designing and building a report, including selecting the correct visuals, designing a page layout, and applying basic but critical functionality. The important topic of designing for accessibility is also covered.


  • Design a report.
  • Enhance the report.

Lab: Enhancing reports with interaction and formatting in Power BI Desktop

  • Create and configure Sync Slicers.
  • Create a drillthrough page.
  • Apply conditional formatting.
  • Create and use Bookmarks.

Lab: Designing a report in Power BI Desktop

  • Design a report.
  • Configure visual fields and format properties.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design a report page layout.
  • Select and add effective visualizations.
  • Add basic report functionality.
  • Add report navigation and interactions.

Module 8: Create Dashboards in Power BI

In this module you will learn how to tell a compelling story using dashboards and the different navigation tools available to provide navigation. You will be introduced to features and functionality and how to enhance dashboards for usability and insights.


  • Create a Dashboard.
  • Real-time Dashboards.
  • Enhance a Dashboard.

Lab: Creating a Dashboard in Power BI Service

  • Create a Dashboard.
  • Pin visuals to a Dashboard.
  • Use Q&A to create a dashboard tile.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create a Dashboard.
  • Understand real-time Dashboards.
  • Enhance Dashboard usability.

This module helps you apply additional features to enhance the report for analytical insights in the data, equipping you with the steps to use the report for actual data analysis. You will also perform advanced analytics using AI visuals on the report for even deeper and meaningful data insights.


  • Advanced Analytics.
  • Data Insights through AI visuals.

Lab: Data Analysis in Power BI Desktop

  • Create animated scatter charts.
  • Use the visual to forecast values.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the Analyze feature.
  • Identify outliers in data.
  • Use the AI visuals.
  • Use the Advanced Analytics custom visual.

Module 10: Create and Manage Workspaces in Power BI

This module will introduce you to Workspaces, including how to create and manage them. You will also learn how to share content, including reports and dashboards, and then learn how to distribute an App.


  • Creating Workspaces.
  • Sharing and Managing Assets.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage a workspace.
  • Understand workspace collaboration.
  • Monitor workspace usage and performance.
  • Distribute an App.

Module 11: Manage Files and Datasets in Power BI

This module will introduce you to parameters and datasets. You will also learn how to manage datasets and parameters, build dynamic reports with parameters, and set dataset refresh options.


  • Parameters.
  • Datasets.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage datasets and parameters.
  • Build dynamic reports with parameters.
  • Schedule dataset refresh.
  • Troubleshoot gateway service connectivity.

Module 12: Row-level Security in Power BI

This module will introduce you to row-level security, both static and dynamic methods, and how to implement.


  • Security in Power BI.

Lab: Enforce Row-Level Security

  • Configure many-to-many relationships.
  • Enforce row-level security.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement row-level security using both the Static and Dynamic methods.

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Who should attend this Microsoft training course?

The audience for this course is data professionals and business intelligence professionals who want to learn how to accurately perform data analysis using Power BI. This course is also targeted toward those individuals who develop reports that visualize data from the data platform technologies that exist on both in the cloud and on-premises.

  • Job role: Data Analyst
  • Preparation for exam: PL-300


Successful Data Analysts start this role with experience of working with data in the cloud.


  • Understanding core data concepts.
  • Knowledge of working with relational data in the cloud.
  • Knowledge of working with non-relational data in the cloud.
  • Knowledge of data analysis and visualization concepts.

Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL300 Course Overview

This course will discuss the various methods and best practices that are in line with business and technical requirements for modeling, visualizing, and analyzing data with Power BI. The course will also show how to access and process data from a range of data sources including both relational and non-relational data. This course will also explore how to implement proper security standards and policies across the Power BI spectrum including datasets and groups. The course will also discuss how to manage and deploy reports and dashboards for sharing and content distribution.

What will you gain from taking this Microsoft training course?

  • Ingest, clean, and transform data.
  • Model data for performance and scalability.
  • Design and create reports for data analysis.
  • Apply and perform advanced report analytics.
  • Manage and share report assets.

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What's included within this Microsoft training course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


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We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


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This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


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Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


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Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL300 FAQs


Integrates seamlessly with existing applications, offers rich and personalised dashboards, helps publish reports, has no memory and speed constraints, extracts business intelligence rapidly and accurately, supports advanced data services, etc., are the benefits of Power BI.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL300 Training course. However, delegates should be proficient in using Power Query and writing expressions by using DAX.
This Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL300 Training course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain knowledge of Power BI. However, this will be more beneficial for Data Analysts.
Build visually rich and effective presentation to represent data in a meaningful way, work with data scientists to build insights based on the data on hand and theme of the study, better communicate with partners, work in an agile environment to deliver with a quick turnaround, etc., are the roles and responsibilities of Power BI Data Analysts.
Easy-to-use, multiple source connectors, most inexpensive solution, interactive visual dashboards, easily accessible from anywhere, data sharing and collaboration, natural language query, etc., are the reasons for using Power BI.
Skills in BI tools and BI systems, experience in data-specific roles, Microsoft bi stack, data analytics, software development skills, etc., are the skills for Power BI Developers.
During this Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL300 Training course, you will learn various essential topics such as identifying when a gateway is required, configuring sync slicers, using the analyse in Excel feature, etc. You will also learn to create semi-additive measures, promote or certify Power BI content, and many more concepts that will help you become fluent in analysing data with Power BI.
The price for Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL300 certification in the United Kingdom starts from £2495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst PL300.

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