Microsoft Power BI: Data Analysis Professional
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As technology progresses and becomes more interwoven with our businesses and lives, more data is collected about business and personal activities. This era of “big data” is a direct result of the popularity and growth of cloud computing, which provides an abundance of computational power and storage, allowing organizations of all sorts to capture and store data. Leveraging that data effectively can provide timely insights and competitive advantages.
Creating data-backed visualizations is key for data scientists, or any professional, to explore, analyze, and report insights and trends from data. Microsoft® Power BI® software is designed for this purpose. Power BI was built to connect to a wide range of data sources, and it enables users to quickly create visualizations of connected data to gain insights, show trends, and create reports. Power BI’s data connection capabilities and visualization features go far beyond those that can be found in spreadsheets, enabling users to create compelling and interactive worksheets, dashboards, and stories that bring data to life and turn data into thoughtful action
This course is designed for students looking to establish a foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Access 2019/2021, including the skills necessary to create a new database, construct data tables, design forms and reports, and create queries.
To ensure your success in this course you should have experience managing data with a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft® Excel®, which you could obtain by taking the following Logical Operations courses.
- Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online): Part 1 or Microsoft® Office Excel® 2019: Part 1
- Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online): Part 2 or Microsoft® Office Excel® 2019: Part 2
Optionally, having experience with other data analytics tools, such as Google Analytics™ or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems such as Salesforce®, as well as an understanding of database design concepts and basic programming constructs such as looping and branching, will help you get even more out of this course. The following courses are helpful but not required:
- Google Analytics™: Foundation (Second Edition)
- Database Design: A Modern Approach
- Microsoft® Excel for Office 365™: Data Analysis with Power Pivot or Microsoft® Office Excel® 2019: Data Analysis with Power Pivot
- Data Analysis and Visualization with Microsoft® Excel®
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