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Do you know what you need to know?

On the surface, Power BI looks like an easy to learn Microsoft tool, however what most people think they need to learn is often not even half of what they need.  My live Power BI training course is conveniently split into 2 distinct learning days so that you can choose the level of learning that is right for you.  Day one will teach you what you need to know to build reports and dashboards using data prepared by someone else.  For those that want to learn more (e.g. business analysts, Excel power users), come back for day 2 and learn what you actually need to know to be good using this tool by enhancing the underlying data so you can extract the hidden insights.

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What is Power BI and Why Should I Care?

Power BI was launched (generally available) in 2015, yet there are many people that are only just starting their own Power BI journey.  I presented a high level overview to the Sydney Power BI User Group in 2021.  I am sharing the video of this session here as a resource for anyone that is looking for a good, high level overview of this fabulous product.  In the video I explain the capabilities of Power BI cross the entire eco system. You wont learn how to use Power BI, but you will learn what is possible and hopefully be inspired by the possibilities. 

What Our Training Participants are Saying ...

“It was an excellent course and I am implementing my learnings already!”

Laura F

Your course is really great value compared to any other courses I have done before.

Mark C

I really enjoyed the training. Most importantly I managed to discuss my real-life problems and learn from others’ queries too. You are a great trainer.

Roy D

    Thank you very much for the brilliant course.

    Svetla K

      Thanks very much, I thought the training was fantastic!

      Jess S

        “Really enjoyed this class and got a lot out of it.”

        Todd S

          I enjoyed Matt’s class and learnt a lot.

          Ashley Xu

            “Thx Jason for the training it was very helpful.”

            Javier F

            You are brilliant. I’m reading your book Supercharge Power BI and I appreciate your way of demonstrating the measures and the metaform you use. It helps me a lot. Not only to learn Power BI but to learn communicating different subjects with my auditors. Thanks Matt!”

            A.M. Abdulkarim

              Thanks for the amazing session and I really enjoyed it. At no point I felt there was any challenge of doing it online.

              Divyesh S

              Power BI Training

              Not all Microsoft Power BI training is made equal, and there are good reasons to work with an industry expert.  When Matt first started training Power Pivot (DAX) and Power Query back in 2014, Power BI wasn’t even a thing.  In fact Matt has been training Power BI for longer than Power BI has been a generally available software product. Today, Matt Allington provides Power BI Training in the form of:

              An Expert to Help You Succeed

              Matt Allington is an industry recognised expert in Power BI training and has 30+ years experience in using data to deliver business value. Matt is a Microsoft MVP that specialises in Power BI, Power Pivot and Power Query.  He brings his business and IT experience to the table to get fast and effective results and help you with general business data problem solving.

              Matt is the author of the best selling books “Supercharge Power BI: Power BI is Better When you Learn to Write DAX” and “Supercharge Excel: When You Learn To Write DAX For Power Pivot”

              Matt developed and delivers the face-to-face (Live Instructor Led) Training Courses “Power BI for the Business Analyst” and “Demystifying DAX  (Intermediate to Advanced)”.

              Matt also developed the following Online Video Training Courses:

              • Supercharge Power BI Online Training (with weekly live online Q&A sessions with Matt).
              • Foundations of Power BI – Data to Dashboard
              • Extracting Data Insights with DAX

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              Supercharge Power BI Online Training

              The next semester of Supercharge Power BI Online Training is starting soon.
              Learn DAX with online videos and weekly live online Q&A sessions with Matt Allington.