Microsoft Power BI Training Courses

Use Microsoft’s range of BI (Business Intelligence) tools to analyse data sets quickly, provide visual insights via reports and dashboards and to share that data with colleagues.

Choose from Power BI or Power Query to learn how to get the most from your data using Microsoft BI.

Power BI Desktop Advanced course

1 Day

This Power BI Desktop Advanced course is aimed at experienced Power BI users.  The course covers the use of advanced DAX formulas, variables, queries, calendars and delves into the M language behind the Query Editor.  Delegates will learn how to customise the data model through advanced visualisations and dashboard tiles.

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What will you learn?

At the end of this Microsoft Power BI Desktop Advanced course, delegates will be able to:
  • Use advanced relationships to control data
  • Use advanced DAX functions
  • Work with variables and queries
  • Use advanced Visualisation techniques to convey data efficiently
  • Design and deploy Dashboards


Business/Data analysts or anyone who needs to interpret and communicate large quantities of information clearly.

Course Contents

Basics Review

  • DAX basics
  • Evaluation context

Advanced Relationships

  • Relationships overview
  • Advanced relationships options
  • Cross filter directions
  • Ambiguity in bidirectional filters
  • CROSSFILTER function
  • Many-to-Many relationships

Advanced DAX

  • Table functions – the differences
  • Understanding context transition: CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE
  • TOPN
  • Advanced Time intelligence Functions


  • Why use variables?
  • Understanding variables
  • Variables scope


Dynamic Calendars

Advanced Visualisations

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Buttons and Bookmarks
  • Selection Pane
  • Drill through
  • Tooltip Page
  • Use of Custom Visuals
  • Multiple pages slicers

More on Queries

  • Advanced query techniques
  • Introduction to M

Connecting to other sources

  • Import vs Direct Query and Live connections – a discussion

Publishing and Sharing

  • Setting User Role in BI Desktop
  • Publishing a report
  • Creating Dashboards
  • Sharing Dashboards
  • Creating Workspace
  • Publish App

Course Materials

Enliten IT will provide each delegate with a workbook, in Adobe pdf format, and other useful reference materials where applicable. Enliten IT reserves the right to modify course content and materials as required in the interests of continuous course improvement, at any time, without notification. The suggested course duration is a guideline.  Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.
“Gary was able to tailor the course to suit my needs which was very useful. -  Adobe InDesign CS6, Nov 2014. Steven, Kier.”Gary was able to tailor the course to suit my needs which was very useful

Additional Information

NOTE:   We only offer the Microsoft Power BI Desktop Advanced course on a private in-house basis.

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