Power BI for Beginners: Preparing Data For Analysis

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn how to load data into PowerBI from different sources

Learn how to clean datasets in PowerBI with PowerQuery

Learn how to transform datasets in PowerBI with PowerQuery

No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

Use Power BI to load, clean, transofrm and prepare data for analysis. For example, a data analyst is asked to build a report with visuals out of several datasets that need to be cleaned and transformed to generate useful insights

Skills you will develop

  • PowerQuery

  • PowerBI

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Load data from multiple source and navigate through PowerQuery Editor

  2. Learn how to use the PowerQuery data profiling feature to clean a messy dataset

  3. Load a csv file and clean data using the data profiler

  4. Learn basic transformations with PowerQuery

  5. Learn how to merge datasets together in PowerQuery

  6. Learn how to create calculated columns in PowerQuery

  7. Transform data in PowerQuery

  8. Capstone: Preparing Data for Analysis with Power BI

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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