Learning Microsoft Power BI: Basic to Intermediate Level (Urdu / Hindi) – Batch 1

Course Introduction

A 40-hour online live course to learn Microsoft Power BI. Over 7 weeks, you will learn the most in-demand business intelligence tool and enable yourself to enter the competitive data analytics job market with confidence.


3rd May, 2024 – 16th June, 2024 (07 weeks)


Fri – 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Sat, Sun – 11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Course Content

The live online cohort based training covers the 4 pillars of Power BI development as well Power BI Service in the cloud. Participants mostly perform hands-on work along with the instructor in a live setting. In addition, they are required to submit 3 projects, 2 x minor and 1 x major. The content for the 07 weeks training includes
  • Introduction to Power BI based data analytics
  • Data Transformation using Power Query
  • Dimensional Data modeling
  • DAX Programming
  • Data Visualization and Report Design
  • Power BI Service and capstone project
Understanding data analytics
  • Different types of data analytics
End-to-end data analytics process
  • What is the analytics eco-system?
Requirements gathering process and framework
  • How to gather requirements for a business problem?
  • Connecting to different data sources like CSV, Excel, RDBMS and web data sources
  • Creating conditional & calculated columns
  • Data Cleaning operations
  • Merging columns and tables using append and merge operations
  • Transpose, Pivot, Unpivot operations
  • Understanding and writing M-script

Design and implement a dimensional data model

  • What are star schema, snowflake schema and constellation schema data models
  • Configure table and column properties

  • What are dimension and fact tables?
  • Implement role-playing dimensions

  • Define a relationship's cardinality and cross-filter direction

  • Create a common date table


Create reports

  • Identify and implement appropriate visualizations

  • Format and configure visualizations

  • Use a custom visual

  • Apply and customize a theme

  • Configure conditional formatting

  • Apply slicing and filtering

  • Configure the report page

Enhance reports with report navigation and design

  • Configure bookmarks

  • Create custom tooltips

  • Edit and configure interactions between visuals

  • Configure navigation for a report

  • Apply sorting

  • Configure sync slicers

  • Group and layer visuals by using the Selection pane

  • Drill down into data using interactive visuals

  • Design reports for mobile devices

Data Storytelling and UI / UX design

  • Use the Analyze feature in Power BI

  • Use grouping, binning, and clustering

  • Use custom visuals like Deneb and Iconmap
  • Use AI visuals

  • Use reference lines, error bars, and forecasting

  • Detect outliers and anomalies

  • How to use SVGs in native visuals

  • Visual calculations
  • Filter context, row context and evaluation context
  • DAX Aggregators and  Iterator functions
  • CALCULATE function in DAX and the NO CALCULATE approach
  • DAX Table functions
  • Time Intelligence functions in DAX
  • Time Intelligence through the offset method
  • New DAX Query View for writing and debugging DAX
  • Using AI tools like chatGPT to assist in writing DAX

Create and manage workspaces and assets

  • Create and configure a workspace

  • Assign workspace roles

  • Configure and update a workspace app

  • Publish, import, or update assets in a workspace

  • Create dashboards

  • Choose a distribution method

  • Apply sensitivity labels to workspace content

  • Configure subscriptions and data alerts

  • Promote or certify Power BI content

Manage datasets

  • Identify when a gateway is required

  • Configure a dataset scheduled refresh

  • Configure row-level security 

Advanced Topics

  • Introduction to Microsoft Fabric
  • External tools DAX studio and Tabular Editor 2

Abu Bakar Alvi is a highly experienced Product Manager, a certified Project Management Professional and Data Analyst with over 24 years of industry experience.

He is working primarily as a consultant and corporate trainer. He has trained 1000+ students in multiple public and corporate trainings in Pakistan and globally specializing in Program Management, Data Analytics, and Data Visualization. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a certified Power BI Data Analyst Associate (PL-300) and a certified Azure Enterprise Data Analyst Associate (DP-500). Additionally, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He is also a certified Azure Data Engineer and Tableau Desktop Specialist.

His expertise and contributions to the field of Electronics Engineering were recognized by the Government of Pakistan in 2005 when he was awarded the prestigious Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, the 4th highest civil award, for professional excellence. He is the youngest Pakistani professional engineer to get this honor at the age of 27.