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Creating Business Intelligence solutions no longer has to be a long arduous process reserved exclusively for those in IT. Power BI now gives you the ability to build beautifully designed reports and dashboards on your own, giving you instant satisfaction to your data needs. In this five-day, deep dive course into the Power BI ecosystem, you will learn from beginning to end how to develop solutions and solve complex business problems. This begins by importing and applying business rules to your data. Then organize the results into a data model with relationships and calculations. Finally, you will learn the best way to visualize your data on reports through a variety of charts, graphs, maps and gauges. Once complete learn how to deploy solutions to the Power BI Service and make them dashboards that are visible from any device. On the last day, you can bring your own dataset and work with the instructor to take your data through the Power BI lifecycle.

Power BI Boot Camp Goals

  • Design extraction processes for importing data
  • Creating data models for organizing data
  • Ability to build your own dashboards and reports
  • Understanding of the Power BI lifecycle

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With the purchase of this class, you get complete access to our On-Demand Training platform for 7 days.

Course Outline

  • Self-Service BI
  • Data Discovery with Power BI Desktop
  • Transforming Data
  • Combining Data
  • M Query Basics
  • Parameterizing M Queries
  • Introduction to Modeling Data
  • Creating the Data Model
  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • Creating Calculated Measures
  • Introduction to Visualizing Data
  • Creating Basic Reports in Power BI Desktop
  • Creating Interactive Reports
  • Using Power BI Services
  • Refreshing the Data
  • Mobile BI
  • Make It Real With Your Data

Prerequisites

This class is targeted for Power Users or End Users looking to design their own self-service Business Intelligence solutions. Because this class is focused on self-service end user solutions, previous SQL Server knowledge is not required. While it’s not mandatory, ideally students should have a basic understanding of database terminology such as tables, views, column, rows, etc.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10 , Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop requires Internet Explorer 10 or greater.
  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop is available for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) platforms.

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How are LegiTest and LegiTest Server licensed?

LegiTest is licensed per user, per machine where it is used. LegiTest Server is licensed per server instance, with unlimited client access licenses. Please contact sales@pragmaticworks.com for more information.

How is DTS xChange licensed?

DTS xChange is licensed per package conversion. Please contact sales@pragmaticworks.com for more information.

How is DBA xPress licensed?

DBA xPress is licensed per user, per machine where it is used. Please contact sales@pragmaticworks.com for more information.

How are BI xPress and BI xPress Server licensed?

BI xPress is licensed per user, per machine where it is used. BI xPress Server is licensed per server instance with 5 client access licenses included. A client access license is assigned to a single user. Additional client access licenses can be purchased. Please contact sales@pragmaticworks.com for more information.

How is Task Factory licensed?

Task Factory is licensed per server instance. There is no license necessary to use Task Factory in the Integration Services development environment (Visual Studio, SQL Server Data Tools, or Business Intelligence Developer Studio). Please contact sales@pragmaticworks.com for more information.

How are DOC xPress and DOC xPress Server licensed?

DOC xPress is licensed per user, per machine where it is used. DOC xPress Server is licensed per server instance with 5 client access licenses included. A client access license is assigned to a single user. Additional client access licenses can be purchased. Please contact sales@pragmaticworks.com for more information.

Does DOC xPress support encrypted packages and passwords?

Yes, DOC xPress supports SSIS projects and ISPAC that encrypt passwords. It also supports encrypted SSIS packages.

Does Task Factory support Salesforce TLS 1.2?

Yes, but in order to continue using the Salesforce features, you must upgrade to the latest version of Task Factory.  Click here for more information on Salesforce's upgrade to TLS 1.2.

What versions of Visual Studio is LegiTest compatible with?

LegiTest is only compatible with Visual Studio 2012 or 2013. If you are running on an older version, you will need to upgrade.

I already have testing software in place. Why do I need LegiTest?

Most testing software only tests certain aspects of data-centric development. LegiTest allows testing across all aspects of your development lifecycle, providing validation at each stage of development

Will LegiTest work with the systems I already have in place?

Yes. LegiTest easily integrates with existing systems. It can be incorporated into build processes such as MSBuild, TFS, TeamCity and much more.

Why should I care about testing?

Testing your data ensures you catch bugs early, reduce delivery time, reduce the cost of testing and provides provable assurances of the validity of the data. But most of all, testing just works. Testing ensures accurate code, and more importantly accurate data.

What versions of SSIS does DTS xChange work with?

DTS xChange only does conversions for SSIS 2005 or 2008.

Does DTS xChange do full conversions?

In many cases it can, however it is dependent upon the contents of the existing DTS package.

How can DTS xChange save time and money?

DTS xChange uses proprietary rule based engine to migrate DTS Packages to SSIS by applying best practices of SSIS. So by using DTS xChange you not only get higher migration success rate but you also get new features supported by SSIS (e.g. Event Handlers, Logging, XML Configuration Files etc.)

What are the system requirements for DBA xPress?
  • SQL Server Integration Services 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 or 2016
  • BIDS 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 (Business Intelligence Development Studio), or SSDT 2010, 2012 (SQL Server Data Tools)
  • Microsoft ® .NET 3.5 with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft ® .NET 4.0
  • Microsoft ® Report Viewer 2005
  • Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x86
What is the difference between BI xPress and DBA xPress? (DBA xPress is included in the Pro version of BI xPress)

DBA xPress is a suite of tools designed to aid the DBA with the management of their SQL Servers and data. BI xPress Pro includes DBA xPress with it.

Can I view a sample document?

You can! Click here to download a sample document. Having trouble viewing CHM files? Click here for instructions on how to view them.

What are the differences between DOC xPress Pro and Server?

DOC xPress Server makes it easier to share and explore documentation across the enterprise. It eliminates the need to install DOC xPress Pro to view documentation, do lineage analysis, and update data dictionaries.

What are the system requirements for DOC xPress?
  • SQL Server Integration Services 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 or 2016
  • BIDS 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 (Business Intelligence Development Studio), or SSDT 2010, 2012 (SQL Server Data Tools)
  • Microsoft ® .NET 3.5 with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft ® .NET 4.0
  • Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x86
Can I customize the way my documentation works?

The DOC xPress and DOC xPress Server templates are used to lend form and reason to the output. They are fully customizable and control what information is included in the documentation. For more information, click here.

What are the system requirements for Task Factory?
  • SQL Server Integration Services 2008, 2012, 2014 or 2016
  • BIDS 2005 or 2008 (Business Intelligence Development Studio) or SQL Server Data Tools 2012, 2014, or 2016 (for Visual Studio 2015)
  • Windows XP or later
  • Windows Server 2000 or later
What functions are available with Task Factory?

There are a number of functions available with Task Factory. Click here to view a complete list.

Can Task Factory be used with Azure?

Yes, Task Factory components can be used with Azure databases.

Can I get just one feature of BI xPress and not purchase the entire product?

BI xPress comes bundled and there is no way to only sell one feature of the product.

Can I make custom templates for the Notification Framework?

Yes, you can designate the reason for the message to go out and make your own custom message that you can share with others.

What are the system requirements for BI xPress?
  • SQL Server Integration Services 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 or 2016
  • BIDS 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 (Business Intelligence Development Studio), or SSDT 2010, 2012 (SQL Server Data Tools)
  • Microsoft ® .NET 3.5 with Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft ® .NET 4.0
  • Microsoft ® Report Viewer 2005
  • Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x86
What are the differences between BI xPress Pro and Server?

BI xPress Server provides the ability to monitor SSIS package execution as well as Reporting Services, making it easier to provide access to this information without the need to install the full BI xPress Pro software.