cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
BISability
New Member

What is fastest learning path for learning Power BI?

I am new to Power BI. What is fastest learning path for learning Power BI? Is there any certification program? Are there highly recommended books or training videos available for latest version? What did you do to learn Power BI fast?

____________________________________
David Meyer
Senior Financial Outcome Analyst
Business Intelligence Solutions
Illuminating the auspicious path ahead for mission-based business leaders
13 REPLIES 13
michael_warne
New Member

Hi,

 

Microsoft Power BI team have made a superb YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/mspowerbi/videos) and there are lots of video tutorials available from basic to advanced, you can pick the video from there and can learn at your own pace. It is up to you how quickly you complete the tutorials. If you want to get Power BI Instructor-led Training, then you can find MS authorized training provider in your nearby location and get trained along with certification after completing 70-778 exam which will prove that you have earned the required knowledge and skills.

RobertR
Regular Visitor

Test reply. 

 

Have been trying to make a post post for three times. Without succes. 

Figured id try to see if I can reply. 

 

Love Power BI but the community so far is Cognos-leven-user-friendly

EnterpriseDNA
Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

Recommendation to start here with these free courses

Ultimate Beginners Guide to Power BI

http://portal.enterprisedna.co/p/ultimate-beginners-guide-to-power-bi

 

Ultimate Beginner Guide to DAX

http://portal.enterprisedna.co/p/ultimate-beginners-guide-to-dax

 

Free Power BI resource downloads available here

https://enterprisedna.co/power-bi-resources

 

Then review some recent free training workshops from Enterprise DNA for some real-world application of Power BI (Few links below)

Discovering Advanced Insights w/Power BI - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzgNUYz8_TI&t=308s

Effective Power BI Reporting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwawCW_3mI4

 

For advanced training check out all the courses and resources available at Enterprise DNA Online

http://portal.enterprisedna.co/

 

Also Enterprise DNA TV for Power BI topic deep dives - https://www.youtube.com/c/EnterpriseDNA

I will highly recommend the following courses to be taken in order to learn power bi

http://www.powerbitraining.com.au/power-bi-basic/

Hi,

To begin with, I suggest that you start by looking at Power BI Guided Learning provided by Microsoft.

Since you are interested in learning through live classes, I would like to recommend Mindmajix online training which deals with fundamentals as well as some advanced concepts (POWER BI, POWER PIVOT, POWER QUERY, and Bookmarks Pane) with the help of easy examples. You can go through Mindmajix's Power BI training course curriculum.

 

Thank you

trebgatte
MVP

We have a mix of free and paid classes at https://academy.tumbleroad.com and at https://powerbicertification.com. You can also find related content at https://tumbleroad.com/blog

thispmp
New Member

For me, most of these replies assume too much for a beginner (like me). And I'm someone who knows lots of script languages and is a power Excel formulas and pivot features user. I find free PBi information very fractured, incomplete, and often outdated.

vishal0soni
Advocate III
Advocate III

A single source of key resources, tutorials, case studies and many more is available here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/34621.power-bi-survival-guide.aspx 

 

Most of the links discussed above are also available on the same article. 

waltheed
Solution Supplier
Solution Supplier

Recently a free e-book was released. Check out this link:

https://aka.ms/IntroPowBI/StndPDF

 

Also the free EDX online course is great for learning.

https://www.edx.org/course/analyzing-visualizing-data-power-bi-microsoft-dat207x-1

 

And for the advanced DAX stuff, go to:

http://www.daxpatterns.com

 

Have fun!

 

Cheers, Edgar Walther
ITsmart BI and Analytics consultant
Power BI User Group Netherlands
ramya_nagaraj
Regular Visitor

just follow the official powerBI website guided learning you will find videos as well as documentation, and use sample database like adventureworks in powerbi desktop and do trial and error using that database in all visuals and u can even learn about the tools and options available in powerBI desktop through videos available in guided learning. working on excel before using powerBi would be really helpful.

good luck..:)

SyedAqib
New Member

Hi 

Just start learning by trying with hands on by yourself. Because that makes you to learn practically.

And i suggest you to look on the below link.

https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/4043/introduction-to-the-power-bi-desktop-and-the-m-language/

Anonymous
Not applicable

I would suggest the Power BI official channel. And BI superstars Marco and Alberto: https://www.sqlbi.com/tv/.

andre
Memorable Member
Memorable Member

i believe that hands-on tutorials are the best way to learn... here is a link with for bunch of them

 

http://businessintelligist.com/category/tutorial/

 

Helpful resources

Announcements
PBI User Groups

Welcome to the User Group Public Preview

Check out new user group experience and if you are a leader please create your group!

MBAS on Demand

Microsoft Business Applications Summit sessions

On-demand access to all the great content presented by the product teams and community members! #MSBizAppsSummit #CommunityRocks

Get Ready for Power BI Dev Camp

Power BI Dev Camp - June 24th

Mark your calendars and join us for our next Power BI Dev Camp!

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors