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?
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.
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.
Recently a free e-book was released. Check out this link:
Also the free EDX online course is great for learning.
And for the advanced DAX stuff, go to:
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.
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 I find free PBi information very fractured, incomplete, and often outdated.
Recommendation to start here with these free courses
Ultimate Beginners Guide to Power BI
Ultimate Beginner Guide to DAX
Free Power BI resource downloads available here
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
Also Enterprise DNA TV for Power BI topic deep dives - https://www.youtube.com/c/EnterpriseDNA