The Enterprise DNA community has grown significantly over the last year and we know that the value we deliver in terms of content and resources is one of the top reasons. That’s why this year, we’re delivering even more relevant courses that we know will push every member to master even more Power BI techniques and level up their reports and dashboards further.
These courses created by our Power BI Experts zero in on some of the most useful tips and tricks that every Power BI user should know.
Optimizing DAX with Nick Moné
Have you built a great report in Power BI, but slow performance is diminishing the user experience? This course provides you the knowledge and tools to identify performance bottlenecks in your report measures and optimize them for maximum performance.
Released in January, this course teaches you how to use essential tools such as VertiPaq Analyzer and DAX Studio for measuring and optimizing performance. It also dives into other key optimization concepts such as formula engine versus storage engine, and logical and physical query plans using plain language and detailed, practical examples.
Mastering Report Development – Start To Finish with Jarrett Moore
Released this month, this new course provides a detailed roadmap for creating top-notch reports, whether for Data Challenges or work requirements. Enterprise DNA Expert and Data Challenge Winner Jarrett Moore takes you through the creation of his Data Challenge #10 entry, from receipt of the initial brief through the final summation of his results.
Through the course of developing his entry, he takes you through all four primary pillars of Power BI report development: data prep, data modeling, DAX analysis, and visualization. A small sample of the topics covered include: creating a smooth navigation experience using bookmarks, buttons and icons, effectively integrating recently added Power BI features such as anomaly detection, smart narratives, and zoom sliders, and how to use variables to help simplify complex DAX measures.
Advanced Visualization Techniques with Mudassir Ali (Part 1 of 2)
In the first installment of a two-part series, Enterprise DNA Expert and three-time Data Challenge winner Mudassir Ali teaches you how to take your visualizations to the next level without the need for advanced DAX knowledge. Visualization plays a huge role in making your reports deliver valuable insights in the clearest and most insightful way possible. This course teaches you new and effective ways to maximize the impact of the native Power BI visuals. It also highlights some of the best custom visuals, and teaches you how to apply them in your reports.
Beyond the individual visuals, Mudassir teaches you how to create a stunning report look and navigation experience that engages the user and effectively communicates the key analytical findings. This course will expand your visual repertoire, enhance your technical skills, and spark your creativity, regardless of your current skill level in Power BI.
Course Lineup for the Rest of 2021
Those three courses for the 1st quarter already throw a powerful set of learnings your way at the start of the year. But it doesn’t stop there. We are committed to providing you a brand-new, detailed course each month for all of 2021. We have a powerful and diverse array of topics lined up for the remainder of the year.
- Geospatial Analysis in Power BI with Paul Lucassen (Part 1 of 2) – April 2021
- Advanced Visualization Techniques with Mudassir Ali (Part 2 of 2) – May 2021
- Power Query/M with Melissa de Korte (Part 1 of 2) – June 2021
- Introduction to Power Apps with Sam McKay – July 2021
- Incorporating R Statistical Analysis and Visuals into Power BI with Brian Julius – August 2021
- Machine Learning – Intro with Brad Smith (Part 1 of 3) – September 2021
- Introduction to Power Automate with Sam McKay – October 2021
- Power Query/M with Melissa (Part 2 of 2) – November 2021
- Machine Learning – Intermediate with Brad (Part 2 of 3) – December 2021
Looking at this list, any Power BI user who wants to move up the ranks and start creating better reports and dashboards would want to maximize these courses. And that’s not even the full list of offerings! We have these courses in the works, too:
- Report Development Best Practices Checklist with Greg
- Collaborative Power BI Development Through Analyst Hub with Brian, Greg, and Jarrett
- Geospatial Analysis in Power BI with Paul (Part 2 of 2)
- Power BI Administration and Governance with Sam
- Machine Learning – End-to-End Use Case with Brad (Part 3 of 3)
- Data Storytelling and User-Centered Design in Power BI with Alex
We’re coming up with more valuable content now more than ever, especially with the help of our Power BI experts who shed light on the different aspects of the tool and the industry.
If you’re an Enterprise DNA member, you’re probably starting to see what a great investment your membership is especially if you really want to advance your skills in Power BI. Who knows? You might end up being one of our Enterprise DNA experts soon. Check out these new courses to help prepare you for potential learnings you could be grabbing this year.
With every course inter-related to all the other courses, it really sets up a seamless learning experience that prepares you for actual application in your work and in other projects you might want to immerse yourself in.
We also have brand new showcases available for download (plus a number of others to be uploaded throughout the year), allowing you to have hands-on practice in using reports and dashboards that you can use in real-life applications.
If you’re not a member yet, consider this as a sign for you to sign up. An Enterprise DNA membership is such an essential tool in your Power BI journey and will pull you up to mastery in no time.
Enterprise DNA Team