70-778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI

Notes

Consuming and Transforming Data By Using Power BI Desktop

  • Connect to data sources.
    • May include: Connect to databases, files, folders; import from Excel; connect to SQL Azure, Big Data, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Perform transformations.
    • May include: Design and implement basic and advanced transformations; apply business rules; change data format to support visualization
  • Cleanse data.
    • May include: Manage incomplete data; meet data quality requirements

Modeling and Visualizing Data

  • Create and optimize data models.
    • May include: Manage relationships; optimize models for reporting; manually type in data; use Power Query
  • Create calculated columns, calculated tables, and measures.
    • May include: Create DAX formulas for calculated columns, calculated tables, and measures; Use What If parameters
  • Measure performance by using KPIs, gauges and cards.
    • May include: calculate the actual; calculate the target; calculate actual to target; configure values for gauges; use the format settings to manually set values
  • Create hierarchies.
    • May include: Create date hierarchies; create hierarchies based on business needs; add columns to tables to support desired hierarchy
  • Create and format interactive visualizations.
    • May include: Select a visualization type; configure page layout and formatting; configure interactions between visual; configure duplicate pages; handle categories that have no data; configure default summarization and data category of columns; position, align, and sort visuals; enable and integrate R visuals; format measures; Use bookmarks and themes for reports
  • Manage custom reporting solutions.
    • May include: Configure and access Microsoft Power BI Embedded; enable developers to create and edit reports through custom applications; enable developers to embed reports in applications; use the Power BI API to push data into a Power BI dataset; enable developers to create custom visuals

Configure Dashboards, Reports and Apps in the Power BI Service

  • Access on-premises data.
    • May include: Connect to a data source by using a data gateway;publish reports to the Power BI service from Power BI Desktop; edit Power BI Service reports by using Power BI desktop
  • Configure a dashboard.
    • May include: Add text and images; filter dashboards; dashboard settings; customize the URL and title; enable natural language queries
  • Publish and embed reports.
    • May include: Publish to web; publish to Microsoft SharePoint; publish reports to a Power BI Report Server
  • Configure security for dashboards, reports and apps.
    • May include: Create a security group by using the Admin Portal; configure access to dashboards and app workspaces; configure the export and sharing setting of the tenant; configure Row-Level Security
  • Configure apps and apps workspaces.
    • May include: Create and configure an app workspace; publish an app; update a published app; package dashboards and reports as apps

 

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