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Microsoft - MCSA BI Reporting | Exam 70-778 and 70-779

Duration

Duration:

Only 4 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

11/1/2023 (Wednesday)

Overview

Your 4-day accelerated MCSA: BI Reporting certification course will develop the skills you need to create and manage enterprise business intelligence solutions as well as gain an expert understanding of data analysis using Power BI.

You'll be immersed in Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) using Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review technique. Your expert Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) will get you hands-on with the technology - helping you develop real-world practical skills. You'll develop and retain knowledge faster by combining theory and practical labs, reinforced by review sessions to help you cover the more complex topics.

You'll cover a range of exciting topics including:

  • Performing Power BI desktop data transformation
  • Creating a Power BI desktop visualisation
  • Implementing the Power BI service
  • Connecting directly to data stores
  • Explore and extend a classic Excel dashboard and data model.
  • Import data from a SQL Server database and reports
  • Create measures using advanced DAX functions
  • Create data visualisations in Excel and a Power BI dashboard with Excel

You will be prepared for exams 70-778: Analysing Data with Power BI and 70-779: Analysing and Visualising Data with Microsoft Excel. You'll sit both these exams at Firebrand's training centre during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

If you're a database professional needing to create enterprise BI solutions and alternative methods of presenting data the MCSA BI Reporting certification is ideal. Earning the certifcation will act as your first step towards achieving the MCSE: Data Management and Analytics credential.

Benefits

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

Curriculum

Course 20778C: Analysing Data with Power BI

  • Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service BI Solutions
  • Module 2: Introducing Power BI
  • Module 3: Power BI
  • Module 4: Shaping and Combining Data
  • Module 5: Modeling data
  • Module 6: Interactive Data Visualisations
  • Module 7: Direct Connectivity
  • Module 8: The Developer API
  • Module 9: Power BI mobile app

Course 20779C: Analysing Data with Excel

  • Module 1: Data Analysis in Excel
  • Module 2: The Excel Data Model
  • Module 3: Importing Data from Files
  • Module 4: Importing Data from Databases
  • Module 5: Importing Data from Excel Reports
  • Module 6: Creating and Formatting Measures
  • Module 7: Visualising Data in Excel
  • Module 8: Using Excel with Power BI

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand training centre during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Exam 70-779: Analysing and Visualising Data with Microsoft Excel

Languages: English

Technology: Microsoft Excel, Power BI

You'll be tested on the following skills and knowledge:

  • Consume and Transform Data by Using Microsoft Excel (30-35%)
  • Model Data (35-40%)
  • Visualise Data (30-35%)

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

  • Languages: English
  • Technology: Microsoft Excel

You'll be tested on the following skills and knowledge:

  • Consume and Transform Data By Using Power BI Desktop (20-25%)
  • Model and Visualise Data (45-50%)
  • Configure Dashboards in the Power BI Service (25-30%)

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20778C: Analysing Data with Power BI
  • MOC 20779C: Analysing Data with Excel

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, you must meet the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

  • Experience of querying data using Transact-SQL
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases and reporting.
  • Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas).
  • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching).
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications - particularly Excel.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel spreadsheets including formulas, charts, filtering, sorting, and sub-totals.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Basic knowledge of data analytics

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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