Virtual Dashboard In A Day (DIAD): 8-Hr Workshop

MAQ Software

Learn the Power BI basics with our one-day workshop

Power BI is a powerful self-service data visualization platform that enables you to centralize and share data for faster insights. During our eight-hour Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) workshop you will learn how to use and build Power BI dashboards to quickly access key business insights. Our team of certified engineers will custom design a program that focuses on your organization’s specific business requirements and use cases.

Target Audience

  • Business analysts
  • Self-service users
  • Beginner BI developers (groups of 30-50)

Key Takeaways

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Connect and transform data from a variety of data sources
  • Define business rules and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Effectively represent data with powerful interactive visuals
  • Design stunning reports
  • Share dashboards with teams and business partners, and publish them to the web


Lab 1: Accessing & Preparing Data

  • Accessing data
  • Preparing data
  • Consolidating data from multiple sources
  • Merging multiple queries
  • Cleansing data (and eliminating errors)
  • Defining calculations to generate new fields

Lab 2: Modeling Data

  • Modeling data
  • Drilling down to hierarchical data
  • Filtering, sorting, and highlighting data
  • Exploring different potential visualizations

Lab 3: Designing a Stunning Report

  • Understanding out-of-the-box and custom visuals
  • Building intuitive reports
  • Using themes
  • Adding backgrounds, slicers, maps, tiles, and images
  • Creating bookmarks
  • Power BI service demo

Lab 4: Sharing Insights

  • Creating a mobile view
  • Publishing reports
  • Building dashboards
  • Pinning report visuals
  • Pinning Q&A visuals

Lab 5: Sharing Reports & Dashboards

  • Collaborating on reports and dashboards
  • Sharing with other Power BI users in your organization
  • Packaging reports in apps for easy consumption and control

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