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Advanced Data Transformations & Modeling

Learn how to clean, optimize and model data tables to develop effective, insightful and actionable Power BI reports

COURSE IS CURRENTLY BEING EDITED AND WILL BE RELEASED BY END OF NOVEMBER 2017

An outline of this training course

This course covers in detail the query editor and how to develop effective Power BI data models. When starting out with Power BI you can sometimes overlook how important these two areas inside of Power BI are to developing an effective reporting solution. This course makes sure that you can see the immense value of doing work in these areas right can be. Covered are intermediate to advanced techniques that will enable you to optimize your raw data tables and then connect them into a functioning analytical model that you can ultimately overlay DAX formula to and get the correct results, that will answer your analytical questions.

Advanced Data Transformation & Modeling - can also be purchased through the Definitive Guide to Power BI bundle

Details of what you will learn during this course
  • Learn - best practice techniques when using the query editor
  • Learn - how to work with 'M' code and the advanced editor
  • Understand - the row and column query transformation options
  • Implement - advanced data cleaning and transformation techniques
  • Work - through end to end examples of querying multiple tables
  • Learn - how to think about and manage the data model
  • Learn - effective techniques applicable to any data scenario
  • Apply - advanced data modeling techniques to your own models
  • Understand - advanced modeling scenarios and situations
  • Learn - how to effectively organize your models

What you get with the course
  • 4 hours of course videos
  • 4x demo sets to practice advanced querying and data modeling with


Here are the specifics for the course
Learn how to;
  • Utilize the query editor to clean up and optimize your raw data tables
  • Learn the great functionality hidden away in the query editor
  • Implement advanced transformation techniques to improve your solutions
  • Organize your queries so you can manage complexity
  • Manage tables of data from multiple different data sources
  • Design and execute on an effective data model
  • Analytical think about your data model and then create the correct relationships
  • Lay out your data model so it is designed intuitively
  • Implement data models over unique data scenarios


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Your Instructor


Sam McKay, CFA
Sam McKay, CFA

Sam very early on saw the immense opportunity of using Power BI to create analytical solutions. After years of developing some advanced analysis and tools in excel, he was amazed that he could re-create most of those things in about 10% of the time with Power BI.

He is the founder and CEO at Enterprise DNA, a business intelligence training & consultancy business primarily focused on driving better decision making within organisations by empowering individuals and teams to transform raw data into unmatched insights using Microsoft's Power BI suite of tools.

Sam has a strong history in Finance, previously working at ANZ, PIMCO, and Fonterra. He is also a CFA charterholder, achieving the designation in 2011.

He has a passion for building highly scalable analytical solutions within organisations, and wants to see others learn how to do the same.


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Passionate about empowering users of Power BI

"My goal is to teach others that you have almost unlimited analytical power when harnessing all the features in Power BI.

Through training across a number of different mediums, I've reached over 10,000 Power BI users, showing them a range of tips and tricks in Power BI development.

I'm a true believer that Power BI is the future of analysis and know individuals with the right training can now create advanced analytics in a scalable way that can have a real impact in the way insights are found and consumed within organisations."

Sam McKay, CFA - Founder & CEO, Enterprise DNA

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