Dashboarding & Data Visualization Intensive

Learn how to develop complete Power BI solutions that look compelling and deeply engage your consumers in your insights

An outline of this training course

This course comprehensively covers the gap in many Power BI courses around how to turn a blank canvas into a compelling dashboard that really highlights insights of immense value for the consumers of your analysis. It's not enough just to build a good Power BI model, you have to also make your analysis really make the viewer go "wow..that looks amazing". This course outlines a number of best practice tips and then comprehensive runs through 8 full examples of how to build a Power BI model, DAX calculations and visualisations from scratch. This is likely the most practical Power BI course available that shows Power BI users how to develop end to end solutions that add tremendous value to their content consumers and their future actions.

Dashboarding & Data Visualisation Intensive course can also be accessed through a purchase of an Enterprise DNA On-Demand or Center of Excellence License.

Details of what you will learn during this course
  • Learn - best practice dashboarding tips for use across any data scenario
  • Learn - how to create quality colour palettes and background designs
  • Understand - what is takes to design compelling reports
  • See - how to apply Power BI to showcase insights that matter
  • Design - entire Power BI reporting solutions, end-to-end
  • Learn - practical ways to improve the consumer experience of your analysis
  • Work - across various data scenarios to improve your analytical thinking
  • Learn - advanced DAX formula techniques that showcase unique insights
  • Understand - the importance of making your reports look great
What you get with the course
  • 6 hours of course videos
  • 8x demo data sets to practice DAX formula and dashboarding design with
  • 8x completed Power BI models and reports showcasing all the examples used during the course
    • Consumer Goods Sales
    • Customer Deep Dive
    • Inventory Management
    • Retail Sites
    • Scenario Analysis
    • Management Dashboard
    • Employee Insights
    • Insurance Applications

Here are the specifics for the course
Learn how to;
  • Unleash the visualisation potential sitting within Power BI desktop
  • Learn how to use DAX functions to find and showcase the insights you need
  • Design incredible looking reports that make consumers go wow
  • Learn how to impress those around you with an end to end Power BI solutions
  • Learn the key best practices to designing great looking dashboards
  • Understand how to use Power BI across a range of analytical scenarios
  • Learn how to bring together your data model and DAX expertise
  • Begin from a blank canvas and implement key design techniques
  • Bring all your development and modelling expertise together


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"I've found DAX really hard, but it makes far more sense now. The explanations are clear and more simplified than I've read and watched elsewhere which is what I needed. The examples are great too." - Scott T. - Michigan   "I've been looking for resources like this everywhere but couldn't find any. So good to have these all in one place, with detailed explanations on how to build this myself. Seriously awesome stuff." - Renee M. - Melbourne   "I just started learning Power BI with the courses on this page and they are awesome and easy to follow and understand, even if English is not your origin language.." - Álvaro, Chile

Your Instructor

Sam McKay
Sam McKay

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.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course for as long as your Enterprise DNA subscription or CoE license is active.
Can I purchase a single course instead of the full Enterprise DNA On-Demand ?
The option to purchase a single course has been discontinued. To access any of our courses, you will need to upgrade to full subscription here.
Do you offer one-off support or coaching?
All support around Power BI and Enterprise DNA's online training content now occurs at the Enterprise DNA Forum. You must have an On-Demand subscription or CoE access to receive support.
What if I need to train my team?
We recommend exploring Enterprise DNA Center of Excellence platform. To learn more, see here.

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 100,000 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

"Sam and EnterpriseDNA have taken my PowerBI to the next level. The courses are excellently well presented. Sam's extensive experience in building BI tools means the tutorials and webinars are always relevant and always hit the mark. Enterprise DNA is a 5* resource - I highly recommend."- David Nightingale, Johannesburg South Africa   "I came across Enterprise DNA through one of the free YouTube videos. After getting a lot of valuable info for free, I felt ready to dig deeper into PowerBi in general and DAX in particular, and the membership here certainly has given me good value for money therefore I highly recommend signing a membership." - Erik Jacobsen, Scandinavian   "I have been in the Analytics and Data Warehouse space for about 20 years and have been a serious advocate of Power BI from it’s inception. I am excited to become a member of this forum, having review as many of Sam’s vidoes as I could and have enefited significantly from his tutelage." - Brad - Canada