Fundamentals in Power Query and M

Acquire an extensive knowledge and understanding of the Power Query and M language to help you easily transform your data from multiple sources into Power BI

An outline of this training course

Gain a comprehensive knowledge on Power Query as a tool in preparing, transforming and loading data; and designing and shaping tables for data modelling.

Develop an in-depth understanding of the elemental building blocks of all Power Query operations, whether accessed through the user interface (UI) or via custom M code.

In this course, Melissa de Korte provides a progressive framework with extensive examples that will allow you to perform a nearly infinite array of data transformations that will improve your data model, speed report performance, and simplify your DAX. This is the first of multiple Power Query/M courses that Melissa has planned over the coming years

Fundamentals in Power Query/M 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

  • Gain - an extensive knowledge and understanding of the Power Query User interface and the components of the M language programming
  • Explore - the features and capabilities of the Query Editor as a data transformation tool
  • Develop - a holistic understanding of Power Query's elemental building blocks: values, lists, records, tables and functions
  • Learn - how Power Query treats data types, and how to trap and correct common errors
  • Obtain - expert insight into more advanced topics, such as environments and projection and selection
  • Acquire - strategies for mastering M code over time

What you get with the course

  • Almost 3 hours of intensive training videos
  • Resource pack of pbix files and data sets for practical application


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Your Instructor

Melissa de Korte
Melissa de Korte
  • Skilled in ETL and Modelling. Delivered practical Power Query solutions in both Excel and Power BI.
  • Expertise in analysing business process data. Delivering, deploying and supporting Power BI solutions throughout the organisation.
  • All-round Power platform enthusiast.

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.

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