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Intro to Power BI

Introduction to Power BI (Business Intelligence)

A 13 week general course commencing September 2020

Why Study?: 

Ask yourself the following questions!

  • Do you use Excel?
  • Has your data grown out of control?
  • Do you find it difficult to create the reports you need from your data?
  • Do you have to repeat the same reports over and over again?
  • Would you like to analyse your current position?
  • Would you like simple graphs that communicate this position visually?

Programme Modules: 

  • Connect to data and always be up to date with a click of a button!
  • Transform the data so it is fit for purpose!
  • Create the reports you want and move on!
  • Produce excellent interactive graphs!
  • Create Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to measure where you are at
  • Create a Dashboard to monitor performance!
  • Analyse your data and find patterns that give insights!
  • Share your work with others!

To do this course you need a working knowledge of Excel. Let Power BI do the rest…

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this module, the learner will/should be able to

  1. Import a variety of data from different sources
  2. Use Power Query
  3. Create Relationships between Tables
  4. Create Columns and Measures using DAX Formulae
  5. Create KPI’s
  6. Create, Filter, Slice, Drill-down and Format Information, Visualisations and Dashboards
  7. Publish and Share Reports to the Cloud and Mobile Devices
  8. Problem Solve using Case Studies

Entry Requirements: 

A working knowledge of Excel is helpful.

Other Essential Information: 

Duration:      3 hrs per week over 13 weeks

Time:            Remote Delivery, 7-10pm/Thursdays

Start Date:   September 2020


How to Apply

Application for the course is made direct to the Institute.  Please click here to download an application form.


GMIT is planning for blended delivery to be the normal mode of learning and teaching for Semester 1 and possibly all of the 2020-2021 academic year.  Lifelong learning programmes are planned with "remote delivery" of classes, and this will be done within existing blended programme delivery models and times. This will also allow for some level of classroom delivery if Covid-19 restrictions allow later the academic year. 

GMIT will continue to adhere to Government guidelines to ensure the safety of students, staff and the wider community.



Discipline: Computing

Location: Mayo

Category: General Interest


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