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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Live Webcast

Power BI - Use PBI Desktop to Create Reports and Dashboards (X2-14753)

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

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4.0 CPE Credits in SK


Power BI Desktop is a new stand-alone tool that adds visualization to your data. This course focus on learning the Power BI Desktop interface, connecting to data sources and creating the visualizations. We will demonstrate the creation of each of the various visualizations and the various options related to each. We will also show how the visualization can be connected together to provide fully-interactive reports with drill-down capabilities. This class does not require any Excel knowledge but understanding Power Pivot and Power Query can reduce your learning curve.


Anyone who wants to learn how to analyze data


After attending this presentation you will be able to...
  • Identify components of the Power BI Desktop interface
  • Use Power BI Desktop to connect to data sources
  • Use Power BI Desktop to create interactive visualizations of your data


The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • Tour of the Power BI Desktop interface
  • Using Power BI Desktop to connect to data sources
  • Available visualizations in Power BI Desktop
  • Building interactivity into visualizations

This course is #8 in the Microsoft Power BI series of webinars. Click button below to see suggested viewing order.

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This class does not require any Excel knowledge, however understanding Power Pivot and Power Query can reduce your learning curve.


Install the Microsoft PowerBI Desktop (email: for details)


Bryan Smith

Bryan L. Smith, CPA.CITP, CISA

CPA Crossings, LLC

Bryan is the co-founder of CPA Crossings, LLC, (est. 2001), which specializes in helping accounting, tax and financial professionals leverage technology to increase the quality and efficiency of their services.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in proper Excel design techniques as well as helping CPAs build spreadsheets that are accurate. As a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Bryan has spent a considerable amount of time auditing and validating thousands of Excel spreadsheets. He has developed various data analysis and Microsoft Power BI courses and provides coaching services to various organizations to train and coach staff on proper data analysis techniques.

Bryan, who has a Master of Science in Information Assurance, is a member of the Information System Audit and Control Association and is a past chair of task forces for the Michigan Association of CPAs.


$129.00 - Member

$139.00 - Nonmember

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