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Power BI Training - Chicago, USA

Intellipaat Power BI training is a career-oriented training that includes learning Power BI architecture, various components of Power BI, extracting insights from disparate data sets, creating compelling data visualization through reports, charts, maps, and more.

This course is delivered in collaboration with Microsoft. Get Data Warehousing and ERwin course free with this course!

Key Features

  • Instructor Led Training : 24 Hrs
  • Self-paced Videos : 16 Hrs
  • Exercises & Project Work : 30 Hrs
  • Get Certified & Job Assistance
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Lifetime free upgrade
  • 24 x 7 Lifetime Support & Access

About Power BI Course

Intellipaat Power BI training in Chicago, Illinois, is a career-oriented training course that includes mastering the powerful Business Intelligence tool, Power BI, for gathering, combining, transforming, and sharing data to garner business insights. You will create real-time dashboards and use natural language for querying data through hands-on projects.

What will you learn in this Power BI training course?

  1. Introduction to Power BI tool
  2. Various components of Power BI
  3. Creating visualization, reports, and charts
  4. Sharing insights and collaborating with stakeholders
  5. Deriving insights from Excel sheet and local database
  6. Working with data from Salesforce, Azure, and SQL Server

Who should take up this Power BI training course?

  • Individuals looking for a job profile as a Business Analyst, Business Development Manager, etc.
  • Statisticians aiming to implement their statistics skills to derive business insights
  • Marketing, Finance, Sales, and other domain Professionals who need extensive Business Intelligence

What are the prerequisites for taking up this training course?

You don’t need any prior knowledge to benefit from this Power BI training.

What are the Power BI job opportunities in Chicago?

Chicago is a top destination for organizations from all around the world to base their businesses in and expand their operations. Due to the powerful nature of the Power BI tool, there is a huge deployment of this tool among enterprises in Chicago, and hence the job opportunities are huge and lucrative making it highly worthwhile to master this technology.

What is the Power BI market trend in Chicago?

The Power BI market in Chicago, Illinois, is very hot right now, thanks to a huge number of organizations who have heavily invested in this tool from the Microsoft stable. If you are trained and certified in Microsoft Power BI, then you can make the best use of this booming market trend in Chicago, the United States.

Why should you take up this Power BI training course?

  • Worldwide Business Intelligence and Analytics market to grow to $22.8 billion in revenue in the next two years Gartner
  • 70 percent of the leading companies say that Analytics is integral to how they make decisions IBM Survey
  • A Senior Business Intelligence Analyst can earn $89,000 in the United States PayScale

Learning Power BI will help you get ahead in your career since this technology is hugely deployed in the real-industry scenarios, and there is a huge shortage of qualified professionals in this domain. Intellipaat offers a comprehensive training in Power BI that will give you hands-on experience in mastering this top tool and get the best jobs in the domain of Business Intelligence.

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Power BI Course Content

Introduction to Power BI

Introduction to Microsoft Power BI, the key features of Power BI workflow, Desktop application, BI service, and file data sources, sourcing data from web (OData, Azure), building dashboard, data visualization, publishing to cloud, DAX data computation, row context, filter context, Analytics Pane, creating columns and measures, data drill down and drill up, creating tables, binned tables, data modeling and relationships, the Power BI components like Power View, Map, Query, Pivot, Power Q & A, understanding advanced visualization.

Hands-on Exercise – Demo of building a Power BI dashboard, Source data from web, Publish to cloud, Create power tables

Extracting Data

Learning about Power Query for self-service ETL functionalities, introduction to data mashup, working with Excel data, learning about Power BI Personal Gateway, extracting data from files, folders and databases, working with Azure SQL database and database source, connecting to Analysis Services, SaaS functionalities of Power BI.

Hands-on Exercise – Connect to a database, Import data from an excel file, Connect to SQL Server, Analysis Service, Connect to Power Query, Connect to SQL Azure, Connect to Hadoop

Power Query for Data Transformation

Installing Power BI, the various requirements and configuration settings, the Power Query, introduction to Query Editor, data transformation – column, row, text, data type, adding & filling columns and number column, column formatting, transpose table, appending, splitting, formatting data, Pivot and UnPivot, Merge Join,  relational operators, date, time calculations, working with M functions, lists, records, tables, data types, and generators, Filters & Slicers, Index and Conditional Columns, Summary Tables, writing custom functions and error handling, M advanced data transformations.

Hands-on Exercise – Install PowerBI Desktop and configure the settings, Use Query editor, Write a power query, Transpose a table

Power Pivot for Data Modeling and Data Analysis Expression - DAX Queries

Introduction to Power Pivot, learning about the xVelocity engine, advantages of Power Pivot, various versions and relationships, strongly typed datasets, Data Analysis Expressions, Measures, Calculated Members, Row, Filter & Evaluation Context, Context Interactions, Context over Relations, Schema Relations, learning about Table, Information, Logical, Text, Iterator, Table, and Time Intelligence Functions, Cumulative Charts, Calculated Tables, ranking and rank over groups, Power Pivot advanced functionalities, date and time functions, DAX advanced features, embedding Power Pivot in Power BI Desktop.

Hands-on Exercise – Create a Power Pivot Apply filters, Use advanced functionalities like date and time functions, Embed Power Pivot in Power BI Desktop, Create DAX queries for calculate column, tables and measures

Data Visualization with Analytics

Deep dive into Power BI data visualization, understanding Power View and Power Map, Power BI Desktop visualization, formatting and customizing visuals, visualization interaction, SandDance visualization, deploying Power View on SharePoint and Excel, top down and bottom up analytics, comparing volume and value-based analytics, working with Power View to create Reports, Charts, Scorecards, and other visually rich formats, categorizing, filtering and sorting data using Power View, Hierarchies, mastering the best practices, Custom Visualization, Authenticate a Power BI web application, Embedding dashboards in applications

Hands-on Exercise – Create a Power View and a Power Map, Format and customize visuals, Deploy Power View on SharePoint and Excel, Implement top-down and bottom-up analytics, Create Power View reports, Charts, Scorecards, Add a custom visual to report, Authenticate a Power BI web application, Embed dashboards in applications, Categorize, filter and sort data using Power View, Create hierarchies, Use date hierarchies, use business hierarchies, resolve hierarchy issues

Power Q & A

Introduction to Power Q & A, intuitive tool to answer tough queries using natural language, getting answers in the form of charts, graphs and data discovery methodologies, ad hoc analytics building, Power Q & A best practices, integrating with SaaS applications

Hands-on Exercise – Write queries using natural language, Get answers in the form of charts, graphs, Build ad hoc analytics, Pin a tile and a range to dashboard

Power BI Desktop & Administration

Getting to understand the Power BI Desktop, aggregating data from multiple data sources, how Power Query works in Power BI Desktop environment, learning about data modeling and data relationships, deploying data gateways, scheduling data refresh, managing groups and row level security, datasets, reports and dashboards, working with calculated measures, Power Pivot on Power BI Desktop ecosystem, mastering data visualization, Power View on Power BI Desktop, creating real world solutions using Power BI

Hands-on Exercise – Configure security for dashboard Deploy data gateways, Aggregate data from multiple data sources, Schedule data refresh Manage groups and row level security, datasets, reports and dashboards, Work with calculated measures

Microsoft Course

Analyzing Data with Power BI.

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Power BI Projects

What projects I will be working on this Power BI training?

In this project, You have to create a Power BI Report. You will get hands-on experience on Tabular Visualization, Matrix Visualization, Funnel chart, Pie chart, Scatter plot, Sand dance plot

Project:  In United States, there are many stores in which a survey was conducted based on students i.e. How much they are spending on different kinds of purchases like Video games, Indoor games, Toys, Books, Gadgets, etc. Create a Power BI Report to demonstrate Tabular Visualization, Matrix Visualization, Funnel Chart, pie chart, scatter plot, sand dance plot. Also Restrict data access for the given users in User mapping table. Publish the report on Power BI cloud service and Design the Master Dashboard consisting of Funnel chart and scatter plots. Then create a schedule refresh for six times in every 4 hours for the Dashboard in a day.

Topics: Basic Calculation using DAX, Data Transformations, Advanced Visualisations, Advanced features of Power BI Cloud Service, Context, Gateway and Schedule Refresh, Creation of Report, Sand-Dance and Percentile, Row Level Security


  • Tabular Visualization
  • Matrix Visualization
  • Funnel chart
  • Pie chart
  • Scatter plot
  • Sand dance plot
  • Advanced features of Power BI Cloud Service
  • Row Level Security

Case Study 1: Power BI Desktop, Cloud Service and End to End Workflow

Problem Statement: Design dashboard with basic set of visualizations and deploy to Power BI Cloud Service. Show top level brief overview of Transport Corp data using aggregated KPIs, Trends, Geo Distributions and Filters.

Topics: Creation of Report, Publishing to Cloud


  • Key Performance Indicator
  • Creation of Report
  • Publishing to Cloud

Case Study 2: Visualizations, Configuring Extended Properties and Data Calculations DAX – Introduction

Problem Statement: Design dashboard to make use of Power BI DAX formulas to perform calculations. Analyze scheduled deliveries of loads. Use correlations across measures. Implement drill downs and reference lines.

Topics: DAX Introduction


  • Enable Drill Down / Drill Up Capabilities
  • DAX

Case Study 3: Combination Visualizations for Correlated Value Columns

Problem Statement: Design dashboard to make use of Power BI DAX formulas and perform calculations. Create Bucketed Categories to represent value measures on categories axis. Use scatter plot to identify outliers or outperformers.

Topics: Basic Calculation using DAX, Measures on Category Axis


  • Calculation using DAX
  • Measures on Category Axis

Case Study 4: Data Transformations

Problem Statement: Design an audit dashboard. Make use of Power Query. Use Query Editor to perform data modeling by apply transformations. Manage relationships

Topics: Data Transformations


  • Query Editor
  • Data Transformations

Case Study 5: Data Transformations -Cont.

Problem Statement: Design a dashboard to analyze the trend of admissions into state universities. Use Query Editor to perform data modeling by apply transformations like append data, split data, column Formatting, fill columns, transpose table, pivot/unpivot, merge join, conditional columns, index columns, summary tables.

Topics: Designing a Dashboard, Transformations


  • Data modeling
  • Append data
  • Split data
  • Column Formatting
  • Transpose table
  • Pivot/unpivot
  • Merge join
  • Conditional columns
  • Index columns
  • Summary tables.

Case Study 6: Advanced Visualizations

Problem Statement: Design a dashboard to analyze the trend of admissions into state universities. Use expressions and filters to build custom visualizations.

Topics: Advanced Visualizations


  • Advanced Visualizations
  • Expressions and filters
  • Custom visualizations

Case Study 7: Advanced features of Power BI Cloud Service

Problem Statement: Knowledge check on Ad hoc analytics with Power BI Q&A, Dashboard Notifications and Alerts, get Data from Google Analytics and Customize Pre Loaded Visualizations

Topics: Advanced features of Power BI Cloud Service


  • Ad hoc analytics with Power BI Q&A
  • Dashboard Notifications and Alerts
  • Google Analytics
  • Customize Pre Loaded Visualizations

Case Study 8: Advanced features of Power BI Desktop Client

Problem Statement: Knowledge check on Advanced features of Power BI Desktop Client (Integrate Custom Visualizations and Create Sand Dance Visualization).

Topics: Advanced features of Power BI Desktop Client


  • Integrate Custom Visualizations
  • Create Sand Dance Visualization

Case Study 9: Top Down and Bottoms Up Analysis to identify Shipping Costs Leakages

Problem Statement: Build a set of visualizations to identify underlying outliers and flip the same set of visualizations to perform bottoms up analysis.

Topics: Power Bi Dashboard(Top Down and Bottom Up Analysis)


  • Top Down and Bottom Up Analysis

Case Study 10: Value & Volume based analysis on hospital records to analyze Charges vs. Patients Inflow

Problem Statement: Build a set of visualizations linked to dynamic measures to flip analytics on user demand

Topics: Value and Volume based analysis


  • Value and Volume based analysis
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Sample Power BI Video Tutorials

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Power BI Certification

This course is designed for clearing the Microsoft 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI exam. You will also receive course completion certificate by Microsoft for “Analyzing Data with Power BI”.

As part of this training, you will be working on real-time projects and assignments that have immense implications in the real-world industry scenarios, thus helping you fast-track your career effortlessly. At the end of this training program, there will be quizzes that perfectly reflect the type of questions asked in the certification exam and help you score better marks.

Intellipaat Course Completion Certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the project work (after the expert review) and upon scoring at least 60% marks in the quiz. Intellipaat certification is well recognized in top MNCs like Ericsson, Cisco, Cognizant, Sony, Wipro, Standard Chartered, TCS, Genpact, Tata Communication, etc.

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Power BI Training Reviews

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  1. Profile photo of Satyajit Saldanha Satya 

    Very disciplined way of teaching.

    Overall The quality of the material , faculty and the way the courses are designed conducted and managed are outstanding. Intellipaat follow a very disciplined ways to conduct the classes.Operation team sends timely reminder. Help and support is good.

  2. Profile photo of shifali sharma Shifali Sharma 

    Thanks for the wonderful Power BI training

    I have been certified from Intellipaat on Power BI. I was just amazed at the quality of the video and the content provided in the training. It was beautifully segregated into logical blocks assisting learners grasp the subject in the best possible way. Good experience.

  3. Profile photo of harry poul Harry Poul 

    Complete worth for money

    Through this course, I understood complete Data Visualization with Analytics, Data Modeling and lot more. Course material is excellent, and the course has very good support team that solved all my doubts and queries.

Frequently Asked Questions about Power BI

Why should I learn Power BI from Intellipaat?

Intellipaat is the master among Business Intelligence tools trainings. Power BI is a powerful Business Intelligence tool from Microsoft that lets you extract data from multiple and varied data sources and convert it into business insights. You will master the technique of creating visually appealing and insightful charts, graphs and reports by deploying Power BI in real business scenarios. Upon successfully completing the training, you will be awarded the Intellipaat Power BI Certification.

You will be working on real-time projects and step-by-step assignments that have high relevance in the corporate world, and the course curriculum is designed by industry experts. Upon the completion of the training course, you can apply for some of the best jobs in top MNCs around the world at top salaries. Intellipaat offers lifetime access to videos, course materials, 24/7 support and course material upgrading to the latest version at no extra fee. Hence, it is clearly a one-time investment.

What are the different modes of training that Intellipaat provides?
At Intellipaat you can enroll either for the instructor-led online training or self-paced training. Apart from this Intellipaat also offers corporate training for organizations to upskill their workforce. All trainers at Intellipaat have 12+ years of relevant industry experience and they have been actively working as consultants in the same domain making them subject matter experts. Go through the sample videos to check the quality of the trainers.
Can I request for a support session if I need to better understand the topics?
Intellipaat is offering the 24/7 query resolution and you can raise a ticket with the dedicated support team anytime. You can avail the email support for all your queries. In the event of your query not getting resolved through email we can also arrange one-to-one sessions with the trainers. You would be glad to know that you can contact Intellipaat support even after completion of the training. We also do not put a limit on the number of tickets you can raise when it comes to query resolution and doubt clearance.
Can you explain the benefits of the Intellipaat self-paced training?
Intellipaat offers the self-paced training to those who want to learn at their own pace. This training also affords you the benefit of query resolution through email, one-on-one sessions with trainers, round the clock support and access to the learning modules or LMS for lifetime. Also you get the latest version of the course material at no added cost. The Intellipaat self-paced training is 75% lesser priced compared to the online instructor-led training. If you face any problems while learning we can always arrange a virtual live class with the trainers as well.
What kind of projects are included as part of the training?
Intellipaat is offering you the most updated, relevant and high value real-world projects as part of the training program. This way you can implement the learning that you have acquired in a real-world industry setup. All training comes with multiple projects that thoroughly test your skills, learning and practical knowledge thus making you completely industry-ready. You will work on highly exciting projects in the domains of high technology, ecommerce, marketing, sales, networking, banking, insurance, etc. Upon successful completion of the projects your skills will be considered equal to six months of rigorous industry experience.
Does Intellipaat offer job assistance?
Intellipaat actively provides placement assistance to all learners who have successfully completed the training. For this we are exclusively tied-up with over 80 top MNCs from around the world. This way you can be placed in outstanding organizations like Sony, Ericsson, TCS, Mu Sigma, Standard Chartered, Cognizant, Cisco, among other equally great enterprises. We also help you with the job interview and résumé preparation part as well.
Is it possible to switch from self-paced training to instructor-led training?
You can definitely make the switch from self-paced to online instructor-led training by simply paying the extra amount and joining the next batch of the training which shall be notified to you specifically.
How are Intellipaat verified certificates awarded?
Once you complete the Intellipaat training program along with all the real-world projects, quizzes and assignments and upon scoring at least 60% marks in the qualifying exam; you will be awarded the Intellipaat verified certification. This certificate is very well recognized in Intellipaat affiliate organizations which include over 80 top MNCs from around the world which are also part of the Fortune 500 list of companies.
Will The Job Assistance Program Guarantee Me A Job?
In our Job Assistance program we will be helping you land in your dream job by sharing your resume to potential recruiters and assisting you with resume building, preparing you for interview questions. Intellipaat training should not be regarded either as a job placement service or as a guarantee for employment as the entire employment process will take part between the learner and the recruiter companies directly and the final selection is always dependent on the recruiter.
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