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COMP 2156 - Introduction to Microsoft Power BI

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Power BI is a Microsoft collection of tools and an analytics service for data visualization and business intelligence reporting. This hands-on course was designed for database professionals, data analysts, business analysts and managers. It follows on from COMP 2362, it assumes that students have an understanding of statistics for data analysis and advance functions of MS Excel. Students begin with a brief introduction to the building blocks of Microsoft Power BI and its related services. They are shown how to get a variety of data into the Power BI Desktop from multiple sources. In class labs and exercises focus on how to model, explore, clean and transform simple data for business reports. Topics include: Data Analysis Expressions, DAX, relationships and Data Visualization. Labs and assignments are designed to provide best practices that can be transferred to the workplace. COMP 2156 is an elective in several BCIT Computing credentials including the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC). By the end of this course successful students will be able use the Power BI unified analytics platform to build and publish high quality dashboards to the web.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 2362 Microsoft Excel Advanced or equivalent knowledge.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$349.00

Spring/Summer 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

CRN 66535

Mon Apr 20 - Mon Jun 01 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 20 - Jun 01 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 300

Instructor

Hessam Teimouri

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$349.00

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __. Late registration is not permitted. No class on May 18 (Victoria Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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6 seats available as of Feb 24, 2020 1:48 pm (PST). Of these 6, 2 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 66685

Mon Jun 08 - Mon Jul 13 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 08 - Jul 13 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 300

Instructor

Hessam Teimouri

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$349.00

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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17 seats available as of Feb 24, 2020 1:48 pm (PST). Of these 17, 11 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe MS Power BI and its components.
  • Explore different data connections to multiple sources, local, and online.
  • Apply data preparation and migration principles to extract insights from data.
  • Implement basic and advance matrix calculations in MS Power BI.
  • Explore filters and slicers for interactive visualizations.
  • Create and understand different visualizations and dashboards in MS Power BI.
  • Tell the data story to engage stakeholders to bring insights from data visualizations.
  • Publish MS Power BI dashboards to the internet.

Effective as of Winter 2020

Related Programs

COMP 2156 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Applied Database Administration and Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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