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COMP 2156 - Introduction to Microsoft Power BI

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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

$355.97

Winter 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 88493

Fri Feb 19 - Fri Mar 26 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 19 - Mar 26 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Ahmad Chamy

Course Outline

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 88333

Mon Feb 22 - Mon Mar 29 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 22 - Mar 29 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Wouter De Raeve

Course Outline

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 67143

Fri Apr 09 - Fri May 14 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - May 14 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Ahmad Chamy

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 18 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. 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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18 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:39 pm (PST). Of these 18, 12 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 67144

Tue Apr 13 - Tue May 18 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - May 18 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Wouter De Raeve

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
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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 25, 2021 11:39 pm (PST). Of these 17, 11 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 67226

Fri May 21 - Fri Jun 25 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 21 - Jun 25 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Ahmad Chamy

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 18 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. 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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15 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:39 pm (PST). Of these 15, 9 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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