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COMP 2156 - Introduction to Microsoft Power BI

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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 or COMP 2364, 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 or COMP 2364

Credits

1.5

Cost

$362.81

Fall 2021

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

CRN 46985

Fri Oct 29 - Fri Dec 03 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 29 - Dec 03 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Ahmad Chamy

Course Outline

Cost

$362.81

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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 online classes. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face (virtual classroom). Late registration is not permitted.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

CRN 47627

Tue Nov 09 - Tue Dec 14 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 09 - Dec 14 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$362.81

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 on campus. Late registration is not permitted.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Cancelled

Winter 2022

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 87599

Fri Jan 07 - Fri Feb 11 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 11 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Ahmad Chamy

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$362.81

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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 online classes. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face (virtual classroom). Late registration is not permitted.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 88354

Tue Jan 18 - Tue Feb 22 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 18 - Feb 22 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Instructor

Wouter De Raeve

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$362.81

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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 online classes. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face (virtual classroom). Late registration is not permitted.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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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