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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

Fall 2020

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 46985

Mon Nov 09 - Mon Dec 14 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 09 - Dec 14 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery

Instructor

Hessam Teimouri

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___. Late registration is not permitted. The start and end dates have changed from Nov 2 – Dec 7 to Nov 9 – Dec 14.

1 seat remaining as of Oct 27, 2020 2:19 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 46984

Mon Sep 21 - Mon Nov 02 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 21 - Nov 02 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery

Instructor

Hessam Teimouri

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. The start and end dates have changed from Sept 14 – Oct 26 to Sept 21 – Nov 2. No class on October 12 (Thanksgiving Day).

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 10 - Tue Dec 15 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 10 - Dec 15 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery

Instructor

Wouter De Raeve

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____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub https://learn.bcit.ca/ on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

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

Full

Winter 2021

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

CRN 87599

Mon Jan 11 - Mon Feb 15 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Feb 15 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Hessam Teimouri

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____. 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. Class is in session on February 15 (Family 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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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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CRN 88354

Tue Jan 12 - Tue Feb 16 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Feb 16 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
  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.

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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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

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

TBD

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____. 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.

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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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

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

Hessam Teimouri

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____. 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.

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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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

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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