Training at Blue Novation



Since 1988, Blue Novation has designed and delivered exceptionally high standard training solutions to businesses in both the private and public sector. The quality of training we deliver is of paramount importance to us.

Our approach ensures that delegates enjoy their training whilst gaining the additional skills and knowledge to become more productive in the workplace.

Power BI – Introduction

In the basic introduction to Power BI we look at the various data sources that can be used and in particular how to use data in Excel files. This course walks you through some simple scenarios of importing and preparing data, then creating visualisations and filters in order to produce a Power BI report.

Course Topics

What is Power BI
How do Power BI reports and Dashboards work
Introducing Power BI Desktop
 Import data from Excel
Prepare (transform) the data for Power BI
Adding a custom column to the data
Create a simple report
Add visualisations to a report
Create a Power BI Account
Publish a Power BI report
Create a Dashboard
Review of a Power BI report with common visualisations and filters
Import data from Excel
Create a basic report
Explore the use of and configurable properties in a report of:
      • bar charts
      • pie charts
      • lists
      • filters
 Creating Dashboards
 Pinning visualisations to dashboards
 Using natural language query to interrogate a Dashboard
 Discussion of layout guidelines for a Power BI report

Follow on Courses

Power BI Intermediate

Course Dates

Course Dates

Classroom: Postponed due to Covid restrictions
Online: Please contact us for details

Course Duration

Classroom: 1 day
Online: Session details coming soon!

Scheduled Course Fee

£250 + VAT

Class Size

Classroom: Maximum of 6 delegates
Online: Maximum of 6 delegates


Classroom: Ipswich or onsite at clients premises


A reasonable working knowledge of Excel is advantageous.

Training Formats

Scheduled course · private course · tailored · 1 to 1
All formats available classroom based or online (all instructor led)


A comprehensive course manual provides support throughout the course. Available in PDF format for Online sessions.


learner testimonial

What subject did you find the most useful? “Everything!”

How will this help in the workplace? “Streamline Reporting”

Overall opinion of the course. “Excellent.”

G Burrows, Finance
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learner testimonial

What subject did you find the most useful? “The whole subject of BI module!”

How will this help in the workplace? “Flexibility of reporting and analysing sales data”

Overall opinion of the course. “Brilliant.”

A Clement, Finance
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