Our Instructor

Murtaza ul Hasan

Business Intelligence Specialist 

Murtaza is a Business Intelligence Specialist with over 10 years demonstrated experience solving business problems by converting data into visual, useable information. Currently employed at WestJet as a Business Intelligence Specialist, previously he was with University of Calgary. He has developed training materials and trained staff and other learners to use Power BI. With a specialization in financial management reporting, Murtaza automated existing processes to produce meaningful reports using the Power BI Platform. Being a Microsoft certified Power BI developer with extensive hands-on experience, he has helped develop new procedures, Power BI governance, and has successfully trained others to use Power BI. Murtaza has been told many times that he has a gift for teaching Power BI and for making the learning practical and relatable.

Course Outline

Level 1 – Introductory

This training will provide introduction to the tool, its applications, and train users on how to build their reports from scratch. As the name suggests, this is suitable for anyone who is new to Power BI and would like to start their journey in mastering the tool.

This course will be completed in 12 hours, comprising of 4 sessions.


At the end of this training, users will be able to:

1. Install Power BI Desktop
2. Create their reports using Power BI Desktop, including but not limited to:

o Import data
o Transform data
o Model data
o Create visuals

3. Use Power BI Service and interact with the Report

1. Introduction to Business Intelligence and Power BI

2. Parts of Power BI

3. Power BI Desktop vs Power BI Service

4. Creating an account in Power BI Service

5. Overview of Power BI Service Interface

6. Installing Power BI Desktop Application

7. Overview of Power BI Desktop Interface

1. Understanding ETL process (Extract, Transform and Load)

2. Extract – Connecting data from different datasources

3. Transform – Shape data using Power Query

4. Load – Loading data into Power BI

5. Data Modeling fundamentals

6. Creating Reports using visuals

1. Publishing a report to Power BI Service

2. Core Power BI Service blocks (Reports, Dashboards, Datasets)

3. Reports vs Dashboards

4. Report Reading View vs Report Editing View

5. Interacting with Reports and Dashboards

6. Introduction to Power BI Apps

1. Create a Power BI Report from scratch

2. Publish report to Power BI Service

3. Create Dashboard

4. Interact with the report in Power BI Service

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