This training is developed and delivered by Microsoft MVP Reid Havens, where he demonstrates many essential design principles (and how to apply them) to build impactful reports in Power BI Desktop. Students will learn about how to enhance report design by adding elements such as: drillthrough, bookmarks, report page tooltips, conditional formatting, custom visuals, and more.
There is coverage on best practices and recommendations that build upon the functions and features available in Power BI Desktop. The theory covered in the course will provide you with a strong design foundation upon which you can create your reports.
This course benefits both those new to Power BI and report design and those already familiar with Power BI. If you have a basic working knowledge of Power BI, this training will help fill in any gaps in your knowledge so you have a more complete set of skills.
Regardless of your experience in building visually attractive reports, this course will show you what a stunning Power BI report looks like. Reid will share the many things he does to make his reports stand out from the crowd.
When you apply what you learn to your own reports, you and your users are going to love the results.
Curious what kinds of things you are going to learn in this course? Embedded below is a fully interactive sample of the completed report you’ll be building.
As you watch the lessons, you’ll learn about different ways to visualize data, and how to combine and configure these elements into a clean and attractive report. You’ll also learn how to make your reports more engaging and useful, by creating interactive features that allow the end user to filter or drill down into the data to focus on certain aspects.
Try it out for yourself by playing around with the various features!
This course is built on an annual subscription format. Your registration comes with 12 months of access to the course materials, so you can refer back to the videos and example files whenever you like. Your subscription also gives you access to our private Discussion Forum, where you can ask questions related to the course materials, as well as how to apply those teachings to your own work. This forum is an invaluable resource that also allows students to practice their own learnings by helping others with those questions.
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Normand (verified owner) –
Not of the same quality as other trainings by your group; I have seen and read several of Reid Havens’ creations and was excited to start I have completed 54% to date and quite frankly I am having difficulty motivating myself to continue. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to speak.
Klas Nørskov (verified owner) –
Reid is good at teaching and explaining how to do things. And then he is good at making neat and good reports. So I learned a lot from this course and was reminded of things that I had forgotten to take into account. So in the future, my reports are even better for the benefit of my users, so really it is they who thank me for taking this course.
Patrick McMonagle (verified owner) –
This is a fantastic resource for creating visually appealing and impactful reports, crucial our end users and their engagement. Power BI feels a bit rigid in its visual capabilities, so every best practice, tip, trick, hack is so welcome….and from a master of data viz. Looking forward to any course updates as hopefully Microsoft push more functionality to the product!
Judith (verified owner) –
Awesome training. I truly learned a lot. Just one small thing–the pace was really very fast for someone who knows little about the visualization options and tools that are available. I will likely have to review again and again to really capture what I need since I have a one year subscription to this course.
Martin (verified owner) –
Designing Impactful Reports course has helped me a lot with additional elements for my visuals. I can recommend the course as a good extension to the existing Skillwave courses for Power BI basic skills.
Caroline (verified owner) –
Sometimes the pace of the videos is a little quick, but overall a lot of very useful information and ideas. I really like the best practice guidance because sometimes, once the data model is built, it’s difficult to see the forest through the trees and consider the perspective of the users and what they will want to see. This course provides a lot of structure in terms of the approach that should be taken.
David (verified owner) –
Really enjoyable course from Reid. Great structure, fast paced and covers a fantastic amount of content. More content is available through links provided. You can’t not like this course or learn lots from it.
Gary (verified owner) –
I felt that the course had a slow start, but once the demonstrations started showing the techniques involved in building a Power BI dashboard, I began to see the value in purchasing the course. It’s not as interactive as some of the other Skillwave Training courses, which is why I have rated it 4 stars instead of 5, however I think many users will gain some useful tips from this course.
Randall (verified owner) –
Reid’s rich course content is jam-packed with excellent Power BI report building design and development concepts as well as robust instructor-led demos to take anyone from beginner to advanced report building/visualization capabilities. I will likely be keeping this, along with several other courses purchased through Skillwave Training, in my arsenal for the foreseeable future.
Carlos (verified owner) –
This course has guided me step-by-step in a very clear way to, not just build Power BI reports, but really impactful ones (the catchy name of the course is truthful). For me, the best was that it showed me the tricks to improve the user experience and highlight the key messages. I feel that with this new knowledge, I can truly make an impact on the business.
Robert Wolf (verified owner) –
Great Course. I implemented a number of Reid’s suggestions and Techniques immediately in my reports. The Grouping cards technique is great!! I used it for a new report I created and it adds a clean and professional look to the report. I also used the Button Bookmark technique. Came in very handy for a report I created for my company.
With Reid’s help I realized you don’t have to be a graphic designer to create very well designed reports. Thank You Reid!
Lannie (verified owner) –
I appreciate Reid for the step by step guidance in designing visually appealing reports. I like the recommendation of best practices and advise on enhancing users’ experience. I hope Reid will continue to add updated contents. I highly recommend this course!
Steffen (verified owner) –
The course talks more about theory rather than demonstrating with practical examples. I really wish it had more practical examples like the other courses on Skillwave.
Lisa (verified owner) –
I liked that the format of the videos was consistent and I liked the explanation and then the demo.
Kevin Taylor (verified owner) –
I liked that the examples and demos were clear and easy to follow. The presenter did a good job but I feel could have gone deeper into some of the topics.