PL-300 Power BI Data Analyst Exam Preparation

Author: Matt Allington

This training course will help you prepare for the Microsoft PL-300 exam. It covers all exam topic areas to help participants confirm where they are already competent and identify where they need to spend more time learning a particular area. There are also many tips for the exam to give you the greatest chance of passing the first time.

10h 30m
  • Power BI
  • Power Query
  • Data Preparation
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Visualisation
  • Deploy and Maintain
  • Exam Preparation

What you'll learn?

  • The PL-300 Exam Format, What to do Before the Exam
  • Power BI Building Blocks
  • Connecting to Various Data Sources
  • Cleaning, Shaping, and Profiling Data
  • Storage Modes, Query Performance
  • M Language and the UI
  • Refresher on DAX Basics
  • Power BI Data Model, The Vertipaq Engine, Performance, Compression and Speed
  • Time Intelligence, Variables
  • CALCULATE function, Evaluation Contexts
  • Row Level Security
  • Creating Reports, Themes, AI Visuals
  • Publishing Reports, Online Reports and Dashboards
  • Report Enhancements, Identifying Patterns and Trends
  • Managing Files, Datasets, and Workspaces
  • Plus a lot more …

PL-300 Power BI Data Analyst Exam Preparation

$95Renews at $19 per year
(All prices in USD)
  • 10h 30m of training content
  • 6 modules
  • Downloadable files and Handouts
  • Support and Discussion
  • Certificate of Completion

PL-300 Power BI Data Analyst Exam Preparation


Course Description

Exam PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst, referred to here as the PL-300 Exam, is for business professionals working with data in Power BI. It is conducted by Microsoft, as outlined on the official Microsoft Learn site.

The term Power BI covers a very broad set of tools that allow for the creation of Power BI reporting databases, analysis of data, and then sharing the insights in a controlled way. Microsoft has developed the PL-300 exam to test the breadth of knowledge of business users so they can be certified as a “Power BI Data Analyst Associate”. 

The Microsoft PL-300 exam does two things: it helps business users confirm they are competent across the breadth of Power BI, and it helps employers objectively validate the skills of current and potential employees

This advanced training is created and delivered by eight-time Power BI MVP Matt Allington, a world-renowned Power BI expert, trainer, and author of the best-selling book Supercharge Power BI. The on-demand video training content comprises of illustrations, examples, and  demo’s that will help you understand the breadth of the exam, identifying which topics you are competent in and which areas you need to spend more time preparing for prior to sitting the exam.


You cannot learn everything you need to know about Power BI just by completing this course.  You need to learn and practice using Power BI outside of this course to be able to pass the exam.  

Total hours: 10.5 hours.

Who this course is for?

  • Anyone who wants to take the PL-300 Exam.
  • Those with an understanding in using Power BI who have a minimum of 12 months’ practical experience and wants to validate what they know and don’t know.
  • Those who are looking to build their skills in order to earn the Power BI Data Analyst Associate Certificate to help with career advancement using Power BI.
  • Those who prefer the structure of guided learning to help steer them along a learning path.

Sample Lessons

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Bonus Gifts with this Course

Captions in English for all course videos

Transcripts in English for all course videos

Access to the online content as long as you are subscribed

Supporting Content

Edited Subtitles in English for all Lesson Videos

English captions/subtitles are provided for all the videos in the course. The editing has been done by our Power BI team and are not auto-generated, so we think you will find them useful.

Captions may be turned on for an individual lesson by clicking on the CC icon in the right corner of the video control bar (located at the bottom of the lesson player) and selecting “English”.

Next to the CC icon you can find the transcript icon, and clicking it displays the transcript next to the video.

How to Get the Maximum Benefit from the Course

It is recommended you view the videos, repeat the demo’s yourself if you need to, and practice well prior to attending the exam. You should make notes of which topics you feel confident in and which require further learning, then complete the further learning outside of this course. You can use the PL-300 Exam outline to record your self assessment by topic.

One of the benefits of this style of learning is you can consume the content at your own pace, either faster, slower, or repeated over if necessary.

Note on Subscription Format

PL-300 Exam Preparation is an annual subscription course. Your registration includes the first 12 months of unlimited access to the video content, the sample materials, and our premium Discussion Forum. 

Your subscription will be renewed annually unless you cancel it anytime during the year before the renewal date. We will contact you before the renewal date so you can opt out if you choose.

Read more about this in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.


PL-300 Power BI Data Analyst Exam Preparation

Average Rating

4.5 / 5

(based on 2 reviews)

Gary Clutterbuck
Gary Clutterbuck
June 10, 2024
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The course covers pretty much everything you need to know in order to pass the PL-300 exam. Great course, I highly recommended for anyone considering taking the exam. I passed the exam on my first attempt and feel that this course played a big part in ensuring I passed.
Mamadou Baldeh
Mamadou Baldeh
June 2, 2024
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Course material is very well explained and detailed. It would be great to include quiz questions to help students cement their understanding of the topics being covered as they progress through the course.

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About the author

Matt Allington

Matt Allington

Microsoft MVP
Matt Allington is one of the founding partners of Skillwave.Training, and the founder of Excelerator BI in Australia. He is an expert in Power BI and DAX training, and has 30+ years of experience in using data to deliver business value. Matt is an author, blogger, and eight-time Microsoft MVP that specializes in Power BI, Power Pivot, and Power Query. He brings his business and IT experience to solve general business data problems quickly and efficiently.


I’m a beginner, is this course suitable to me?

No, this course is for those who have about 1 year work experience with Power BI. If you are a beginner, you should enroll in our "Power BI for the Business Analyst" course to start your formal Power BI Journey.

Why is this course a subscription?

Building skill is normally not a "learn today, I'm an expert tomorrow" process. At the end of the first 12 months you can continue to subscribe, or you can cancel your subscriptionat that time. You will receive an email about 4 weeks before your subscription is renewed so that you can choose to opt out if you want to. You can also cancel the renewal for your subscription the same day you register if you prefer so that you will have just one year subscription.

If I get distracted, can I come back and do it later?

Definitely. You can access online videos as long as your subscription is active (1 year to start with, can be renewed yearly).

How do I access the course materials? Are they downloadable?

The pre-recorded videos are streamed on-demand and may be watched as often as you like, however they are not downloadable for copyright control reasons. The example files and handouts for each lesson are downloadable.

Where are the pre-recorded course videos hosted?

All the videos for the course are hosted on Vimeo. Please note that some networks and countries block access to Vimeo, in which case the videos will not be watchable. You may want to double-check that you can access Vimeo before registering in the course to ensure that you will be able to see the videos. The easiest way to do this is to try to watch the first introductory lesson for this course, which is free. If that works, you will be fine. If it doesn't work at the office, you could try from your home.

How do I receive my Certificate of Completion?

After all the modules and lessons have been completed, you will be able to download the certificate of completion from the My Courses area of your Account Dashboard. Make sure you mark off each lesson and module as you go through the content in order to access the certificate.

What support is included with the course? How do I ask questions?

All users with a current course subscription receive access to our private Discussion Forum where they can ask questions related to the course materials. The forum is also intended to act as a place for students to practice by helping others with their questions. For technical issues related to the site, course access, or other questions regarding your account, please get in touch through our Contact Us page.

How do I renew my subscription?

If you subscription is set to auto-renew, our system will automatically renew your subscription for another year on your renewal date using the billing information on file. If you subscription is set to manual renewal, our system will generate a manual invoice and email it to you on the renewal date. About a month (4 weeks) before your next renewal date, you will receive an email from us reminding you that the renewal is coming up and to confirm your billing details so your access is uninterrupted.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You may cancel your subscription at any time, and you will continue to have access to all of your course materials until your expiry date. To cancel your subscription, go to the Billing page from your Account Dashboard and select the subscription to cancel from the My Subscriptions area. Once in the Subscription Details page, you can then choose to cancel your subscription from the Actions field. After your subscription expires, you will not longer have access to the course materials.

What payment methods do you accept? What currency is used?

We accept credit card payments through our secure online payment portal, Stripe. If you would like to discuss other payment options, please get in touch through our Contact Us page. All transactions are charged in US Dollars. Please note that because Skillwave is registered in Canada, we are required by Canada Revenue Agency to collect the 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST) on registrations made by Canadians.

What is your refund policy for this course?

We think you will love our training, however, if you are unsatisfied with the training for any reason, we offer a 14-day 100% money-back guarantee, as long as you have completed less than 25% of the course (for this course that means that you must not have commenced Session 2+). All we ask in return is that you tell us why you were unsatisfied with the training so we can learn and make it even better. We do not offer refunds if you have completed over 25% of the course and/or it is more than 14 days after the purchase date.

Can an account be shared with or transferred to another user?

Logins, downloads, and other materials are for the exclusive use of the registered user only. Sharing of credentials is not allowed.

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