Power BI makes it possible to bring numbers and information to life, tell stories and make data-driven decisions. This is the world of Power BI! Whether you are already familiar with data or just starting out, Power BI is a powerful tool that allows you to turn raw data into meaningful insights. You want to know how to get started with Power BI and go from beginner to Power BI Developer? In this tutorial we show you a road map with all the necessary skills you need to know as Power BI Developer.


The following roadmap shows which skills are essential on your way to becoming a Power BI Developer.

Let's look at the individual points in detail.

Step 1: Get familiar with the Basics

The first step is to familiarize yourself with the basics of Business Intelligence (BI) and Power BI. First of all, you should understand what BI is and why it is so important. You should also understand the role of BI tools. Once you are familiar with the concept of BI, you can dive into Power BI.

Below is an overview of the specific topics you should cover.

  • Concept of Business Intelligence
  • Role of BI tools
  • Power BI ecosystem and components
  • Power BI Desktop interface
  • Data connectivity options available in Power BI
  • Features in Power BI
  • Sharing and Collaboration in Power BI

Step 2: Learn ETL and Power Query

A fundamental part of BI is Extract, Transform and Load (ETL). ETL is about integrating, cleansing and preparing data for analysis, resulting in improved data quality, performance and decision support.

In Power BI, the ETL process can be performed in Power Query. Power Query is seamlessly integrated into Power BI and be regarded as the back-end of Power BI. It is suited for performing ETL processes within the Power BI ecosystem. Power Query provides users a user-friendly and intuitive interface that allows them to connect to various data sources, from databases and files to web services and APIs. With its robust data transformation capabilities, Power Query allows users to cleanse, reshape and enrich data with just a few clicks, without the need for complex coding or scripting.

Below is an overview of the specific topics you should cover.

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