Changing Your Business with (Big) Data: An Introduction to Power BI

Big data applications are infiltrating businesses of all sizes at high speed, and this is largely being driven by a set of emerging tools that make developing such applications easy. This seminar provides a hands-on introduction to one such tool, Power BI, which has been developed with Excel users in mind. Power BI should be in the toolbox of every CPA! You do not need to be an IT specialist to learn it! This seminar will provide a good understanding of what Power BI can do for you and it will help you get started with your own projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with Power BI
  • Extract, clean, and integrate data from a variety of data sources
  • Calculate information needed for analysis and decision making
  • Build interactive dashboards

Major Topics

  • Do it yourself! Learn how “to do” big data projects instead of just talking about them
  • Get exposed to Power BI – the “next generation” Excel
  • Learn the importance of extracting and cleaning data by means of hands-on applications
  • Build interactive dashboards in no time
  • Learn how big data can create value for CPAs

Who Should Attend

All CPAs and their staff

Fields of Study

Information Technology




Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits




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