Cognitir Course: Intro to Data Visualization and Business Analytics with Microsoft Power BI
Strong data culture is a sine qua non for effective organizations in the digital age, and proprietary data insights are increasingly becoming the most important asset such organizations can accrue. Additionally, firms that are invested in crafting a compelling, authentic narrative from their data are uniquely positioned to establish enduring brands, often thriving in the dynamic markets and uncertain times we find ourselves in. When it comes to communicating such insights in service of a great mission or brand, there are few things that can beat a striking data visualization.
Over the course of a single day, we invite participants to explore an exciting and extensible data visualization framework (Microsoft Power BI) that allows finance and business professionals to create reports and dashboards on top of their existing data products. Participants will learn how to gather relevant data from sample spreadsheets, overcome common data preparation obstacles, and build an interactive dashboard they can publish to the web.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have developed their own web dashboard that they can readily adapt to their own professional contexts, and which they can then use to obtain better insights into their own work and/or share it with their co-workers.
What This Course Offers
*Hands-on data visualization experience Microsoft Power BI and its Power Query engine
*Every participant leaves with a working dashboard that they can connect to their
organization’s data sources
*Insights on how best to automate tedious data workflows with web dashboards
*Overview of data sourcing, preparation, and visualization pitfalls
*Course notes, certificate of completion, and post-seminar email support for 1 year
*An engaging and practical training approach with a qualified instructor with relevant
technical, business, and educational experiences
Who This Is For
The target audience for this course is finance and business professionals, but the skills we teach here are transferable across many disciplines. If any of the following points apply to you, you will most likely find this course useful:
* In my current role, I spend a lot of time creating reports and/or surfacing the insights they
* I often need to copy and paste data between different Excel spreadsheets to build simple
charts on top of it.
* I’m responsible for manually updating the data sources for my team’s regular snapshots
and briefs, and want to reclaim that time.
* I want to conduct my organization’s, team’s, or own personal work more effectively by
becoming more data-driven.
* I always want to have a current view on certain key metrics for which my company
already stores relevant data.
* I want to learn how to incorporate data design and visualization principles into my core
practice as a professional.
Wednesday, March 15 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm EST
Thursday, March 16 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm EST
Friday, March 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Early Bird Members | $419.00
Early Bird Non Members | $519.00
Members | $519.00
Non Members | $623.00
*Early bird pricing ends March 3, 2023
Members can register by logging into their Boston specific account. Non-members and CFA Society Global members must create an account, or log into their Boston specific account, to register for this program. Confirmation details will be sent following registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please ensure you have completed the entire checkout process.
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Cognitir reserves the right to cancel any course at any time in their absolute discretion, but will offer a full refund or provide you with an alternative course date at your election if they choose to cancel a course you have already booked onto.