Intended Audience: Participants should understand the Power BI ecosystem overall, and some (limited is ok) experience creating a report.

What is a data model?

  • What is data modeling and why it is so integral to Power BI?
  • Review the fields and tables that have been imported into the Power BI Desktop.
  • Why is a data model necessary?
  • Explain the star schema
  • Discuss fact and dimension tables
  • Recognizing typical errors when the model is incorrect

Filters and relationships

  • Explore the types of relationships: 1-to-many/many-to-1, many-to-many, one-to-one
  • Discuss the importance of filtering in Power BI
  • Creating relationships
  • Active and inactive relationships

Adding to the data model

  • Adding new content and enhancing your model.
  • Adding new content using DAX: tables, columns, measures
  • Hiding fields
  • Finishing touches: hierarchies, descriptions, display folders


  • Review of data modeling principles

General Notes:

  • This is a full day session designed to be delivered with two 15-minute breaks and one hour for lunch.
  • We will not be covering the Power Query Editor in this class or Power BI visuals in depth.
  • Participants should have the Power BI Desktop installed.
  • Data files will be provided in advance.

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