During the community webinars the most common question asked is: Where can I find training on Power BI?

Of course we have the EDX class and Guided Learning, but in many cases people are looking for an instructor-led course. For that reason, when Angel Abundez and and the folks at DesignMind mentioned they are offering a $150 instructor led class by two of the top BI folks in the Bay area, Angel himself and Eric Bragas, it was definitely something we wanted to let people know about!

Power BI Kick Start - SQL Saturday #540 Precon

When: Friday, July 22, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT (Add to Calendar)

Where: Patrick Hays Learning Center – 2700 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 2600, Sacramento, CA 95833 (See on map)

Cost: $129-$149

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How do you take advantage of Power BI community custom visuals? When should you choose to use a Power BI data model over a SSAS Tabular model? In this full day session, we'll be learning the answers to all of these questions and more through hands on exercises driven by industry experience.

Join Angel Abundez and Eric Bragas of DesignMind as we guide you through building a full Power BI implementation. We’ll begin with the end in mind by first working with an existing Power BI model to explore the various visualizations get familiar with analyzing data using a well-built model. Then, we’ll develop our own workbook from a variety of data sources using the functionality of Power BI Queries and DAX measures in your Data Model. So bring your laptop, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to learn.

Topics will include:

  • Visualize Data with Power BI Desktop
  • Build a Data Model with Power BI Desktop
  • Publish reports to the Power BI Service
  • Power BI Model or SSAS Tabular Model? Which do I choose?
  • Advanced Data Shaping
  • Build advanced visualizations with R
  • File management with OneDrive
  • Intermediate DAX Patterns

About the presenters:

Angel Abundez Angel Abundez specializes in Business Intelligence and DBA services. His expertise is in Microsoft SQL Server BI tools, SharePoint, and Tableau. He focuses on effective visualization, process-driven Data Modeling, ETL, and Data Mining. He's an experienced ERP/MRP System Administrator with a proven track record in upgrading infrastructure and training domestic and international staff. He speaks at SQL Server events throughout the U.S. and writes for SSWUG.org. Angel is a graduate of the University of Cal Poly, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.


Eric Bragas Jr. Eric Bragas Jr. is a motivated and resourceful Business Intelligence Developer at DesignMind specializing in SQL Server Data Warehouse design and development. Eric has a passion for Business Intelligence projects in industries ranging from government cancer research centers, to medical device manufacturing, and more. Eric is highly engaged member of both the SQL Server and Business Intelligence communities in the Bay Area and Sacramento.


If you have any questions about this event, you can email Angel at angel@designmind.com.