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Microsoft Power BI - Up & Running With Power BI Service 2021

Master Power BI Service & learn advanced data analysis & data visualization w/ a top business intelligence instructor

4.63 (3257 reviews)


8 hours


May 2021

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Regular Price

What you will learn

Publish professional-quality business intelligence reports to the cloud

Automate reports and dashboards with gateways, dataflows, and scheduled refresh

Explore and analyze data with natural language Q&A, quick insights, bookmarks and data-driven alerts

Collaborate and share with other users and teams online and in real time

Configure user roles and row-level security to maintain data quality and control

Master the latest tools and features availlable in Power BI Service (2021)

Connect data from flat files, Excel workbooks, Sharepoint folders, SQL databases, and more

Build job-ready skills for a career in Data Analysis or Business Intelligence



In order to cover the latest features and provide the best learning experience for our students, this course was completely rebuilt in 2021, with all-new topics, resources, datasets and hands-on projects.

As a reminder, this is PART 2 of our Microsoft Power BI series, which covers Power BI Desktop (Part 1) and Power BI Service (Part 2). We strongly recommend completing our Power BI Desktop course before taking this one!


This top-rated course offers a practical and project-based guide to mastering Power BI in the cloud, including powerful tools like gateways, dataflows, row-level security, data-driven alerts, and much more.

You’ll be playing the role of a data analyst for Maven Inspectional Services, a restaurant health inspection agency based in Los Angeles. Your objective? Use Power BI Service -- and the skills you develop throughout the course -- to build scalable reports & dashboards to deliver insights across the entire organization.

Here are just a few of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Administration Tools

    • Admin roles, tenant settings, custom branding, etc.

  • Connecting to Data

    • Connection types, gateways, dataflows, scheduled refresh, etc.

  • Reports & Dashboards

    • Data lineage, bookmarks, data-driven alerts, Q&A, mobile, etc.

  • Sharing & Collaboration

    • User roles, apps, publish to web, usage reports, etc.

  • Row-Level Security

    • Static vs. dynamic RLS, testing roles, etc.

  • PREVIEW: Premium Per User

    • Key features, incremental refresh, UX, etc.

By the end of the course, you’ll have a deep, practical understanding of Power BI Service, along with the skills and confidence you need to apply these tools to your own real-world projects and analyses.

Whether you're a casual Power BI user, aspiring analyst, or business intelligence professional, this course will give you the tools you need to become an absolute Power BI ROCKSTAR -- guaranteed.


Join today and get immediate, lifetime access to the following:

  • 8+ hours of high quality videos

  • 100+ page Power BI Service ebook (PDF)

  • Power BI project files & sample data

  • Course quizzeshomework (with solutions)

  • Expert support & Q&A forum

  • 30-day money-back guarantee

We can't wait to see you in the course!

-Aaron (Lead Power BI Instructor, Maven Analytics)


Hear why our Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service courses are the TOP-RATED on Udemy:

"I totally loved this Power BI course! Everything was very easy to understand, but it moved at a fast enough pace that I never got bored. I learned SO much and had fun doing it. In fact, at the end of the day, I didn't want to stop learning -- I wanted to keep charging on to the next lesson!"

-Ann S.

"Amazing! 5+ stars if you ask me! Concise, superbly organized and prepared. I have learned a ton about Power BI Service and in addition I have learned how to create a great course as well. Enjoyed the course from start to finish."

-Nikola H.

"Hands-down the best Power BI courses on Udemy. Courses are well prepared and very hands-on, and the instructor makes the whole experience easy and fun. I recommend it 100%!"

-Jorge M.

"Where can I leave a 6 star rating?"

-Carlos B.

Looking for the full business intelligence stack? Search for "Maven Analytics" to browse our full course library, including Excel, Power BI, MySQL, and Tableau courses!


Microsoft Power BI - Up & Running With Power BI Service 2021
Microsoft Power BI - Up & Running With Power BI Service 2021
Microsoft Power BI - Up & Running With Power BI Service 2021
Microsoft Power BI - Up & Running With Power BI Service 2021


Getting Started

Course Structure & Outline

READ ME: Important Notes for New Students

DOWNLOAD: Course Resources

Setting Expectations

Introducing Microsoft Power BI Service


Meet Power BI Service

Power BI Service Account Tiers (Free/Pro/Premium)

Common User Personas

Creating a New Power BI Service Account

Quick Tour of the Power BI Service Interface

Helpful Power BI References

QUIZ: Introducing Microsoft Power BI Service

HOMEWORK: Introducing Microsoft Power BI Service

Connecting to Data from Power BI Service


Data Connection Options in Power BI Service

DEMO: Loading a CSV File to Power BI Service

Building Blocks of Power BI Service

Common Workspace Actions

DEMO: Loading Excel Workbooks to Power BI Service

DEMO: Loading Tables from Excel to Power BI Service

My Workspace vs. App Workspaces

Creating an App Workspace in Power BI Service

DEMO: Loading Data to App Workspaces

DEMO: Loading an Excel Data Model to Power BI Service

DEMO: Loading a Power BI Desktop File to Power BI Service

QUIZ: Connecting to Data from Power BI Service

HOMEWORK: Connecting to Data from Power BI Service

HOMEWORK SOLUTION: Connecting to Data from Power BI Service

Gateways, Refresh & Dataflows in Power BI Service


Understanding Gateways in Power BI Service

Setting up a Personal Gateway

Enabling Scheduled Refresh from Power BI Service

Setting up an Enterprise Gateway in Power BI Service

Understanding Dataflows

DEMO: Creating a New Dataflow in Power BI Service

QUIZ: Gateways, Refresh & Dataflows in Power BI Service

HOMEWORK: Gateways, Refresh & Dataflows in Power BI Service

HOMEWORK SOLUTION: Gateways, Refresh & Dataflows in Power BI Service

Designing Reports & Dashboards in Power BI Service


Understanding Reports & Dashboards in Power BI Service

Power BI Service Report Interface & Tools

Inserting & Formatting Visuals in Power BI Service

DEMO: Adding Slicers & Matrix Visuals

Pinning Tiles to a Power BI Service Dashboard

Pinning Live Pages to Power BI Service Dashboards

DEMO: Assembling a Custom Power BI Service Dashboard

Power BI Service Dashboard Interface

PRO TIP: Creating Data-Driven Alerts in Power BI Service

Exploring Data with Q&A Tools

PRO TIP: Generating Quick Insights

Adding Personal Bookmarks in Power BI Service

Designing for Web vs. Mobile

QUIZ: Designing Reports & Dashboards in Power BI Service

HOMEWORK: Designing Reports & Dashboards in Power BI Service

HOMEWORK SOLUTION: Designing Reports & Dashboards in Power BI Service

Sharing & Collaboration Tools in Power BI Service


Sharing & Collaboration Options in Power BI Service

Printing & Exporting from Power BI Service

Publishing to the Web

Sharing Power BI Reports & Dashboards

Defining User Roles & Permissions in Power BI Service

PRO TIP: Generating Usage Reports

Configuring Row-Level Security in Power BI Desktop & Service

Publishing Apps in Power BI Service

QUIZ: Sharing & Collaboration Tools in Power BI Service

HOMEWORK: Sharing & Collaboration Tools in Power BI Service

HOMEWORK SOLUTION: Sharing & Collaboration Tools in Power BI Service

Power BI Mobile (PREVIEW)


The Power BI Mobile App

DEMO: Power BI App Features (iPhone)

Wrapping Up

REFERENCE: Monthly Power BI Updates

Power BI Resources & Next Steps

More from Maven Analytics


Derek10 October 2020

So far I'm pretty impressed with the Maven Analytics team. I did the desktop course and then did this one and the quality and clarity of the courses is excellent. This course is much less involved than the desktop course since there are less topics to cover here but its a good course and really gives you a good sense of how everything connects together between Power BI service and desktop. A+

Jyothi15 September 2020

Its really a very clear understanding Course, for me it helped me improve my existing Power Bi Skills. Both the Power Bi Desktop and Power BI Service courses are very knowledgeable for any one to learn from the beginning or to brush up existing skills. I used to really wait for their Quiz section to test myself during the course.

Gabriel31 August 2020

Yes. I like the structure. I would also like to see a course on every visual and options they have. This would be helpful.

Prashant24 August 2020

The course was very good. Covered most of my expectations. Scheduling of data refresh covered was time based. Would request you to include some event based triggering options to refresh the data. E.g. if in an external data base, if data load has completed, post this event, data refresh on the data model and report should be triggered.

Ted9 August 2020

Pro: The course provide good and important information. Con: The instructor teaching skills/approach need to be refined. Too much reading the obvious, too much repetition. On the other, often the clarification of new terms/concepts that are not fully understood by newbies, is not sufficient.

Rodo18 February 2020

This is another excellent course from the Maven Team. Good content, teaching and documentation. Thank you Aaron.

Simon10 February 2020

Good course with some useful information, however feels rushed and not as much information as the first course in the series. Was some useful things, know how to create certain things, but not necessarily why I need to create them, which doesn't really help to implement what has been learnt in a different use case from that shown here. Had to go and back track on a couple of occasions especially when uploading the resources supplied with the course, as errors are thrown up as you don't have access to the datasets for those reports in their original location (tutors machine) so when uploading it throws an error. This wasn't mentioned and took a little while to figure out for myself. Overall, worth taking, but could be so much better if it was slowed down a little and went into more detail on certain areas.

Dan28 January 2020

Great course. The instructor does a great job going through all the features and gives you clear step-by-step instructions on how to do everything. Highly recommend.

Paul10 January 2020

Excellent course; complements and adds to the Power BI Desktop course that precedes it. Am learning a lot.

Bassem9 January 2020

very good course save a lot of time to learn the same content by myself. I suggest to add more real world examples as case studies and real projects like kaggle projects or similar. Many thanks to you.

Tripti8 January 2020

Hello Team, I am not very satisfied with the course as I wanted more practical knowledge and working on Power BI dashboards rather than theory part. Some lectures have been repeated in th e course. I do not wish to complete it. I have learnt lot of courses on Udemy but this one was not great! I would like a refund!

Craig5 January 2020

Best udemy course I have taken so far. Definitely worth the (sale) price. Just the the right length to cover the subject. I have other unrelated courses here that tend to drag everything out make you think you are getting more. So far everything from Maven Analytics has been good, but this is my favorite given that it is the only course I have seen for Power BI Service. If you are preparing for 70-778 its worth the (sale) price.

Ryan2 January 2020

I've taken a lot of great courses on Udemy, but this one is by far the best. The content was perfect for filling in the gaps of knowledge for Power BI service, and the presenter does an excellent job of diving into the details when necessary as well as recapping and providing overall learning goals. It's amazing what 4 short hours will do for me professionally. Thanks for building such a great course!

Mousa2 January 2020

So far so good. Well organized course materials and nice presentation. Thank you Aaron for your hard work on making this course more interesting to follow up.

Shailesh31 December 2019

Course is good to understand the concepts more clearly. But, I was expecting learning based on more tricky scenarios and examples.


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