Certified Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst badge achieved after attending the PL 300 Course including PL 300 Exam

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Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300)

Harness data insights with Power BI. Learn to analyze, visualize and share actionable business intelligence to drive informed decision-making across organizations.

course: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300)

Duration: 3 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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Ignite your career with the Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300) course and certification exam. Become a certified expert in transforming data into actionable insights. Our comprehensive training ensures you're well-prepared for the PL-300 exam, setting the stage for a successful career in data analytics. Elevate your skills, gain a competitive edge, and unlock new opportunities in the dynamic world of business intelligence.

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Who is this course for?

Who is the Power BI Data Analyst PL-300 Certification Training Course for?

This training is designed for individuals who work as solution architects and are responsible for designing solutions on the Microsoft Power Platform. It covers a range of topics, including translating business requirements into technical requirements, designing and implementing Power Apps, Power Automate flows, Power Virtual Agents bots, Power BI dashboards and reports, integrating with other systems, and securing and managing the Power Platform environment.


What you will learn during our PL-300 course.

  • This module explores the different roles in the data space, outlines the important roles and responsibilities of a data analyst, and then explores the landscape of the Power BI portfolio.
  • Data analysis and Microsoft
  • Get started with Power BI
  • This module explores identifying and retrieving data from various data sources. You will also learn the connectivity and data storage options and understand the difference and performance implications of connecting directly to data versus importing it.
  • Get data from different data sources
  • This module teaches you the process of profiling and understanding the state of the data. They will learn to identify anomalies, look at the size and shape of their data, and perform the proper data cleaning and transformation steps to prepare the data for loading into the model.
  • Data shaping
  • Improve the data structure
  • Data profiling
  • This module teaches the fundamental concepts of designing and developing a data model for proper performance and scalability. This module will also help you understand and tackle many of the common data modeling issues, including relationships, security and performance
  • Introduction to data modeling
  • Work with tables
  • Dimensions and hierarchies
  • This module introduces you to the world of DAX and its true power to improve a model. You will learn about aggregations and the concepts of Measures, calculated columns and tables, and Time Intelligence functions to solve calculation and data analysis problems.
  • Introduction to DAX
  • DAX context
  • Advanced DAX
  • In this module, you will be introduced to data modeling steps, processes, concepts and best practices necessary to optimize a data model for enterpriselevel performance
  • Optimize the model for performance
  • Optimizing DirectQuery models
  • Create and manage aggregations
  • This module introduces you to the basic concepts and principles of designing and building a report, including choosing the correct visuals, designing a page layout and applying basic but critical functionality. The important topic of designing for accessibility is also covered.
  • Design a report
  • Improve the report
  • In this module you will learn how to tell a compelling story using dashboards and the various navigation tools available to provide navigation. You will be introduced to features and functionality and how to improve dashboards for ease of use and insight.
  • Create a Dashboard
  • Dashboards in real time
  • Improve a Dashboard
  • This module will teach you about paginated reports, including what they are, how they fit into Power BI. You will then learn how to build and publish a report.
  • Paginated report overview
  • Create paginated reports
  • This module helps you apply additional features to enhance the report for analytical insight into the data and equips you with the steps to use the report for actual data analysis. You will also perform advanced analysis using AI visuals on the report to gain even deeper and meaningful data insights.
  • Advanced analysis
  • Data insight through artificial intelligence
  • In this module, you will learn the concepts of managing Power BI assets, including datasets and workspaces. You will also publish datasets to the Power BI service and then update and secure them.
  • Parameters
  • Data set
  • Security in Power BI
  • This module introduces you to Workspaces, including how to create and manage them. You'll also learn how to share content, including reports and dashboards, and then learn how to distribute an app.
  • Creation of Workspaces
  • Sharing and administration of assets


How to best be prepared for our PL-300 training.

  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Understanding of core data concepts and knowledge of working with relational data in the cloud.
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] It is also recommended to have some knowledge of working with non-relational data in the cloud and of data analysis and visualization concepts.

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.


Julian Sharp

Julian is an official Microsoft Business Application MVP and one of the most widely recognized experts on Dynamics 365.

Julian has been with Readynez almost since the start 11 years ago.

He has been an MCT since 2007 and he is a subject matter expert in all aspects of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement through advice, optimization and training.

Julian has worked with Dynamics since first release and has over the past years used Azure to enhance solutions for users.

He is an official Microsoft Business Application MVP and is one of the most widely recognized experts for Power Platform and Dynamics 365 within the Microsoft Community.

He works as a Consultant on large international projects and and has extensive hands-on experience as well as numerous certifications.

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Kat Weber

Kat Weber is a Power Platform and Dynamics (CE and F&O) Consultant with 15+ years’ experience in ERP and CRM.

Kat Weber is a Power Platform and Dynamics (CE and F&O) Consultant. She has 15+ years’ experience in ERP and CRM project implementation and 10+ years Dynamics experience as a Business Analyst, Implementation Consultant, and Trainer delivering projects/training in English, German, and Spanish.

Kat has worked as a consultant with implementation partners and end users. Her industry experience includes housing, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy and IoT to name just a few.

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FAQs for the Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300) course.

The Microsoft PL-300 certification is associated with the Power Platform, specifically focusing on Power BI. The PL-300 exam is designed for individuals who work as Power BI data analysts. By earning the PL-300 certification, professionals demonstrate their proficiency in leveraging Power BI to analyze and visualize data, enabling data-driven decision-making within an organization.

Accelerate your career with Readynez's specialized course for the Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300) exam. Gain the expertise to transform data into actionable insights and become a certified professional in Power BI analytics. Our expert-led training equips you to excel in the PL-300 exam, setting the stage for a successful career in data analytics. Join Readynez to advance your skills and achieve certification excellence, empowering you for the dynamic landscape of business intelligence.

The candidate should be proficient at using Power Query and writing expressions by using Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). They must also know how to assess data quality plus, have an understanding of data security, including row-level security and data sensitivity.

The exam fees for Microsoft certification exams including the PL-300 are $165 or €152.

The Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300) exam syllabus delves into key areas of Power BI and data analytics. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in tasks such as data preparation, model design, report creation, and asset deployment. From getting data from diverse sources to enhancing reports for storytelling, this exam ensures a comprehensive understanding of Power BI functionalities.

PL-300 certification can help professionals stand out when applying for jobs. Employers are looking for candidates with hands-on experience in Power Platform solutions, and PL-300 certification proves that the candidate possesses the required skills and knowledge.

The time it takes to become Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300) certified can vary based on factors such as your prior experience, familiarity with Power BI, and the time you can dedicate to preparation. Typically, candidates may spend several weeks to a few months preparing for the PL-300 exam through self-study, training courses, and practical application of Power BI concepts.

Candidates have the option to take the PL-300 exam online with a proctor or in person at a testing facility.

The difficulty of the Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300) exam can vary based on your level of experience, familiarity with Power BI, and the depth of your preparation. The PL-300 exam is designed to assess proficiency in various aspects of Power BI, including data preparation, model design, visualization, and report creation. Candidates with a strong foundation in Power BI and relevant experience may find the exam more manageable.

The PL-300 exam tests technical knowledge in four key areas with a minimum passing score of 700.

The PL-300 certificate is valid for 1 year. The candidate must have to renew this certificate within six months before its expiration date.

The average salary for professionals with a Microsoft PL-300 certification is around $95,000 per year, with the potential to earn more based on experience and location.


Feedback from our Power Bi Data Analyst (PL-300) delegates.


Rebecca Fawcett

The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable on all areas of the course content. The training was well structured and interactive and has filled in a lot of gaps in my existing knowledge. Thanks so much!


Adam Carey

Course content was current and relevant. The trainer was very experienced and knowledgeable, giving good examples for real-life uses throughout the sessions.

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