On the fence?
Let’s look at 3 other ways to become a Power BI superuser
Not sure whether Power BI Essentials is worth it?
Let’s look at 3 alternatives to our training.
#1: Do it yourself
Another way of trying to become a reporting specialist is to do it all by yourself.
For this, you need to browse the web for thousands of articles and guides to do certain tasks within Power BI.
This is the approach I took as there was no Power BI Essentials course. It took me years to learn and master Power BI.
But reading random tutorials on Power BI gives you knowledge without context.
You’ll follow a blind path, without being able to see the bigger picture. That means you learn something, without getting smarter.
It can be done this way. But if you want to shave off years of Power BI’s steep learning curve, you need to follow a plan (Power BI Essentials).
#2: Buy a physical classroom course
Receiving classroom training equal to Power BI Essentials costs you +$1,000.
Besides the high-ticket price, there’s another thing to take into consideration:
You’re going to forget most of what you learn.
Experts estimate you remember 20% of a simple 20 slide PowerPoint-presentation. Imagine how little you’re going to remember from 2 full days learning Power BI?!
Make sure to take tons of notes and hope you can decipher them when you need to apply Power BI in the real world.
#3: Hire a Power BI professional to teach you
Your third option is to hire a Power BI professional to teach you. This will cost you at least $200 times 12 hours = $2,400!
Like with classroom training, it’ll be hard to remember every detail of what you learn.
So, when you forget how to do a specific DAX formula or change data type in Power Query, you’re on your own 🙁
The WORST decision
I don’t want you to view this as an option.
But let’s be realistic for a minute… another thing you might do is quit.
I would hate it if you did that! Please pick any other option whether that’s Power BI Essentials or any of the 3 solutions above.
Because learning Power BI is so useful for you and your career, your organization, and the future.
As I said earlier, Power BI is the future of reporting.
If you decide not to learn it, you’ll fall behind.
Don’t let this happen. It doesn’t have to be hard to learn Power BI!