dbrown Training - Become a highly valued Financial Modeler

dbrownconsulting focuses on helping organizations and individuals achieve more with their data. We partner with CFA Society Nigeria to deliver world-class learning and professional development solutions to its members and candidates in Nigeria. We are also an accredited training provider of the Financial Modeling Institute based in Canada, Microsoft partners, a member of CPD UK.

Overview Learning OutcomesOnline Pre-Work

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. Connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis.

This course will introduce all the Power BI technologies including: Power Query, DAX, Data Modelling (Power Pivot), M. We will go through a methodology for automating all your reporting needs and how to create beautiful reports and dashboards giving you a 360 degree view of your business.

Participants will use Microsoft’s free Power BI Desktop Application which hosts all Power Bi Technologies to build a detailed reporting model from scratch. They then publish this report to the powerbi.com service to share insights with everyone.

The course is designed by a Microsoft MVP and includes free online access to chat with him and colleagues as you implement the skills back on the job.


By the end of the course participants will be able to:

Recall the Power BI Technologies and ecosystem

Demonstrate working knowledge of Power Query

Use a framework for building a Data Model

Assess various data visualisation options in Power BI Desktop

Make sense of the DAX formula Language • Produce typical business reports using DAX formulas you will build on a Power BI Data Model

Incorporate budget data to your reporting

Building budget variable analysis reports

Produce a complete reporting solution from scratch in a full Day Case Study Session


All activities must be completed before attending the classroom sessions for the course.

This platform also serves to introduce participants to their instructors via the discussion forum.