Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

  • 2

    Introduction to Power Platform

    • Introduction to Power BI

    • Introduction to Power Apps

    • Introduction to Power Automate

    • Introduction to Power Virtual Agent

    • Setting Up a Trial Environment

    • Introduction to Power Platform

  • 3

    Understanding Apps

    • Understanding Apps

    • Types of Power Apps

    • Canvas

    • Portal Apps

    • Build your Power App

    • Customise your PowerApps

    • Automate your App

    • Add a new a screen

    • Add the Home button

    • Create your home screen

  • 4

    Understanding Power Automate

    • Introduction to Robotic Process Automation

  • 5

    Understanding Power Virtual Agents

    • Steps for creating your first bot

  • 6

    Understanding Power BI

    • Building standard Visualizations

    • Introduction to Power BI Service

  • 7

    Virtual Sessions

    • Session 1

    • Session 2

  • 8

    Process Automation with Power Automate and Power BI

    • How Power BI Started

    • 4 Applications of Power Platform

    • What is Power BI

    • What Power Automate can do

    • Process Automation-

    • 4 Applications of Power Platform(David Brown Version)

    • Creating Folders in Outlook

    • Interface of Power Automate

    • Flow design in Power Automate

    • SharePoint Folder for database

    • Connecting Power BI to SharePoint

    • Understanding Power Query

    • Refresh in Power BI

    • Publishing in Power BI

    • Settings in Power BI service

    • Flow design for dataset refresh

    • Outlook, Sharepoint and Power BI practical flow

  • 9

    Evaluate the virtual classroom course

    • Instructions

    • Evaluate & get your Certificate

    • How to Attach your Certificates to your LinkedIn Profile

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  • How does Virtual Training Work?

    You cover fundamentals of Excel for the first 2 weeks on this platform with over 200 knowledge videos. Then you join a Virtual class to cover 10 virtual sessions.

  • How long is each Virtual Session?

    Each Virtual Session lasts two hours and is highly interactive. There is a 15 minute break in the middle and it is fully instructor led.

  • How long do I have access to the course content and platform?

    You have access to this platform will all the course content, videos, exercise files and access to the trainer via discussion forum for life. We will never switch you off.

  • Can I defer my Session?

    Deferral requests are treated on a case by case basis. Please email with your request.

  • Are the videos available offline?

    Our videos are only available for streaming online. But you can download all exercise files and materials.


David Brown

FCA, Microsoft MVP

David has worked with and taught Excel and financial modelling to over 4,000 people in the last 22 years. He is the Managing Partner of dbrownconsulting where he runs the Consulting Division.He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria & a Financial Analyst with over 16 years experience working as a Business intelligence, Financial Modelling & Tax Consultant with Arthur Andersen, KPMG & dbrownconsulting.He is also an International Consultant to the World Bank on Oil Revenue Modelling and is a registered financial adviser.David attained the Master Trainer & Master Instructional Designer designation from the Association for Talent Development (ATD).He is passionate about Financial Modelling, Business Intelligence and Analytics especially with Microsoft Power BI and Excel and regularly host meetups and speaker event in Nigeria and around the world.

Wale Yusuf

Microsoft MVP & MCT

Adewale is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Data Platform and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) in Business intelligence and analysis, among other certifications he is a Microsoft certified Solution Associate and a Microsoft Certified Power Platform Functional Consultant. Wale facilitates our Data Analytics courses including, Excel, Office 365, Power BI, Power Apps and Advanced Presentation Skills. He is passionate about impacting knowledge to the community and currently leads many usergroups and communities driving Data Analytic Competencies.

David Abu

Microsoft MVP & MCT

David is a passionate trainer who specializes in business intelligence using Power B.I, Power Query, reporting and visualization using DAX. David is a is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)in the Data Platform and a Microsoft Certified Trainer in Business intelligence and analysis, among other certification he is a Microsoft certified Solution Associate and Professional in BI Report.