This course is designed to teach Project Online data analylsts, stewards and power users how to effectively manage data, reports and visuals with the Project Online and Power BI platform. Participants will learn how to navigate the Power BI environment, manage dashboards and work with data refresh. Students will also work with the Power BI desktop and manage and integrate Project Online content service packs and data models.



  • Topics
  • Virtual Classroom


What is Business Intelligence
Microsoft BI Tools
Sample BI reports and Dashboards
Working with Project Online and Power BI

Module 1: Getting Started with Power BI and Project Online

1.1 What is Power BI
1.2 What do I need to install in order to use Power BI
1.3 Working On-premises data and working with Power BI
1.4 Self-service sign up for Power BI
1.5 Power BI - basic concepts for Power BI service

Module 2: Working with Data Files

2.1 Get data from files
2.2 Data file locations
2.3 Working with Excel data for reporting

Module 3: Sharing the Dashboard

3.1 User Security and groups
3.2 Create a group to collaborate in Power BI
3.3 Connect to files on your Power BI group's OneDrive

Module 4: Getting data from content packs and services

4.1 Consuming a service content pack
4.2 Managing and consuming custom data sets from a service
4.3 Updating organizational content packs

Module 5: Using Power BI Desktop

5.1 Intallation and Connecting to a database
5.2 Data sources in Power BI Desktop
5.3 Shape and Combine data
5.4 Building, saving and publishing and sharing reports

Module 6: Understanding Data Refresh

6.1 Introducing data refresh
6.2- Local files and files on One Drive or SharePoint Online
6.3 Scheduling and verifying data refresh


Training made easy...In the Cloud


Attending a Virtual Classroom training session has never been easier than it is today. Using the latest in web conferencing and voice over IP (VOIP) technologies we have worked hard to provide the best in class for Virtual Classroom course delivery.

What is required:

  • A high speed Internet connection.
    Note: Sometimes in office environments firewalls used for internet security prevent those connections from being made.
  • Computer, a tablet or both.
    • Option 1: One computer with two monitors.
      This allows you to view the instructor on one machine and work with your system on the other screen.
    • Option 2: Two computers.
      This is ideal for a workstation and laptop setup which will be used for viewing on one machine and working with your system on the other computer.
    • Option 3: One computer and tablet/iPad.
      This is a great option if you have a tablet or iPad. You can connect to the instructor’s presentation via the iPad/tablet device and use your computer for working your environment. You can even use the audio from the iPad/tablet for participating in the session.
    • Option 4: One computer.
      This option is for the student that is comfortable with toggling back and forth during the lecture/presentation/demo and your environment.
  • A speaker phone or hands-free headset for your telephone/device.
    Because you’ll be using the keyboard and mouse throughout the class, you will need a speakerphone or headset by your computer.
  • VOIP or Unlimited long-distance phone service.
    You can use the GotoMeeting microphone and speaker option, or using Skype is a good option. You can also call in using your Unlimited long-distance calling plan (if you have one).


The set up is easy, but you will often need your own software. 
You will need your own software and setup before attending the training session. Each course is different, so we encourage you to work with a COD representative to determine your needs before attending. Contact us if you need a virtual training lab.

Virtual Classroom Meeting Software (GotoMeeting)
You will need to test your device and install the GotoMeeting software before attending.

Test Your Connection.


Install GotoMeeting™ on the computer or device you're using to join the training session.

System Requirements.
Make sure the computer you are connecting to meets the minimum requirements:

For PC-based participants:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0, Mozilla Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac-based participants:

  • Safari 3.0, Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Mac OS X 10.6–Snow Leopard or newer
  • Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

Connect 10 minutes before the class.
A few days before the class we will send an email with instructions on how to access your meeting connection and phone bridge. Be sure to allow yourself about 20 minutes of set up time just before the start of the training session.




Project Online Advanced Reporting with PBI-Upcoming

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Learn more about COD


  • What is the difference between On Demand and Virtual Classroom?
    • On demand is learn at your own pace on your schedule while virtual classroom is instructor-led at set time and dates.
  • With On Demand, do I have access 24/7?
    • Yes, you can login and work with the material and labs anytime you like.
  • Do I need any special software?
    • A browser and an Internet connection is all you need.
  • For Virtual Classroom, is it taught by a live instructor?
    • Yes
  • Are the courses monitored by experts?
    • Yes, we only work with subject matter experts with many years of consulting and training.
  • Can I ask follow up questions with the Instructor?
    • Yes, that's why we are here.
  • How long do I have access after I sign up?
    • Most courses are 90 days but some of the bundles are one year.
  • Can I take both On Demand and attend a Virtual Classroom session for a discount?
    • Yes, just talk to one of our COD representatives and they can provide bundle discounts and pricing.
  • How long does it take after I sign up?
    • Usually within 24 hrs or less.
  • Check all of our FAQ's