Power BI Paginated Reports in a Day course

The Power BI Paginated Reports in a Day video-based course empowers you as a report author with the technical knowledge required to create, publish, and distribute Power BI paginated reports. It comprises almost 4 hours 20 minutes of viewable content—available on demand, and is free of charge. There's also a self-study kit that you can download and use to complete eight hands-on labs.

Specifically, the course targets:

  • Power BI report authors
  • Excel analysts
  • Report authors with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) skills, requiring a refresher
  • Crystal Reports authors

After you complete the course, you'll know how to:

  • Design report layouts
  • Connect to data sources to retrieve report data
  • Work with parameters
  • Visualize report data
  • Add interactive features
  • Publish, consume, deliver, and embed paginated reports

Watch the welcome and introduction video to start the course.

Course outline

The course of 24 videos is organized into eight modules. We recommend you watch the videos in the recorded sequence, starting with video 01 and ending with video 24.

Self-study kit

You can download and set up a self-study kit, which consists of the presentation content and eight hands-on labs:

  1. Use this link to download the self-study kit (.zip) locally to your PC (Windows 7, or later).
  2. Open the file properties of the zip file, and check "unblock" (Windows may flag the file as potentially untrusted).
  3. Create a root course folder. We recommend you name it something like "C:\Training". Remember this location, because you'll need to access the course files during the labs. All lab documents refer to this location as <CourseFolder>.
  4. Extract the PowerBIPRIAD-Student.zip file contents to your root course folder.
  5. In the <CourseFolder>\PowerBIPRIAD folder, open the ReadMe.txt file and work through the setup instructions.


The ReadMe.txt file, lab documents and presentation file (PDF) are available in English and also the following eight languages:

  • German (de-DE)
  • Spanish (es-ES)
  • French (fr-FR)
  • Italian (it-IT)
  • Japanese (ja-JP)
  • Korean (ko-KR)
  • Portuguese, Brazilian (pt-BR)
  • Chinese, simplified characters (zh-CN)


You're responsible for having your own Power BI account. If you don't already have one, see Sign up for Power BI as an individual.

You must sign in to Power BI to publish a Power BI Desktop file to a workspace. The publication results in a dataset that's used as a report data source. You don't need a Power BI Pro license or a Power BI Premium subscription to use a dataset as a report data source.

Some lab tasks involve publishing your paginated report to a workspace. You can only open a paginated report when it's been saved to a workspace on a capacity, which has the paginated reports workload enabled. If you don't have access to a suitable workspace, the lab will provide you with a link to watch a video that demonstrates report publication instead.

Instructor kit

Use this link to download the instructor kit (.zip) locally to your PC.

Next steps

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