Microsoft Certified: Power BI Data Analyst Associate

Certification details

Candidates for this certification deliver actionable insights by working with available data and applying domain expertise. They provide meaningful business value through easy-to-comprehend data visualizations, enable others to perform self-service analytics, and deploy and configure solutions for consumption.

The Power BI data analyst works closely with business stakeholders to identify business requirements. They collaborate with enterprise data analysts and data engineers to identify and acquire data. They also transform the data, create data models, visualize data, and share assets by using Power BI.

Candidates for this certification should be proficient at using Power Query and writing expressions by using Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). These professionals know how to assess data quality. Plus, they understand data security, including row-level security and data sensitivity.

If you need more experience before you try to earn this certification, you could:

  • Work on a Power BI data analysis and visualization project.
  • Shadow a data analyst who works with Power BI.
  • Complete additional training on Microsoft Learn.
  • Take available learning paths on Microsoft Learn.
  • Find training options at the Power BI Learning catalog.
  • Sign up for an instructor-led training course.


The English language version of this certification was updated on January 31, 2023. Review the study guide linked on the Exam PL-300 page for details about changes.

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Microsoft Certified: Power BI Data Analyst Associate

Skills measured

  • This list contains the skills measured on the exam required for this certification. For more detailed information, visit the exam details page and review the study guide.
  • Prepare the data
  • Model the data
  • Visualize and analyze the data
  • Deploy and maintain assets

Job role: Data Analyst, Business User

Required exams: PL-300

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.