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 an attendee kit that you can download and use to complete nine 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 27 videos is organized into eight modules. We recommend you watch the videos in the recorded sequence, starting with video 01 and ending with video 27.


These videos might use earlier versions of Power BI Report Builder, Power BI Desktop, or the Power BI service.

Attendee kit

You can download and set up an attendee kit, which consists of the presentation content and nine hands-on labs:


When you download and extract the course content, you must update the database connection string. Open the MyEnvironment folder and modify the content of the MyEnvironment.txt file. Change the server name to: labresources.database.windows.net

  1. Use this link to download the English language attendee kit (.zip) locally to your PC (Windows 8, or later). Alternatively, use this link to download the localized attendee kit (.zip) locally to your PC (Windows 8, 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-Attendee.zip file contents to your root course folder.
  5. In the <CourseFolder>\PowerBIPRIAD\Lab01A folder, open the PDF lab document and follow the lab instructions.
  6. Open the <CourseFolder>\PowerBIPRIAD\MyEnvironment folder, and then open the MyEnvironment.txt file. Change the server name to: labresources.database.windows.net - then save the file.


In the localized attendee kit, you will find documents for 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 or purchase the Power BI service as an individual. A newly signed up account can benefit from a 60-day trial license.

To complete the labs, 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.

Instructor kit

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

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