Describe Power BI Desktop models

App Maker
Data Analyst
Power BI
Microsoft Power Platform

In this module, you'll learn about the Power BI Desktop model structure, star schema design basics, analytics queries, and report visual configuration. This module provides a strong foundation on which you can learn to optimize model designs and add model calculations.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the structure of a Power BI Desktop model.
  • Explain star schema design basics.
  • Define the term analytic query and its phases.
  • Describe how fields can be used to configure a report visual, which then generates an analytic query.


Experience creating Power BI Desktop models and designing Power BI report layouts