Microsoft Data Analyst Associate

MCA Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Associate Certification Camp (2 Courses, 2 Exams, 2 Certs)



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Career Camps primary Microsoft Training campus (for individual students) is located in Sarasota, FL.  Can’t travel to our facility?  No problem!  You will save on airfare, lodging and transportation.  Just contact us and we will get you pricing to attend the class online live virtually from your work or home.  If you do not see the location or class you are looking for, let us know!  We have access to hundreds of classes and locations all across the United States and also offer corporate and group rates.  If you have 5 or more students we can even come to you! With several partnerships in place, we are sure to have something to fit your needs.  Whether you need to get MCA or MCE Certified, or get updated on Microsoft Windows Server 2022, we’ve got you covered.

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The Microsoft Certified Data Analyst Associate boot camp is taught using Microsoft Official Courseware –

Skills Gained:

Describe Microsoft Power Platform components
Describe Microsoft Dataverse, Connectors and AI builder
Describe cross-cloud scenarios across M365, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure and 3rd party services
Identify benefits and capabilities of Microsoft Power Platform
Identify the basic functionality and business value Microsoft Power Platform components
Implement simple solutions with Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents

Ingest, clean, and transform data
Model data for performance and scalability
Design and create reports for data analysis
Apply and perform advanced report analytics
Manage and share report assets
Create paginated reports in Power BI

Topics Covered in this Official Boot Camp:

Introduction to Power Platform

Learn about the components of Power Platform, ways to connect data, and how organizations can leverage this technology to create business solutions.


Power Platform Overview
Module Summary
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Identify when to use each Power Platform component application to create business solutions
Learn the value of using Power Platform to create business solutions
Learn the components and features of Power Platform

Introduction to Common Data Service

The Common Data Service allows you to delve into powerful, scalable data solutions in the cloud. Learn what makes the Common Data Service tick and how it can work with the Power Platform to create unique and efficient business solutions.


Common Data Service Overview
Module Summary
Lab : Data Modeling

Create Solution
Create Entities and Relationships
Import Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the difference between Common Data Service and Common Data Model
Explain use cases and limitations of business rules and process flows
Explain what environments, entities, fields, and relationships are in common data service

Get Started with Power Apps

Learn about the value and capabilities of Power Apps, and ways other organizations have leverage this technology to build simple applications for their business.


Introduction to Power Apps
How to build a canvas app
How to build a model-driven app
Introduction to Power Apps portals
Lab : How to build a canvas app, part 1

Create Staff Canvas App
Complete the App
Lab : How to build a canvas app, part 2

Create Security Canvas App
Lab : How to build a model-driven app

Customize Views and Forms
Create Model-Driven Application
Lab : How to build a Power Apps portal

Provision a Power Apps portal
Create a Portal Webpage
Change the Portal Theme
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Learn how other organizations digitize their processes using Power Apps
See Power Apps in action and learn options for making your first app
Learn about what Power Apps is and its business value

Get Started with Power Automate

Learn how users can leverage Power Automate to improve business efficiency and productivity.


Power Automate Overview
How to Build an Automated Solution
Lab : Power Automate

Create Visit Notification flow
Create Security Sweep Flow
After completing this module, students will be able to:

See how Power Automate works and looks from the user’s perspective
Build a simple flow
Learn the business value and features of Power Automate

Get Started with Power BI

Learn how organizations can use Power BI to easily clean, display, and understand data to ensure better informed decisions.


Power BI Overview
How to Build a Simple Dashboard
Lab : How to build a simple dashboard

Create Power BI Report
Create Power BI Dashboard
After completing this module, students will be able to:

See how Power BI works and looks from the user’s perspective
Learn how to build a simple Power BI dashboard
Describe the business value and features of Power BI

Introduction to Power Virtual Agents

Learn about the value and capabilities of Power Virtual Agents and ways organizations can leverage this technology to build chatbot solutions for their business.


Power Virtual Agents overview
How to build a chatbot
Lab : How to build a basic chatbot

Sign up for PVA and Create a New Bot
Create topics
Test topics
Change the greeting
Publish the bot
After completing this module, students will be able to

Describe the business value and features of Power Virtual Agents
Build a basic chatbot
Learn essential components that make up Power Virtual Agents and chatbots

Get Started with Microsoft Data Analytics

This module explores the different roles in the data space, outlines the important roles and responsibilities of a Data Analysts, and then explores the landscape of the Power BI portfolio.


Data Analytics and Microsoft
Getting Started with Power BI
Lab : Getting Started

Getting Started
After completing this module, you will be able to:

Explore the different roles in data
Identify the tasks that are performed by a data analyst
Describe the Power BI landscape of products and services
Use the Power BI service

Prepare Data in Power BI

This module explores identifying and retrieving data from various data sources. You will also learn the options for connectivity and data storage, and understand the difference and performance implications of connecting directly to data vs. importing it.


Get data from various data sources
Optimize performance
Resolve data errors
Lab : Preparing Data in Power BI Desktop

Prepare Data
After completing this module, you will be able to:

Identify and retrieve data from different data sources
Understand the connection methods and their performance implications
Optimize query performance
Resolve data import errors

Clean, Transform, and Load Data in Power BI

This module teaches you the process of profiling and understanding the condition of the data. They will learn how to identify anomalies, look at the size and shape of their data, and perform the proper data cleaning and transforming steps to prepare the data for loading into the model.


Data shaping
Enhance the data structure
Data Profiling
Lab : Transforming and Loading Data

Loading Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Apply data shape transformations
Enhance the structure of the data
Profile and examine the data

Design a Data Model in Power BI

This module teaches the fundamental concepts of designing and developing a data model for proper performance and scalability. This module will also help you understand and tackle many of the common data modeling issues, including relationships, security, and performance.


Introduction to data modeling
Working with tables
Dimensions and Hierarchies
Lab : Data Modeling in Power BI Desktop

Create Model Relationships
Configure Tables
Review the model interface
Create Quick Measures
Lab : Advanced Data Modeling in Power BI Desktop

Configure many-to-many relationships
Enforce row-level security
After completing this module, you will be able to:

Understand the basics of data modeling
Define relationships and their cardinality
Implement Dimensions and Hierarchies
Create histograms and rankings

Create Model Calculations using DAX in Power BI

This module introduces you to the world of DAX and its true power for enhancing a model. You will learn about aggregations and the concepts of Measures, calculated columns and tables, and Time Intelligence functions to solve calculation and data analysis problems.


Introduction to DAX
DAX context
Advanced DAX
Lab : Introduction to DAX in Power BI Desktop

Create calculated tables
Create calculated columns
Create measures
Lab : Advanced DAX in Power BI Desktop

Use the CALCULATE() function to manipulate filter context
use Time Intelligence functions
After completing this module, you will be able to:

Understand DAX
Use DAX for simple formulas and expressions
Create calculated tables and measures
Build simple measures
Work with Time Intelligence and Key Performance Indicators

Optimize Model Performance in Power BI

In this module you are introduced to steps, processes, concepts, and data modeling best practices necessary to optimize a data model for enterprise-level performance.


Optimize the data model for performance
Optimize DirectQuery Models
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Understand the importance of variables
Enhance the data model
Optimize the storage model

Create Reports in Power BI

This module introduces you to the fundamental concepts and principles of designing and building a report, including selecting the correct visuals, designing a page layout, and applying basic but critical functionality. The important topic of designing for accessibility is also covered.


Design a report
Enhance the report
Lab : Designing a report in Power BI Desktop

Design a report
Configure visual fields and format properties
Lab : Enhancing reports with interaction and formatting in Power BI Desktop

Create and configure Sync Slicers
Create a drillthrough page
Apply conditional formatting
Create and use Bookmarks
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Design a report page layout
Select and add effective visualizations
Add basic report functionality
Add report navigation and interactions

Create Dashboards in Power BI

In this module you will learn how to tell a compelling story through the use of dashboards and the different navigation tools available to provide navigation. You will be introduced to features and functionality and how to enhance dashboards for usability and insights.


Create a Dashboard
Real-time Dashboards
Enhance a Dashboard
Lab : Creating a Dashboard in Power BI Service

Create a Dashboard
Pin visuals to a Dashboard
Use Q&A to create a dashboard tile
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create a Dashboard
Understand real-time Dashboards
Enhance Dashboard usability

Identify Patterns and Trends in Power BI

This module helps you apply additional features to enhance the report for analytical insights in the data, equipping you with the steps to use the report for actual data analysis. You will also perform advanced analytics using AI visuals on the report for even deeper and meaningful data insights.


Advanced Analytics
Data Insights through AI visuals
Lab : Data Analysis in Power BI Desktop

Create animated scatter charts
Use the visual to forecast values
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Use the Analyze feature
Identify outliers in data
Use the AI visuals
Use the Advanced Analytics custom visual

Create and Manage Workspaces in Power BI

This module will introduce you to Workspaces, including how to create and manage them. You will also learn how to share content, including reports and dashboards, and then learn how to distribute an App.


Creating Workspaces
Sharing and Managing Assets
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create and manage a workspace
Understand workspace collaboration
Monitor workspace usage and performance
Distribute an App

Manage Files and Datasets in Power BI

This module will introduce you to parameters and datasets. You will also learn how to manage datasets and parameters, build dynamic reports with parameters, and set dataset refresh options.


After completing this module, students will be able to:

Manage datasets and parameters
Build dynamic reports with parameters
Schedule dataset refresh
Troubleshoot gateway service connectivity

Row-level Security in Power BI

This module will introduce you to row-level security, both static and dynamic methods, and how to implement.


Security in Power BI
Lab : Enforce Row-Level Security

Configure many-to-many relationships
Enforce row-level security
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Implement row-level security using both the Static and Dynamic methods

Additional information

Class Dates

05/20/2024 – 05/24/2024, 06/24/2024 – 06/28/2024, 07/22/2024 – 07/26/2024, 08/05/2024 – 08/09/2024, 09/09/2024 – 09/13/2024, 10/07/2024 – 10/11/2024

Our Facilities


CAMPUS – Career Camps built out a stand alone training center (not a hotel conference room) with spacious classrooms, new desk, Herman Miller Aeron chairs & comfortable common areas. Each student has a dedicated desk with two monitors. Each classroom has a maximum of two rows – so everyone is able to be engaged without the “back row” feeling.

CLASSROOM EQUIPMENT – Students work on a dedicated Dell Client Desktop with 32GB memory with 512GB SSD drives – All Labs are executed the extremely fast Microsoft Data Center Hosted Lab Environment.

CAMPUS INTERNET – The campus is connected with a 1Gbps (1,000 Mbps) Verizon Fios Business Connection which provides complete internet (including VPN) access for students.

COMMON AREA – Amenities including snacks, drinks (Coffee, 100% juices, sodas, etc) all complimentary.

LODGING – We use the Hyatt Place Lakewood Ranch. This “upgraded” hotel offers extremely comfortable beds, great breakfast and very fast internet access.

NEAR BY AMENITIES – Many shops, restaurants and grocery options are available within walking distance. Additionally – the hotel provided scheduled shuttle services. Restaurants like Bone Fish Grill, Ruby Tuesday’s, Five Guys, Chipotle, Quiznos, Chili’s and over 20 additional choices in the immediate area. All of these options are offered in a pedestrian walking village.

Why Choose Us


Career Camps provides an in-depth hands on learning environment. Our instructors teach using demonstrations and explain concepts beyond the scope of the courseware. The best instructors are contracted from all across the US.  These professionals are real world consultants who actually implement these technologies. Career Camps knows our clients work in the “real world” and it only makes sense to have an instructor with the experience in the real world.

Facilities – Many of our competitors over-crowd classrooms by placing 2 to 3 students per desk and 20+ students per instructor. Often these companies “extend” the life of very old equipment with slow performance on the software used today. Our average class size is 8 students. Our facilities have the best equipment with the most comfortable, focused environment for learning.

Instructors – Our CEO, Chester Flake holds one of the rarest Microsoft Certifications – the Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant (MCLC) Certification.  This certification reflects a commitment to make sure our instructors are also actively engaged in real world consulting projects. Students expect a professional who can answer questions and demonstrate the technology.

Face to Face Training – We believe the best way to interact and learn is face to face training.  Many of our competitors which offer local training are simply providing students with headphones/mic to attend class with an instructor at a remote location.

Test Pass – We offer a free retake voucher (if needed) for each of the exams required for certification. Any training center offering a “100% pass guarantee” would have to use unethical practices or unlimited test vouchers (which is not likely or practical).

Distractions – Students often look for a “local” training center so they can be close to home and work. Boot camp requires a tremendous time commitment during the program.  Long class hours combined with self study each evening. The goal of boot camp is to achieve certification in a fraction of the time. We strongly recommend students attend camp away from home and work in a focused, distraction free environment.

Boot Camp – Boot camp is an accelerated training focused on teaching technology and testing students on the official exams. Most training providers “added” boot camps to the existing standard training classes they offer.  These training centers think a boot camp is just a regular class where you send the student home with a voucher on the last day.  Career Camps  administers exams throughout the camp. Equally important – not every trainer can teach a boot camp and not all courseware is designed for boot camp format.  Our trainers know the boot camp format and our courseware is designed for accelerated learning.

Florida – Career Camps has one of the most scenic locations boasting some of the best weather in US. We believe students should have a comfortable and inviting atmosphere while attending these otherwise intense programs. We place our location, facilities and amenities up against that any competitor.

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