August 17, 2022

Power BI Architecture – Melbourne 2023 – Training Course

Power BI Architecture Training

Power BI Rookie to Rock Star

Melbourne 14th and 15th of August 2023

Who is this training for?

This training is designed for Power BI Developers, Data analysts, Power BI architects, Data architects, BI Developers, and anyone who is building or designing a Power BI solution or implementation. To attend this training, you don’t need to know about Power Query, M, or DAX. However, a general basic understanding of Power BI will be helpful, although it is not mandatory. Regardless of your role with the Power BI solution, you will need to understand how Power BI components work together and what is the best way to combine them to achieve a solution that requires less maintenance and supports governance across your company.

What is included in the training?

In this training, you will learn about architecting the strategy of a Power BI solution from end to end. This is not training about development. So you won’t learn how to create a visualization or write DAX expressions. You will, however, learn about all aspects of architecture for a Power BI solution.

In this training, you will learn about Power BI Service and different connection types in Power BI and choose the right type of connection for your solution. You will also learn all the different ways of sharing a Power BI Solution and the pros and cons of each. The course continues with a detailed discussion about row-level security. You will learn how gateway configuration and setup will be in the whole package. You will also learn about integrating Power BI with other tools and some architecture blueprints to follow when designing a Power BI solution.

At the end of this training, you will be able to design the architecture of Power BI for your requirement; you can choose the right way of sharing and designing the gateway configuration as well as the communication of Power BI with other tools and services. You will be able to answer any questions that come to your mind about a solution architecture in the Power BI world and make the right decision to choose the right strategy for Power BI usage in your organization.

What would you receive as an attendee;

  • Two-day training course on Power BI Architecture
  • A copy of the Pro Power BI Architecture book
  • Access to the video course on Power BI Architecture
  • All the files, handouts, and materials for the course
  • Certificate of attendance

Your Instructor: Reza Rad

Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker, and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering and more than 20 years of experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development, mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication to Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of the Difinity conference in New Zealand, the Power BI Summit (the biggest Power BI conference), and the Data Insight Summit (Chicago, USA). Reza is the author of the only Power BI Architecture book.

  • Chairman and Director at Power BI Summit
  • Chairman and Director at Difinity conference (Since 2017)
  • Microsoft Regional Director (Since 2018)
  • Microsoft Data Platform MVP (Since 2011)
  • Leader of Power BI user group in Auckland, New Zealand (Since 2013)
  • Microsoft Fast Track Recognized Solution Architect – Power Platform
  • Power BI All-Star award winner
  • Dynamic Communities Emerald award winner
  • Best-selling author of more than 12 books on BI, analytics, and Power BI
  • Speaker at many conferences such as Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, PASS, etc.
  • Blogger and content creator
  • Consultant and trainer
  • Microsoft Certified trainer
  • Microsoft Certified Professional

His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on BI, can be found on his blog:

He wrote some books on Microsoft BI and also is writing some others. He was also an active member of online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, was a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is an MCP, MCSE, and MCITP of BI. He is the co-leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is also the author of the very popular book Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, free with more than 1700 pages of content, and the Power BI Pro Architecture published by Apress and more than ten other Power BI Books.

He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday, and user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

The training includes but is not limited to the topics below:

Table of contents:

  1. Development Architecture

There are many aspects of the architecture for a Power BI solution from the development point of view. It starts with what type of connection (Import, Live connection, or Direct Query) you need to choose and what hybrid scenarios are. Then it continued learning about Datamarts, Dataflows and shared datasets and the architecture for multi-development. Some aspects might be related to big data and performance, which requires architecture design. This part of the course includes but is not limited to;

  • Import Data
  • DirectQuery
  • Live Connection
  • Composite Mode
  • DirectQuery to Power BI Dataset
  • Choosing the right connection type
  • Dataflow
  • Shared Dataset
  • Datamart
  • Multi-Developer architecture
  • Dataflow vs. Dataset vs. Datamart
  • Analyze in Excel and Thin reports
  • Development tools
  • Dataset types
  • Paginated reports
  • Power BI templates
  • Incremental Refresh
  • Hybrid tables
  • Aggregations
  1. Deployment Architecture

Power BI supports multiple ways of deploying applications, each of which comes with pros and cons and best practices to consider. This part of the course focuses on things that you need to consider when you publish your solutions and the structure of the environment in which the content gets deployed. This part of the course includes but is not limited to;

  • Power BI Service
  • Power BI Report Server
  • Gateway
  • Power BI Licensing
  • Power BI Premium
  • Premium settings and configurations
  • Tenant settings
  • Metrics and admin reports
  • Workspace structure and architecture
  • Workspace roles
  • Deployment pipelines
  • REST API for deployment and administration
  • Tools for deployment and administration
  • XMLA endpoint
  1. Sharing and security

Learning the right way to share the Power BI content is critical. Power BI uses many different methods of sharing. A proper architecture might use multiple sharing methods. It is important to learn the pros and cons of each method and understand what method works best for your implementation. This chapter includes but is not limited to:

  • Governance
  • Individual object sharing
  • Workspace as a collaborative environment
  • Power BI Apps
  • Embed code and Publish to Web
  • Embed in SharePoint online
  • Teams and Office Integration
  • Power BI Embedded
  • Comparing sharing methods
  • Usage metrics
  • Row-level security
  • Dynamic Row-level security
  • Object-level security


Day 1

  • 8:00 am to 9:00 am – Registration and setup
  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am – Course
  • 10:30 am to 11:00 am – Morning Tea
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 am – Course
  • 12:30 am to 1:30 pm – Lunch
  • 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Course
  • 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Afternoon Tea
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm – Course

Day 2

  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am – Course
  • 10:30 am to 11:00 am – Morning Tea
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 am – Course
  • 12:30 am to 1:30 pm – Lunch
  • 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Course

5-Star feedback from attendees

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Here are what some of our attendees think of this course;

  • The Power BI Architecture course materials were comprehensive, and Reza is an engaging educator. He gave plenty of practical advice and engaged the class in quality discussions. A very valuable experience; I highly recommend it to anyone planning, implementing or improving Power BI instances. Course topics are suitable for either small or large enterprises. (Richard P.)
  • Thank you for hosting the Melbourne Power BI architecture course. I learned a lot from this session, even though I consider myself to be a Power BI beginner. I look forward to your future content and want to thank you again for all the efforts you’ve taken to put together this course! (Sonia L.)
  • It was a pleasure to attend your training session. It had good coverage overall, perfect for a rookie like me. I now get a better perspective and can see how the smaller pieces fit into the larger picture. (Michelle M.)

Change or cancellation policy:

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. All cancellation requests received at least 45 days before the beginning of the course are entitled to a refund, minus a processing fee – please inquire by email at for the exact amount. Cancellation requests received between 45 and 15 days before the conference start date are entitled to a 50% refund minus a processing fee. No refunds will be given to registrants who cancel less than 15 days before the beginning of the conference or who fail to attend the conference.

Substitutions for paid registrants may be made only with another attendee approved by the RADACAD. Written notice is required, and for complete accuracy, it must include all pertinent changes for the substituting attendee. Substitutions are allowed until seven days before the course start date. Substitutions are not allowed less than seven days before the course start date.

In the unlikely and rare event that the course gets canceled, all paid registrants will give a full refund. RADACAD will not refund any other amount paid by registrants to other companies, including and not limited to travel expenses and hotel reservations.