Study material for exam 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI (beta)

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I like your certification series and want to know what resources I can use to pass exam 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI (beta).


In this tip, I have included several links to resources you can use to pass Microsoft exam 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI (beta). 


Is this exam a beta version?

When this tip was written in August, 2017, it was still a beta version.

Can I take the beta exam and be certified?

Yes, however your score will be published after the expiration of the beta period, which may be between September and October.

What is Power BI?

Power BI is software for Business Analysis. You can use Power BI in Azure or install the Power BI desktop edition to create reports on your local machine. There is also a Power BI Mobile edition to access reports from your local machine.

Do I need to have an Azure subscription to study for this exam?

Yes, however there are free versions that requires a credit card to sign up, but is free to use.

What Microsoft Certifications are related to this exam?

This exam will be an optional exam for the MCSE Data Management and Analytics certification.

Is the exam difficult?

Power BI is very simple, friendly and intuitive. However, you need to setup environments that have complex technologies to connect to Power BI.  You need for example to have SSAS knowledge, SharePoint, Reporting Services, Big Data and Azure SQL. The exam is not hard, but learning all the technologies required for the exam, is definitely hard. 

Which books would you recommend for this exam?

The following books may be useful:

Are there some courses for this exam?

Yes, the following courses will be useful:

Can you provide some links to study, for this exam?

Yes, here are some useful links:

Consume and Transform Data By Using Power BI Desktop

Model and Visualize Data

Configure Dashboards in the Power BI Service

As you can see, there are many interesting topics.

Also, at the moment it is a beta version, but this will change in a few months.

Next Steps

For more information about this exam, refer to these links:

Last Updated: 2017-08-24

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 9:32:17 AM - Rafi Back To Top

The exam is not hard, but learning all the technologies required for the exam, is definitely hard.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 9:27:16 AM - Nikhil Back To Top

Thank you for this! I find it really helpful !

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 6:55:31 PM - jsad Back To Top


 Very Nice ..thanks for the test exam link.

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 8:02:00 AM - Daniel Calbimonte Back To Top

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:30:29 PM - JSAD Back To Top

 Any Practice tests for this exam?

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:56:20 PM - WOLFGANG LEY Back To Top




Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:52:05 PM - WOLFGANG LEY Back To Top


That's one of the best lists I found so far on the web

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 2:22:47 AM - Pavithra Mathivanan Back To Top

Thanks Daniel, very informative post! it helped me in starting with the certification preparation.

Do you think the 'Dashboard in a Day' course material would be of help for this certification?


Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:35:53 AM - Abdul Jabbar Patel Back To Top

Thanks Daniel.

This is really good post for me to prepare exame. I really apriciate it.




Abdul Jabbar Patel



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