Excel Dashboards & Power BI

Learn to create beautiful, powerful, and dynamic dashboards in Excel and Power BI, Microsoft’s free and extremely powerful business intelligence tool.

Course objectives

Want to be the team rockstar? Learn to create dashboards! Dashboards are interactive tools that provide insights and analyses to users. This course will quickly teach you how to create amazing dashboards in Excel and Microsoft Power BI.

After learning dashboard fundamentals in Excel, we’ll supercharge your skills by teaching you Power BI. Power BI is Microsoft’s free business intelligence tool that allows you to easily create interactive and powerful dashboards.

At completion, you’ll know how to make dynamic dashboards in both Excel and Power BI.

Some key things you’ll learn:

  • Key features of a successful dashboard
  • Different visualizations and how to use them
  • Build a fully dynamic dashboard
  • Get started with Power BI
  • Explore your data with Power BI


We recommend taking our Intro to Data Analytics in conjunction with this course. In order to truly understand your data, you need to know some analytics.

Additional Info

Format: 3-6 minute videos, quizzes, and a final exam

CPEs: 6.0

Field of study: Computer Software & App

Prerequisites: You should have an intermediate knowledge of Excel (e.g. IF statements, VLOOKUP, COUNTIFS, etc.). If you are not comfortable with Excel, we recommend taking our Microsoft Excel Bootcamp.

Maryn Coughran

Maryn is a co-founder and leads the marketing and outreach efforts at Wisdify. She ensures we are connecting with our customers, hearing their feedback, and then implementing their suggestions.

Prior to Wisdify, Maryn co-founded (along with Nate) BostonExcel, a Microsoft Excel training company that worked with dozens of companies in virtually every industry. Maryn’s clients included numerous Fortune 1000 companies, prestigious universities, startups and everything in between. She also happened to write and illustrate a children’s book. Let’s just say she’s a woman of many talents.

Maryn earned a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.


Joe is the owner of Wisdify.  He is passionate about learning and development, he loves helping people achieve their professional and personal goals. Joe is a big believer in the power of online learning and community with 20 years of finance and accounting experience.


Kelsey Murphy

Kelsey is Wisdify’s expert content developer. Taking feedback from our students, Kelsey creates extremely relevant blog posts and leads the development of Wisdify’s other free resources.

Prior to Wisdify, Kelsey worked as a business technology strategy consultant for Forrester, a global research and advisory firm. While there, she acted as project manager for numerous research-based consulting projects.

Kelsey earned a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Wellesley College.

Madison Bess

Madison oversees the social media strategy at Wisdify and makes sure we stay closely connected with our students, receive their feedback, and provide our students with valuable information.

Prior to Wisdify, Madison successfully ran the social media accounts for multiple companies. She also found time to start her own personal training company (which she still runs).

Madison earned a BA in English from Brigham Young University.

The Buckaroos

Gwyn, Jack, and Kate are the adorable tow-heads that lead up Wisdify’s campaigns on cuteness, energy, and sleep-deprivation.