Power BI JumpStart Challenge: Build An "Olympics Dashboard" (even if you're a complete novice)

jon manderville

Get bored with theory-based learning? Try this Challenge where you will build a stunning Dashboard from an Olympics Dataset and you earn a certification issued by Credly.

Our Platinum Plan:

Get this and 400+ hours of training with our Collab365 Platinum Plan.

Your 7-Day trial includes:
  • Access to the Collab365 Academy
  • All Challenges, certifications, summits, ebooks and workshops
  • No obligations or restrictions. Cancel anytime.
  • Access to all new training and events while your plan is active. 

Not sure if you can complete the Challenge?

Have a listen to what Bora Seker thought after earning his JumpStart Challenge certification: 

"The support from Jon and Connor has been second to none!"

After you complete the Challenge, you will be able to turn a plain old spreadsheet ... 

...into stunning, interactive & shareable reports viewable on every device...

Power BI Report

... once you've graduated you will be able to add this to your Skills Porfolio:

What is the Power BI JumpStart Challenge?

The Power BI JumpStart Challenge is comprised of a set of missions that take around 90-minutes to complete and teach you how to create a report from scratch. 

You can start taking the Power BI JumpStart Challenge within minutes of registering.  


We've built the challenge to be fun and rewarding so you can expect some surprises 😀 


Normal courses have low completion rates. Most people pass our Challenge!

What do I need to have set up to take the challenge?

If you are wondering, "Can I do this challenge?" ... the answer is YES. And the setup you'll need is really easy
No Previous skills necessary

We've built the Challenge for anyone to follow along with, so you don't need any previous skills. Knowing a bit about Excel or being a bit 'technically minded' is really helpful but we'll give you what you need along the way.

An application called "Power BI Desktop" on your PC

To follow along with the report building aspects, you will need the Power BI Desktop application. You can get it from the Microsoft Store. It's very easy to install and 100% free. We also show you how, just in case. 

(optional) Microsoft 365 Tenant

To get the most out of the Challenge, you'll want to practice sharing a report with others. You'll do this via the Power BI cloud service.  You can get access to the Cloud Service as part of a free M365 Developer Licence. There's also a very cheap paid alternative called a Microsoft Business Basics licence (around USD $5pcm). Or, you can use your own Microsoft 365 Tenant. 

Are you a Mac User?

The Power BI Desktop is currently not support on MacOS so you need a machine running Microsoft Windows. If you don't have one, you can always setup a Virtual PC in the Cloud.

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At Collab365, we believe that learning is far more successful and enjoyable if you 'learn by doing'. During this training you will learn by building a functional Solution.

What skills will you gain on this Challenge?

This JumpStart Challenge is designed to be quick, to the point and above all, get you new skills and a Power BI Report in your hands in no time.  We won't bog you down with jargon, we will just teach you what you need to know. 

Challenge missions:

  • Meaning Behind Data
  • A brief introduction to Power BI
  • Get started with Power BI
  • A tour around Power BI Desktop
  • Loading up the template files
  • Importing the sample data
  • Transforming your data ready for reporting
  • Creating your first Line Graph
  • Using the Gauge visualization
  • Using Slicers to filter your report data
  • Using the Pie Chart Visualization
  • Using Tables to display rows of data
  • Using a Card Visualization to create dynamic data
  • Theming and styling your report visualizations
  • Rendering your report for mobile devices
  • Publishing your Report to share with Others

Here's what 2 of our recent graduates thought:

All Graduates Are Awarded The JumpStart Challenger Certificate

We've partnered with Credly to offer certifications, meaning you will be able to show-off your new skills on platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Being able to prove you've produced a completed Power BI Report adds immediately credibility to your professional profile!

Can you see yourself on here?

Every single graduate is added to our "Wall of Fame" in the Academy. This is your chance to show off your new Power BI skills.

Collab365 - Wall of Fame

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get an invoice?

As soon as you purchase your pass you will be emailed a receipt. If you'd also like a formal invoice, please send your request to hello@collab365.com.

Can I get a refund?

We're absolutely positive you will love all of the content included in this Challenge, however, if not contact us within 3 days of your purchase and we will issue a refund.

Can I buy a team or multi-user pass?

At the moment, only individual passes are available. Please contact us at hello@collab365.com if you'd like to discuss the purchase of more than 5 passes.

Can I share the videos and ebooks?

No, only the person who purchases the pass will be able to watch the videos and will receive the ebooks. We ask that you do not share them.

Please Note: To follow along with this Challenge, you will need a Windows PC or a virtual machine running Windows. This is because Power BI Desktop won't install on a Mac or Linux machine.