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Zebra BI Academy: Overview

In today’s data-driven world, the ability to understand and deliver valuable insights from vast amounts of information is crucial. However, with the overwhelming volume of data available, it’s easy to get lost. That’s where Zebra BI Academy comes in to save the day.

By enrolling in Zebra BI Academy, you can gain the knowledge and skills necessary to create actionable and effective reports that drive business success.

What is Zebra BI Academy?

Zebra BI Academy is a users journey towards Actionable Reporting. This online learning platform is designed for existing, new, and potential users of Zebra BI. It provide users with the knowledge and skills needed to create powerful and effective reports that drive business success while transforming bad reports into insightful ones. From fundamentals to advanced techniques, Zebra BI Academy will guide you to create visually appealing, insightful, and action-oriented reports. The academy offers a structured curriculum, based on real-life examples and a number of templates to help you transform your reporting practices and achieve clarity in your data analysis.

What will I learn?

By enrolling in Zebra BI Academy, you will gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of good data visualization and Actionable Reporting. The courses are designed to provide you with practical knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in your reporting tasks.

Here’s an overview of the key focus areas covered in each course:

Course 1: Fundamentals of Data Viz and Actionable Reporting

  • Learn the essentials of data visualization and how to create insightful reports using Zebra BI visuals.
  • Transform poorly designed reports into visually appealing and actionable ones.
  • Create your first financial report that effectively communicates key insights.

Course 2: Advanced Reporting Techniques

  • Master advanced features and elements to create complex, multi-page reports that impress stakeholders.
  • Structure your reports based on reporting best practices.
  • Design an effective landing page and insightful trend report pages.
  • Avoid common mistakes when creating dashboards.

Course 3: Data Modeling and Advanced Functionality

  • Dive into data modeling and learn essential DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) concepts.
  • Solve typical financial reporting problems using advanced functionalities.
  • Harness scaled groups, custom calculations, and the formula editor to enhance your reports.

How do I enroll?

Enrolling in Zebra BI Academy is simple:

  1. Visit the Zebra BI Academy website:
  2. Click the blue Enrol Now button on the top right corner of the screen

3. Create your profile

To create your account you need to fill in the form where you specify, your first name, last name, e-mail address and set your own password. After you fill the form click on Create Account button.

4. Start Learning

When you confirm your enrollment you will land on the learning dashboard. You can start with the first module by clicking on the Start Learning button.

Note that the learning is linear, which means in order to continue to the next module, you need to first finish the previous one. The module can be completed by watching the instructional videos, following the steps in the videos and taking a final quiz after each chapter to test your knowledge. In order to successfully pass the quiz, you have to get at least 80% score.

When successfully passing the test you will be awarded a badge (Actionable Reporting Novice, Actionable Reporting Apprentice and finally Actionable Reporting Professional) corresponding to your level of expertise.

It is important to also note that the courses are available to anyone, regardless of whether you a customer or not.

Who will teach me?

The courses in Zebra BI Academy are developed and delivered by Zebra BI’s dedicated Business Intelligence (BI) team. The team consists of experienced professionals with expertise in data visualization, reporting best practices, data modeling, and advanced functionalities – Mark Leskovšek, Lili Alešnik, Rastko Veris and Matej Gregorčič. You will also get the chance to listen to some lessons by Zebra BI’s Head of Empowerment Tine Ozimič. They will guide you through the courses using real-life examples and provide practical insights to help you excel in creating actionable reports.


Q1: Who can benefit from Zebra BI Academy courses?

A1: Zebra BI Academy courses are valuable for individuals in various job roles such as business analysts, financial professionals, data scientists, developers and consultants. These courses provide the knowledge and skills to create actionable reports, enabling professionals to effectively present data, drive decision-making, and optimize performance. Whether you’re analyzing data, creating reports, or working in finance Zebra BI Academy equips you with the expertise to transform your reporting and deliver actionable insights.

Q2: Are the courses available to anyone?

A2: Yes, Levels 1-3 are open to everyone, regardless of whether you a customer or not. These levels are free and provide valuable knowledge in Actionable Reporting.

Q3: Can Zebra BI Academy accommodate companies or organizations?

A3: Yes, Zebra BI Academy offers the possibility of tracking the progress of users from the same organization. For this purpose one (or more) person from the company can be set as the group leader. This enables the group leader to monitor the progress of all other group members by going on their name icon (on the top right-hand side), clicking on My Profile, which will open up the dashboard. Here, the team lead will be able to can see the total number of all team members, more details about their performance per course or per student. By clicking on the Group Leader option (left-hand side), the team lead will have an even more detailed overview per student or per course, as well as they will be able to see the quiz attempts of each student. To enable the rest of group members to enroll in a group, we create you a separate password protected page where your colleagues can sign in. We can also offer help with importing users & setting up the pages. If you want more information please reach out to your contact person at Zebra BI (or send an email to if you’re new).

Q4: Is there a time limit for completing the courses?

A4: No, there is no time limit for completing the courses. You can learn at your own pace and revisit the course materials whenever you need to.

Q5: Can I access the course materials after completing the courses?

A5: Yes, once you complete a course, you will have continued access to the course materials. This allows you to revisit the content and refresh your knowledge whenever needed.

Q6: Can I share my achievements?

A6: Absolutely! Upon completing a course, you will receive a badge that signifies your accomplishment. You can proudly share your badges on social media or with your colleagues to showcase your expertise in creating insightful reports.

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