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Data Analysis using Excel – Level 1 – Report Builders


This is the first course in the Power BI for Excel 2016 training series. This course lays the foundation for all Power BI for Excel Designers. It is the first of several courses an Advanced Power BI Designer would require. Power BI Report Writers will learn everything they need to create highly effective PivotTable and PivotChart reports using data models created by more advanced Power BI Designers. Topics covered include an overview of the PowerPivot add-in, creating effective and professional reports, creating data driven narratives, effectively applying different chart styles, using data hierarchies, and creating simple custom data calculations.

Who Should Attend

This class was created for users needing to create intuitive and dynamic data visualizations, users needing to extend the capabilities of PivotTables, and business intelligence professionals with experience using Excel for analysis.

Course Outlines

Lesson 1 : Introducing Power BI for Excel

  • What Is Power BI for Excel?
  • Power BI Key Features
  • The Self-Service BI Model
  • Power BI in Excel
  • PowerPivot Add-In
  • Using Power BI

Lesson 2 : Defining a Report

  • What is a PowerPivot Report?
  • Defining a Report
  • Data-Driven Storytelling

Lesson 3 : Understanding PowerPivot Data

  • Understanding Data Terminology
  • Tables
  • Relationships
  • Diagnosing Data Models
  • Data Model Schemas

Lesson 4 : Create Reports using PowerPivot Data

  • Making Changes to PowerPivot Data
  • Creating PowerPivot PivotTables
  • Creating PowerPivot PivotCharts
  • Creating Slicers
  • Graphing Data

Lesson 5 : Understanding PowerPivot Functions

  • Calculated Columns
  • What is DAX?
  • Understanding DAX Functions
  • Common DAX Functions
  • Dates and Date Functions


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