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20779 Analyzing Data with Excel

Course Overview

The main purpose of the course is to give students the ability to add BI techniques to Excel data analysis. The course goes beyond the capabilities of tables and charts and uses Pivot Charts, the Excel Data Model, and Power BI.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for students who are experienced with analyzing data with Excel and who wish to add BI techniques. The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: Explore and extend a classic Excel dashboard. Explore and extend an Excel data model. Pre-format and import a .CSV file. Import data from a SQL Server database Import data from a report. Create measures using advanced DAX functions. Create data visualizations in Excel. Create a Power BI dashboard with Excel.

Course Outline

1 - DATA ANALYSIS IN EXCEL

  • Classic Data Analysis with Excel
  • Excel Pivot Tables
  • Limitations of Classic Data Analysis
  • Lab : Building a Classic Excel Dashboard

2 - THE EXCEL DATA MODEL

  • Create Calculated Columns
  • Format Data Model Data
  • Create Measures
  • Analyze the Data
  • Lab : Explore an Excel Data Model

3 - IMPORTING DATA FROM FILES

  • Importing Data into Excel
  • Shaping and Transforming Data
  • Loading Data
  • Lab : Importing Data from a CSV File

4 - IMPORTING DATA FROM DATABASES

  • Available Data Sources
  • Previewing, Shaping, and Transforming Data
  • Table Relationships and Hierarchies
  • Loading Data
  • Lab : Import Data from Multiple Sour

5 - IMPORTING DATA FROM EXCEL REPORTS

  • Importing Data from Excel Reports
  • Transforming Excel report Data
  • Lab : Importing Data from a Report

6 - CREATING AND FORMATTING MEASURES

  • DAX
  • Measures
  • Advanced DAX Functions
  • Lab : Creating Measures using Advanced DAX Functions

7 - VISUALIZING DATA IN EXCEL

  • Pivot Charts
  • Cube Functions
  • Charts for Cube Functions
  • Lab : Data Visualization in Excel

8 - USING EXCEL WITH POWER BI

  • Power BI
  • Uploading Excel Data to Power BI
  • Power BI Mobile App
  • Lab : Creating a Power BI Dashboard with Excel

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This is a 3-day class

Price: $1,785.00
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Class times are listed Eastern time. This class is available for Private Group Training

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10/22/2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
01/02/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL

Class times are listed Eastern time
This class is available for Private Group Training