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Data Model Design using Excel 2016 - Level 2

Course Overview

This course is designed for Power BI for Excel Designers who are ready to create custom data models for themselves and for other Power BI Designers.

Who Should Attend

Those who have completed Excel levels 1, 2 & 3, including PivotTable & Pivot Chart skills; plus a basic understanding of database concepts. Power BI for Excel: Report Builder. This course is designed for Power BI for Excel Designers who are ready to create custom data models for themselves and for other Power BI Designers.

Course Objectives

Students will learn:

  • What makes Power BI for Excel such a vast improvement over detailed Excel worksheets is the PowerPivot Data Model, which allows data to be pulled together from multiple tables and multiple databases.
  • Topics covered include database design concepts, how to build both general purpose and customized data models, building data hierarchies, and how to use basic DAX language and functionality to extend the capabilities of data models for in-depth and customized analysis of information.

    Course Outline

    1 - UNDERSTANDING BI DATA

    • Business Intelligence Data
    • Data Source Types
    • Table Roles

    2 - CREATING DATA MODELS

    • Creating the Data Model - Excel
    • Creating the Data Model – Database
    • Creating the Data Model – Hybrid

    3 - CREATING DAX FUNCTIONS

    • Review of Syntax and Calculated Columns
    • Best Practices
    • DAX Measures
    • Creating Measures(Calculated Fields)

    4 - DATES AND HIERARCHIES

    • Building Date Tables
    • Building Date Hierarchies

    5 - SHAPING REPORTS

    • Building Communication Worksheets
    • Controlling Item Ordering
    • PowerPivot Metadata

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    This is a 1-day class

    Price: $495.00
    Payment Options

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

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    Cart When Time   Where How
    11/11/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL
    01/09/2020 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL

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