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  • Description

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.

 

COURSE OUTLINE 

 

MODULE 1: DATA ANALYSIS IN EXCEL 

 

This module looks at the classic Excel dashboard and at ways to extend it.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Classic Data Analysis with Excel
  • Excel Pivot Tables
  • Limitations of Classic Data Analysis

 

LAB : BUILDING A CLASSIC EXCEL DASHBOARD

 

  • Formatting Data
  • Building a Pivot Table
  • Adding pivot charts and a slicer

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Describe classic data analysis with Excel
  • Describe Excel pivot tables
  • Describe the limitations of classic data analysis with Excel

 

 

MODULE 2: THE EXCEL DATA MODEL 

 

This module looks at the classic Excel data model and at ways to extend it.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Using an Excel Data Model
  • DAX

 

LAB : EXPLORE AN EXCEL DATA MODEL

 

  • Create Calculated Columns
  • Format Data Model Data
  • Create Measures
  • Analyze the Data

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Describe an Excel data model
  • View data within an Excel data table
  • Describe DAX

 

 

MODULE 3: IMPORTING DATA FROM FILES 

 

This module looks at pre-formatting and importing CSV files.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Importing Data into Excel
  • Shaping and Transforming Data
  • Loading Data

LAB : IMPORTING DATA FROM A CSV FILE

 

  • Import and Transform Data from a CSV File
  • Add Data from a Folder

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Import data into excel.
  • Shape and transform data.
  • Load data.

 

 

MODULE 4: IMPORTING DATA FROM DATABASES 

 

This module looks at how to import data into Excel from a SQL Server database.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Available Data Sources
  • Previewing, Shaping, and Transforming Data
  • Table Relationships and Hierarchies
  • Loading Data

 

LAB : IMPORT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES

 

  • Import Data from SQL Server
  • Import Data from a CSV File
  • Create a Data Table

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Identify available data sources.
  • Preview, shape, and transform data.
  • Explain table relationships and hierarchies.
  • Load data from various sources.

 

 

MODULE 5: IMPORTING DATA FROM EXCEL REPORTS 

 

This module describes how to import data from a report.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Importing Data from Excel Reports
  • Transforming Excel report Data

 

LAB : IMPORTING DATA FROM A REPORT

 

  • Import Data from Excel
  • Transform the Excel Data
  • Load the Data into an Excel Data Model

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Import data from Excel reports.
  • Transform Excel report data.

 

 

MODULE 6: CREATING AND FORMATTING MEASURES 

 

This module describes how to create and format measures.

 

LESSONS

 

  • DAX
  • Measures
  • Advanced DAX Functions

 

LAB : CREATING MEASURES USING ADVANCED DAX FUNCTIONS

 

  • Last year comparison
  • Year to date
  • Market Share

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Explain what DAX is and when to use it.
  • Describe a measure.
  • Use some of the advanced functions within DAX.

 

 

MODULE 7: VISUALIZING DATA IN EXCEL 

 

This module describes how to visualize data in Excel.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Pivot Charts
  • Cube Functions
  • Charts for Cube Functions

 

LAB : DATA VISUALIZATION IN EXCEL

 

  • Create a Tabular Report
  • Create a Pivot Chart
  • Add Slicers to Charts

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Create and refine a pivot chart.
  • Describe cube functions and when to use them.
  • Describe a number of charts for use with cube functions.

 

 

MODULE 8: USING EXCEL WITH POWER BI 

 

This module describes how to use Excel with Power BI.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Power BI
  • Uploading Excel Data to Power BI
  • Power BI Mobile App

 

LAB : CREATING A POWER BI DASHBOARD WITH EXCEL

 

  • Uploading Excel Data
  • Creating a Power BI Dashboard
  • Using Power BI desktop

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Describe Power Bi and the various versions available.
  • Upload Excel data to Power BI.
  • Describe the Power BI App.
Description

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.

 

COURSE OUTLINE 

 

MODULE 1: DATA ANALYSIS IN EXCEL 

 

This module looks at the classic Excel dashboard and at ways to extend it.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Classic Data Analysis with Excel
  • Excel Pivot Tables
  • Limitations of Classic Data Analysis

 

LAB : BUILDING A CLASSIC EXCEL DASHBOARD

 

  • Formatting Data
  • Building a Pivot Table
  • Adding pivot charts and a slicer

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Describe classic data analysis with Excel
  • Describe Excel pivot tables
  • Describe the limitations of classic data analysis with Excel

 

 

MODULE 2: THE EXCEL DATA MODEL 

 

This module looks at the classic Excel data model and at ways to extend it.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Using an Excel Data Model
  • DAX

 

LAB : EXPLORE AN EXCEL DATA MODEL

 

  • Create Calculated Columns
  • Format Data Model Data
  • Create Measures
  • Analyze the Data

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Describe an Excel data model
  • View data within an Excel data table
  • Describe DAX

 

 

MODULE 3: IMPORTING DATA FROM FILES 

 

This module looks at pre-formatting and importing CSV files.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Importing Data into Excel
  • Shaping and Transforming Data
  • Loading Data

LAB : IMPORTING DATA FROM A CSV FILE

 

  • Import and Transform Data from a CSV File
  • Add Data from a Folder

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Import data into excel.
  • Shape and transform data.
  • Load data.

 

 

MODULE 4: IMPORTING DATA FROM DATABASES 

 

This module looks at how to import data into Excel from a SQL Server database.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Available Data Sources
  • Previewing, Shaping, and Transforming Data
  • Table Relationships and Hierarchies
  • Loading Data

 

LAB : IMPORT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES

 

  • Import Data from SQL Server
  • Import Data from a CSV File
  • Create a Data Table

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Identify available data sources.
  • Preview, shape, and transform data.
  • Explain table relationships and hierarchies.
  • Load data from various sources.

 

 

MODULE 5: IMPORTING DATA FROM EXCEL REPORTS 

 

This module describes how to import data from a report.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Importing Data from Excel Reports
  • Transforming Excel report Data

 

LAB : IMPORTING DATA FROM A REPORT

 

  • Import Data from Excel
  • Transform the Excel Data
  • Load the Data into an Excel Data Model

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Import data from Excel reports.
  • Transform Excel report data.

 

 

MODULE 6: CREATING AND FORMATTING MEASURES 

 

This module describes how to create and format measures.

 

LESSONS

 

  • DAX
  • Measures
  • Advanced DAX Functions

 

LAB : CREATING MEASURES USING ADVANCED DAX FUNCTIONS

 

  • Last year comparison
  • Year to date
  • Market Share

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Explain what DAX is and when to use it.
  • Describe a measure.
  • Use some of the advanced functions within DAX.

 

 

MODULE 7: VISUALIZING DATA IN EXCEL 

 

This module describes how to visualize data in Excel.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Pivot Charts
  • Cube Functions
  • Charts for Cube Functions

 

LAB : DATA VISUALIZATION IN EXCEL

 

  • Create a Tabular Report
  • Create a Pivot Chart
  • Add Slicers to Charts

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Create and refine a pivot chart.
  • Describe cube functions and when to use them.
  • Describe a number of charts for use with cube functions.

 

 

MODULE 8: USING EXCEL WITH POWER BI 

 

This module describes how to use Excel with Power BI.

 

LESSONS

 

  • Power BI
  • Uploading Excel Data to Power BI
  • Power BI Mobile App

 

LAB : CREATING A POWER BI DASHBOARD WITH EXCEL

 

  • Uploading Excel Data
  • Creating a Power BI Dashboard
  • Using Power BI desktop

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

 

  • Describe Power Bi and the various versions available.
  • Upload Excel data to Power BI.
  • Describe the Power BI App.

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Meet the instructors

  • Dejan Vakanski  

    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    Data Consultant,

    Data Scientist @Semos Education

     

    22+ years of experience