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20779: Analyzing Data using Excel

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Code: 20779
Length: 3 Days
Certifications
MCSA: BI Reporting
Overview

This course is intended for students who are experienced with analyzing data with Excel and who wish to add BI techniques.

Delivery format(s)
On-Site
On-Site
On-Demand
On-Demand
Classroom
Classroom
Anywhere
Anywhere
OBJECTIVES
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.
PREREQUISITES

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel spreadsheets including formulas, charts, filtering, sorting, and sub-totals.
  • Basic knowledge of data analytics
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for anyone responsible for analyzing data with Excel.

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

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

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

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

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

Module 6: Creating and Formatting Measures
This module describes how to create and format measures.
Lessons

  • DAX
  • Measures
  • Advanced DAX Functions

Module 7: Visualizing Data in Excel
This module describes how to visualize data in Excel.
Lessons

  • Pivot Charts
  • Cube Functions
  • Charts for 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


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