Power Pivot for Excel: Mining Data for Business Intelligence

Level: Intermediate
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Microsoft’s Power Pivot and business intelligence tools allow you to effectively mine large amounts of data. In this advanced Microsoft Excel Power Pivot training course, you gain the knowledge and skills to import and merge large amounts of data, summarise and aggregate data, present strategic data, provide better business insights, and empower informed decision-making.

Key Features of this Power Pivot Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Transform and present sophisticated data to provide Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Actualise a data model from multiple sources
  • Shape and filter tables to prepare for analyses by fixing common issues
  • Mine and expose hidden information with Data Analysis eXpressions
  • Communicate business and data insights with dashboards

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  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • After-course computing sandbox
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Important Power Pivot Course Information

Power Pivot Course Outline

  • Identifying the Role of Power Pivot in Business Intelligence (BI)

    Introducing Power Pivot

    • Accessing the Power Pivot add-in
    • Navigating the interface
    • Loading a single data source
    • Creating a dashboard

    Employing Power Pivot in the BI process

    • Extracting information from data with Power Pivot
    • Uncovering data interpretation issues
  • Building the Data Model with Power Pivot

    Defining a consolidated view of data

    • Generating a data mashup from structured and unstructured data sources into a data model
    • Deriving relationships from data sources with the Relationships tool and the Diagram View

    Denormalising data to simplify usage within other BI reporting tools

    • Acquiring data from related tables
    • Defining calculated columns
    • Consolidating information available to BI tools

    Querying SQL Server data

    • Designing queries to import data from SQL Server
    • Relating tables with outer joins

    Fixing common data issues with Power Query

    • Extracting, Transforming and Loading (ETL) data
    • Converting data formats with Power Query steps
    • Parsing columns to aid analysis
    • Removing duplicates from a data set
    • Constructing a single data set from multiple sources with the same field headings
  • Manipulating and Analysing Data with the Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX) Language

    Defining measures for business performance

    • Distinguishing the role of measures
    • Translating key business concepts into measures
    • Providing context for measures within a PivotTable
    • Determining between implicit and explicit measures

    Implementing DAX functions in Power Pivot

    • Expressing information with measures
    • Exposing hidden information from data
    • Troubleshooting and debugging DAX calculations

    Exploiting data analytics with aggregation

    • Quantifying and mining information with DAX functions
    • Summarising and aggregating data from other tables with the X functions
    • Evaluating expressions with the CALCULATE() function and filter functions
    • Substituting values with the SWITCH() function

    Mining for information with date and time analysis

    • Grouping dates for time analysis
    • Comparing and categorising time periods with Time Intelligence functions

    Setting key business targets with KPIs

    • Analysing performance with measures
    • Gauging performance against goals
  • Presenting Information with Dashboards

    Articulating and analysing data

    • Drilling down into data using a hierarchy
    • Managing data with perspectives
    • Identifying patterns and trends in your Power Pivot data with Power View charts
    • Classifying data into different geographical regions

    Designing effective dashboards

    • Contextualizing measures with PivotTable slicers and Power View filters
    • Documenting structures with Hierarchical Diagrams
    • Visualising and comparing performance matrices with Power View multipliers
    • Globalizing location-based results to identify trends and patterns on a 3D scale with Power Map
  • Creating Team BI Solutions

    • Defining the requirements for a team solution
    • Coordinating results with team members
    • Sharing a Power Pivot solution

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Power Pivot Training FAQs

  • What is Power Pivot for Excel?

    Microsoft’s Power Pivot and business intelligence tools allow you to effectively mine large amounts of data. In this advanced Microsoft Excel training course, you gain the knowledge and skills to import and merge large amounts of data, summarise and aggregate data, present strategic data, provide better business insights, and empower informed decision-making.
  • What version of Excel is this course applicable to?

    This course is applicable to all versions of Excel, from Excel 97 to Excel 2016.
  • Can I learn Power Pivot for Excel online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

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