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Power Pivot for Excel: Mining Data for Business Intelligence

COURSE TYPE

Practitioner

Course Number

1362

Duration

2 Days

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About This Course: In the past, business intelligence solutions have required complex technical tools. In this course, you will learn how to use the Power Pivot and Business Intelligence tools in Excel to mine large amounts of sophisticated data to provide better business insights and empower informed decisions.

You Will Learn How To

  • Transform and present sophisticated data to provide BI
  • Actualize 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

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

Denormalizing 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 Analyzing 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
  • Summarizing 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 categorizing time periods with Time Intelligence functions

Setting key business targets with KPIs

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

Articulating and analyzing 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
  • Visualizing 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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Tuition

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$1950

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$1532

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course qualifies for 11 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

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