Power BI for Excel 2016 - Level 3 - Data Model Designers

Level: Intermediate

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. 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. 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.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understanding BI Data
  • Creating Data Models
  • Using DAX Functions
  • Using Dates Correctly
  • Appendix: Shaping Reports

Recommended Experience:

  • Power BI for Excel 2016 - Level 2 - Power BI Tools

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Course Outline

  • Lesson 1 : Understanding BI Data

    • Business Intelligence Data Sources
    • Data Source Types
    • Table Roles

    Lesson 2 : Creating Data Models

    • Creating a Data Model from Excel Data
    • Creating a Data Model from Access Database Data
    • Creating a Hybrid Data Model

    Lesson 3 : Using DAX Functions

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

    Lesson 4 : Using Dates Correctly

    • Why Dates are Different
    • Building Data Tables
    • Building Data Hierarchies

    Lesson 5 : Appendix: Shaping Reports

    • Building Communication Worksheets
    • Controlling Item Ordering
    • PowerPivot Metadata

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