Excel PowerPivot – Excel Data Analysis & DAX for Beginners
Use the Excel PowerPivot Data Model & DAX functions for fast data analysis. Learn KPIs, Measures & Custom Hierarchies.
What you’ll learn
- This course will teach you the foundations of core PowerPivot features and capabilities.
- You’ll learn basic data structure techniques.
- You’ll learn common data relationship definitions.
- You’ll learn basic DAX patterns.
- You’ll learn to construct PivotTables with PowerPivot.
- You should have access to Excel 365 or Excel 2019
- There are no other requirements except for an interest in learning PowerPivot
A brief glimpse of PowerPivot’s usefulness and capabilities…
This course is designed for all Excel users — not just power users capable of building incredible Excel worksheets with functions, VBA, and mystical trickery. Even if you never write a single formula, this course will teach you to build basic relationships and create PivotTables from multiple mapped tables without a single formula.
The course will also introduce you to the DAX formula language. DAX is very similar to Excel formulas; however, you do not need to have experience with Excel formulas in order to use them. DAX and it’s concept of context can allow you to replicate many complex Excel formulas with very simple DAX formulas.
You’ll learn to write formulas that are deceivingly simple yet generate results that seem like magic tricks.
Dramatically increase the your data crunching capabilities with PowerPivot
Learn how to weave datasets together within Excel to create flexible and dynamic reports unlike any you’ve built before. Incorporate KPIs to give your PivotTable reports dynamic visual cues. Incorporate DAX formulas to create intelligent PivotTables that look-up, link, and allocate values for you.
This course is for anyone new to PowerPivot and applicable to any level of Excel user. You will learn DAX from the beginning stages and you don’t need to be an expert in Excel to take this course.
Change your view of PivotTables
Ever spent hours building a table to load into a PivotTable through lookups, references, and connections?
How about creating additional columns of complex calculations using SUMIFS or AVERAGEIFS?
With some basic DAX, you don’t need to understand these complex and challenging functions in order to create complex and powerful analytical computations. You can take advantage of the context-based computations within PowerPivot with the relationship definitions you’ll learn about to generate tables of data faster than you can imagine.
Never look at a PivotTable the same way again with PowerPivot.
Make your data more accessible.
How many reports have you either interacted with or built that used strict tables that required a knowledgeable Excel analyst to either pull more data from or simplify the view?
Ever gone back because your boss needed you to break all of the report entries down from annual to quarterly or from sector to department?
PivotTables have that functionality built in with their rows and columns, but getting data into that format has been a hassle … that is, until you learn how to use PowerPivot.
Define custom hierarchies for your qualitative data to make expanding and contracting data a one-click experience.
Put your co-workers, clients, and boss in awe when they ask for a drill-down and you can provide it on the spot. When they ask a question about the data, give them the workbook to drill into from any angle they want with no need to worry about cell formulas!
PowerPivot gives you time back to spend time analyzing the data instead of preparing the data.
Open yourself to new avenues of success
This course will help you become more capable with PowerPivot, but PowerPivot is only the tip of the iceberg.
Set yourself on the path to mastering basic self-service business intelligence tools and prepare yourself to extend beyond Excel with the concepts covered within. You’ll be introduced to relational data structures, problem solving skills, and data concepts that will serve as a foundation for many different tools and problems.
Take next steps into PowerQuery to improve your ability to extract, transform, and load data from a SQL database or take your starting knowledge of DAX and relationships and jump into Power BI to begin building fluid and dynamic visuals that simply blow Excel away.
Join the course today and take the first step to becoming the master of your data.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for any level of Excel user that needs to be able to slice and dice data to derive useful information to assist in making business decisions.