This course takes up where the Optima Train Excel 2016/2019 Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts course leaves off. It all revolves around the fairly new suite of Microsoft “Power” tools, often referred to as Power BI. The course has three primary themes. First, it teaches you a number of methods for importing data (from a database, text files, or other sources) into Excel. The primary emphasis is on Power Query. Second, it devotes considerable time to the Excel Data Model and Power Pivot for analyzing data with pivot tables. These take traditional pivot tables to a whole new level. Third, it shows how Power View and Power Map can be used to create insightful reports and maps with very little work.
What Will You Learn?
- 1. An understanding of how the four components of Microsoft’s Power BI suite (Power Query, Power Pivot, View, and Power Map) work together to provide amazing data analysis possibilities, all within Excel.
- 2. How to import data from various data sources into Excel, both with older tools and the newer Power Query / Get and Transform tools, with emphasis on the latter
- 3. An understanding of the relationship between the Excel Data Model and Power Pivot
- 4. An understanding of how Power Pivot adds significant power to Excel's existing data analysis tools