Power Pivot for Excel: Mining Data for Business Intelligence

Level: Intermediate
Rating: 4.7/5 4.71/5 Based on 86 Reviews

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, summarize 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)
  • 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

Choose the Training Solution That Best Fits Your Individual Needs or Organizational Goals

LIVE, INSTRUCTOR-LED

In Class & Live, Online Training

  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • After-course computing sandbox
  • Tuition can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
View Course Details & Schedule

Standard $2225

Government $1950

RESERVE SEAT

PRODUCT #1362

TRAINING AT YOUR SITE

Team Training

  • Bring this or any training to your organization
  • Full - scale program development
  • Delivered when, where, and how you want it
  • Blended learning models
  • Tailored content
  • Expert team coaching

Customize Your Team Training Experience

CONTACT US

Save More On Training with FlexVouchers – A Unique Training Savings Account

Our FlexVouchers help you lock in your training budgets without having to commit to a traditional 1 voucher = 1 course classroom-only attendance. FlexVouchers expand your purchasing power to modern blended solutions and services that are completely customizable. For details, please call 888-843-8733 or chat live.

In Class & Live, Online Training

Time Zone Legend:
Eastern Time Zone Central Time Zone
Mountain Time Zone Pacific Time Zone

Note: This course runs for 2 Days

  • Nov 9 - 10 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Feb 8 - 9 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Apr 26 - 27 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Aug 9 - 10 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

Guaranteed to Run

When you see the "Guaranteed to Run" icon next to a course event, you can rest assured that your course event — date, time — will run. Guaranteed.

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

    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

Team Training

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, summarize 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.

Questions about which training is right for you?

call 888-843-8733
chat Live Chat




100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Your Training Comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!*

*Partner-delivered courses may have different terms that apply. Ask for details.

Online (AnyWare)
Ottawa / Online (AnyWare)
Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare)
Ottawa / Online (AnyWare)
Preferred method of contact:
Chat Now

Please Choose a Language

Canada - English

Canada - Français