20779: Analyzing Data with Excel

$1,750.00
$1,750.00
$1,750.00
Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
June 12, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $1,750.00 Register
August 14, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $1,750.00 Register
October 10, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $1,750.00 Register

Audience profile

This course is intended for both novice and experienced programmers who have a minimum of three months programming experience and have basic Windows navigation skills.

This course is intended for anyone responsible for analyzing data with Excel.

The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Good Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, functions, and charts.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explore and extend a classic Excel dashboard.
  • Explore and extend an Excel data model.
  • Pre-format and import a .CSV file.
  • Import data from a SQL Server database
  • Import data from a report.
  • Create measures using advanced DAX functions.
  • Create data visualizations in Excel.
  • Create a Power BI dashboard with Excel.

 

Course Outline

Module 1: Data Analysis in Excel

This module looks at the classic Excel dashboard and at ways to extend it.

 

Lessons

Classic Data Analysis with Excel

Excel Pivot Tables

Limitations of Classic Data Analysis

 

Lab: Building a Classic Excel Dashboard

Filtering and Formatting Data

Building a Pivot Table

Building a Pivot Chart

Building a Dashboard

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe classic data analysis with Excel

Describe Excel pivot tables

Describe the limitations of classic data analysis with Excel

Module 2: The Excel Data Model

This module looks at the classic Excel data model and at ways to extend it.

 

Lessons

Using an Excel Data Model

DAX

 

Lab: Explore an Excel Data Model

Create Calculated Columns

Format Data Model Data

Create Measures

Analyze the Data

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe an Excel data model

View data within an Excel data table

Describe DAX

 

Module 3: Importing Data from Files

This module looks at pre-formatting and importing CSV files.

 

Lessons

Importing Data into Excel

Shaping and Transforming Data

Loading Data

 

Lab: Importing Data from a CSV File

Import and Transform Data from a CSV File

Add Data from a Folder

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Import data into excel.

Shape and transform data.

Load data.

 

Module 4: Importing Data from Databases

This module looks at how to import data into Excel from a SQL Server database.

 

Lessons

Available Data Sources

Previewing, Shaping, and Transforming Data

Table Relationships and Hierarchies

Loading Data

 

Lab: Import Data from Multiple Sources

Import Data from SQL Server

Import Data from a CSV File

Create a Data Table

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Identify available data sources.

Preview, shape, and transform data.

Explain table relationships and hierarchies.

Load data from various sources.

 

Module 5: Importing Data from Excel Reports

This module describes how to import data from a report.

 

Lessons

Importing Data from Excel Reports

Transforming Excel report Data

 

Lab: Importing Data from a Report

Import Data from Excel

Transform the Excel Data

Load the Data into an Excel Data Model

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Import data from Excel reports.

Transform Excel report data.

 

Module 6: Creating and Formatting Measures

This module describes how to create and format measures.

 

Lessons

DAX

Measures

Advanced DAX Functions

 

Lab: Creating Measures using Advanced DAX Functions

Last year comparison

Year to date

Market Share

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain what DAX is and when to use it.

Describe a measure.

Use some of the advanced functions within DAX.

 

Module 7: Visualizing Data in Excel

This module describes how to visualize data in Excel.

 

Lessons

Pivot Charts

Cube Functions

Charts for Cube Functions

 

Lab: Data Visualization in Excel

Create a Tabular Report

Create a Pivot Chart

Add Slicers to Charts

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create and refine a pivot chart.

Describe cube functions and when to use them.

Describe a number of charts for use with cube functions.

 

Module 8: Using Excel with Power BI

This module describes how to use Excel with Power BI.

 

Lessons

Power BI

Uploading Excel Data to Power BI

Power BI Mobile App

 

Lab: Creating a Power BI Dashboard with Excel

Uploading Excel Data

Creating a Power BI Dashboard

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Power Bi and the various versions available.

Upload Excel data to Power BI.

Describe the Power BI App.