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Analyzing Data with Excel - 20779 Course Outline

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Overview
The main purpose of the course is to give students the ability to add BI techniques to Excel data analysis. The course goes beyond the capabilities of tables and charts and uses Pivot Charts, the Excel Data Model, and Power BI.

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Audience profile
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.

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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