Data Analysis Using Excel 2016 – Level 1 – Report Builders

Course Information

Duration: 1 day

Version: Excel 2016 L1

Price: $495.00



Learning Credits:


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This course lays the foundation for Power BI Report Builder using Excel. Report Builders will learn everything they need to create highly effective PivotTable and PivotChart reports using data sources that are created using Excel. Topics covered include an overview of the PowerPivot add-in, creating effective and professional reports, creating data driven narratives, effectively applying different chart styles, using data hierarchies, and creating simple custom data calculations.


Excel level 1, PivotTable & Pivot Chart skills; plus a basic understanding of database concepts is useful, but not required.


Target Audience:

Report Builders


Course Objectives:

Create highly effective PivotTable and PivotChart reports using data sources that are created using Excel


Course Outine:

Lesson 1 : Introducing PowerPivot

  • What Is Power BI for Excel? 
  • What is PowerPivot? 
  • Power BI for Excel Key Features 
  • The Self-Service BI Model 
  • PowerPivot Components

Lesson 2 : Defining a Report

  • What is a PowerPivot Report? 
  • Defining a Report 
  • Data-Driven Storytelling

Lesson 3 : Understanding PowerPivot Data

  • Understanding Data Terminology 
  • Understanding Tables 
  • Understanding Relationships 
  • Diagnosing Data Models 
  • Data Model Schemas

Lesson 4 : Create Reports using PowerPivot Data

  • Making Changes to PowerPivot Data 
  • Creating PowerPivot PivotTables 
  • Creating PowerPivot PivotCharts 
  • Creating Slicers 
  • Graphing Data

Lesson 5 : Creating PowerPivot Functions

  • Calculated Columns 
  • What is DAX? 
  • Understanding DAX Functions 
  • Common DAX Functions 
  • Dates and Date Functions



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