Microsoft Power BI for Excel 2016 – Report Builders, Power BI Tools, Data Model Designers, and DAX Functions

Overview

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First day topics covered include an overview of PowerPivot, creating effective and professional reports, creating hierarchies, effectively applying different chart styles, and creating report templates. Second day topics include creating Power Views with Excel, Power Map, and Power Query. Third day topics include database design concepts, how to build both general purpose and customized data models, and how to use basic DAX language and functionality to extend the capabilities of data models for in-depth and customized analysis of information. Fourth and fifth day topics covered in this class include Relational functions, Date functions, Banding, Ranking, advanced Slicer techniques, plus using DAX as a query language for customized analysis.

Prerequisites

Excel levels 1 & 2, including PivotTable & Pivot Chart skills; plus a basic understanding of database concepts.

Course Outline

Lesson 1 : Introducing PowerPivot
  • What Is PowerPivot?
  • PowerPivot 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
  • 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 : Understanding PowerPivot Functions
  • Calculated Columns
  • What is DAX?
  • Understanding DAX Functions
  • Common DAX Functions
  • Dates and Date Functions
Lesson 6 : Introducing Power BI Tools
  • Microsoft’s Self-Service Power Bi Model
  • What Is Power BI for Excel
Lesson 7 : Power View for Excel 2016
  • What Is Power View?
  • Planning Power View Reports
  • Creating Power View Reports
  • Power View Interface Components
Lesson 8 : Understanding Chart
  • Understanding Table Visualizations
  • Chart Visualizations
  • Additional Power View Features
  • Power View Tiles
  • Power View Slicers
  • Multiples
Lesson 9 : 3D Maps for Excel 2016
  • What are 3D Maps?
  • Preparing a 3D Map Tour
  • 3D Maps Designer
  • Creating a 3D Maps Tour
  • 3D Maps Formatting Tools
  • Finalizing a 3D Maps Tour
Lesson 10 : BI Data Queries in Excel 2016
  • What are BI Data Queries?
  • Planning BI Data Query
  • Creating a BI Data Query
Lesson 11 : Understanding BI Data
  • Business Intelligence Data Sources
  • Data Source Types
  • PowerPivot Data Sources
Lesson 12 : Creating Data Models
  • Creating a Data Model - Excel
  • Creating a Data Model - Database
  • Creating a Data Model - Hybrid
Lesson 13 : Use DAX Functions
  • Review of Syntax and Calculated Columns
  • Best Practices
  • DAX Measures
  • Creating Measures (Calculated Fields)
Lesson 14 : Using Dates Correctly
  • Why Dates are Different
  • Building Data Tables
  • Building Data Hierarchies
 
Lesson 15 : Shaping Reports
  • Building Communication Worksheets
  • Controlling Item Ordering
  • PowerPivot Metadata
Lesson 16 : Basic DAX Functionality
  • Review Of Calculated Column
  • PivotTable Function
  • Review Of Measure
  • Rules Of DAX Measure
  • Evaluation Context
  • Formatting DAX Code
Lesson 17 : Controlling Content & Values
  • Controlling Values
  • Switch Function
  • Error Handling
Lesson 18 : Context Control Functions
  • Filter Function
  • All Function
  • Iterative Functions
  • Earlier Function
  • Calculate Function
  • Additional Uses Of The All Function
Lesson 19 : Contexts In Relationships
  • Working With Many Tables
  • Row Context & Relationships
  • Filter Context & Relationships
  • Values Function
Lesson 20 : Advanced Concepts
  • Circular Dependencies
  • Controlling Totals
  • Advanced Hierarchy Concepts
Lesson 21 : Time Intelligence Calculations
  • Working With Date Tables
  • Calculating Operating Periods
  • Working With Missing Periods
  • DAX Date Functions
  • Advanced Date Functions
  • Prior Year Functions
  • Moving Averages
Lesson 22 : DAX Dashboard Techniques
  • Parameter Tables
  • Banding
  • Ranking
  • Advanced Slicer Techniques

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