Analyzing Data with Excel

MOC-20779

Categoria corsi: Data Platform

This 3-day instructor led course is designed 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.

This course is intended for students who are experienced with analyzing data with Excel and who wish to add BI techniques.
The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.

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

  • Formatting Data

  • Building a Pivot Table

  • Adding pivot charts and a slicer
    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

  • Using Power BI desktop
    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.

Esami di certificazione

70779

Durata

  • 21 ore
  • 3 giorni

Prerequisiti

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

  • Working knowledge of relational databases.

  • Extensive knowledge of Excel spreadsheets including formulas, charts, filtering, sorting, and sub-totals.

  • Basic knowledge of data analytics equivalent to having attended course 10994.

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