Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Pivot

Microsoft Excel Training Series | Level 4

Course Details

Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® Excel® Versions: 2019 | 2021 | 365 (Windows)

Category: Microsoft Excel Power BI (Business Intelligence) Tools

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): In-person (Live classroom) | Online (Virtual classroom)

Course Dates: May 31, 2024 (Online in virtual classroom or In-person) | July 25, 2024 (Online in virtual classroom or In-person) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $295 CAD per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $325 CAD per person + HST (Bring your own device for in-person courses) or $345 CAD per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for in-person courses)*

Timing: Public scheduled courses run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Virtual classroom courses: Our instructor-led virtual classroom courses are delivered in a virtual classroom environment. Students will be sent a virtual classroom invitation prior to the course.

In-person classroom courses: Our instructor-led, live classroom (in-person) courses are held in downtown Toronto at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some courses are also held at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Some public courses and / or formats and may be subject to a minimum enrollment requirement.

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Course Overview

In this hands-on, instructor-led course, students will learn to use one of the most exciting and powerful tools in Excel – Power Pivot. Power Pivot is part of Excel's suite of business intelligence (BI) tools and allows users to work with large data sets and create data models. Excel users can manipulate data in many ways quickly and easily using Power Pivot. During this course, students will import data into Power Pivot, create data models, create relationships between tables, write calculated columns and measures. Students will get started creating expressions using DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) and update data sources. During this course, students will practice their skills and have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the instructor. Each student will also receive a full course manual with tips, tricks and shortcuts as well as sample and exercise files.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge and skills. We also recommend taking Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Query (Get and Transform) before taking this course.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

Related training: View all Microsoft Excel courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual or published book
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Getting Started with Power Pivot

  • Overview of the capabilities of Power Pivot
  • Understanding benefits of data models
  • Enabling Power Pivot in Excel
  • Creating a pivot table using the Data Model

Understanding the Parts of the Power Pivot Window

  • Displaying the Power Pivot window
  • Examining the Power Pivot Ribbon
  • Moving between Excel and Power Pivot

Loading Data into Power Pivot

  • Loading / importing data into Power Pivot
  • Data sources supported in Power Pivot workbooks
  • Loading data into Power Query to use in Power Pivot

Working in the Power Pivot Window

  • Renaming tables
  • Moving tables
  • Renaming and moving columns
  • Hiding columns

Refreshing Data in Power Pivot

  • Refreshing in Power Pivot when data is updated

Creating Relationships

  • Viewing tables in Diagram View
  • Understanding primary keys and foreign keys
  • Naming conventions for Power Pivot tables
  • Creating relationships between tables
  • Moving between Data View and Diagram View

Creating Pivot Tables from Power Pivot

  • Creating pivot tables from Power Pivot data
  • Adding fields from related tables in pivot tables
  • Inserting slicers to filter pivot tables
  • Refreshing pivot tables and pivot charts

Getting Started Creating Calculations Using DAX

  • Basic concepts in DAX (Data Analysis Expressions)
  • Creating DAX formulas
  • Types of operations you can perform with DAX
  • DAX functions compared to Excel functions
  • Using key DAX functions such as CALCULATE

Creating Calculated Columns and Measures

  • Creating calculated columns in Power Pivot
  • Creating measures in Power Pivot
  • Understanding syntax for calculated columns and measures
  • Creating measures in Excel
  • Using Implicit vs explicit measures in pivot tables
  • Editing or renaming a calculated column or measure
  • Deleting a measure

Creating and Using Date Tables

  • Understanding the importance of date tables in Power Pivot
  • Creating a dimension date table in Power Pivot
  • Creating a relationship between a dimension date table and a fact table
  • Updating a date table
  • Using dates in a pivot table created using Power Pivot

 

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Upcoming Training
Course
Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Pivot (Excel Power BI Training in Toronto or online in virtual classroom format)
Location
Avantix Learning, 18 King Street East, Suite 1400,Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
Next course starts
May 31, 2024
Next course ends
May 31, 2024
Description
Live instructor-led Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Pivot training course is available online in virtual classroom format or in-person in Toronto, Ontario Canada. In this hands-on course, students will learn to work with Power Pivot and create data models. Each student will receive a full course manual with tips, tricks and shortcuts as well as sample and exercise files. In-person classes are delivered in downtown Toronto or arrange custom virtual or onsite training at your location. Virtual classroom courses are available to our clients across Canada and the US.

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