Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Pivot and Data Modelling

Microsoft Excel Training Series | Level 4

Course Details

Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® Excel® Versions: 2016 | 2019 | 365 (only specific Excel licences include Power Pivot)

Category: Microsoft Excel Power BI (Business Intelligence) Tools

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

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Course Fee: $275 CAD per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $295 CAD per person + HST (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $345 CAD per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom 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.

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Course Overview

This course introduces students to 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 in Excel's data model. Users can manipulate data in many ways quickly and easily using Power Pivot. During this course, students will import data into the Power Pivot data model, create relationships between tables, write calculated columns and measures and generate more powerful pivot tables from Power Pivot. Students will create expressions using DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) and update from Power Pivot data sources. Queries will be created and then students will use the data within Power Pivot and then generate supercharged pivot tables.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge and skills. We also recommend taking Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Query to Get and Transform Data 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 for more information including savings for custom group training.

Related training: View all Microsoft Excel courses >


  • 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
  • Versions of Excel that support Power Pivot
  • Standard Excel pivot tables compared to Power Pivot pivot tables
  • Using the Data Model in Excel

Creating a Workbook with Power Pivot

  • Viewing the Power Pivot data model window
  • Examining the Ribbon in the Power Pivot data model window
  • Importing data into Power Pivot
  • Data sources supported in Power Pivot workbooks
  • Data types supported in Power Pivot workbooks
  • Returning to Excel

Creating Relationships

  • Viewing tables in Diagram View
  • Primary keys and foreign keys
  • Naming conventions for Power Pivot tables
  • Creating relationships between tables
  • Moving between views

Creating Pivot Tables and Charts with Power Pivot Data

  • Creating a pivot table from Power Pivot data
  • Creating a pivot chart from Power Pivot data
  • Adding fields from related tables in pivot tables and charts
  • Inserting slicers to use with pivot charts and pivot tables
  • Refreshing pivot tables and pivot charts

Creating Calculated Columns and Measures in Power Pivot

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

Overview of DAX (Data Analysis Expressions)

  • Getting started using DAX
  • Where to use DAX formulas
  • Key concepts with DAX formulas
  • Creating DAX formulas
  • Types of operations you can perform with DAX
  • DAX functions compared to Excel functions
  • DAX data types
  • Key DAX functions such as CALCULATE

Refreshing or Changing Data in Power Pivot

  • Manually refreshing data
  • Automatic or scheduled refreshes
  • Recalculating formulas

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