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Power BI for Excel 2016

(4.80 out of 5) 103 Student Reviews

About the Course

This Power BI course is suitable participants who have already have advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Excel 2016 and wish to implement Business Intelligence components into their workbooks and use visualisation tools.

The course will cover QUERY from the Get and Transform in Excel 2016 along with connecting data through SQL Server Connections. Students will learn how to obtain data from Access, Text Files, the Web and Excel files and tables and then transform the tables by renaming, removing, splitting and merging table columns. We will also cover various filtering techniques as well as aggregating values, calculating columns, unpivoting rows and merging queries.

This course will also introduce participants to Data Analysis Expression (DAX) language and bring together Text Based Visualisation with Pivot Tables using Cards and the Matrix views to see the results of DAX functions.

Who should do this course?

This Power BI course is suitable for participants who want to extend their advanced Excel skills and be able to implement Business Intelligence within their Excel workbooks.


Participants should have already completed up to our Advanced Excel 2016 Course or have equivalent skills.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    22 Oct 19 Tue
    27 Nov 19 Wed
    13 Dec 19 Fri
    08 Jan 20 Wed
    10 Feb 20 Mon
    28 Feb 20 Fri
    23 Mar 20 Mon
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    14 Nov 19 Thu
    11 Dec 19 Wed
    08 Jan 20 Wed
    03 Feb 20 Mon
    06 Mar 20 Fri
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    21 Oct 19 Mon
    22 Nov 19 Fri
    06 Dec 19 Fri
    15 Jan 20 Wed
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    08 Apr 20 Wed
    05 May 20 Tue
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  • Canberra Class Dates

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    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

    30 Oct 19 Wed
    09 Dec 19 Mon
    14 Feb 20 Fri
    16 Mar 20 Mon
    29 Apr 20 Wed
    09 Jun 20 Tue
  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Get and Transform Introduction

  • Link external data to Query
  • Understand the Query Editor
  • Use the Query Settings
  • Apply Query Options
  • Import Data into the Data Model
  • Edit an Existing Query

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Unit 2: Accessing Data Types from Query

  • Create a SQL Server connection
  • Understand the Database Query Editor
  • Review data download from the Database
  • Import data from Text Files
  • Import data from a Folder
  • Import data from Excel files
  • Work with data from the current Workbook
  • Import data from an Access Database
  • Import data from the Web

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Unit 3: Transforming Data in Query

  • Name Columns
  • Remove Columns
  • Split Columns
  • Merge Columns
  • Set Column Data Types
  • Filter Rows
  • Filter Row Ranges
  • Remove Duplicate Values
  • Filter Out Rows with Errors
  • Sort Columns
  • Change Values in A Table
  • Use Text Transformations
  • Use Fill Up and Down to Replace Missing Values
  • Aggregate Values
  • Calculate Values across Custom Columns
  • Duplicate Columns
  • Unpivot Columns to Rows
  • Merge Queries

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Unit 4: Importing Data into PowerPivot

  • Load data from a Server Database
  • Preview and Filter a Table
  • Write queries to select data from a Database
  • Load Views from a Database
  • Load Tables from an Access Database
  • Load Data from Text Files
  • Load Data from Excel files
  • Load Data from Excel Table

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Unit 5: Data Model Relationships

  • Create table relationship Joins
  • Manage Relationships
  • View Relationships

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Unit 6: Transforming Data in PowerPivot

  • Rename Tables
  • Delete Tables
  • Move a Table
  • Freeze and Unfreeze Columns
  • Hide Columns
  • Filter Columns
  • Sort Columns
  • Sort a Column Based on Another Column
  • Hide Tables
  • Create a hierarchy
  • Alter Table Behaviour

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Unit 7: PowerPivot vs Query

  • Understand the difference between Power Query and PowerPivot

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Unit 8: DAX Measures for Columns

  • Create a Concatenated column
  • Create a Calculated column
  • Use the RELATED function
  • Complete a Task
  • Create a Hierarchy
  • Calculate Across Tables
  • Use the RELATEDTABLE and ROWCOUNT functions
  • Use the IF and ISBLANK Functions

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Unit 9: DAX Measures and Metrics

  • Create a count Measure
  • Create Measures with multiple tables
  • Use the SUMX function
  • Filter using the CALCULATE Function
  • Use the FILTER function

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Unit 10: DAX Time Intelligences Calculations

  • Create a Calendar
  • Create Calendar Values
  • Create Year to Date Sales
  • Create Month to Date Sales

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Unit 11: Text Based Calculations

  • Create a Pivot Table
  • Create a Table Visualisation
  • Modify and move the Table
  • Create a Card Visualisation
  • Create a Matrix Visualisation
  • Filter a Table, Card and Matrix

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Unit 12: Power View Chart Visualisations

  • Create a Single Field Chart
  • Sort a Chart
  • Change Data Bar Colours
  • Change Chart Title, Legend and Data Labels
  • Create Multiple Charts
  • Create Multiple Unique Charts on a View
  • Filter Using Charts
  • Creating a Bubble Chart
  • Tracking Specific Data in a Bubble Chart

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Unit 13: Power Maps

  • Open Power Maps
  • Add Geocode to Power Maps
  • Navigating 3D Map
  • Add Values to the 3D Ma
  • Add Categories to the 3D Map
  • Add Time Dimension to 3D Map
  • Filter 3D Maps
  • Playing a Tour

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Course Reviews

(4.90 out of 5) Mitchell S [ 25 September, 2019 ]
Sean was an excellent facilitator, I feel a lot more confident using PowerBI, Power Pivot Tables, charts and so much more presenting my data, I would definitely recommend Sean to other colleagues
(4.90 out of 5) Adam m [ 25 September, 2019 ]
This is the second time i have had the pleasure of Sean teaching. Sean makes the course fun, interactive and knows his stuff.
(4.90 out of 5) Libby T [ 30 August, 2019 ]
A very intense and hands on course, and the presenter tailored it to the students' experience and abilities.
(4.90 out of 5) Matthew A [ 29 August, 2019 ]
The power BI course was extremely informative, well structured, and overall gave me a sense of competency with the add on

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