Course Descriptions

Excel Power Pivot Course

What You Will Learn

This hands-on workshop shows you how to use Excel’s Power Query and Pivot features combines the data handling power of a relational database with the analytical capability of Pivot Tables. Class discussion and exercises cover —

  • What the Power Query and Power Pivot tools do and how to make sure they are available on your copy of Excel,
  • Using Power Query to access data, both in Excel and external sources, for analysis in Excel,
  • Creating, editing and reusing queries,
  • Using Power Query to prepare data for analysis by adding calculated columns, parsing data into several columns (for example splitting city, state and zip code that are in a single column, and combine data from several tables into one,
  • How relationships enable one to use data from several tables together without merging them, for example wage rates in one table and hours worked in another,
  • How to begin a new Data Model and decide what information it should contain and what its structure should be,
  • Adding tables to the Data Model,
  • Building relationships between tables and how relationships are different from and better than VLOOKUPs,
  • Defining and managing data measures and KPI,
  • Using DAX functions, which are similar to regular Excel formula functions, but include special function that are useful in data analysis, such as functions that automatically make period-to-period comparisons, such as month this year versus last year,
  • Building Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts from a Data Model.

6 hours, $260 (available for Windows only)

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Training Format

  • Live class with trainer in class and interactive student participation,
  • Exercise-based, hands-on instruction,
  • Emphasis on questions and student participation,
  • Small size (limited to 8), personal attention.

Class Location

Dates and Registration


A working knowledge of Excel, especially how to create and edit formulas, use functions and build basic Pivot Tables.

Related Classes

Classes: Excel, Advanced Excel, Excel Dashboards, Excel Macros and Excel Pivot Tables.

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