MOD 20779: Analyzing Data with Excel


Duration: 3 days

This 3-day course gives students working with Excel data analysis the ability to add BI techniques to their current skills and knowledge. The Student will receive an in-depth understanding that will take them beyond the capabilities of tables and charts into using Pivot Charts, the Excel Data Model, and Power BI.

IT professionals that are responsible for analyzing data with Excel would benefit greatly from this course.

****Possible interested attendees: SQL Server report creators interested in alternative methods of presenting data*******

Once a student has completed this course, they will be able to:

Explore and extend a classic Excel dashboard
Explore and extend an Excel data model
Pre-format an import a .CSV file
Impart 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

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Data Analysis in Excel

Classic Data Analysis with Excel
Excel Pivot Tables
Limitations of Classic Data Analysis
Lab: Building a Classic Excel Dashboard

Filtering and Formatting Data
Building a Pivot Table
Building a Pivot Chart
Building a Dashboard

Module 2: The Excel Data Model

Using an Excel Data Model
Lab: Explore an Excel Data Model

Create Calculated Columns
Format Data Model Data
Create Measures
Analyze the Data

Module 3: Importing Data from Files

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

Module 4: Importing Data from Databases

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

Module 5: Importing Data from Excel Reports


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

Module 6: Creating and Formatting Measures

Advanced DAX Functions
Lab: Creating Measures using Advanced DAX Functions

Last year comparison
Year to date
Market Share

Module 7: Visualizing Data in Excel

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

Module 8: Using Excel with Power BI

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