20779 : Analyzing Data with Excel

20465 : Designing Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2014
20777 : Implementing Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Solutions

20779 : Analyzing Data with Excel

The main purpose of the course is to give students the ability to add BI techniques to Excel data analysis. The course goes beyond the capabilities of tables and charts and uses Pivot Charts, the Excel Data Model, and Power BI.


The duration of the program :

Instructor Led : 24 h

Live Online
Instructor Led  : 16 h (+ 8 h Labs/Practice)



This course is intended for students who are experienced with analyzing data with Excel and who wish to add BI techniques.
The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.

Module 1: Data Analysis in Excel

This module looks at the classic Excel dashboard and at ways to extend it.


·      Classic Data Analysis with Excel

·      Excel Pivot Tables

·      Limitations of Classic Data Analysis


Module 2: The Excel Data Model

This module looks at the classic Excel data model and at ways to extend it.


·      Using an Excel Data Model

·      DAX


Module 3: Importing Data from Files

This module looks at pre-formatting and importing CSV files.


·      Importing Data into Excel

·      Shaping and Transforming Data

·      Loading Data


Module 4: Importing Data from Databases

This module looks at how to import data into Excel from a SQL Server database.


·      Available Data Sources

·      Previewing, Shaping, and Transforming Data

·      Table Relationships and Hierarchies

·      Loading Data


Module 5: Importing Data from Excel Reports

This module describes how to import data from a report.


·      Importing Data from Excel Reports

·      Transforming Excel report Data


Module 6: Creating and Formatting Measures

This module describes how to create and format measures.


·      DAX

·      Measures

·      Advanced DAX Functions


Module 7: Visualizing Data in Excel

This module describes how to visualize data in Excel.


·      Pivot Charts

·      Cube Functions

·      Charts for Cube Functions


Module 8: Using Excel with Power BI

This module describes how to use Excel with Power BI.


·      Power BI

·      Uploading Excel Data to Power BI

·      Power BI Mobile App

MCSA: BI Reporting

This certification demonstrates your expertise in analyzing data with both Power BI and Excel. Earning an MCSA: BI Reporting demonstrates knowledge relevant to data analysis, data visualization, modeling, dashboards, and direct connectivity to data sources in Excel and Power BI.

Required Exams : 70-778 & 70-779

Before attending this course, students must have:

·      Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

·      Working knowledge of relational databases.

·      Extensive knowledge of Excel spreadsheets including formulas, charts, filtering, sorting, and sub-totals.

·      Basic knowledge of data analytics equivalent to having attended course 10994.

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