First Steps with Power Pivot for Excel


60  Mins



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  • How Power Pivot serves as a relational data modeling tool for Excel.
  • How to add and view data sources to the Data Model.
  • How to load your first data sources into Power Pivot.
  • How to create basic DAX measures.

Overview of the webinar

Dive into the transformative world of data analysis with our comprehensive webinar on Power Pivot in Excel, an essential tool designed to enhance your data modeling capabilities within the familiar environment of Excel. This webinar is tailored to demystify Power Pivot, showcasing its robustness as a relational data modeling tool that elevates Excel's data handling and analytical potential to new heights.

Our expert-led session begins with an insightful introduction to Power Pivot, emphasizing its significance and utility in managing complex data scenarios. You'll gain an understanding of how Power Pivot stands out by allowing you to import, merge, and perform data analysis across large datasets that traditional Excel sheets could hardly manage. 

We'll walk you through the crucial steps of adding and viewing data sources within the Data Model, a foundational skill that sets the stage for advanced data manipulation and analysis. This includes a practical demonstration of how to load your first data sources into Power Query. We understand that navigating to Power Query can be a bit tricky for newcomers; hence, we'll offer clear, step-by-step guidance on how to find and utilize this menu, ensuring you're well-equipped to explore and transform your data efficiently.

Moreover, the webinar introduces the creation of basic DAX (Data Analysis Expressions) measures. DAX is a powerful formula language, and mastering even the basic measures can significantly amplify your data analysis capabilities. By the end of this session, you'll have a solid foundation in using Power Pivot and DAX, empowering you to start your journey towards becoming a proficient data analyst within Excel.

Whether you're looking to enhance your data analysis skills for professional growth or personal projects, this webinar is your gateway to leveraging Excel's Power Pivot feature effectively. Join us to transform your data analysis approach and unlock new insights from your data with Power Pivot.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to end poorly-designed Excel workbooks once and for all and make the most of their data! Typical job titles might include:

  • Data analysts
  • Financial analysts
  • Marketing coordinators
  • Accountants
  • Controllers
  • Operations analysts

Why should you attend?

Attending this introduction to Power Pivot in Excel can significantly enhance your data analysis and reporting capabilities. Power Pivot is a powerful tool for importing, merging, and analyzing large datasets from various sources within Excel, making it invaluable for anyone dealing with data regularly. By learning Power Pivot, you can create sophisticated data models, establish relationships between heterogeneous data, and perform complex calculations using DAX (Data Analysis Expressions). These skills allow for deeper insights and more dynamic reports, beyond what traditional Excel functions offer.

Moreover, Power Pivot's ability to handle millions of rows of data efficiently without slowing down your spreadsheets is a game-changer for productivity and analysis depth. This introduction session will equip you with the foundational knowledge to start leveraging these advanced capabilities, enabling you to analyze data more effectively and make informed decisions. Whether you're in finance, marketing, sales, or any field that relies on data, understanding Power Pivot will give you a competitive edge in your role.

Faculty - Mr.George Mount

George Mount is the founder and CEO of Stringfest Analytics, a consulting firm specializing in analytics education and upskilling. He has worked with leading bootcamps, learning platforms and practice organizations to help individuals excel at analytics.

George regularly blogs and speaks on data analysis, data education and workforce development and is the author of Advancing into Analytics: From Excel to Python and R (O’Reilly Media, 2021). He is a recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for exceptional technical expertise and community advocacy in the field of Excel.

George holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hillsdale College and master’s degrees in finance and information systems from Case Western Reserve University. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio.


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