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Microsoft® Excel for Office 365/2021: Data Analysis with Power Pivot

Microsoft® Excel for Office 365/2021: Data Analysis with Power Pivot

Course Description Overview

Course Number:
Course Length:
0.5 day
Course Description Overview:
We are now living in the age of big data. Data is being collected all the time and for increasingly detailed transactions. This can lead to an overwhelming amount of data, which brings about a need for people who can analyze large amounts of data quickly. Fortunately, Microsoft® Excel® provides Power Pivot to help you organize, manipulate, and report on your data in the best way possible. Since a tool is only as good as the person using it, it is important to gain a solid understanding of Power Pivot to maximize your effectiveness when analyzing data. 

This course presents information and skills that are appropriate for users of either the Office 2021 or Office 365 applications. However, the instructional environment for the delivery of this course utilizes Office 365.
Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Power Pivot along with Excel to analyze data from a variety of sources. 

 You will: 

Get started with Power Pivot. 
Visualize Power Pivot data. 
Work with advanced functionality in Power Pivot.
Target Student:
Students taking this course are experienced Excel users who are seeking to advance their data-analysis capabilities by using Power Pivot.
To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience working with Excel and PivotTables. You should already understand spreadsheet concepts and be comfortable creating and analyzing basic PivotTables. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following South African Career Campus courses: 

Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online): Part 1 
Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online): Part 2 
Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™/2021: Data Analysis with PivotTables (recommended)

Course-specific Technical Requirements Hardware:
For this course, you will need one workstation for each student and one for the instructor.
Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations: 1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor. 
2 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM). 
32 GB available storage space. 
Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory. Bootable DVD-ROM or USB drive. 
Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device. 
Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s) adapter or faster and cabling to connect to the classroom network. 
IP addresses that do not conflict with other portions of your network. 
Internet access (contact your local network administrator). 
(Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor's computer screen.

Course-specific Technical Requirements Software:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional or Enterprise 
Microsoft® Office 365™ for Business license (which provides the Microsoft Office apps)The Office 365 plan you use depends on the licensing available in your environment. If you wish to use a trial version, Office 365 Business Premium is acceptable. This course was not tested with Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal; some features might not be available in these editions. Learners will enable the Power Pivot add-in during class. Power Pivot is available in all the editions of Microsoft® Office 365™ that include Desktop versions of Excel and in the standalone edition of Excel 2019. 
If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)
Course Content:
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Power Pivot 
Topic A: Enable and Navigate Power Pivot 
Topic B: Manage Data Relationships 

Lesson 2: Visualizing Power Pivot Data 
Topic A: Create a Power Pivot Report 
Topic B: Create Calculations in Power Pivot 

Lesson 3: Working with Advanced Functionality in Power Pivot 
Topic A: Create a KPI 
Topic B: Work with Dates and Time in Power Pivot 
Appendix A: Commonly Used DAX Functions
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