This course focuses on using the Power Pivot features to enhance data analysis. We will review the 4 features of Power Pivot (data model, calculations, hierarchies and KPI’s) and you will learn how you can use each of these features. Although, the majority of the time will be spent on building the data model and using calculations. You will learn how to add data to your data model either directly into Power Pivot or from Power Query. We will discuss the benefits of the data model relationships versus using the VLOOKUP function to access data in different tables. One of the strengths of Power Pivot is the formula language called DAX (Data Analysis eXpressions). We will introduce DAX so that you can use basic DAX formulas to build various calculations in the data model. You will learn the difference between calculated columns and measures as we build these various calculations into our data model. This session is presented using Excel 2019/Office365. Regardless of the version you are using, most concepts covered in this course apply to all versions of Excel.
Data modeling in Power Pivot. Using basic DAX to create calculations. What are and when to use calculated columns and measures. Using the data model in Power Pivot to create PivotTables. Hierarchies in Power Pivot.
Knowledge of Power Query
Anyone who uses or wants to use Excel for data analysis
Create a data model using Power Pivot. Differentiate between calculated columns and measures. Use Power Pivot for data analysis.
Installation of Power Pivot
Bryan L. Smith, CPA, CITP, CISA is the co-founder of CPA Crossings in Rochester, MI. He is a CPA with a strong background in information technology and serves as a virtual CIO to CPA firms and professional organizations. He specializes in the planning and deployment of effective technology solutions. Bryan and John Higgins recently authored Ten Steps to a Digital Practice in the Cloud, which has been published by the AICPA.
Bryan helps firm leaders understand the opportunities associated with deploying information technology to improve productivity, enhance client services, and increase profitability. He uses his extensive knowledge and experience to help CPAs bridge the gap between business and technology.
He is a past chair of the Michigan Association of CPAs Information Technology Committee and the Leadership Committee.
Non-Member Price $159.00
Member Price $139.00