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About the Course

Welcome to Excel Power Tools for Data Analysis. In this four-week course, we introduce Power Query, Power Pivot and Power BI, three power tools for transforming, analysing and presenting data. Excel's ease and flexibility have long made it a tool of choice for doing data analysis, but it does have some inherent limitations: for one, truly "big" data simply does not fit in a spreadsheet and for another, the process of importing and cleaning data can be a repetitive, time-consuming and error-prone. Over the last few years, Microsoft have worked on transforming the end-to-end experience for analysts, and Excel has undergone a major upgrade with the inclusion of Power Query and Power Pivot. In this course, we will learn how to use Power Query to automate the process of importing and preparing data for analysis. We will see how Power Pivot revolutionises the actual analysis process by providing us with an analytical database inside the Excel workbook, capable of storing millions of rows, and a powerful modelling language called DAX which allows us to perform advanced analytics on our data. We will finish off by venturing out of Excel and introducing Power BI, which also uses the Power Query and Power BI architecture but allows us to create stunning interactive reports and dashboards. This is the third course in our Specialization on Data Analytics and Visualization. The previous courses: Excel Fundamentals for Data Analysis and Data Visualization in Excel, cover data preparation, cleaning, visualisation, and creating dashboards. To get the most out of this course we would recommend you do the previous courses or have experience with these topics. In this course we focus on Excel Power Tools, join us for this exciting journey. Please note that Power Query, Power Pivot and Power BI Desktop are only available on the Windows platform, so Mac users will require Bootcamp running Windows or a Virtual machine with a Window O/S. While Power Query is available as an add-in Excel 2010 and 2013, the tools have changed significantly, and this course has only been designed and tested for Excel 2016 and later. For an optimal experience, we recommend Office 365....

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This course is excellent. There are a few issues, but in the forum, you can find the answers. Exercises are perfectly prepared to understand all three tools.


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Very useful systematic teaching approach from pivot table->Power Query->Power Pivot->PowerBi. Step by step guidance with good explanation. Worth it.

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By Narinder S

Dec 19, 2021

Good Teacher

Excellent in Teaching

Now i learn a lot about data anaylsis with excel and power BI

By Lukasz D

Jan 25, 2024

Very useful course, I'm sure I will use at least some of the content during my business work!

By Abdul Q

Apr 8, 2022

unparrallel content.great lecture and practice expercises provided.everythig was exceptional

By bwire c

Sep 30, 2023

one of the best courses I have been lucky to learn with great teachers am really grateful

By Nguyen N

Sep 7, 2023

It's beneficial for everybody to improve their skills in data analysis and visualization.


Jan 22, 2023

Bastante práctico y muy bien explicado. Los talleres y examenes son bastante interesantes

By Bruno G

Jun 24, 2024

Clear and concise explanations at a high level. You notice the non-European approach ;)

By Michael O

May 17, 2023

Fantastic introduction into the power of Exel Power Tools - Hands on and very focused!

By frank m

Oct 4, 2021

great!! this is a really wonderful course. I learned a lot, and it was so usefriendly

By Nitin C

May 15, 2024

very good course and easy to understand. Macquarie university provides best courses.

By muhammad s

Feb 26, 2022

Excellent Course for moderate level learning of data analytics. Highly recommended!


Aug 6, 2021

This course is really useful, easy to understand and practice!! Thank you very much

By Felix F

May 20, 2022

Very good course with many useful insights, also for my professional work-life!

By Enrico L

Jul 17, 2021

Great course, high quality content, excellent teacher, challenging exercises.

By Miriam C P

Aug 5, 2023

Excelente con algunas diferencias entre version ingles y español del software


Jan 27, 2022

It was such a productive course which help me to increase my analysis skills

By Nabilah M

Jan 24, 2022

Worth the time :) I learnt so much things, which beneficial for my career :)

By seyedmorteza k

Mar 18, 2022

fantastic course which I learned more than I expected. Thank you coursera

By Daniel C B

Oct 18, 2021

Excellent course. I have learnt many skills that will make my job easier.

By Mustafa H

Oct 22, 2021

Excellent Course - Must have skills for Finance Professionals . Thankyou

By Baiyang X

Apr 13, 2023

Good Structure, hope there will be more content and practice like this.

By Masha H

Jun 27, 2021

I enjoyed the course, there was a lot of useful information! Thank you!

By Silvia

Aug 24, 2022

Very well structured course and very clear explanations. Thanks Nicky!

By Deleted A

Aug 6, 2022

First-class course. Excellent instructors. Nicky Bull knows his stuff.

By Ferbian

Aug 30, 2022

A very informative course. Complex information is greatly simplified.