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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 Lena W

Aug 11, 2021

Good step-by-step introduction with clear content and good exercises.

By Dr. A N

Jan 1, 2023

Excellent course. Great learning experience on Power -Query/Pivot/BI


Apr 14, 2021

Excelente el curso, muy práctico y fácil de entender. me ayudó mucho

By R R

May 21, 2023

Great course to learn data analysis. Well-structured and explained.

By George V

Mar 9, 2022

Great presenter, great and practical material! Highly recommended!

By Yew Y

Jun 27, 2021

Concise, and effective! One of the best courses I've had so far :)

By Chien N

Sep 6, 2021

Excellent guidance to business analytics with Excel and Power BI!

By Niranjani K

Jul 30, 2021

Excellent way of delivering the topic and clarity in explanation.

By Federico B

May 12, 2021

Really well explained, clear and reach of well prepared practice.

By mohammed a

Feb 23, 2023

The course was very good for me. And the instructor was amazing.

By Mohamed K E

Feb 22, 2023

Good Experience. Very interesting exercises. Useful for the work

By Kanchi T

Jul 9, 2022

Very Clear explanation and contents. workbooks are user friendly

By Joao L P

Aug 22, 2021

I now know the Power of Excel and how much I still hae to learn!

By Luis S

Apr 18, 2022

Muy buen curso introductorio al grupo de los Power de Microsoft

By Md. S

Apr 15, 2022

I learn many thinks amout excel Power tools for Data Analysis.

By Gunel M

Jan 2, 2022

I loved the instructors and course content. They are amazing.

By Mradul M

Jun 19, 2024

It a good course, you will learn and very easy to understand.

By Ike U

Oct 20, 2021

Excellent, very well taught. The Instructors know their stuff

By Katarzyna S

Jan 20, 2023

It was a very good introduction to the most important tools.

By amit k s

Jun 12, 2022

It was great cousre, insired by the previous specialization.

By Duane P

Apr 26, 2021

Good intro course to Power Query, Power Pivot and Power BI.

By Stanislav P

Feb 11, 2022

Amazing Introductry cource for next level of power tools!

By Yash D

Nov 4, 2023

Great Course with thorough beginner to advanced knowledge

By Oluwaseun J A

Sep 4, 2022

This is an exceptional course and I highly recomemend it.


Oct 20, 2021

very useful and makes learning easy by their explanation.