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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 Nick D

Aug 15, 2022

One of the most interactive courses. Amazing instrctor!!

By Francisco L R

Oct 13, 2022

This an excellent course for introduction to Power BI.

By Sami H

May 31, 2022

learned a lot about data visuaization and data modeling

By Juan C D M

Dec 13, 2021

The course was very well organized and well structured.

By Ed M

May 10, 2023

Really professional presentation .Excellent overall.

By Shaho H P

Aug 28, 2022

The Best Course that I have done in coursera so far.

By Amal A

Mar 1, 2024

Excellent Content and Presentation. Short and sweet

By Austin

Jan 28, 2022

Great to learn how to integrate excel with Power BI

By Ahmed A A E A

Jun 30, 2021

Amazing course , material and instructor ,thank you

By Sudhakar R N

Jul 19, 2021

This course helped me a lot in current profession

By abdulhai t

Jul 23, 2021

It was very useful. Thanks a lot for your efforts

By Dako H

Dec 28, 2023

Very informative, well designed and challenging.

By Naleen V

Dec 28, 2022

Excellent Course, Worth every second you invest.

By Victoria A

Jan 4, 2022

Great course, great specialization! Very useful!

By Robert C

Sep 6, 2021

Great Course with support materials and tuition.

By Habibah B J

Nov 14, 2022

Very interactive videos. Love it and thank you!

By Marek D

Feb 2, 2023

one of the best I have taken. very informative

By Mehreen

Apr 8, 2023


By Jonathan S

Jan 19, 2022

Thank you, it was a well structured course.

By Mohamed F

Oct 29, 2022

This is very useful and infrmative course

By Maria J R P

Mar 8, 2022

Great course and great trainer, thank you!


Jan 12, 2022

Excellent course, I recommend for everyone

By Yelena P

Mar 25, 2022

Great course and great useful knowledge!


Apr 9, 2022

Excelente curso introductorioa Power BI


Sep 23, 2023

Thank you for this amazing opportunity