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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 Hariono H

Jan 14, 2022

Super Cool. Thank You!!!

By Ahmed G

May 14, 2023

Excellent certification

By Yunhong H

Feb 5, 2022

This is a great course.

By 應賢霈

Sep 18, 2022

Very practical! Nice.

By Temitope O

Jul 2, 2024

i enjoyed every class

By Muhammad S K

May 20, 2023

amazing course Thanks

By Constantin M M

Apr 11, 2021

High quality course.

By Hector N R

Apr 9, 2021

An excellent course!

By Daniel S

Oct 3, 2022

Realy good course.

By Ahmed F

Jun 1, 2023

I do love Coursera

By Tatyana P

Apr 18, 2022

Excellent course!

By Ben R I

Jun 4, 2023

Wonderful course

By Thắng Đ Q

Sep 19, 2021

Excellent course

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Jun 25, 2021


By أحمد م ف م س

Mar 21, 2021

Excellent Course

By Johan A P B

Jul 10, 2021

Excelent course

By Nelson L

Feb 3, 2023

perfect course


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By Viet A N

Sep 9, 2021

easy to follow

By 陳民晉

May 13, 2023

Nice course!!

By Allison F

Sep 16, 2021

Great course!

By Min Q

Jun 18, 2021

Great course!

By Dai T N

Oct 21, 2022

Good Course

By Camilo A P M

Oct 22, 2021

great course

By Jesus A

Nov 24, 2021