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Analyzing Data with Excel (MOC 20779)

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Course Overview

The main purpose of the course is to give students the ability to add BI techniques to Excel data analysis. The course goes beyond the capabilities of tables and charts and uses Pivot Charts, the Excel Data Model, and Power BI.

Who should attend

This course is intended for students who are experienced with analyzing data with Excel and who wish to add BI techniques. The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel spreadsheets including formulas, charts, filtering, sorting, and sub-totals.
  • Basic knowledge of data analytics equivalent to having attended course Data Analysis Fundamentals using Excel (MOC 10994).

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explore and extend a classic Excel dashboard.
  • Explore and extend an Excel data model.
  • Pre-format and import a .CSV file.
  • Import data from a SQL Server database
  • Import data from a report.
  • Create measures using advanced DAX functions.
  • Create data visualizations in Excel.
  • Create a Power BI dashboard with Excel.

Course Content

  • Data Analysis in Excel
  • The Excel Data Model
  • Importing Data from Files
  • Importing Data from Databases
  • Importing Data from Excel Reports
  • Creating and Formatting Measures
  • Visualizing Data in Excel
  • Using Excel with Power BI
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 3 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,690.- €
  • Switzerland: Fr. 2,240.-
  • SA Voucher: 3
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

Digital courseware Dates and Booking
E-Learning MOC on Demand
Modality: P
Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 799.- €
  • Switzerland: Fr. 899.-
  • SA Voucher: 3
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.
17/12/2018 - 19/12/2018 Münster
07/01/2019 - 09/01/2019 Munich
30/01/2019 - 01/02/2019 Hamburg
27/02/2019 - 01/03/2019 Düsseldorf
27/03/2019 - 29/03/2019 Berlin
24/04/2019 - 26/04/2019 Stuttgart
22/05/2019 - 24/05/2019 Frankfurt
17/06/2019 - 19/06/2019 Münster
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Please see below our alternative, English language, FLEX course options.

13/12/2018 - 17/12/2018 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
07/01/2019 - 09/01/2019 Zurich
03/07/2019 - 05/07/2019 Zurich

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18/03/2019 - 20/03/2019 Rome
17/06/2019 - 19/06/2019 Milan
16/09/2019 - 18/09/2019 Rome
28/10/2019 - 30/10/2019 Milan
United Kingdom
13/12/2018 - 17/12/2018 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
24/04/2019 - 26/04/2019 London (Int Hse)
28/08/2019 - 30/08/2019 London (Int Hse)
Middle East
08/09/2019 - 10/09/2019 Doha Course language: English
United Arab Emirates
07/04/2019 - 09/04/2019 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
08/09/2019 - 10/09/2019 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
07/04/2019 - 09/04/2019 Cairo Course language: English
08/09/2019 - 10/09/2019 Cairo Course language: English

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