Course: Power Pivot 2013 fundamentals

$470.69 incl. vat

duration: 10 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days

In this PowerPivot course you will learn the basics of PowerPivot 2013. You will learn what PowerPivot is, what's new in the 2013 version and the place of PowerPivot in the world of Business Intelligence. Then the course continues in depth and covers data models, dashboards, Power View, DAX and formulas and functions. At the end of the course you will learn about Time Intelligence and upgrading PowerPivot 2010 to 2013.


After completing this course you are familiar with the basic features of PowerPivot 2013.


You have a good knowledge of Excel and databases.

Target audience

Software Developer

Power Pivot 2013 fundamentals

10 hours

Power Pivot: Data Models

In the course will be introduced to Power Pivot 2013, what it is, what is new to Power Pivot 2013 and its place in Business Intelligence arena. Leading us into what is a Pivot Table, configuring and enabling Power Pivot 2013 and finalizing with platforms that support Power Pivot. Then we will take a look at Data Models and how they fit within Power Pivot 2013.We’ll then see types of Data Models and how they relate to Data Connections and how SQL Query Designer can be used as a Data Modeling Tool. Then we will look at importing data from other Data Connections and combining them together within a Power Pivot Workbook.

Power Pivot: Basic Concepts

In this course we'll start looking at the visual differences between Power Pivot 2010 and 2013.Then move into creating our first Power Pivot Workbook and Pivot Table. Next we will look at how to format Pivot Tables, explain the differences between Calculated Fields and Columns and then how to hide and refresh our data. Then we will look at basics such as: filtering, exploring, relationships, perspectives, slicers and drill through.

Power Pivot: Dashboards and Power View

In this course we will look at Dashboarding concepts such as: What is a dashboard, creation guidelines, what a dashboard is not. We will look at what is a Pivot Chart and how it differentiates from "Pivot Chart and Pivot Table". Afterwards, we will finish by understanding KPIs and how to incorporate them into our PivotTable. Then we will review another Add-In named Power View, creating reports, navigating a Power View Report, filtering, grouping. Culminating with Charting and Mapping inside of Power View. Then we will discuss the considerations that should be looked upon when securing and sharing a Power Pivot Workbook. The options we have available for securing within Excel 2013 and sharing the Power Pivot Workbook within SharePoint 2013 and OneDrive.

Power Pivot: DAX, Formulas, Functions

In this course we’ll start by covering what is DAX, why DAX is so important and how it integrates with Power Pivot 2013. Why use DAX, there is a reason why it has been mentioned over and over for quite some time with Power Pivot and SQL. We’ll discuss the rhymes and reasons of it as well as the history of DAX followed by DAX functions and references. Then we’ll cover the DAX functions category. These categories are Text, Filter, Information, Logical, Date and Time, Math and Trig, and more.

Power Pivot: Intelligence and Optimizing

In this course we’ll cover using Time Intelligence with Power Pivot. Then we’ll show you how to upgrade from Power Pivot 2010 to Power Pivot 2013. Then we’ll optimizations you can apply to workbooks and formulas. Next we’ll cover Cube Functions, while not part of DAX, we can look how we can leverage it to our advantage.

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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Duration 10 hours
Language English (US)
Certificate of participation Yes
Online access 90 days
Monitor Progress Yes
Mobile ready Yes

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