Power BI for Excel 2013: Level 3 - Data Model Designers

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​This is the third course in this custom Power BI for Excel 2013 training series. What makes Power BI for Excel such a vast improvement over detailed Excel worksheets is the PowerPivot Data Model, which allows data to be pulled together from multiple tables and multiple databases.  This course is designed for Power BI for Excel Designers who are ready to create custom data models for themselves and for other Power BI Designers. Topics covered include database design concepts, how to build both general purpose and customized data models, building data hierarchies, and how to use basic DAX language and functionality to extend the capabilities of data models for in-depth and customized analysis of information.

Intended Audience

At Completion


​Power BI for Excel Level 2.

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Course Outline

Understanding BI Data

  • Business Intelligence Data
  • Data Source Types
  • PowerPivot Data Sources


Creating Data Models

  • Creating the Data Model - Excel
  • Creating the Data Model – Database
  • Creating the Data Model – Hybrid


Use DAX Functions

  • Review of Syntax and Calculated Columns
  • Best Practices
  • DAX Measures
  • Creating Measures(Calculated Fields)


Using Dates Correctly

  • Why Dates are Different
  • Building Date Tables
  • Building Date Hierarchies


Shaping Reports

  • Building Communication Worksheets
  • Controlling Item Ordering
  • PowerPivot Metadata



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