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Microsoft Excel 2016 PowerPivot


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PowerPivot is an Excel add-in that allows for the creation of a more sophisticated data model than using Excel by itself. Introduce your students to this data modelling technology, which lets users to amalgamate large volumes of data from various sources, perform rapid information analysis, and easily share insights.

This builds on skills learned in the three-part Velsoft Excel 2016 courses, offering lessons covering the following topics:

  • Getting Started with PowerPivot
  • Manipulating PowerPivot data
  • Creating PowerPivot reports
  • Using DAX Functions in PowerPivot
  • Distributing PowerPivot data

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About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How To Use This Book

Lesson 1:
Getting Started with PowerPivot


The PowerPivot Window

The PowerPivot Ribbon Interface

PowerPivot Worksheets

Activity 1-1

PowerPivot Data Sources

Data Feeds

The Table Import Wizard

Data Types

How to Import Data From Various Data Sources

Activity 1-2

Data Refresh


How to Refresh Data from a Data Source

Activity 1-3

Linked Tables

How to Create Linked Tables

Activity 1-4


Review Questions

Lesson 2:
Manipulating PowerPivot Data

PowerPivot Tables

Managing Tables

How to Organize and Format Tables

Activity 2-1

Calculated Columns

PowerPivot Formulas

How to Create Calculated Columns

Activity 2-2

Sort Options

Filter Options

How to Sort and Filter PowerPivot Data

Activity 2-3

Table Relationships

Types of Relationships

The Create Relationship Dialog Box

The Manage Relationships Dialog Box

The Diagram View

How to Create and Manage Table Relationships

Activity 2-4


Review Questions

Lesson 3:
Creating PowerPivot Reports


Flattened PivotTables

The PowerPivot Field List Pane

Creating Key Performance Indicators

How to Create a PivotTable

Activity 3-1


PivotChart Types

How to Create PivotCharts

Activity 3-2

Customize the Ribbon

Power Views

Activity 3-3


How to Filter Data Using Slicers

Activity 3-4


Types of Sparklines

The Sparkline Tools – Design Contextual Tab

Conditional Formatting

Conditional Formats

How to Present PivotTable Data Visually

Activity 3-5


Review Questions

Lesson 4:
Using DAX Functions in PowerPivot


DAX Functions

DAX Variables

Aggregate Functions

How to Manipulate PowerPivot Data Using DAX Functions

Activity 4-1

Filter Functions

How to Extract Data From Tables Using Functions

Activity 4-2

Time Intelligence Functions

Create a Date Table

How to Work with Time Dependent Data

Activity 4-3


Review Questions

Lesson 5:
Distributing PowerPivot Data

Workbook Protection

Worksheet Protection

How to Protect Reports

Activity 5-1

File Formats

How to Save Reports in Different File Formats

Activity 5-2


Review Questions

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson Lab 1-2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 2-2

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson Lab 3-2

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson Lab 5-1


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet



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