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Excel Business Intelligence: Power Query

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  • Course details

    Microsoft Excel includes a powerful feature called Power Query—also known as Get & Transform or Get Data—which provides fast and powerful data gathering and cleansing capabilities. In this course—the first installment in the Excel Business Intelligence series—follow along with experienced Excel trainer Chris Dutton as he shows you the robust capabilities of Power Query. Chris kicks off the course by outlining the power Excel landscape and spelling out when to use business intelligence tools like Power Query, Power Pivot, and DAX. He then dives into Power Query, explaining how to leverage key query editing tools to connect and transform data. Learn about basic Power Query table transformations, text-specific query editing tools, how to merge and append queries, and more. Chris also shares best practices for working efficiently with Power Query.

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      Chris Dutton

      Founder & COO, Maven Analytics

      Chris Dutton is a certified Microsoft Excel Expert and analytics consultant.Chris has nearly a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across automotive, retail, insurance, and travel verticals. He has developed award-winning business intelligence and data visualization tools, which have been featured by Microsoft, the New York Times, and the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). As founder of Excel Maven, Chris has helped thousands of students learn how to use Excel as a dynamic and powerful analytics tool, and has developed personalized training programs for individuals, private groups, and businesses across the country. He graduated summa cum laude and received the Charles Bluhdorn Prize in Economics at Tufts University.

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  • Welcome

    - [Instructor] Last bit of housekeeping before we dive in. Just want to set some expectations for the course. Again, I'm on Excel 2016, 365 ProPlus, so what you see on your screen may differ a little bit from what I'm showing on mine, and that's especially true if you're using the 2010 plug-in version, or a 2013 copy. Number two, this course is really designed to get you up and running with Excel's BI tools, so the goal of this course is to provide you with a deep, solid, foundational understanding of Power Query, Power Pivot and DAX, so I might simplify a few concepts along the way to make them easier to teach and for you to grasp and we may pass over some of the more advanced tools. Number three, these tools are incredibly powerful, but to be honest, they can still be a little bit buggy sometimes. Excel uses a ton of processing power so it helps to close other workbooks and applications while you're working on the data model for the course. And of course, this should go without…

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