Course Duration: 3 Days

About This Course

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.

At Course Completion

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.


Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

Good Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, functions, and charts.

Working knowledge of relational databases.

Course Outline

Module 1: Data Analysis in Excel

Module 2: The Excel Data Model

Module 3: Importing Data from Files

Module 4: Importing Data from Databases

Module 5: Importing Data from Excel Reports

Module 6: Creating and Formatting Measures

Module 7: Visualizing Data in Excel

Module 8: Using Excel with Power BI


This class prepares you for Exam 70-779 Analyzing Data with Excel.

To earn the MCSA BI Reporting you must also pass Exam 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI


Microsoft has announced this exam is scheduled to retire January 31, 2021.  It will remain on your transcript and as new classes are introduced it may possibly be used as prerequisites.