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Microsoft Excel 2010 PowerPivot

  • Price £395.00
  • Duration 1 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


In the Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 2 course, we show you how to create and manage PivotTables, Slicers and PivotCharts: some of Excel's most powerful features for analysing data. This course takes PivotTables to the next level, teaching you how to use PowerPivot: a free add-in available only for Microsoft Excel 2010. PowerPivot links in with PivotTables, however the data used, can be manipulated and managed as though you were using a Relational Database (such as SQL or Access).

Please Note: PowerPivot will not work on Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007, it is solely designed for Microsoft Excel 2010.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for intermediate/advanced Microsoft Excel professionals who may work or be interested in the domains of finance, statistics, project analysis, market analysis or general data manipulation. They will have a need to create PivotTables on a regular basis and to produce reports with multiple PivotTables/PivotCharts to produce 'Business Intelligent' type dashboard reports.


A good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2010
A basic knowledge of Database Relationships (if relevant to your work)
Understand formula/function writing to manipulate data
Understand basic features of PivotTables, such as the areas designed for fields
To ensure your success, we recommend the following courses have been undertaken, or equivalent knowledge gained:

Microsoft Office Excel 2010: Level 2


At the end of this course you will be able to:

Use a wide variety of data sources within PowerPivot
Create calculations within PowerPivot
Manage various PivotTables creates by PowerPivot

Course Content

Module 1 - PivotTable Review

Why Use a PivotTable?
PivotTable Hints and Tips
Connecting to External Data with PivotTables

Module 2 - Introduction to PowerPivot

PowerPivot Overview
Where do I get PowerPivot from?
Identifying PowerPivot

Module 3 - Connecting to Single Table Data Sources

Connecting to Data Different Sources
Pasting data into PowerPivot
Checking PowerPivot can Produce Results
Excel (flat-file database) as a Data Source
Managing Data in a PowerPivot Window
Importing Data from SharePoint Lists to PowerPivot
Importing Data from Data Feeds into PowerPivot
Importing Data from Azure DataMarket
Excel (linked tables) as a Data Source

Module 4 - Working with Multiple Table Data Sources

PowerPivot Relationships
Access Tables (relational database) as a Data Source
SQL Databases as a Data Source
Creating a Perspective to make Field Lists Manageable
Filtering Data during Importing External Data
Database Tables as a Data Source Writing SQL Statements

Module 5 - The Diagram View

The Diagram View in PowerPivot
Managing Relationships and Tables in the Diagram View
Working with Hierarchies

Module 6 - Measures, Calculations and KPIs

Create a Calculated Column
Measures Overview
Creating a Measure
AutoSum Measures
User Created Measures
Working with Dates in a PowerPivot Environment
Creating a KPI
Adding a KPI to a PivotTable

Module 7 - Working with DAX (Data Analysis Expressions)

Sample DAX Functions
Time Intelligent Functions

Module 8 - Working with Slicers

Layout Styles
Using Slicers
Additional Slicer Settings
Locking a Slicer to a PivotTable

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