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TLGPBIE16DM - Data Model Design using Excel 2016 - Level 3

This is the third course in TLG Learning’s custom Power BI using Excel 2016 training series. What makes Power BI such a vast improvement over simple Excel worksheets is the Power Query engine in both Power BI and Excel. Power Query allows data to be pulled and transformed from multiple data sources. This course is designed for Report Builders who are ready to create custom data models for themselves and for other Excel 2016 Report Users.

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Prerequisites


Power BI Tools in Excel 2016 - Level 2

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1 : Understanding BI Data


Business Intelligence Data Sources
Data Source Types
Table Roles

Lesson 2 : Creating Data Models


Creating a Data Model from Excel Data
Creating a Data Model from Access Database Data
Creating a Hybrid Data Model

Lesson 3 : Using DAX Functions


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

Lesson 4 : Using Dates Correctly


Why Dates are Different
Building Data Tables
Building Data Hierarchies

Lesson 5 : Appendix: Shaping Reports


Building Communication Worksheets
Controlling Item Ordering
PowerPivot Metadata