Course Outline

Advanced Power Pivot For Microsoft Excel Training Course

This course is designed to be hands-on. You will learn skills that you can apply to your own work. Bring your own projects, files and questions to the training, or use our free support anytime after training.

We specialise in on-site and online customised training, which means we can schedule the course at a date that suits you and tailor the content to address your requirements.

Discover the power of Power Pivot for Excel.

Consolidate and mine data from multiple sources, investigate trends, create dashboards and make sense of your business data with just a few clicks in the familiar environment of Excel. 

Advanced Power Pivot For Microsoft Excel Training Course Content

Course Duration

One full day


Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to describe some uses of Power Pivot in Excel 2010 and the data model in Power View for Excel 2010; to import data into a Power Pivot and create relationships; to generate Power Pivot tables and charts; to customise Power Pivot table and chart appearance; to create DAX measures and calculated columns; to generate reporting dashboards and management KPIs (Key Performance Indices).

Who is this Course for

If you are looking to boost your business or advance your career, then Power Pivot Training is for you. This includes:

• Data Analysts
• Finance Professionals
• Business Managers
• Information Professionals
• Excel Users (intermediate or advanced)
• Career movers and shakers

Course Prerequisites

No previous experience required as we show you everything from the start but if you know a little about Excel formulas, one-to-many relationships in Access, SQL queries, VLOOKUP, Powerpivots Reports, you have a headstart.



  • Why use PowerPivots
  • PowerPivot Workbooks
  • The PowerPivot tab
  • Data sources
  • Relationships
Importing Data & The Data Model


  • Connecting to data sources
  • Writing a Query to Import Data
  • Using the Table Import Wizard
  • Import and Filter from Databases
Creating Relationships


  • Understanding relationships
  • Review existing relationships
  • Create new relationships
Building DAX Formulas / Measures


  • Formula basics
  • Calculated fields and measures
  • DAX Time Intelligence functions
  • DAX Relate (lookup) functions
  • DAX Calculate functions
  • Understanding Filters, ALL functions
Useful Queries


  • SELECT Queries
  • Logical Operators and Conditionals
  • Joins
  • Aggregate Functions
PivotTables and PivotCharts


  • Creating a PivotTable
  • Updating the table
  • Changing the table structure
  • Formatting the PivotTable
Creating Dashboards


  • Formatting PivotTables and PivotCharts
  • KPI
  • Dashboards
  • Best Practices
Course Review


  • Applying what you learned
  • Course review
  • Questions and Answers

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