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I have been in the It industry since 1979, so I am not new to learning new technology along the way to keep up with it all. Ian Littlejohn's course that I completed is one of the best that have helped impress my colleagues and management at my workplace. Ian's precise and very engaging way of teaching has made my work effortless and an very effective. I use less time now to go through my weekly and monthly data analysis and presentation a breeze. Thanks again Ian. - Jeganathan Vettyvelu
Power Pivot has been described as the most important new feature in Excel in 20 years. Power Pivot has been developed by Microsoft to help companies analyze and understand the growing quantities of data that are created on a daily basis.
Power Pivot will improve your time to create reports, develop data analysis and gain insight into your your data by at least 80%.
Power Pivot is a free Add-in for Excel 2010 and is called the Data Model in Excel 2013 that provides capabilities to handle large quantities of data. PowerPivot is a columnar database that is capable of storing and manipulating hundreds of millions rows of data. PowerPivot brings new capabilities to business users to analyse, explore and gain new insight into business and marketing data. PowerPivot has been referred to as the most important feature for Excel in 20 years.
Power Pivot makes it easy to setup relationships between tables of data in the same way as databases and therefore does not require the use of Excel functions such as Vlookup. PowerPivot therefore decreases the time substantially to analyse and gain new insight from business and marketing data.
Power Pivot allows the rapid development of powerful PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel utilising the latest Slicer technology to easily analyse and view data from multiple different perspectives. PowerPivot also adds a new Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) formula language that provides new and powerful calculations and insight to the business user.
In this lesson we will introduce and cover the features and capabilities of Power Pivot
In this lesson we will cover how to activate the Power Pivot addin
Please click on the View Resources button and download the training file
In this lesson we will cover how to load data into Power Pivot.
In this lesson we will review how to browse and filter the data that is loaded into Power Pivot.
In this lesson we will review the Home menu options on the Power Pivot menu
How to use the AutoSum function to create Sum, Average, Count, Distinct Count, Max and Min calculations
In this lesson we will review the Design menu options
In this lesson we will review the Advanced menu options in Power Pivot
In this lesson we review the Excel Power Pivot menu options.
In this lesson we will review how to create Pivot Tables with Power Pivot data.
In this lesson we will review how to change the method of aggregation from Sum to Count, Distinct Count, Average, Min and Max.
In this lesson we will review how to add slicers to filter data in Pivot Tables.
In this lesson we will review how to filter data in Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts using slicers.
In this lesson we will review how to create hierarchies in Power Pivot data and how to use the hierarchies in Pivot Tables.
Please download the Training Data files to follow the examples.
In this lesson we review how to create relationships between tables of data.
In this lesson we review how to create Pivot Tables with data from tables that have relationships.
Please download the Training Data file.
In this lesson we will review how to create DAX Calculated columns in Power Pivot.
In this lesson we will review how to create different date orientated formulas such as Year, Month etc.
In this lesson we will review how to use the Sort By Column menu option to control how date orientated fields are displayed in Pivot Tables.
Please download the Date Master file to use in the training course.
In this lesson we will review how to create a relationship with a Date Master file and how to use dates in Pivot Tables.
In this lesson we will review how to create Text formulas in Power Pivot.
Please download the Price Increase Excel file to use in the lessons.
In this lesson we will review how to use the related calculated column DAX calculation.
In this lesson we review how to create DAX Calculated Fields in Power Pivot.
In this lesson we review the Calculate formula and see how this is able to make powerful custom calculations.
In this lesson we review how to create Dates in Calculated Fields.
In this lesson we review how to create Sets that can be used in Pivot Tables. Sets are useful for creating your items in a list for a report.
In this lesson we review how to create Key Performance Indicators.
Ian is a trainer that specializes in Microsoft Excel Business Intelligence tools and techniques making it easy for learners to harness the power of Excel PivotTables, PivotCharts, PowerPivot, Power Query, PowerView and Power BI.
Ian has been training learners on these powerful technologies for a number of years making it easy for the business user to easily create management reports, develop interactive dashboards and generate new insight and intelligence from business data.
Ian has over 10 years of Management Consulting experience and he brings this knowledge and skills to his training course showing Excel users how to easily create sophisticated management reports, perform data analysis and create amazing interactive dashboards without using any complex programming or specialized tools.
Ian has consulted and worked with major organizations in the Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Logistics industries across a number of countries and continents.