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Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel w/ William Pearson III

SQL Saturday OKC

Friday, August 22, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Event Details


1 Day





Analysts, Reporters, Developers, Other Information Workers and CPA's




PowerPivot, Microsoft Excel 2010



Delivery Method:

Instructor-led (classroom)




Course Description

SQL Server MVP and Business Intelligence Architect Bill Pearson leads this full-day, hands-on introduction to using PowerPivot 2012 for Excel to deliver self-service business intelligence. The focus of the course is to help those new to PowerPivot to become familiar with the assembly of data from diverse sources into models that deliver business intelligence upon demand. Participants will gain exposure to accessing and relating data, and to employing the Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) language, to construct and share PowerPivot applications that support analysis and reporting throughout the enterprise.


Intended Audience

Information workers (business- or IT-based) involved in analysis and reporting of data, intermediate - to - advanced Excel users, practitioners that want to gain familiarity with PowerPivot to build compelling analysis, reporting applications to deliver self-service BI and for Certified Public Accountants (CPA's) looking to earn 8 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit. 


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Assemble and relate data from diverse sources into a PowerPivot model to support self-service business intelligence
  • Employ DAX functions to create basic calculations within the PowerPivot data model
  • Construct PowerPivot applications that support enterprise analysis and reporting
  • Understand deployment options for PowerPivot via SharePoint



Attendees with the following will benefit the most from this course:

  • Basic familiarity with the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Exposure to Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts
  • Exposure to standard Excel functions
  • Exposure to basic relational database concepts


Course Hardware and Software Requirements


Passive attendance can certainly be useful. However, to obtain maximum benefit through active participation in the course, it is highly recommended that attendees bring along a laptop loaded with the following:


  • Windows 7, Windows XP (SP3), or Windows Vista (SP1)
  • 1GB RAM minimum (with 2GB RAM recommended)
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit) installed
  • PowerPivot 2010 or higher for Excel (32-bit or 64-bit, as appropriate to attendee machine) installed (Pre-Reqs installed as a part of installation, as necessary)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 installed, or available for connection
  • AdventureWorksDW2008R2 and AdventureWorks2008R2 database engine samples
  • Adventure Works DW 2008R2
  • Connectivity available to AdventureWorksDW2008R2 Analysis Services database sample
  • Connectivity available to fully processed Adventure Works Analysis Services database


Please contact instructor with questions: wep3@islandtechnologies.com


About the Instructor

Bill Pearson, MVP (SQL Server BI), CPA, CITP, CMA, CIA, MCDBA, MCSE, is a consultant, author, mentor and business intelligence architect who has been working with business intelligence for over 18 years, and with the integrated Microsoft Business Intelligence solution since its inception. Bill has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Player multiple times for his technical experience implementing Microsoft BI, as well as his contributions to the community as an author and speaker. Bill’s recent series’ include theStairway to MDXand Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX columns atSQLServerCentral.com, and he presents regularly at SQL Saturdays and other diverse events all over the United States and elsewhere.


Have questions about Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel w/ William Pearson III? Contact SQL Saturday OKC

When & Where

Moore Norman Technology Center
13301 S Pennsylvania Ave
Room A/B
Oklahoma City, OK 73170

Friday, August 22, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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