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SQL Sat.Louisville Pre Con:Practical Self Service BI With PowerPivot

SQL Saturday Louisville

Friday, July 20, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Course:                      Practical Self Service BI With PowerPivot

By:                              BILL PEARSON

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 the Stairway to MDX and Stairway to PowerPivot and DAX columns at SQLServerCentral.com, and he presents regularly at SQL Saturdays and other diverse events all over the United States and elsewhere.





Analysts, Reporters, Developers, and Other Information Workers




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 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 and reporting applications to deliver self-service BI


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

Course material will be provided on thumb drives. A laptop is not necessary but will help you take advantage of the course better.  If you wish to bring a laptop, requirements are as below.




·         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 for Excel  (32-bit or 64-bit, as appropriate to attendee machine) installed

·         Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 installed, or available for connection

·         Connectivity available to AdventureWorksDW2008R2 database

·         Connectivity available to Adventure Works Analysis Services database





Food: refreshments/coffee in the morning and boxed lunch in the afternoon will be provided.

Further information regarding room number of the event and a lunch preference survey will be sent out closer to the event.


Parking: the closest parking garage is at the speed museum for $6 a day. We will make best effort to provide parking passes. There is also plenty of parking on streets.


Cancellation policy: no cancellations/refunds/exchanges allowed except if event is cancelled for any reason. Full payment of $99 is due at the time of registration.





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When & Where

University of Louisville School of Business
School of Business, 2301 South 3rd Street,
Louisville, KY 40202

Friday, July 20, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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