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Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel

Phoenix SQL Saturday 2015 and the Arizona SQL Server User Group

Friday, March 28, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel

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Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel

Speaker: Bill Pearson, SQL Server MVP

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

 

You will Learn 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

 

 

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 MDXand 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.

 

Prerequisites

  • 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 2012 installed, or available for connection

·Connectivity available to AdventureWorksDW20012 database

·Connectivity available to Adventure Works Analysis Services database

 

 

 

 

 

Have questions about Practical Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel? Contact Phoenix SQL Saturday 2015 and the Arizona SQL Server User Group

When & Where


Microsoft Tempe Office
60 E Rio Salado Parkway
Suite 1200
Tempe, AZ 85281

Friday, March 28, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)


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A free one-day training event on Saturday February 28th, 2014

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