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The course is presented in four parts.

First: A brief introduction to Power Pivot and discuss reasons it has become more versatile than the conventional pivot table:

  • Excel spreadsheet has limit of 1 million rows, while Power Pivot can connect to over 1 million rows of data. So no limit on the data sources
  • Power Pivot can combine all data sources into one pivot table. So no more VLOOKUP()
  • A plethora of DAX formulas in Power Pivot. Plus the formulas can be re-used!

Second: To demonstrate basic maneuvers on how to:

  • Map all dimension tables and fact tables together, and
  • Incorporate data from ALL sources into 1 pivot table, and

Third: We demonstrate 6 fundamental DAX formulas in Power Pivot to get you started in building advanced models for effective analytics, including:

  • SUMX

Last: We culminate the webinar with the best practices in Power Pivot modeling, including:

  • Use Measures (or Calculated Fields) over Calculated Column in order to
  • Table naming conventions, and
  • DAX format


Course Key Concept: Power Pivot, Calculated Column, Calculated Field, Measures, DAX formulas, Data Analysis Expressions, Dimension table, Fact table.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover Power Pivot as the big data analysis tool.
  • Identify the best practices in Power Pivot modeling.
  • Recognize Power Pivot’s essential steps in relationship and integration.
  • Discover 6 essential DAX formulas to get you started in Power Pivot formula writing.
  • Explore differences between a calculated column and a calculate field.
Last updated/reviewed: May 16, 2022

3 Reviews (42 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
Great course that teaches several Power Pivot concepts and best practices using a single real-world example throughout the lessons. Particularly helpful as a transition from traditional Excel formulas and pivot tables to the DAX language used in Power Pivot and Power BI.
Anonymous Author
This course answers many questions excel users have when dealing with data sets larger than 1,000,000 rows.
Anonymous Author
Informative but very hard to stay concentrated on the subject.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

Basic Excel knowledge; be able to open one Excel file and add a new sheet, etc.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  0:28Introduction to Power Pivot: Big Data Analysis Made Easy
  3:34Background-Data Analysis Challenges
  1:05Instructor Introduction
  0:34Course Purpose
  5:41Introduction to Power Pivot
Intermediate: Integration in Power Pivot
  4:16Mapping-Part 1
  4:25Mapping-Part 2
  1:34Table Names
  3:47Bonus Relationship
  2:13Dashboard Without Using DAX Formula
Advanced: 6 Essential DAX Formulas
  3:39DAX Formula - Part 1
  3:42DAX Formula - Part 2
  5:05DAX Formula - Part 3
  6:57DAX Formula - Part 4
Advanced: Best Practices In Power Pivot Modelling
  5:01Best Practices: Part 1
  2:42Best Practices: Part 2
Wrap Up
  0:51Next Course
  1:01:00Power Pivot: Big Data Analysis Made Easy
  PDFSlides: Power Pivot: Big Data Analysis Made Easy
  PDFPower Pivot: Big Data Analysis Made Easy Glossary/ Index
  XLSXWorkbook: Session 3 - Data
  XLSXWorkbook: Session 3 - Power Pivot (Practice)
  XLSXWorkbook: Session 3 - Power Pivot (Answer)