• Data Insights 2-Day Master Class



    Everything you need to know about shaping, loading, and modelling data in Power BI and Modern Excel! This 2-day master class is developed by Matt Allington of Excelerator BI and Ken Puls of Excelguru.

    Course Description

    Join us in Wellington, New Zealand on February 24 and 25, 2020 for hands-on training from two of the world's leading experts. Participants will get one full day with Ken on Dimensional Modeling, and one full day with Matt focusing on the DAX formula language. These two components are essential to understand when you want to build truly dynamic, scalable and stable data models, and we're going to cover both in detail.

    What is covered in the Dimensional Modelling day?
    Ken will be looking deeply at how to structure your data for a successful Excel/Power BI data model. You’ll learn how your data should be shaped, what the data model expects in its tables, and a variety of techniques and patterns to work around common join problems. Our goal here is very simple: to teach you everything you need to lay the foundation for a data model that will stand the test of time.

    But not only will you lean practical hands on techniques to lay this groundwork, you’ll learn the key terminology at play. By the time you leave this session you’ll be able to identify things like 'facts', 'dimensions', 'relationships', 'schemas', 'slowly moving dimensions', and much more. Armed with this knowledge you will be able to not only design your own models properly, but you’ll be able to understand other materials you reference during your career.

    As you might expect from one of the world’s leading voices on Power Query, there’s going to be a heavy focus on Power Query in this course. But it's Power Query with a purpose: to feed a Power Pivot Data Model.

    What is covered in the DAX Formula day?
    Matt will take you into the world of DAX formulas, exploring how this incredible language can be used to summarize virtually any statistic you want to know. He’s one of the world’s experts in the DAX language and will teach you not only what you should do with DAX, but also what you shouldn't.

    Target Audience

    Anyone who needs to build reports based on data. Experience working with Excel PivotTables is highly encouraged. Experience with Power BI is optional.

    Software Requirements

    You must bring a laptop with both of the following installed:

    • Excel 2016 or higher (Office 365 recommended) 1, 2
    • Power BI Desktop version 2.69.5467.x or higher 3


    Notes on Software Requirements:


    1. Don’t have Excel 2016 or higher? You can sign up for a free one-month trial of Office 365 Business Premium. (Click here to learn more.)
    2. If you are running Excel 2016, please go to Windows Update -> Advanced and make sure you’ve checked the box to receive updates for other products when you update Windows!
    3. If you’re not automatically receiving updates, you can get the most recent version of Power BI Desktop here.

    Time Commitment

    This course is a hands-on course and runs over 2 days, starting at 9:00am and ending at 5:00pm each day.

    Registration Details

    The next session of this course has not been confirmed, but we are gathering a list to gauge interest. Click here to add your name to the interest list. You may also want to subscribe to the Excelguru newsletter to receive updates as more information becomes available.
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