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Self-Paced Course

Power Query, Power Pivot & DAX

Build and analyze relational data models using Excel’s powerful trio of self-service BI tools: Power Query, Power Pivot & DAX.

Course Hours11.5 hours
Skills Learned
Data Prep
Data Analysis
Database Design
Course Level

Course Description

It's time to introduce Excel's powerful trio of self-service BI tools: Power Query, Power Pivot, and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). If you're serious about business intelligence, these are essential skills to master.

This course takes a project-based approach, and is designed to guide you through the entire BI workflow from start to finish. Using data from a fictional supermarket chain, we'll load and transform raw CSV files with Power Query, build our own relational data model from scratch, and explore and analyze our model using Power Pivot and DAX expressions.

If you're ready to become an elite Excel user and take your analytics skills to the next level, this is the course for you.



  • 7.5 hours on-demand video (11.5 CPE credits)

  • 5 quizzes

  • 8 homework assignments

  • 2 skills assessments (1 benchmark, 1 final)



  • Excel users who are looking for an introduction to advanced analytics and data modeling tools, or preparing to transition into a business intelligence role

  • Analysts or BI professionals using Excel to analyze large datasets (>1mm rows), connect to external sources, or build relational data models

  • Anyone seeking to explore Excel's business intelligence capabilities


  • Microsoft Office 365 for PC/Windows or Mac, or a version of Excel compatible with Power Query & Power Pivot (2016+)

  • Experience with Excel PivotTables and formulas is strongly recommended


  • Identify the capabilities of Excel's "Power" workflow, including importing data, building models, automating ETL processes, and creating DAX calculations

  • Identify common Power Query tools for connecting, transforming, and loading data, including text, dates, grouping, pivoting, merging, and appending

  • Identify Excel's Data Model interface and best practices, including normalization, relationships, hierarchies, cardinality, and filter flow

  • Identify characteristics of a "Power" PivotTable, the differences between measures and calculated columns, and examples of filter and row context

  • Identify DAX syntax and common DAX formula use cases, including stats, logical, text, filter, iterator, and time intelligence functions


  • CPE Credits: 11.5

  • Field of Study: Information Technology

  • Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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*Last Updated: December 1, 2021

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