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Power BI - Introduction to MS Power BI Tools

 Tuesday, Aug. 06, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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$79.00 Regular Registration
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$79.00 Regular Registration
Designed For:
Anyone who uses or wants to use Excel for Data Analysis
Prerequisite:

None

* This course is #1 in the Microsoft Power BI series of webinars. Click button in Program Content section below to see suggested viewing order. *

Excel is a popular data analysis tool, yet most users have never learned the basics of data analysis using Excel or the tools that Excel offers to help with data analysis. Those that learned to analyze data using PivotTables, soon learned there were many weaknesses in PivotTables that resulted in elaborate calculations in order to perform simple tasks.

In 2010, after much development and little hype, Microsoft released Power Pivot, a new data analytic tool that removed the weaknesses of PivotTables. This single product took Excel from a low-end data analytic tool to one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive tools. Since 2010, Microsoft has continued their development of end-user data analytic tools. This entire suite of products is called Power BI.

In this session, we will provide an overview of the various Power BI tools and discuss Microsoft's Power BI Strategy. We will begin by explaining the challenges faced by many accountants when it comes to analyzing data in Excel. You will learn how each Power BI tool reduces the challenges and improves your data analytic skills. You will also gain a complete understanding of when to use which tool.

This session is an overview of the various Microsoft Power BI tools and should be your first step in learning the complete set of Power BI tools. As an overview, we will not be teaching the details of each tool but you will receive a thorough understanding of what each tool can accomplish.

This session is presented using Excel 2019/Office 365. Regardless of the version you are using, most concepts covered in this course apply to all versions of Excel.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.


Delivery Method: Individual webcast
CPE Credit: Computer software & applications
Program Level: Overview

This course is being offered by a 3rd party vendor and will not be accessible on your My CPE page. Webinar access information will be emailed directly to you by CPA Crossings.

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