PBIE16DMD: Data Model Design using Excel 2016 – Level 3

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About this Course

This is the third course in TLG Learning’s custom Power BI using Excel 2016 training series. What makes Power BI such a vast improvement over simple Excel worksheets is the Power Query engine in both Power BI and Excel. Power Query allows data to be pulled and transformed from multiple data sources. This course is designed for Report Builders who are ready to create custom data models for themselves and for other Excel 2016 Report Users.

Audience Profile

At Course Completion


Lesson 1 : Understanding BI Data

  • Business Intelligence Data Sources
  • Data Source Types
  • Table Roles

Lesson 2 : Creating Data Models

  • Creating a Data Model - Excel
  • Creating a Data Model - Database
  • Creating the Data Model - Hybrid

Lesson 3 : Creating DAX Functions

  • Review of Syntax and Calculated Columns
  • Best Practices
  • DAX Measures
  • Creating Measures (Calculated Fields)

Lesson 4 : Dates and Hierarchies

  • Building Data Tables
  • Building Data Hierarchies

Lesson 5 : Shaping Reports

  • Building Communication Worksheets
  • Controlling Item Ordering
  • PowerPivot Metadata


Power BI Tools in Excel 2016 – Level 2