Course Description

Course length:

4 Hours

Course Objective:

You will make use of the PowerPivot add-in to import data from various sources and create a dynamic report.

Target Student:

This course is for students with a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2010 and general computing proficiency, including those who will be using Excel to make business decisions.


To ensure your success, we recommend you first take one of the following Element K courses or have equivalent knowledge: Microsoft® Excel® 2010: Level 1, Microsoft® Excel® 2010: Level 2, and Microsoft® Excel® 2010: Level 3.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • become familiar with the PowerPivot application and import data.
  • manipulate data in a PowerPivot worksheet.
  • create reports using PowerPivot data.
  • use DAX functions in PowerPivot.
  • distribute PowerPivot Data.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPivot

Topic 1A: Explore the PowerPivot Application

Topic 1B: Import Data from Various Data Sources

Topic 1C: Refresh Data from a Data Source

Topic 1D: Create Linked Tables


Lesson 2: Manipulating PowerPivot Data

Topic 2A: Organize and Format Tables

Topic 2B: Create Calculated Columns

Topic 2C: Sort and Filter PowerPivot Data

Topic 2D: Create and Manage Table Relationships


Lesson 3: Creating PowerPivot Reports

Topic 3A: Create a PivotTable

Topic 3B: Create PivotCharts

Topic 3C: Filter Data Using Slicers

Topic 3D: Present PivotTable Data Visually


Lesson 4: Using DAX Functions in PowerPivot

Topic 4A: Manipulate PowerPivot Data Using DAX Functions

Topic 4B: Extract Data from Tables Using Functions

Topic 4C: Work with Time Dependent Data


Lesson 5: Distributing PowerPivot Data

Topic 5A: Protect Reports

Topic 5B: Save Reports in Different File Formats