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PowerPivotPro is Coming to Atlanta

March 20 - 22, 2018

Registration for 2018 Public Training is now open!

AVAILABLE CLASSES

**Use the discount code “3ORMORE” when signing up 3 or more people.

MARCH 20 - 21

Foundations: Power Pivot & Power BI

Instructor: Austin Senseman

Super charge your analytics and reporting skills with Microsoft’s dynamic duo. Designed to handle huge volumes of data, these tools will transform the way you work! Two Days in our class and you are EMPOWERED!

  • Learn Microsoft’s secret weapon behind Power Pivot & Power BI: DAX
  • Taught by Austin Senseman – PowerPivotPro Partner
  • You don’t need to be an IT professional – most of our students come from an Excel background
Atlanta Public Training Classes
Atlanta Public Training Classes

MARCH 20 - 21

Level Up Series: Advanced DAX

Instructor: Ryan Sullivan

The Advanced DAX Course was such a hit in the first half of 2017 that we’ve expanded the course to 2 days!

Overview

  • This advanced DAX training class is taught completely in Power BI Desktop
  • Students are encouraged to take our Foundations course and have hands on experience with the DAX language
  • Taught by Ryan Sullivan – Principal Consultant
  • Class material drawn from usage of Advanced DAX applications while consulting with hundreds of international firms

MARCH 22

Level Up Series: Power Query for Excel & Power BI

Instructor: Ryan Bergstrom

The second class in the series is our Level Up Series is Power Query for Excel & Power BI.

  • Students are encouraged to take our Foundations course and have hands on experience with Power Query in Excel or Power BI Desktop
  • Taught by Ryan Bergstrom – Principal Consultant and Trainer
  • We will cover common to unique business challenges made easy with Power Query’s data wrangling capabilities
  • Intermediate to Advanced Level Power Query best practices distilled into easy to understand patterns to apply to your most common business challenges
Atlanta Public Training Classes
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Sample Data and Supporting Workbooks from the Book

PowerPivot Book Sample Files

“Helpful” and “Not Helpful”

Hey, let’s play a game called “Helpful or Not Helpful.”  First, an example of Helpful:

PowerPivot Book Sample Files
Including a Link in One’s Book So That Readers Can Download
the Files and Examples I Use in the Book:  HELPFUL

 

And now, an example of not so helpful:

PowerPivot Book Sample Files

Placing that link at the tail end of one’s book, to be discovered long after
those files would have been most helpful:  NOT HELPFUL

If you’ve already read the book, well, I’m sorry that the link did not appear in the FRONT of the book, where it should be – we will correct that in the second printing.

If you’ve not yet read the book, well, you now have the advantage of knowing that the files I use in the book – spreadsheets and data sources – are available for download, so you can follow along on your own.

Even if you never plan to read the book, you still may find these files and examples useful:

Download the workbooks and data sources I use in the book here

Humorous Side Note:  An Example of an Overly-Sticky Paradigm

The reason why I did something so silly is humorous enough that I thought it worth sharing.

Tech books often include a DVD with the book.  It drives up the price of the book (for author and reader alike), which seems a bit silly in the Internet Age, so I went with the download approach.

But when a DVD is included, where does it “appear” in the book?  It is glued to the inside of the back cover:

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When the supporting files are on DVD, they are located in the back of the book.

I’ve been trained now for years to expect supporting files to be in the back of a book.  So even as my brain substituted a download link for a physical DVD, the traditional location went unquestioned.

Silly brain Smile

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Rob Collie

One of the founding engineers behind Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, and creator of the world’s first cloud Power Pivot service, Rob is one of the foremost authorities on self-service business intelligence and next-generation spreadsheet technology. 

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