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Power Query Fundamentals Overview

Master the art of efficient data handling with Power Query, a vital tool for modern data professionals. This course guides you through the essentials of data extraction and transformation, teaching you to seamlessly integrate data from multiple sources. You’ll learn common techniques for cleaning and restructuring datasets, ensuring they are analysis-ready. By mastering these skills, you’ll transform time-consuming data preparation into an efficient, automated process.

Dive into the practical applications of Power Query in real-world scenarios. We’ll cover automation of data connections, consolidation of data from multiple files, and effective troubleshooting of common issues. Designed for both Excel-focused analysts and Business Intelligence professionals, this course equips you with the expertise to spend less time on data manipulation and more on delivering impactful insights.

Power Query Fundamentals Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the characteristics of good and bad data using the principles of data normalization.
  • Extract data from CSV and Excel files and automate basic transformations such as Pivot and Unpivot.
  • Extract information from fields that combine two or more values.
  • Transform datasets by grouping or combining data from different tables or even multiple files from the same folder.
  • Avoid, interpret, and fix errors and exceptions that you experience in Power Query.
  • Load transformed data into Excel for use as automated data feeds.

Who should take this course?

This Power Query course is perfect for anyone who wants to build up their understanding of Business Intelligence. This course is designed to equip anyone who desires to begin a career in data analysis, quantitative analysis, business intelligence, or other areas of finance with the fundamental knowledge of Power Query.

Software requirements

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-query/power-query-what-is-power-query#where-can-you-use-power-query


Power Query Fundamentals

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This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA®) Certification
Power Query Fundamentals is part of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA®) certification, which includes 54 courses.
  • Skills Learned Financial modeling and valuation, sensitivity analysis, strategy
  • Career Prep Investment banking and equity research, FP&A, corporate development
Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA®) Certification
Power Query Fundamentals is part of the Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA®) certification, which includes 27 courses.
  • Skills Learned Data visualization, data warehousing and transformation, data modeling and analysis
  • Career Prep Business intelligence analyst, data scientist, data visualization specialist
Data Analysis in Excel Specialization
  • Skills Learned Data Modelling & Analysis, Data Transformation, Data Visualization
  • Career Prep Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Specialist, Data Scientist, Finance Analyst
Business Intelligence Analyst Specialization
  • Skills learned Data Transformation & Automation, Data Visualization, Coding, Data Modeling
  • Career prep Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Specialist, Finance Analyst, Data Scientist

Learner Reviews

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Excellent work. keep it up

Emmanuel Kwame Okyere

Power Query best explained
This course gave me a clearer and fundamental understanding of power query. The examples used will prepare you for real life scenarios and with further practices, you will be an expert. Thanks a lot Mr. Taylor.

Ayodeji Paul Owoeye

Useful course!
Clear and practical lessons, very useful course for daily work!

Emanuele Ghidoni

Easy to use
The ease of interacting with the platform and able to write notes and very smooth teaching makes this experience very awesome

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