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Big Data Analytics

Data Visualization with Excel and Power BI

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  • Overview

    Data Visualization is the graphical representation of large datasets using graphs and charts such as bar charts, line graphs, scatterplots, etc. Learn how to elegantly present datasets that allow your audience to quickly digest, understand, and derive insights or see trends from the data. This course provides students with hands-on experience creating effective and appealing visual representations of data using both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power BI.

  • Who Should Take This Course

    Prerequisites

    Basic familiarity and hands-on working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. An awareness of datasets within your organization, what that data represents and where that data is stored is helpful. Comfort with basic charts such as bar charts, line charts, etc.

    Audience

    The audience for this course includes technically proficient business users who generate, interpret, or work with business data.

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  • Course Outline

    Important Excel Prerequisites

    ● Excel Tables
    ● Dates & Times

    Excel

    ● Charts
    ● PivotTables & PivotCharts
    ● Dashboards

    Power BI

    ● Overview
    ● Power BI Desktop – Model data & Build visualizations/reports
    ● Power BI Service – Collaborate on & Share reports/dashboards

    Visualizations

    ● Best Practices & Guidelines
    ● Concepts: Change over Time; Correlation; Magnitude; Deviation; Distribution; Ranking; Part-to-Whole

    Business Data Visualizations

    ● Standard Charts/Visuals: Tables; Stacked & Clustered Bar/Column charts; Line & Area charts; Scatter plot; Pie & Donut chart
    ● Advanced Charts/Visuals: Treemap; Waterfall; Dual-axis & Combo charts; etc.
    ● Geographic: Point & Filled maps
    ● Filtering & Highlighting; Sorting

    Analytics

    ● Min/Max/Average; Trendlines; Forecasting

    (Advanced) Power Query

    ● For Excel & Power BI
    ● Get data from URLs, Excel Tables, Files, Folders, Databases, etc.
    ● Transform data using the Power Query M Formula Language

    (Advanced) Enhance data using DAX (Data Analysis Expressions)

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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