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Power BI - Introduction to MS Power BI Tools
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Power BI - Introduction to MS Power BI Tools

This webcast is an overview of the various Microsoft Power BI tools and should be your first step in learning the complete set of Power BI tools. By the end of this webcast you will have a thorough understanding of what each tool can accomplish.

Format

Webcast

NASBA Field of Study

Computer Software and Applications

Level

Basic

CPE Credits

2

Author(s)

Bryan Smith

Availability

3 months

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize ways that the Power BI tools can help with your data analysis needs.
  • Identify uses for each Power BI tool.
  • Select which Power BI tool will meet your organization’s strategy.
Key Topics
  • The challenge of using Excel for Data Analysis
  • An overview of the various Power BI Tools
  • An overview of when and why to use each Power BI Tool
  • A tour of each tools interface
Product Details

This is the first webcast in the 2020 Power BI Series. Please see below for the suggested viewing order.

Excel is a popular data analysis tool, yet most users have never learned the basics of data analysis using Excel or the tools that Excel offers to help with data analysis. Those that learned to analyze data using PivotTables, soon learned there were many weaknesses in PivotTables that resulted in elaborate calculations in order to perform simple tasks.

In 2010, after much development and little hype, Microsoft released Power Pivot, a new data analytic tool that removed the weaknesses of PivotTables. This single product took Excel from a low-end data analytic tool to one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive tools. Since 2010, Microsoft has continued their development of end-user data analytic tools. This entire suite of products is called Power BI.

During this webcast...

We will provide an overview of the various Power BI tools and discuss Microsoft’s Power BI Strategy. We will begin by explaining the challenges faced by many accountants when it comes to analyzing data in Excel. You will learn how each Power BI tool reduces the challenges and improves your data analytic skills. You will also gain a complete understanding of when to use which tool. This is an overview of the various Microsoft Power BI tools and should be your first step in learning the complete set of Power BI tools. As an overview, we will not be teaching the details of each tool but you will receive a thorough understanding of what each tool can accomplish.

This series is presented using Excel 2019/Office 365. Regardless of the version you are using, most concepts covered in this webcast series apply to all versions of Excel.

Explore the other webcasts in the 2020 Power BI Series:

Who Will Benefit
  • Anyone who uses or wants to use Excel for data analysis
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More Details
NASBA Field of Study
Computer Software and Applications
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
Access
This is a live event. You will have access on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.
Duration
2 hrs
Speakers
Bryan Smith
CPA, CITP, CISA
Bryan serves as a trusted adviser to CPAs in public accounting, as well as business and industry, on all aspects of information technology. Bryan’s expertise includes in-depth knowledge of paperless work flow solutions, the impact of technology on internal controls, strategic IT infrastructure design and information security best practices. As a nationally recognized author and presenter on information technology issues impacting CPAs, Bryan is passionate about the opportunities for CPAs to benefit from safe and secure computing.
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