Introduction to Data Analytics & Microsoft® Power BI® Tools

2:30 pm–4:10 pm ET

CPE SelectAvailable with CPE Select

# of CPE Credits

2

Description

This course is No. 1 in the Microsoft® Power BI® series of webinars. Excel® is the No. 1 data analysis tool for accountants, yet most accountants 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. In this session, 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 session 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 event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions either during or after the event.

Objective

After attending this presentation, you will * Realize how the Power BI® tools can help with your data analysis needs * Know when and why to use each Power BI tool * Understand how each Power BI tool will meet your organization's strategy

Highlights

The major topics that will be covered in this class include * 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 * This course is No. 1 in the Microsoft® Power BI series of webinars

Who Should Attend

Anyone who uses or wants to use Excel® for data analysis

Required Knowledge

None

Advanced Prep

None

Event Speaker(s)

Bryan L. Smith, CPA, CITP, CISA ( CPA Crossings LLC, Rochester, MI ),

Additional Event Information

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Webinar
Thursday, March 14, 2019 (2:30 pm–4:10 pm ET)
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Event Vendor:CPA Crossings, LLC
Field of Study:Computer Software & Applications
Other:New Course

Event Type:Webinar
Event Code:WB094818

Registration Fees

Registration Fee Early Bird Regular
CPE Select N/A $0.00
NCACPA Member N/A $80.00
Non-Member N/A $115.00