Microsoft PowerBI – Get started with the right data

Online Event

17 September, 2019

8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC

8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC

Microsoft PowerBI – Get started with the right data

Speaker: Bryan Smith, CPA, CITP, CISA

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This webcast focuses on getting your data into a data model and then shaping that data. You will learn the importance of having data in a model versus in a spreadsheet.

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##This webcast is the second part of the Microsoft PowerBI series.

Before you can analyse data, you must first discover and shape your data. This webcast focuses on getting your data into a data model and then shaping that. We will introduce some of the basic features of the Microsoft PowerBI Power Query, as well as Get and Transform in Excel 2016, and discuss how it removes many of the roadblocks to getting data. By the end of this webcast, you will know how to eliminate the use of the resource sucking VLOOKUP function by using the efficient Relationship feature. You will finally be able to retrieve the data you need to perform data analysis!

Explore the other webcasts in the Microsoft PowerBI Series:

  1. Introduction to Data Analytics and Microsoft PowerBI Tools
  2. Microsoft PowerBI – Get Started with the Right Data
  3. Microsoft PowerBI – Introduction to Data Analysis in Excel
  4. Microsoft PowerBI – Improve Data Analysis with DAX Measures
  5. Microsoft PowerBI – Power Pivot for Advanced Data Analysis
  6. Microsoft PowerBI – Fundamentals of Power Query
  7. Microsoft PowerBI – Fundamentals of the PowerBI Desktop App
  8. Microsoft PowerBI – Fundamentals of the PowerBI Dashboards

Professional development

This Webcast offers 2 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Programme level:Basic
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.

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  • 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.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Leadership role in IT consulting services for a top 10 and two top 100 firms over the past 25 years.
    • Nationally recognized speaker on technology issues impacting the CPA profession, with an emphasis on internal controls, disaster recovery planning and information security.
    • Specialized knowledge in project management systems
    • Charter member of the Masters of Science in Information Assurance (MISA), Walsh College, Troy, Michigan
    • Treasurer of the Microsoft Project Users Group - Michigan
    • Member of the AICPA CITP (Certified Information technology Professional) Credential Committee
    • Past Chair of the Michigan Association of CPAs Information
    • Technology Committee and Leadership Committee

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