Introduction to Data Analytics and Microsoft PowerBI Tools
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19 November, 2018 + 2 more

9:00 am - 11:00 am UTC

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9:00 am - 11:00 am UTC

Introduction to Data Analytics and Microsoft PowerBI Tools

Speaker: Bryan Smith

  • Format

    Webcast

  • Level

    Basic

  • Duration

    2h

In this webcast, we will provide an overview of the exciting PowerBI tools and discuss Microsoft's PowerBI strategy. We will begin by explaining the challenges many accountants face when analyzing data in Excel. You will learn how each PowerBI tool reduces the challenges and improves your data analytic skills. Through detailed examples, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of when and why to use each tool.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how the PowerBI tools can help with your data analysis needs.
  • Identify when and why to use each PowerBI tool.
  • Understand how each PowerBI tool will meet your organization's strategy.

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Product information

Overview

This webcast is the first in the Microsoft PowerBI series. Please see below for the suggested viewing order.

Excel is the #1 data analysis tool for accountants, yet most accountants don’t even know the basics of Excel data analysis functions and tools. Many accountants may have learned to analyze data using PivotTables but quickly realized that there are many weaknesses with PivotTables, leading to complex calculations for simple tasks. After much needed development, Microsoft released Power Pivot in 2010. It is 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 PowerBI.

In this webcast, we will provide an overview of the exciting PowerBI tools and discuss Microsoft's PowerBI strategy. We will begin by explaining the challenges many accountants face when analyzing data in Excel. You will learn how each PowerBI tool reduces the challenges and improves your data analytic skills. Through detailed examples, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of when and why to use each tool.

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.

Prerequisites:None
Programme level:Basic
Duration:2h
Format:Webcast
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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£79.00 (CIMA members only)

£99.00

VAT calculated on checkout

Speaker

  • 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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