Data Analytics Using Excel and Power BI Course


Data analytics is the collection, transformation, and organization of data in order to draw conclusions, make predictions, and drive informed decision making. Companies need data analysts to sort through this data to help make decisions about their products, services or business strategies. Everything you need to get started in the world of data analytics is already on your computer in the wonderful application called Excel which has robust features. Microsoft Power BI is another tool from Microsoft that gathers and processes your data, analyzes and provides data-driven insights that enable managers, business analysts and key decision makers to make informed decisions in real-time.

Participants for this IRES training will deliver actionable insights by working with available data and applying domain expertise. They provide meaningful business value through easy-to-comprehend data visualizations, enable others to perform self-service analytics and deploy and configure solutions for consumption.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

This course is highly recommended for professionals who want to build their capacity in the field of data analytics using Microsoft Excel and Power BI.

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, participants will learn:

  • Understand the importance of data analytics
  • Gain an immersive understanding of the practices and processes in data analytics
  • Understand how to clean and organize data for analysis using Excel and Power BI
  • Learn key analytical skills and tools
  • Learn to apply advanced techniques in data modeling
  • Understand how to complete analysis and calculations using Excel and Power BI
  • Learn how to visualize and present data findings in dashboards, presentations and reports

Course Outline

Module 1

  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Data Cleaning and Transformation using Excel
  • Understanding Excel Functions and Formulas for Data Analytics

Module 2

  • Conditional Formatting in Excel
  • Pivot Tables
  • Pivot Charts

Module 3

  • Dashboards in Excel
  • Introduction to Power BI
  • Getting and Transforming Data

Module 4

  • Data Modeling in Power BI
  • Working with DAX
  • Dashboards in Power BI

Module 5

  • Power BI Report Design
  • Power BI Editing Interactions and Filters
  • Power BI Service

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


Enroll for a Face-to-Face (In-Person) Class

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Enroll for a Virtual (Zoom) Class

Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

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Enroll for an Online Self-Paced Class

Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

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