Power Query in Data Analysis Course

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In a data analysis course, the integration of Power Query serves as a vital component in equipping participants with the essential skills for efficient data transformation and analysis. Power Query, a robust tool embedded within Microsoft Excel and Power BI, enables users to seamlessly connect to various data sources, clean and reshape data, and merge information from multiple datasets. Through this module, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of Power Query's interface, functionalities, and advanced features, allowing them to perform tasks such as data cleaning, merging, and custom column creation with ease.


5 Days

Target audience

  • Data Analysts
  • Business Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Excel Users

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Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Power Query: Students will learn the basics of Power Query, including how to connect to data sources, import data, and navigate the Power Query interface.
  • Data cleaning and transformation: Students will gain hands-on experience in cleaning and transforming data using Power Query, including removing duplicates, handling missing values, and reshaping data structures.
  • Data merging and consolidation: Students will learn how to merge and consolidate data from multiple sources using Power Query, enabling them to combine and analyze data from different datasets.
  • Advanced data manipulation techniques: Students will explore advanced data manipulation techniques in Power Query, such as creating custom columns, applying transformations, and handling complex data structures.
  • Automation and efficiency: Students will discover how to automate data processing tasks in Power Query, improving efficiency and streamlining data analysis workflows.
  • Real-world applications: Students will apply their Power Query skills to real-world data analysis scenarios, gaining practical experience in extracting insights and making data-driven decisions.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Power Query:

  • Overview of Power Query and its capabilities.
  • Understanding the Power Query interface and functionalities.
  • Connecting to different data sources.

Module 2: Data Transformation:

  • Cleaning and shaping data using Power Query.
  • Removing duplicates, filtering data, and sorting data.
  • Splitting and merging columns.
  • Handling errors and missing data.

Module 3: Data Combining and Merging:

  • Combining data from multiple sources using Power Query.
  • Merging queries based on common columns.
  • Appending queries to stack data vertically.

Module 4: Advanced Data Transformation:

  • Creating custom columns using M formulas.
  • Using advanced functions and transformations.
  • Working with date and time data.
  • Handling hierarchical data structures.

Module 5: Data Loading and Refreshing:

  • Loading data into Excel or Power BI.
  • Setting up data refresh schedules.
  • Managing connections and queries.

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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).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected]/[email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


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 Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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