Power Query Fundamentals


Level 5

Approx 6h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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Power Query Fundamentals Overview

“Stop wasting your time manipulating data”

If you’ve ever worked with data extracts or regular reports in Excel, you’ll know how time-consuming it is to change the layout, extract information, and lookup values from other tables. Not only that, but you repeat these tasks every week or month, each time you receive a new report.

Stop. Power Query is about to revolutionize your work.

In this online Power Query Fundamentals course, we’ll explore the world of data transformation and automation. You’ll learn to extract data from multiple different sources, and transform it into layouts more suited to analysis. We will show you how to automate data connections and transformations, as well as how to extract and consolidate data from multiple files. Finally, we’ll end by looking at how to deal with common errors.

Power Query is absolutely essential for any Excel focused analyst, and is a powerful asset to any Business Intelligence analyst. These skills will help you spend less time on data manipulation, and more time on your analysis projects.

Power Query Fundamentals Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of good and bad data using the principles of data normalization.

  • Extract data from CSV and Excel files and automate basic transformations such as Pivot and Unpivot.
  • Extract information from fields that combine two or more values.
  • Transform datasets by grouping or combining data from different tables, or even multiple files from the same folder.
  • Avoid, interpret and fix errors and exceptions that you experience in Power Query.
  • Load transformed data into Excel for use as automated data feeds.

Power Query Fundamentals is a Required Course of CFI’s BIDA™ Program

CFI’s upcoming Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ program will cover all the basic, intermediate, and advanced topics about business intelligence, and data analysis. This program will teach you quantitative methods used in the finance and capital markets industry. It is ideal for students who want to learn how to analyze complex data. The program is completely online so you can take it at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.

Common career paths for students who take the BIDA™ program are Business Intelligence, Asset Management, Data Analyst, Quantitative Analyst, and other finance careers.

Students can sign up for updates and reserve a spot in the Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ Program on the student dashboard. 

Who Should Take This Course

This Power Query course is perfect for anyone who would like to build up their understanding about Business Intelligence. This course is designed to equip anyone who desires to begin a career in data analysis, quantitative analysis, business intelligence, or other areas of finance with the fundamental knowledge of Power Query.

What You'll Learn

Course Summary

Become a certified Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™

Power Query Fundamentals is part of the Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ certification, which includes 17 BIDA courses + all future courses in the program.

Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ Certification
  • Skills Learned Data Visualization, Data Warehousing and Transformation, Data Modeling and Analysis
  • Career Prep Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Visualization Specialist

What Our Students Say

Power Query Fundementals
This course was exactly what I've been searching for! I've looked at various other trainings videos (youtube, vlogs, linkedin, even group training at my work) but always felt like I was still missing important pieces when I was finished. I've used Power Query at work multiple times and felt good about what I had built but I still didn't have much confidence it wouldn't break somewhere down the line or when passed to another person. I wanted a good course where I could build a solid foundation. My husband completed the FMVA certificate and was always telling me how much he enjoyed the classes and recommended I try out the CFI Power Query Fundamental course. I am so glad he did! I learned so much that will help me build better reports that I can future proof and know it can be a sustained. I only came to take one class but now I want to get my BIDA certificate when that rolls out soon and maybe even the FMVA. CFI provides great content at an amazing price for skills I can actually use on the job.

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Chileshe Kelvin
This an excellent course which i really Enjoyed. I look forward to intermediate and Advanced level. I highly recommend the course.


Good Starting point
I have 14 years of Credit Experience and not wanted to engage myself into project management and other aspects of reporting and data analysis. BIDA course is likely to provide much needed real job training and content to help you in day to day activities , including automating some of the tasks you perform

shubham Awasthi

Course made the complex simple

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