Power BI 101 for Excel Users

Jackie Kiadii, Microsoft® Excel MVP, will guide you on transitioning from Excel to Power BI. Explore interactive data visualizations beyond static Excel charts. Receive a Power BI file for post-webinar practice and develop a plan to integrate Power BI into your work.

What You'll Learn

  • What are the core functionalities of Power BI?
  • What are the key differences between Excel and Power BI?
  • How can I import and transform Excel data into Power BI seamlessly?
  • What advanced visualization techniques does Power BI offer?
  • What is the complete workflow in Power BI from data import to visualization?
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Thursday, September 12, 2024; 1:00 PM Eastern

Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period.

Training Overview

From Excel to Power BI: Elevate your career with advanced data skills in 2024


With the increasing integration of big data analytics in business, understanding Power BI is no longer optional for employees in 2024—it's essential. This tool is rapidly becoming a staple in industries ranging from finance to supply chain management.


Learning to handle data from multiple sources with ease is a must in a data-driven, competitive landscape where real-time decision-making is key. Proficiency in Power BI can set you apart and open new career opportunities as businesses increasingly rely on data visualization and analysis.


  • Power BI overview
  • Power BI: Streamline data analysis and visualization
  • Excel vs. Power BI: Differentiate their roles in data analysis
  • Seamless Integration: See how easily Excel data can be imported to Power BI
  • Importance of Installing Power BI desktop and service to explore reports
  • Power BI Workflow: from data import to dynamic visualizations
  • Discover its visualization capabilities and interactive tools

Please install Power BI Desktop before the class. Although not required, a subscription to Power BI Online is recommended.

Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?

Everyone who uses or could use Excel, including:

  • Human resources professionals
  • Business owners
  • Plant managers
  • Finance professionals
  • Operations managers
  • Contract managers
  • Contract administrators
  • Commercial managers
  • Supply chain managers
  • Supplier relationship managers
  • Supply base managers
  • Strategic sourcing managers
  • Procurement managers
  • Supervisors
  • Development staff
  • Program directors
  • Hiring staff
  • Nonprofit chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Development staff
  • Consultants
  • Marketing staff
  • Fundraising staff
  • School district administrators
  • Charter school board members
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Department chairs
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Community engagement professionals
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • This session is a part of the Electronic Spreadsheet Fundamentals Certification.

Expert Presenter

Jackie Kiadii
  • Founder of Phoenix Computer Consultants, LLC, an Atlanta-based IT services firm
  • Helping clients leverage technology to increase their productivity and profitability since 2001
  • Provides curriculum development, consulting, and training in Microsoft 365® applications
  • Microsoft® Certified Trainer and Microsoft® Certified Expert – Excel

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