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Excel Special Features: Get & Transform aka Power Query
#: LVON-1073   ID: 226   Section: 0610  

This live online training course is offered by a collaboration of Minnesota State colleges.

Get & Transform will change the way you use Excel by eliminating a lot of unnecessary steps and reducing your project time by hours or even days!

Excel includes a powerful set of features called Get & Transform, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities. 

Get & Transform enables you to connect, combine, and refine data sources to meet your analysis needs. These features are also used in Power BI, and in the Power Query Add-In available for previous versions of Excel.      

Power Query is a business intelligence tool available in Excel that allows you to import data from many different sources and then clean, transform and reshape your data as needed.

Course Topics:

  • Power Query Basics
  • Column-Level Actions
  • Table Actions
  • Importing Data from Files, Databases
  • Unpivoting
  • Common Transformations
  • Custom Columns
  • Grouping and Aggregating
  • Managing Queries
  • Reusing Query Steps
  • Merge & Append Queries
  • Practical applications
  • Replace VLOOKUP


Familiarity with VLOOKUP feature. Some knowledge of Pivot Tables is helpful but not required. Those who have completed our Excel Level 1 & 2 courses are well prepared for this course.

Aout The Instructor: 
Bob Bruce is a Twin Cities-based Information Architect who has expert level skills in the Microsoft Office suite of products. He’s an Excel 2013 Microsoft Certified Expert. Bob has logged thousands of hours as a software trainer, and is energized by the prospect of improving student skills and knowledge.

Bring to Class:
  • Computer with Microsoft Excel (2016 or newer recommended), webcam, microphone, and high-speed internet
  • Your experience will be enhanced if you have 2 monitors but it is not required.
  • Zoom connection information and Excel working files to download will be emailed several days prior to the class date.
  • We request that participants utilize the video feature during the training session so the instructor can monitor your experience.


1:00 PM
$99.00 * If registered by 5/27/2021
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
6/10/2021   1:00PM - 5:00PM Online