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Exam Ref 70-779 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel by Chris Sorensen

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CHAPTER 1Consume and transform data by using Microsoft Excel

As a business intelligence professional, chances are you have spent a lot of time wrangling with data that comes in many shapes and sizes and from a multitude of different sources. This is a challenge that most analysts face daily. Data is scattered, and sometimes not managed properly, which complicates the process of making data easily accessible for analytics. The task of consuming and transforming data in Excel has long been one of the hardest, and yet most important, skills for a data analyst to master as they prepare data sets for consumption and presentation. After all, it is all about the data. If your data is of a poor degree of quality or it is not structured properly, it can ...

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