Rob Collie’s powerpivot(pro) University coming to Australia

Next week is going to be a really exciting week for me – I am off to Cleveland Ohio to participate in this powerpivot(pro) University training course hosted by Rob Collie.  The primary purpose of my trip is to become accredited in the delivery of Rob’s world-renowned approach to teaching PowerPivot for Excel.

I first stumbled upon PowerPivot when working as the BI Director for The Coca-Cola Company in Asia Pacific.  I was looking for ways to deliver fast and cheap dashboards for my user community.  I discovered PowerPivot for Excel and I couldn’t believe the fabulous capabilities and its tight integration with SharePoint. Since then I have learnt A LOT about how to get the best out of the tools from Rob’s online training, Rob’s book DAX Formulas for PowerPivot, and most importantly from experience with working at The Coca-Cola Company, with my clients and their real world problems.  But I have also learnt that it can be hard to get your head around some of the concepts, and that learning from instructor lead training can be a real accelerator of skill development and knowledge retention.

I am a true believer in the fundamentals of Rob’s approach to using PowerPivot.  As a Self Service BI evangelist it is natural for me to want to share what I have learnt from Rob with others about the best way to get value from these tools.  And what better way to do that than to become accredited in Rob’s material and then deliver this powerpivot(pro) University training here in Australia.  After all, unfortunately most people can’t travel to the USA to do the course live with Rob.

PowerPivot Training Australia

If you would like to see the course outline for what is offered next week in Ohio and get a preview of what is coming to Australia, you can take a look at the course outline.

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If you would like to register your interest to attend this training in Sydney around Sep/Oct 2014 you can use the form below.  If you live in another Australian city and are interested in the course, please let me know that too.  If there is enough interest, I will extend the training to other cities.

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