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MicroStrategy Desktop 2020

Master the use of MicroStrategy 2020 with this free online course that will show you how to clean and visualize data.

Publisher: Pavan Lalwani
Enrol in this course to become more proficient in data analytics using software like MicroStrategy. You will learn about functions such as data importation, cleaning, analysis, visualization and exportation. You will study the creation of tables, charts, maps and KPI visualization, as well as forecasting data and creating an interactive dashboard. The material uses a combination of videos and questions to teach you about MicroStrategy 2020.
MicroStrategy Desktop 2020
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Are you interested in data analysis and visualization? Do you worry it may be too difficult to understand or take too long to learn? That is where this course on MicroStrategy Desktop steps in! Not only is this software easy to use but it is also a free tool that is designed to provide a simplified approach to carrying out data analysis. This course provides lessons on acquiring data, creating basic visuals, and working with functionalities like filters and drills. You will learn how to create advanced visuals for your analysis and properly format visuals and pages. The material will then go further to show you how to create interactive dashboards. It begins by defining the MicroStrategy Desktop tool and outlining its functions. You will be introduced to the benefits of using this tool and how to download it. Then learn how dossiers are created and saved, and be introduced to the process of creating the different gallery elements such as bar charts, maps, tables, pie charts, ring charts, word maps, sunbursts, heat maps, and area maps on a dossier.

Have you ever considered combining multiple charts on a page and how this can be effectively applied? This course will show you how to do that. It also shows the learner how to accurately interpret data using a map. You will also learn about formatting, customizing a table and creating a chart using data exploration. Finally, you will grapple with reference line options including formatting titles, containers, axis titles and labels. You will also learn how to create and format a bubble chart before going on to make multiple line charts. Another useful element of MicroStrategy is forecasting. Although the tools available in MicroStrategy Desktop do not provide full-scale specialized support of this functionality, there are simple methods of obtaining forecasts. How is this achieved? The course will show you how. After learning about how forecasts can be performed, you will learn how to create and format key performance indicators (KPIs). You will then learn about how text, date and number filters are deployed. Lastly, this course will show you how to create and customize your dashboard, and make it interactive.

Data analytics is no longer a new activity as businesses frequently employ this practice to acquire relevant insights. Information is spread across various and sometimes complex sources such as Excel sheets, SQL files or even websites. And, quite often, it requires adequate cleaning, wrangling, and manipulation before and during analysis. There are a number of data analytic tools available to individuals or organizations who intend to do data analysis but not many are free and easy to use. MicroStrategy Desktop is widely used because it can connect with existing enterprise apps and systems, is a useful tool for solving big data-related issues, is user-friendly and offers advanced and predictive analytics features. Although there is a lot more than the user stands to learn with this program by practice, this online practical course comprehensively covers a general lifecycle of how the program can be used to produce relevant insight for businesses or individuals. 

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