Power Query Academy

Transform your Data into Information and gain a competitive edge

Data Monkey Character

Data Preparation represents 80% of analysis work…

Cleaning data can take hours

The dirty little secret of data analysis – the part that no one really wants to talk about – is that data preparation is the bulk of what you do. So how long does it take you on a weekly basis to transform your data into a format that is ready for PivotTables and reports? Minutes, hours, or even longer?

The world is full of hacks to try and speed up this terrible scenario… Perhaps you’ve learned a battery of keyboard shortcuts and repetitive actions that you perform regularly. Or maybe you’ve learned to code in Python, R or VBA. The challenge – of course – is that the former has to be replicated each time you clean your data, and the latter involves a HUGE investment in time to gain competence.

There’s got to be a better way, doesn’t there?

What if you could Master Data Cleansing and Transformation to Completely Automate your business intelligence and reporting?

Power Query is the most important data analysis tool since PivotTables.

It allows you to clean, reshape, and combine your data with ease, no matter where it comes from.

And it comes FREE with the Excel and Power BI software that you already own.

Learning to use Power Query means less time spent manipulating data and more time analyzing it to gain powerful insights and make better decisions.

Until now, building BI solutions has been a painful, repetitive process requiring a great deal of manual effort to clean, filter, and format data before it can even be used. And updates have been tedious and error prone.

Power Query will save you hours of time gathering and preparing your data before loading it into your data model.

Introducing Power Query Academy

We’ll walk you through the ENTIRE process of using Power Query to Extract, Transform, and Load your data in Excel and Power BI.

This course is created from a practical point of view, showcasing real-world examples and techniques that you can use right away.

You’ll learn the exact steps, formulas, and tricks from world-class experts that you can use to save hours of time. And the skills you learn here can be used in both Excel and Power BI (and actually anywhere else Power Query lives, such as Flow and Power BI dataflows).

Finally, you can Master Your Data instead of having it master you!

Your subscription to the Academy includes

HD bite-sized videos

Premium content & instructors

Dozens of downloadable files

Workshop Labs

12 Months of Access (Annual Subscription)

Certificate of Completion


Direct support & discussions

Bonus Rewards!

For subscribers of the full Power Query Academy bundle, you’ll receive digital copies of our top-selling book, M is for Data Monkey, and our handy Power Query Recipes collection.

See Why So Many Have Rated It the Best Power Query Course Available

Don’t Spend Any More Time Cleaning Data or Building Reports Before You See What We Have to Teach

Always Fresh with Regularly Updated Content

Unlike other video courses, Power Query Academy never goes stale. Our updates include new features and enhancements for Power Query, allowing you to stay on top of this constantly-evolving tool.

The best part? All of these updates are FREE. You get new content at no extra cost.

Top Support from the Course Creators

We don’t use an outsourced support team. If you need help with anything covered in the course, you can personally ask Ken, Miguel, and Matt your questions. 

Along with the technical support of three of the world’s leading Power Query experts, our helpful team is here to make sure you get the most from the course.

Quizzes, Labs, and Certificate of Completion

We have a quiz at the end of each module, as well as hands-on practice labs, to help reinforce the topics covered in the videos and allow you to apply your new knowledge.

Once you have finished the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion to show off to your family and friends – or to just save for your records

The BEST Power Query Course on the Planet

– said by our students

Meet Your Instructors

This course is developed by Ken Puls, Miguel Escobar, and Matt Allington, three of the world’s leading business intelligence experts. Read more about each of our trainers by clicking on their profile links below.

What will you learn in Power Query Academy?

No matter how ugly your data, it needs to be cleaned for analysis, and the goal of our courses is to make you faster at doing exactly that. We don’t care how ugly your data is, or where it lives. As long as you can get access to it, we’re convinced that you can clean it up and import it using Power Query, and that you’ll save yourself time on a regular basis. 

How much time? Great question…

Consider this scenario: a regulation changes in your industry, and every company is forced to hire a new full-time employee in order to process the data that now needs to be reported to the government on a monthly basis. Every company, that is, except yours. Why? Because you were able to automate the data processing and reporting using your amazing Power Query skills, reducing the job to 15 minutes per week.

This isn’t a hypothetical scenario, this really happened for one of our clients. An average of 160 person-hours was reduced to a single hour, using Power Query.  How amazing is that? Where their competition all ended up adding a full-time employee to their corporate overhead, our client didn’t need to. That means they’ve been able to get a competitive advantage over their competitors based on what they’ve learned from our material.

Or how about the client who was able to take the rent-arrears report which took a full day of manual effort to create every single week? What would you say if you could take a job like that, and reduce it to the click of a single button that now only takes a couple of minutes? Would you like to save 52 person days of manual effort per year? Of course you would! And yes, that truly happened.

Now let’s be fair. It would be irresponsible of us to promise you that you’ll save 52 person-days per year, or a full time employee on an annual basis by learning our techniques. Not everyone will realize those kinds of productivity gains. 

But, what we can say is that we routinely get emails from people telling us that they’ve saved 4-5 hours of manual labour per week based on the things they’ve learned from our material. Think about that for a second… What if you saved only 3 hours per week? Multiply that by your hourly rate, and by 50 working weeks per year. It’s a lot of money, isn’t it? And what if you could use that time to learn even more about Power Query and automate other processes as well?

There’s one more thing that we really want you to think about here. Do you enjoy cleaning up the same data on a weekly or monthly basis? Is that satisfying for you? Wouldn’t you be more interested in analyzing that data and drawing conclusions from that data? You know – the job you were actually hired for?

Let us help you!

Our courses are built from a practical point of view, showcasing real-world examples and techniques that you can use right away. You’ll learn the steps, formulas, and tricks from world-class experts that will save you hours of time on a weekly basis. Let us help you get the data-cleaning out of the way, so that you can focus on the satisfying part of the job: providing the insights that you were actually hired to deliver.

Power Query Essentials

This course starts at the beginning, and is intended for people who have never used Power Query at all, those who are self taught and want to ensure they haven't missed anything, or those who just want great coverage of all of Power Query's core features.

You'll learn basic transformation techniques and methods to clean up a variety of common data challenges, as well as how to pull data from various data sources and pull them together into a single refreshable solution that will save you hours of time on a monthly basis.

48 Videos

8+ hours

7 Quizzes

Power Query Advanced

Do you already know Power Query, but are looking to go deeper? Our Advanced course is all about building on the core knowledge you already have. You'll learn how to unwind difficult data patterns, dive deep into the underlying M language, and complement user-interface-driven actions with a sprinkling of code to build amazing and practical solutions. Power Query formulas, custom functions and even pro tips for future proofing solutions and improving performance; you'll pick up the skills to make you a data ninja.

Simply put: you won't find a more advanced Power Query course anywhere!

45 Videos
8+ hours
8 Quizzes

Join the Academy Now!

The Power Query Academy courses are available on an annual subscription basis. Check out all the available options and pick the subscription that suits you best. We created this comparison table so it’s easier for you to see the available content across our courses.

Why a Subscription?

This format allows you to have continual access to new and updated content we add to the courses and to the Power Query Recipes, as well as on-going support on the course materials from some of the world’s leading experts. You may cancel your subscription at any time and continue to have access to everything the course has to offer until the end of your enrollment period. We will also contact you about 1 month before your subscription expires, so you can confirm if you would like to continue for another year or cancel your subscription. Read more about renewing, upgrading, downgrading, and cancelling subscriptions in the FAQ section below.

NOTE: All prices are in US dollars; please see the FAQ section below for more information on payment methods, currency, refunds, etc.

Power Query Essentials Power Query Advanced Bundle Option
$120 USD
$39/year after that
$270 USD
$69/year after that
$350 USD
$99/year after that
Course Summary Course Summary
Subscription Length
Subscription Length 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
  Price for First Year of Access
Price for First Year of Access $120 $270 $350
  Annual Renewal Fee
Annual Renewal Fee $39 $69 $99
  Hours of Video
Hours of Video 8+ 8+ 16.5

(all from Essentials and Advanced)

  Number of Lessons
Number of Lessons 48 45 93

(all from Essentials and Advanced)

  Number of Quizzes
Number of Quizzes 7 8 15

(all from Essentials and Advanced)

  Number of Workshop Labs
Number of Workshop Labs 3 3 6

(all from Essentials and Advanced)

  Ongoing Support from our Trainers
Ongoing Support from our Trainers
  Access to Discussion Groups
Access to Discussion Groups
Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion
  Content updated and/or added
Content updated and/or added every 4 months every 4 months every 4 months
Course Curriculum Summary Course Curriculum Summary
Power Query Academy Intro
Power Query Academy Intro
Power Query Academy Intro
Importing Basic Data
Query Settings
Query Settings
Simple Transformation Techniques
Simple Transformation Techniques
  Appending Data
Appending Data
  Merging Data
Merging Data
  Web Based Data Sources
Web Based Data Sources
  Miscellaneous Data Sources
Miscellaneous Data Sources
  Connect to Data from Relational Sources
Data from Relational Sources
  Introduction to Conditional Logic
Introduction to Conditional Logic
  Advanced Data Reshaping
Advanced Data Reshaping
  Managing Queries
Managing Queries
  Formulas and Conditional Logic
Formulas and Conditional Logic
  M Deep Dive
M Deep Dive
  Parameters and Custom Functions
Parameters and Custom Functions
  Advanced M Techniques
Advanced M Techniques
  Date and Time Techniques
Date and Time Techniques
  Query Optimization
Query Optimization
  Bringing it all Together
Bringing it all Together

Group Rates

Do you have a number of team members or colleagues who would like to master Power Query? We offer special pricing on the Power Query Bundle to groups of 3 or more people. The discount is tiered, based on the number of team members who would like to enroll: 

  • 3 to 5 people = 10% off
  • 6 to 15 people = 15% off
  • 16 to 25 people = 20% off
  • 26+ people = Contact us for details

For more information on enrolling your group, please get in touch through our Contact Us page and we’ll send you the details on how to proceed. Please note that group discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Not convinced yet? Try our FREE course!

Yes, you read that right. You can try our free Power Query Fundamentals course with no obligation at all. It contains over 2.5 hours of video content, and will give you a great feel for our style and the material at hand. In this course, you’ll learn how Power Query works, how to pull in data, and refresh and edit queries!

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions and answers

Not at all. If you’ve never heard of Power Query before, our courses will get you up to speed with the most powerful tool in data transformation. And if you’ve already used Power Query, you’ll get a quick refresher on the fundamentals before learning more advanced concepts.

We’ve structured the courses to take you from novice to expert. And wherever you are on your learning journey, you’ll be challenged.

If you prefer, you can start with the Power Query Essentials course and then later upgrade to the Bundle option (see more details in the FAQ below about renewing, upgrading, and cancelling subscriptions).

Refunds are not available on course registrations; all sales are final.

You can choose to cancel your subscription at any time, and will continue to have access to the course materials until your expiry date (please see the FAQ regarding renewing, upgrading, or cancelling subscriptions).

Registration and access to the course is intended for one person only and cannot be transferred another user. Logins and downloads are not to be meant to be shared.

We do offer group discounts on registrations of 3 or more people. For more information on group discounts, get in touch through our Contact Us page.

We accept credit card payments through our secure online payment portal, Stripe. If you would like to discuss other payment options, please get in touch through our Contact Us page.

All transactions are charged in US Dollars.

Our system will automatically renew your subscription for another year on your expiry date using the billing information on file. About a month (4 weeks) before your current expiry date, you will receive an email from us reminding you that the renewal is coming up and to confirm your billing details so your access is uninterrupted.

If you purchase the Power Query Essentials or Advanced course individually, you may later decide you want to upgrade to Power Query Bundle option. In this case you will pay for the price difference between your original course and the Bundle. Please get in touch through our Contact Us page and we’ll send you the details on how to upgrade your subscription.

If you purchased the Power Query Bundle your first year, you may decide for the next year that you only want to renew for just the Power Query Essentials or Advanced course, not both. In this case you would only pay the renewal rate for the individual course, not the full Bundle renewal rate. Please get in touch through our Contact Us page and we’ll send you the details on how to downgrade your subscription.

You may cancel your subscription at any time, and you will continue to have access to all of your course materials until your expiry date. To cancel your subscription, go to the Subscriptions of the your Account Dashboard and select the subscription to cancel.

After your subscription expires, you will not longer have access to the course materials, including the downloadable M is for Data Monkey book and Recipe Cards.

While our data files can come in a variety of different formats (just like in the real world), the only tool you need to connect to them is Power Query. What that means is you can follow along with our course using any of the following software tools:

Microsoft Excel (Windows versions only)

Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI Desktop – installed via free download from Microsoft’s PowerBI downloads page
  • Power BI Desktop – installed via the Windows Store
  • Power BI Desktop – version specific to Power BI Report Server

Yes, the quiz at the end of each module is required. Each quiz contains a set of randomized true/false and multiple-choice questions (usually 10 in total).

You must get at least 80% to pass the quiz. But don’t worry, you can retake the test as many times as you like!

After all the lessons have been completed and quizzes passed, you will receive an email with a link to your Certificate of Completion. You will then be able to download or print a copy for your records.

Yes, we do have an affiliate program if you would like to sell our courses and other products on your website! For more information, please get in touch through our Contact Us page.

All the videos for the course are hosted on Vimeo. Please note that some networks block access to Vimeo, in which case the videos will not be watchable. You may want to double-check that your network allows access to Vimeo before registering in the Academy, to ensure that you will be able to see the videos.