Mastering DAX Workshop
Melbourne, AU

This three-day workshop is a complete course about the DAX language. DAX is the native language of Power Pivot for Excel, Power BI Desktop and SSAS Tabular models in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The training is aimed at users of Power Pivot for Excel, Power BI Desktop and at Analysis Services developers that want to learn and master the DAX language. The goal of the course is to teach all the features of the DAX language, providing the knowledge to write formulas for common and advanced business scenarios. All the attendees will receive a copy of the new book The Definitive Guide to DAX.

Prerequisite: Attendees need to have a basic knowledge of the data modeling in Power Pivot for Excel, or Power BI Desktop, or Analysis Services Tabular modeling. A prerequisite of the course can be the participation to a SSAS Tabular or PowerPivot Workshop, or having an equivalent real-world experience.

Topics covered:

  • DAX Basics
  • Table Functions
  • Evaluation Contexts
    • Filter and Row Context
    • Evaluation Contexts and Relationships
  • Time Intelligence Calculations
  • DAX as a Query Language
  • Statistical Functions
  • Advanced Table Functions
  • Advanced Evaluation Context DAX
    • Understanding Cross filters
    • Internal Materialization
  • Calculations over Hierarchies
  • Parent/Child Hierarchies
  • Advanced Time Intelligence in DAX
  • Advanced Relationship Handling
    • Physical Relationships
    • Virtual Relationships
    • Examples of Complex Relationships

The course includes hands-on labs: you will make practice using your own notebook.

In collaboration with  Agile BI

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Each attendee must bring his/her laptop for exercises. We will provide the configuration required, or in alternative it will be possible to connect to a virtual machine on the cloud using Remote Deskop and the Internet connection available in the training room.

Course time

09:00am » 05:00pm

Course location

Saxons Training Facilities
500 Collins Street
Melbourne, AU
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Don't miss another great course in a convenient time frame! Register to both courses and obtain a special bundle price:
Optimizing DAX Workshop
Mar 2-3, 2017 - Melbourne, AU

Learn to optimize DAX formulas and Tabular data models in your Excel Power Pivot or Analysis Services solutions.


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Mastering DAX Workshop
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2017 - Melbourne, AU
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Mar 2-3, 2017 - Melbourne, AU


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Book included
Each participant will receive a copy of:

The Definitive Guide to DAX
Microsoft Press

Terms and Conditions
The workshop is delivered in English.
The workshop registration fee includes:

  • 3 days course
  • Coffee breaks and lunch for all days
  • A copy of the book The Definitive Guide to DAX
A single copy of the book is provided to a student purchasing a bundle of two courses that have the same book as training material.

Substitution and Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations received by SQLBI at least 15 days before the beginning of the course are entitled to a refund, minus a € 200 processing fee. No refunds will be given to registrants who cancel less than 15 days before the beginning of the course, or who fail to attend the course. Substitutions for paid registrants may be made at any time. However, written notice is required and for complete accuracy must include all pertinent changes for the substituting attendee. In the extraordinary case where SQLBI might cancel the course, a full refund will be given to all paid registrants. SQLBI will not refund any other amount paid by registrants to other companies, including travel expenses and hotel reservations.

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