Mastering DAX Workshop

Based on the book

The Definitive Guide to DAX

Microsoft Press

This workshop is a complete course about the DAX language.

DAX is the native language of Power BI, Power Pivot for Excel, and SSAS Tabular models in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The training is aimed at users of Power BI, Power Pivot, and at Analysis Services developers that want to learn and master the DAX language.

You can attend a live class in one of the dates available in many cities of the world. Or you can watch the recorded video course at anytime.
Look at the two options below, and choose your favorite one!

Are you looking for the right path to learn DAX from the scratch? Read the Learning DAX page.


Live Classes

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.

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

Topics covered:

  • DAX Basics
  • Table Functions
  • Evaluation Contexts
    • Filter and Row Context
    • CALCULATE
    • 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

Course outline (PDF)

Video Course

This workshop is a complete video course about the DAX language. DAX is the native language of Power BI, Power Pivot for Excel, and SSAS Tabular models in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The training is aimed at users of Power BI, Power Pivot for Excel, 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 DAX, providing the knowledge to write formulas for common and advanced business scenarios. The course is made of more than 10 hours of lectures, and other 8 hours of individual exercises. You can watch the videos at anytime and the system will keep track of your advances. Within the course you can download the material for all the exercises.

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.