Are you working with SSAS Tabular? Are you an experienced PowerPivot user? In both cases, you should be aware that there is only one skill that is important for PowerPivot and SSAS Tabular, and it is the DAX language. I and Alberto have been using DAX since 2010, wrote several books containing several chapters about DAX and we know that there is still much to do. We have plans to publish more content online (more on this in a few months…) but we realized that the number of companies building tabular models is increasing every day. The common issues we see are about design, calculation, queries and performance. All of them are related to DAX, and we understand that learning DAX requires mentoring and practice (if only we had that 3 years ago…).
Well, the good news is that now you can learn DAX deeper and faster. We created a new intensive DAX course that we called DAX Advanced Workshop. It is a three-day classroom that is aimed to Advanced PowerPivot users and Analysis Services developers that want to master the DAX language and improve their skills in performance optimization. The course includes hands-on lab sessions assisted by the trainer (me or Alberto), including exercises for creating queries, solving business problems and locating performance bottlenecks in DAX.
Prerequisite: Attendees need to have a basic knowledge of the SQL 2012 Analysis Services Tabular modeling or they need to be familiar with PowerPivot for Excel and have produced at least some basic reports. A prerequisite of the course is the participation to a SSAS Tabular or PowerPivot Workshop, or having equivalent experience.
If you think you’re ready for that, we have a single date in Europe before summer, and it will be in London on May 13-15, 2013 . You can download course outline and register here. Seats are limited, hands-on-labs requires real assistance. You have to bring your laptop for hands-on-labs. It will be funny, but it will be tough!
We don’t have plans for other editions until next fall, so if you are interested, free your agenda. Unless you want an on-site edition in another date, of course.
Please, let me know if you are interested in US. You might have a good excuse to visit London, but if this is not enough, then give me your feedback. We will evaluate demand from US in order to schedule other public classes.