This is an introductory 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 move the first steps with DAX.

The goal is to teach the DAX language using Power BI for all the examples. You can download the initial Power BI Desktop file used in the demos and repeat all the steps shown in the videos. The same concepts can be used also on Power Pivot and on Analysis Services Tabular. The course is made of 150 minutes of lectures. You can watch the videos at anytime and the system will keep track of your advances. Within the course you can download the slides and the initial Power BI file used in the demos.


  • Presentation of Introducing DAX

    • Presentation of Introducing DAX Video Course
  • Slides and examples

    • How to download and use the examples
  • Introduction to DAX

    • Introduction to DAX
    • What is DAX?
    • Calculated Columns
    • Measures
    • Aggregation Functions
    • Using Variables
  • Table Functions

    • Table Functions
    • Calculated Tables
    • Filtering a Table
    • Removing Filters
    • Mixing Filters
  • Evaluation Contexts

    • Evaluation Contexts
    • What is an Evaluation Context?
    • Example of a Filter Context
    • Row Context
    • There are Always Two Contexts

    • What is CALCULATE?
    • Filters are Tables
  • Evaluation Contexts and Relationships

    • Evaluation Contexts and Relationships
    • Filters and Relationships
    • Row Context - Many Tables
    • Filter Context - Many Tables
    • Context Transition
  • Time Intelligence in DAX

    • Time Intelligence in DAX
    • Date Table
    • What is Time Intelligence?
  • Conclusion

    • Conclusion
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Student Reviews (620)
  • Luisina Sanguinetti (Aug 2, 2020)

    I think that it is a really dynamic course, very well explained that allows us to deeply understand the bases of this interesting programming language. The examples are vital to have a better comprehension of the topics and I really like it. I would strongly recommend this course. Thank you!

  • Salvador Morata Royes (Aug 1, 2020)

    Simply amazing. I will for sure keep learning from Marco and Alberto.

  • Paul S (Jul 31, 2020)

    Thank you! Very useful course with clear explanations. I am new to DAX and learned a lot! My only suggestion would be to slow down the actual code writing itself and speak to details as it gets written.

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  • Shaher Elnour (Jul 30, 2020)

    Very helpful. Very organized material and excellent instructor. Many thanks.

  • Mohamed Hally (Jul 30, 2020)

    Excellent course...Congratulations

  • Sidney Cavalcante (Jul 28, 2020)

    Gostei muito do treinamento e principalmente ter a opção de tradução simultânea, pois ajuda muito quem não tem facilidade na língua.

  • Minor Mata (Jul 28, 2020)

    A very clear introduction to DAX that has allowed me to reinforce my knowledge in BI. Thank you.

  • Nikolai Pavlov (Jul 27, 2020)

    Very solid course, overall. Although advertised as a beginner course, some parts of it were a bit complicated, especially a few formulas with time-intelligence. I felt it was better when just one of you was explaining, because occassionally, you'd start interrupting and talking over each other, which makes it harder to understand. Overall, great! Would definitely consider more of your courses.

  • Charles Preston (Jul 27, 2020)

    Another great introduction. I have watched several introduction to Dax type video's but this is the first that really put the pieces together. AS per the data modelling introduction, the emphasis on theory makes the difference. Without that conceptual framework Dax seems magical at first but has the potential to become a nightmare to debug due all that Dax is doing 'behind' the scenes. Thx for the excellent introduction.

  • Javier García Cabrera (Jul 27, 2020)

    Muy bueno

  • Avi Kumar (Jul 27, 2020)

    Loved it. Really helped broaden my knowledge of DAX. Looking forward to enrolling into more courses.

  • Vyacheslav Ilnytskyy (Jul 21, 2020)

    Amazing introduction. Easy to follow, engaging. I've learned quite some new things here

  • Ignacio Saenz (Jul 20, 2020)

    I've done 2 PBI courses before this one. One from Microsoft, on EdX, and another one in Udemy. What differs the most is the desire of the instructors for the student to understand the whys and what's really happening behind the scenes. Thanks for making this course free, it is ABSOLUTELY worth the time, since it helps understanding some key basic concepts and foundational concepts.

  • Federico Sierra (Jul 18, 2020)

    Wonderfully explained, thank you so much for sharing this!