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 (426)
  • Noorul Sarodia (Nov 18, 2019)

    Really good course, the first time I understood measures and calculated columns (one calculates across and one calculates downwards - I hope!) after six months of playing with PBI.

  • Dariusz Olak (Nov 17, 2019)

    Fantastic. Although I already made some advance in using Power BI and DAX, the course let me understand what I comprehended intuitively so far. It helped me unscramble my understanding of DAX functions and algorithms.

  • Jaydip Patel (Nov 16, 2019)

    thanks, Just Loved It!!

  • Stanislav Iglarcik (Nov 14, 2019)

    Simply the best

  • KHALIL (Nov 13, 2019)

    Very professional courses, simply easy to understand DAX for an Excel user

  • Joe Romano (Nov 13, 2019)

    There were a number of good points, but it really wasn't an introductory course as it assumed the viewer already had a certain level of knowledge about DAX. Would have been better to start at the real basics and build from there in little pieces, each of which is explained in detail. Additionally, it was difficult enough trying to filter through the narrator's heavy accent to follow what he was saying, but the occasional banter between him and the off-screen person became very distracting.

  • Rajendra Ongole (Nov 11, 2019)

    Great Work and Nicely explained. Thank you Alberto & Mark

  • Daniel Müller da Veiga (Nov 10, 2019)

    Very complete for an into course and with good examples!


    Amazing. Best DAX course I have had

  • Jason Denham (Nov 7, 2019)

    Awesome class, just purchased the Mastering Dax and PowerBI courses as well.

  • Enrico Galli (Nov 7, 2019)

    A great introduction to DAX coding: all the key concepts are there to build on, and they are explained in the best possible way, from the best possible teachers :) Grazie Alberto e Marco!

  • Batna (Nov 6, 2019)

    It is a great introduction to DAX concepts. Appreciate the practice while you listen approach.

  • lee shi (Nov 2, 2019)

    very good class.

  • xingxing cai (Oct 29, 2019)

    Great course, learn a lot of basic knowledge about DAX.

  • Di Hu (Oct 29, 2019)

    Very impressive and useful video course of DAX language, thanks for the sharing!