Introducing DAX Video Course

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.

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  • 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 (1429)
  • Sinisa Ivkovic (Jun 19, 2024)

    Thanks to my colleague, I just learn what I was supposed to learn long time ago.

  • Damian Glowala (Jun 3, 2024)

    Great Introducing into DAX formula language!

  • Milind Wasekar (May 31, 2024)


  • Vicky Shrivastav (May 31, 2024)

    Best session till now

  • Ajay Gupta (May 30, 2024)

    It is very nice video course for the beginners.

  • Samith Chimminiyan (May 27, 2024)

    Your course is awesome

  • Fabrizio Renzi (May 21, 2024)

    Very nice course! I love how they explain what is happening "behind the scenes" and how they put emphasis on explaining what DAX is doing and why. I believe this is a fundamental aspect of learning things (especially in programming) that is often overlooked. I am still a junior with DAX but after this course I feel it is clicking in my head. Bravi!

  • Patrick Nusbaum (May 20, 2024)

    Fantastic course. It helped explain concepts that I could not understand by simply reading the textbook.


    Ce cours est une véritable mine d'or pour moi qui débute dans le langage DAX; Merci beaucoup

  • Niranjan Rana (May 17, 2024)

    Great explanation. Always a fan of Mr. Alberto Ferrari.

  • Arno Busch (May 16, 2024)

    Excellent course on covering the basics of DAX.

  • Srinivas Raghava Adduri (May 16, 2024)

    nice course, very useful

  • Gerhard Carstens (May 10, 2024)

    Excellent explanation

  • Dagnachew Mulugeta (May 9, 2024)

    Really very informative course I ever attend online. I thank you both of you for excellent presentation and moderation

  • Roberto Marra (May 6, 2024)

    Thank you guys, I already followed some Alberto YouTube video, love them. I think you got the right approach.