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 (1374)
  • Babu Shiraguppi (Feb 21, 2024)

    This is Really wonderful session to understand the basics of DAX.

  • Ujjwal Sinha (Feb 17, 2024)

    This comprehensive "Introducing DAX video course" skillfully balances theoretical explanations with practical examples, ensuring a solid grasp of the language's fundamentals. The course's unique approach, highlighting both best practices and common pitfalls, fosters a deeper understanding through learning from mistakes. The result is a confident newfound mastery of DAX basics, making it a standout among few courses that simplify DAX's complexity. The engaging presentation style and in-depth exploration of the "why" behind DAX's workings make this course a must-take for anyone seeking to excel in Power BI.

  • Mustafiz Rahman (Feb 14, 2024)

    Very informative. It clears some confusion I had.

  • Paweł Górczyński (Feb 11, 2024)

    Hello Alberto and Marco. I would like to thank you very much for your work. I have already read one book about PBI, and watch one video course. Your course helped me repeat all topics. Each author explain subject in other way, so it was very helpful and valuable. I must say, that I am a trainer with 17 years experince and i appreciate the way how you prepare the whole course, slides, and explain each harder case. It is amazing that such valueable cours is accessible for free. Thank you guys.

  • Luigi enzo Giannattasio (Feb 8, 2024)

    clear and effective as far as an introductory course can go!

  • Sujan Katwal (Feb 4, 2024)

    Great course. Helped me to clear a lot of concepts. Thank you so much for making it free

  • Dipak Bohora (Feb 3, 2024)

    Very Good Lectures, describe each lecture in a precise manner.

  • Amran Hossain Tanim (Feb 1, 2024)

    This course is very useful and best resources

  • abdellatif reghai (Jan 31, 2024)

    Thank you

  • Mihaela Poljak Prelec (Jan 30, 2024)

    Excellent introduction course!

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  • SRINIVASAN VENU (Jan 29, 2024)

    Thank you for your explanation about DAX with wonderful examples. i am interested to understand more and Master in DAX.

  • srikanth T (Jan 25, 2024)

    good course as introducion

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  • Matthew Galea (Jan 24, 2024)

    Great down to earth approach in presentation. Great stuff!