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
Student Rating
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Student Reviews (1043)
  • Aaron Mortimer (Jun 9, 2022)

    If you can figure out Excel formulas, you can muddle a way through VBA, then through M Language, and maybe even some basic DAX functions. But without some instruction such as this course has provided, you simply can't muddle a way through DAX, because the contextual stuff is quite alien. As you said: it's simple, but it's not easy! The lectures sum to 2.5 hours, but if you're following along at a comfortable pace and trying different/related things as you go, allow a day. At that, it's the most useful day's training I've had in years, and even better, it was free. Grazie mille!

  • Mayur Surani (Jun 6, 2022)

    The DAX course is awaysome and easy to understand

  • Syed Haziq (Jun 2, 2022)

    This is one of the far best courses I have taken, clear, concise, and to the point.

  • David Lafont (Jun 1, 2022)

    I love this course.

  • Severina Temelkova (May 30, 2022)

    Amazing course, thank you! Side note: It'd be nice if Marko has not been interrupting Alberto almost all the time - it is a bit distracting for the trainee. I believe Marko had some valuable input though so maybe they can discuss what to be extra added beforehand and Alberto to mention it throughout the course.

  • Tess Taylor (May 29, 2022)

    Thank you very much for offering this free video course. It is very helpful. I have a better understanding of the concepts and theory after this.

  • Shiranthi Soris (May 28, 2022)

    Thank you so much for this extremely powerful course...

  • Thomas Crishock (May 28, 2022)

    This is a great course with wonderfully thorough explanations!

  • Denys Lehonkov (May 27, 2022)

    Nice course, Alberto kinda sexy

  • Gigi Oniani (May 26, 2022)

    Thank you so much!

  • Mo Jongenburger (May 24, 2022)

    Amazing, if i would only have found this course a week earlier it would have saved me a lot of headaches. Great introduction and i'm looking forward to learning more!

  • MD. TANVIR MAHTAB (May 24, 2022)

    It is a very good course on the basics of DAX.

  • Paula Firpo (May 23, 2022)

    The course is very good. The only "negative" thing I can observe is that sometimes you talk together at the same time and it's kind of awkward. But just outside that, the course is great to thank you for helping us to learn!

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  • Sarena Matheson (May 20, 2022)

    such a great course covering all the essentials!