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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  • Dave Shepherd (Oct 6, 2017)

    Great! Helped explain early chapters of your book. Reading can get a bit tiring, so nice to sit back and watch and listen. Thanks!

  • Sujata Mehta (Oct 6, 2017)

    It is said that it is the mark of a genius to explain complex concepts in a simple manner. Thank you Alberto and Mark, you are geniuses!

  • Giedrius Vegys (Oct 5, 2017)

    This is great course. One thing I am still missing - does CALCULATE add row context to existing filter or completely change existing filter?

  • Wynand Coetzee (Oct 5, 2017)

    Nice intro into DAX , thanks guys. Sometimes I still want to write DAX like I do it is a mind set change that I am learning and enjoying.

  • Shannon GILL (Sep 27, 2017)

    Great course. I will refer back over and over again. My only suggestion is to add a transcript so I can easily refer back to a certain section.

  • Puneet Dobriyal (Sep 26, 2017)

    Very nice explanation and course outline.!!

  • Elbina Rizakhanova (Sep 23, 2017)

    Very, very good! Many thanks! I after this course I'll definitely apply Mastering DAX course

  • Elbina Rizakhanova (Sep 23, 2017)

    Excellent! Many Thanks! After this course I'm sure that I apply to Mastering DAX workshop course!

  • Anton Kwang (Sep 22, 2017)

    Excellent & Informative

  • kalina ligmanowska (Sep 21, 2017)

    Thank you guys, that has been extremely helpful :)

  • David Bravo Sánchez (Aug 28, 2017)

    It's a great introduction, thanks for offering this training for free.

  • Daniel Labarca Zucker (Aug 23, 2017)

    Great course to start learning DAX! It helped me a lot and made me understand how powerful can this programming language be.

  • William Kiarie (Aug 14, 2017)

    This is a great primer that gives one a better grip of the various concepts relating to DAX. Great job guys!

  • Marcelo Silva (Aug 9, 2017)

    Fantastic course!

  • Andriy Kramarenko (Aug 7, 2017)

    Great course! Thanks a lot Alberto and Marco!