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 (1232)
  • Francesco Bergamaschi (Jan 11, 2019)

    Very nice and beautifully managed, a real pleasure

  • Ezequiel Matos (Jan 11, 2019)

    Excellence Course!! Just simple like that.

  • Eric LEE (Jan 8, 2019)

    very helpful and opens a new door for my tool weapons

  • Alice Sinclair (Jan 3, 2019)

    This video course was very helpful. Thank you.

  • Anatoli Titarev (Jan 1, 2019)

    Great course. I've learned a lot. I will come for reviews and with some questions in the discussions.

  • Luigi Neri (Dec 28, 2018)

    I really enjoyed the course. It is really well taught. The thing I liked the most is your approach. Out there you can find many people who can show you how to do things but that do not explain the theory behind. In your course, instead, you go deep showing the theory and try to teach the correct way to think DAX. The part I like the most is that related to table calculation and context. You explain difficult concepts in a good way. I acknowledge that in order to master these concepts, someone needs to spend a lot of time using the language but in your course, you show the way. Thank you very much for making this course free.

  • Irvin Barrera (Dec 27, 2018)

    Very clear explanations, this course was eye opener in many ways.

  • Akila Shashith (Dec 24, 2018)

    Learnt a lot of clears lot of confusing things.

  • Helvio Pedreschi (Dec 21, 2018)

    Very enlightening, will definitely continue with the other trainings!

  • Rega Sanyoto (Dec 18, 2018)

    Outstanding explenations and study materials. Thank you for everything Marco and Alberto !

  • Alexey Zidymakov (Dec 9, 2018)

    Thank you! This course is very useful for beginners and is available even if people with no advanced English! But, I think file-example in excel would be plus.

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  • Charlie Abramson (Dec 7, 2018)

    Simply excellent. I have some background knowledge from using Excel and Access and wanted to learn Power BI. After learning a bit about Power BI I realised I needed a better understanding of DAX and this course absolutely hit the spot. If I have a need to learn more about DAX, I'll be back to for the Mastering DAX course. Thank you both!

  • Thomas Williams (Dec 7, 2018)

    Great overview of key concepts in DAX.

  • Eugene Nabatov (Dec 6, 2018)

    I feel that the course content is great yet the video can edited and trimmed. Multiple instances of Marco and Alberto not being on the "same page". I hope the pay per view courses are better rehearsed.