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 (1308)
  • Cees van Diermen (Apr 3, 2018)

    Very good step by step intro. I especially liked the way the evaluation context were introduced and demonstrated and will definitely return to this part every now and then.

  • Long Truong (Mar 30, 2018)

    Thank you very much for this video course. It is very informative. I love the way the student interacts with the instructor during the course. If I could, I would give this course 10-star.

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  • Vishal Sanap (Mar 26, 2018)

    I have learned so many important concepts through this course, it was wonderful experience with you, thanks for valuable guidance and videos

  • Sergio Linares (Mar 21, 2018)


  • Jose (Mar 21, 2018)

    Thank you Alberto and Marco, this was a great introductory course.

  • Zachary Thomson (Mar 19, 2018)

    Great introductory course - WELL worth the time to see what this incredible language can do for you!

  • Ezequiel A. Costa (Mar 18, 2018)

    I really appreciated this course. I'm reading the Definitive Guide to Dax Book and wachting these videos it became more clear for me. Thank you guys for the quality in this course. Congratulations.

  • zhano abner (Mar 13, 2018)

    Very very good video for me.Thank you !

  • Fredy Antonio Carpintero Mendoza (Mar 9, 2018)

    Excelente curdo.

  • robert dowrick (Mar 8, 2018)

    good introduction, coupled with the downloaded example file its easy to follow and try out the examples which reinforces the learning.

  • Oscar Vargas (Mar 4, 2018)

    Excellent course from a very talented guys and for free, thanks a lot

  • Julian Isphording (Mar 2, 2018)

    Very helpful, cleared up some issues I had when viewing other online video's. Also like the emphasis on some theory (eg. CALCULATE). Cheers, Julian

  • David Linnemann (Mar 2, 2018)

    If you need to learn DAX, these instructors will get you what you need!

  • Daniel Tuma (Feb 25, 2018)

    Excellent course. The explanations are easy to understand and are demonstrated effectively. The two presenters seem to complement each other very well. I would definitely recommend this course.