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 (1339)
  • Michael Tan (May 8, 2018)

    Great for introduction

  • Yeneneh Abebe (May 7, 2018)

    Great Tutorial!

  • Laura Arlandis (May 7, 2018)


  • Jaderson Almeida (May 3, 2018)

    Excellent content and I loved the way instructors interact each other. It brings a more realistic and live training session feeling. If this was one of the targets, so, well done!

  • Mehdi HAMMADI (Apr 29, 2018)

    This course is very accessible and allows in a few hours to get an idea of the DAX language. A big thank you for this great job.

  • Francis MacIsaac (Apr 28, 2018)

    Brought together in a logical fashion, the theory of Dax, with examples and lecture. Turns on the light, allowing advancement with understanding. I will be re-watching several time, and will gain a deeper knowledge. Job well done.

  • Pekka Kytösaho (Apr 27, 2018)

    Good teachers. Great course.

  • Jack Wells (Apr 27, 2018)

    Wish I had watched this when I first started using Power BI.

  • Rega Sanyoto (Apr 25, 2018)

    The video courses are very good and simple to understand !

  • Eduardo Rocha Clemente (Apr 18, 2018)

    As an introduction course is good enough to taste, but it doens't show a kind of roadmap for mastering DAX. Perhaps is a good idea to add this information right in the beginning of the course

  • Bare Udusegbe (Apr 15, 2018)

    Great intro to the "beautiful language" DAX!

  • Alec Guerenstein (Apr 14, 2018)

    Amazing, as usual. thanks a lot for the intro!

  • Justice Leoma Lekhoana (Apr 14, 2018)

    It's interesting and exciting course, which will help me do my work faster and differently.

  • Joan Stuart (Apr 11, 2018)

    Excellent overview! Very helpful. Thank you.

  • Ada Lei (Apr 7, 2018)

    The course is really enriched by the two presenters' hands-on business knowledge and practical technical skills. The examples are easy to follow and contents are just excellent ! Well done and a big thank-you to you Marco and Alberto !