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 (1425)
  • Aziz Quazi (Jun 5, 2018)

    A fantastic training provided by you, Alberto. Thank you.

  • LIM RONG EN (Jun 2, 2018)

    Do not miss this even if you have gone through "The definitive guide to DAX (book)". Different mediums of learning reinforce concepts even better.

  • Don Forbush (May 31, 2018)

    Great beginners course for familiarizing yourself with the basic principles of DAX. Looking forward to Mastering DAX and Optimizing DAX courses.

  • David Rua (May 24, 2018)

    Really good methodology, is kind of interactive. Totally recommended as an introduction to DAX!

  • Luca Priano (May 23, 2018)

    simply great!

  • Mychell Laurindo De Souza Sá (May 21, 2018)

    Very intuitive and easy to follow

  • Eduardo Rocha Clemente (May 20, 2018)

    Thanks a lot for this free course!!! Anyone who´ll learn and visit these classes will be very grateful. One single advice... Don´t miss each sentence. This course has a speed for beginners, but many concepts are told in a very short time.

  • rohit bharwani (May 18, 2018)

    Well the course was amazing, for the beginners I must recommend all to subscripe to this course. Well explained

  • Guilherme Oliveira (May 17, 2018)

    Very good, simply english

  • Emre Ozden (May 15, 2018)

    A must follow course for anyone who's entering the world of DAX!

  • Wveimar López Marin (May 12, 2018)

    I have been using DAX for several months and I must recognize I have learned just a little in comparison with the real power of the language. Thanks Alberto and Marco for sharing your deep knowledge and expertise.

  • Michael Tan (May 8, 2018)

    Great for introduction

  • Yeneneh Abebe (May 7, 2018)

    Great Tutorial!

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  • 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!