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 (1403)
  • 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!

  • Jayson Chabot (Sep 23, 2017)

    Wow, I didn't expect an introduction course to teach me about the iterator functions ...what an amazing tool to replace my reliance on calculated columns! I would have awarded five (5) stars if there was a bit more story telling would be nice to have a few laughs from your many years of experience teaching DAX.

  • Anton Kwang (Sep 22, 2017)

    Excellent & Informative

  • kalina ligmanowska (Sep 21, 2017)

    Thank you guys, that has been extremely helpful :)

  • Mikkel Nissen (Sep 20, 2017)

    To fast pace, specially the "not visible" guy running the demo in PowerBI - some extent annoying to hear the two discuss typos etc. Otherwise fine for a free course.

  • Michael Dillon (Sep 14, 2017)

    Fantastic! Thank-you Macro and Alberto. Excellent compliment to the Book. Michael Dillon Community College of Batimore County

  • 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!

  • Marek Zawadzki (Aug 6, 2017)

    Good work! I like that method of presenting, never saw this one. Now its time to work alone for make some test about DAX exprtessions. Thank you!

  • William Satoru (Aug 5, 2017)

    Incredible and extremely well done! In a simple way, solved most of my doubts in my first steps using Power BI! Thank you so much!