Mastering DAX Video Course

This is the video course version of the Mastering DAX workshop.
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 learn and master the DAX language.

The goal of the course is to teach all the features of DAX, providing the knowledge to write formulas for common and advanced business scenarios. The video course is made up of over 15 hours of lectures, plus another 15-20 hours of individual exercises. You can watch the videos at anytime and the system will keep track of your progress. Within the course you can download the material for all the exercises.


Students have access to a private discussion area where they can interact with the instructors asking questions related to the lectures and the exercises.

Curriculum

  • Presentation of Mastering DAX 2nd Edition

    • Presentation of Mastering DAX 2nd Edition
      FREE
  • Exercises, labs, slides, and demos

    • Exercises, labs, slides, and demos
      FREE
    • How to download and complete exercises
      FREE
    • Download exercises
    • Download demos
    • Slides of the video course
  • Introduction to DAX

    • Introduction to DAX
      FREE
    • What is DAX?
      FREE
    • DAX data types
      FREE
    • Calculated columns
      FREE
    • Measures
      FREE
    • Aggregation functions
    • Counting values
    • Conditional functions
    • Handling errors
    • Using variables
    • Mathematical functions
    • Relational functions
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 02.10 - Average sales per customer
      • 02.20 - Average delivery time
      • 02.50 - Last update of customer
      • 02.40 - Working days
      • 02.30 - Discount categories
  • Table functions

    • Table functions
      FREE
    • Introduction to table functions
    • Filtering a table
    • Ignoring filters
    • Mixing filters
    • Distinct
    • How many values for a column
    • ALLSELECTED
    • RELATEDTABLE
    • Tables and relationships
    • Tables with one row and one column
    • Table variables
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 03.20 - Percentage of sales
      • 03.10 - Delivery working days
      • 03.40 - Sales of products in the first week
      • 03.30 - Customers with children
  • Evaluation contexts

    • Evaluation contexts
      FREE
    • Introduction to evaluation contexts
    • Filter context
    • Row context
    • Context errors
    • Filtering a table
    • Using RELATED in a row context
    • Ranking by price
    • Evaluation contexts and relationships
    • Filters and relationships
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 04.10 - Nested iterators
      • 04.20 - Customers in North America
      • 05.10 - Create a parameter table
  • The CALCULATE function

    • The CALCULATE function
      FREE
    • CALCULATE
    • CALCULATE examples
    • CALCULATE recap
    • What is a filter context?
    • KEEPFILTERS
    • CALCULATE operators
    • Use one column only in compact syntax
    • Variables and evaluation contexts
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 05.05 - Sales of red and blue products
      • 05.20 - Understanding CALCULATE
      • 05.25 - Sales of blue products
      • 05.15 - Computing percentages
  • Advanced evaluation contexts

    • Advanced evaluation contexts
      FREE
    • CALCULATE modifiers
    • USERELATIONSHIP
    • CROSSFILTER
    • ALL
    • ALLSELECTED
    • KEEPFILTERS
      FREE
    • Context transition
    • Context transition /2
    • Circular dependency
    • CALCULATE execution order
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 05.35 - Correct sales of grey products
      • 05.40 - Best customers
      • 05.45 - Customers buying many products
      • 05.50 - Large sales
      • 05.30 - Percentage of customers
      • 05.55 - Counting spikes
  • Iterators

    • Iterators
      FREE
    • Working with iterators
    • MINX and MAXX
    • Useful iterators
    • RANKX
    • ISINSCOPE
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 07.10 - Ranking customers (static)
      • 07.20 - Ranking customers (dynamic)
      • 07.30 - Date with the highest sales
      • 07.40 - Moving average
  • Building a date table

    • Building a date table
      FREE
    • Introduction to date table
    • Auto Date/Time
    • CALENDARAUTO
    • Mark as date table
    • Using multiple dates
  • Time intelligence in DAX

    • Time intelligence in DAX
      FREE
    • What is time intelligence?
      FREE
    • Time intelligence functions
      FREE
    • DATEADD
    • DATESINPERIOD
    • Running total
    • Mixing time intelligence functions
    • Semi-additive measures
    • Calculations over weeks
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 08.10 - Running total
      • 08.20 - Comparison YOY%
      • 08.30 - Sales in first three months
      • 08.40 - Semi-additive calculations
  • Hierarchies in DAX

    • Hierarchies in DAX
      FREE
    • What are hierarchies?
    • FILTER and CROSSFILTER
    • Percentages over hierarchies
    • Parent-child hierarchies
  • Querying with DAX

    • Querying with DAX
      FREE
    • Working with tables and queries
    • EVALUATE
    • CALCULATETABLE
    • SELECTCOLUMNS
    • SUMMARIZE
    • SUMMARIZECOLUMNS
    • CROSSJOIN
    • TOPN and GENERATE
    • ROW and DATATABLE
    • Tables and relationships
    • UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT
    • GROUPBY
    • Query measures
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 13.10 - Sales by year
      • 13.20 - Filtering and grouping sales
      • 13.30 - Using TOPN and GENERATE
      • 13.40 - Sales to top customers
      • 13.50 - Sales of top three colors
  • Data lineage and TREATAS

    • Data lineage and TREATAS
      FREE
    • What is data lineage?
    • TREATAS
  • Expanded tables

    • Expanded tables
      FREE
    • Filters are tables
    • Difference between base tables and expanded tables
    • Filtering a column
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 14.10 - Distinct count of countries
      • 14.20 - Sales quantity greater than two
  • Arbitrarily shaped filters

    • Arbitrarily shaped filters
      FREE
    • What are arbitrarily shaped filters?
    • Example of an arbitrarily shaped filter
  • ALLSELECTED and shadow filter contexts

    • ALLSELECTED and shadow filter contexts
      FREE
    • ALLSELECTED
    • Shadow filter contexts
  • Segmentation

    • Segmentation
      FREE
    • Static segmentation
    • Circular dependency in calculated tables
    • Dynamic segmentation
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 15.10 - Static segmentation
  • Many-to-many relationships

    • Many-to-many relationships
      FREE
    • How to handle many-to-many relationships
    • Bidirectional filtering
    • Expanded table filtering
    • Comparison of the different techniques
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 15.30 - Many-to-many relationships
  • Ambiguity and bidirectional filters

    • Ambiguity and bidirectional filters
      FREE
    • Understanding ambiguity
      FREE
  • Relationships at different granularities

    • Relationships at different granularities
      FREE
    • Working at different granularity
    • Using TREATAS
    • Calculated tables to slice dimensions
    • Leveraging weak relationships
    • Scenario recap
    • Checking granularity in the report
    • Hiding or reallocating
  • Additional exercises

    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 14.30 - Same product sales
      • 14.40 - Commentary on report
      • 15.20 - New customers
  • Calculation groups

    • Calculation groups
      FREE
    • Introducing calculation groups
      FREE
    • Basic measures
    • Calculation items are patterns
    • Creating calculation groups
    • Changing the format string
    • Excluding specific measures
    • Using calculation items in DAX
    • Calculation item application
    • Calculation items on complex expressions
    • Multiple calculation groups in a report
    • Understanding precedence in calculation groups
    • Reusing calculation items
    • Recursion and best practices
    • Exercises
      FREE
    • Exercises solutions
      Added Nov 20, 2020

      • Exercises solutions
      • 09.10 - Time calculations
      • 09.20 - Multiple calculation groups
      • 09.30 - Sold versus delivered
      • 09.40 - Min, Max and Avg calculation group
      • 09.50 - Top and bottom products

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Student Reviews (130)
  • Raisur Rahman (Jul 2, 2017)

    Finest course I have ever purchased. If your want to learn DAX it is a must.

  • Paulo Rocha (Jun 26, 2017)

    SQLBI is the leading company in BI nowadays! The material provided and the expertise of Maestros Marco and Alberto are unmatched. After reading "The Definitive Guide do DAX" and attending the DAX Workshop in London, I have no doubt this is the best course available today. I'm also enjoying the new course Power BI Dashboard by SQLBI.

  • Tom Littlejohn (Jun 15, 2017)

    One of the most effective video courses that I've ever taken. Very well organized, wonderfully communicated. Well done!

  • Sadek Alaoui (May 14, 2017)

    Highly Satisfied!

  • Wim Peers (Apr 12, 2017)

    Excellent course!
    Essential material if you want to learn what happens under the hood of Dax. When you are using Dax and you are unable to explain the results you obtain in your pivot tables, this is the course to follow! Crystal clear explanations, very good exercise labs and discussion boards that are closely followed, whenever you have questions. The quality of the videos is of the highest standard and it is no coincidence that all users are giving the course a 5-star rating. If you are working with Dax, this course will teach you everything there is to know and then some more. Thank you Marco and Alberto, hope to see many more video courses from your team in the future!

  • Greg C Coopman (Feb 18, 2017)

    Best Course Ever Taken !!!!
    I have been a SQL Server BI learning machine for 20 years (at least.) I have watched countless video courses and this course is the BEST !!! Why do I say this? I say this for one reason, the more advanced concepts around DAX are very difficult to understand. It is much harder than any regular database/programming type subjects/courses I have taken. Microsoft, I believe made a mistake, stating that DAX was easy because it used many Excel functions. To really benefit from DAX you must go deep and clearly understand the concepts (otherwise everything just merges together into a nonspecific understanding), and this course finally explained and differentiated these DAX concepts in a way that clicked. In this course, Marco and Alberto filled in the gaps, with more extensive focus on these concepts. I am no stranger to difficult languages. I have been doing MDX for over 15 years and really like it. It also had a steep learning curve. I almost did not buy this course, because of earlier courses / books that were just not getting me there. I reluctantly purchased the course as a last ditch effort (I know DAX is critical to the future of BI), and I am so glad I did. Absolutely thrilled with this course. Thanks Alberto and Marco, Greg Coopman www.sqlcoop.com

  • Ron Sonntag (Jan 3, 2017)

    The Best of the Best
    Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari are consummate and masterful teachers and presenters. The course materials are organized expertly with a gradual progression towards the more complex. While intellectually challenging, Marco and Alberto manage to keep your interest with applicable examples and explanations - and some humor mixed in. Even though the course covers a vast space of DAX concepts, I would strongly recommend buying "The Definitive Guide to DAX" as a companion to the course and for further in-depth study. Bravo to you both!

  • John McNally (Jul 8, 2016)

    Master DAX from the Masters themselves!
    This is the video equivalent of the Mastering DAX Workshop training. The DAX masters themselves, Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo, teach the course together. It is very organized and well thought out. There are video lectures and an associated exercise workbook to reinforce the material. All the sample Excel files can be downloaded, along with the lecture slides. Video lectures are guided by the slides, and include demonstrations of the DAX concepts using PowerPivot. Questions can be posted and the authors will answer them! Alberto and Marco provide in depth explanations and insights to the inner workings of DAX. They also give recommendations based upon their years of experience working with DAX. This is exactly what is needed to become a DAX master. I am extremely pleased with this video course. It offers tremendous value for the price and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to attain DAX Master status!

  • Thomas Tucha (Jul 2, 2016)

    How can one train better DAX?
    Amazing - in my view this team is unbeatable when it is about SSAS Tabular or DAX training. I love the clear concept & perfect format of this DAX course. Alberto & Marco are pointing out each hurdle that may pop up by applying DAX formulas, supporting your learning curve with online samples discussed from different angles and great accompanying self-training material.

  • Jolanda Schut (Jun 29, 2016)

    Fantastic!
    I followed your 3-day course 2 months ago and this video course is a great reference guide! When the explanation is going too fast I can rewind :)

Would you prefer a classroom course?

This video course is based on a classroom course we teach all around the world. If you prefer a classroom learning experience, take a look at the dates below for a list of our upcoming classroom courses!
 Charlotte, NC, US Feb 9-11, 2021
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 Chicago, IL, US Feb 15-17, 2021
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 Melbourne, VIC, AU Feb 22-24, 2021
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 Sydney, NSW, AU Mar 1-3, 2021
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