Mastering DAX Workshop

Optimizing DAX + Mastering DAX

Amsterdam, NL

DAX is the native language of Power Pivot for Excel, Power BI Desktop and SSAS Tabular models in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The training is aimed at users of Power Pivot for Excel, Power BI Desktop and at Analysis Services developers that want to learn and master the DAX language.

The goal of this three-day workshop is to teach all the features of the DAX language, providing the knowledge to write formulas for common and advanced business scenarios. All the attendees will receive a copy of the new book The Definitive Guide to DAX.

The course includes hands-on labs: you will make practice using your own notebook.

Optimizing DAX

This two-day workshop is a complete course about optimizing queries and measures in the DAX language.

The goal of the course is to enable you to find bottlenecks in DAX calculations using tools such as Profiler and DAX Studio, providing the knowledge to improve the performance by using different DAX formulas or by changing the data model, when required. All the attendees will receive a copy of the book The Definitive Guide to DAX.

The course includes hands-on labs: you will make practice using your own notebook.


Mastering DAX

The goal of this three-day workshop is to teach all the features of the DAX language, providing the knowledge to write formulas for common and advanced business scenarios. All the attendees will receive a copy of the new book The Definitive Guide to DAX.

The course includes hands-on labs: you will make practice using your own notebook.


Topics

  • DAX Basics
  • Table Functions
  • Evaluation Contexts
  • Filter and Row Context
  • CALCULATE
  • Evaluation Contexts and Relationships
  • Time Intelligence Calculations
  • DAX as a Query Language
  • Statistical Functions
  • Advanced Table Functions
  • Advanced Evaluation Context DAX
  • Understanding Cross filters
  • Internal Materialization
  • Calculations over Hierarchies
  • Parent/Child Hierarchies
  • Advanced Time Intelligence in DAX
  • Advanced Relationship Handling
  • Physical Relationships
  • Virtual Relationships
  • Examples of Complex Relationships
Mastering DAX Outline (PDF)
  • VertiPaq in-memory engine internals
  • Understanding Formula & Storage Engines
  • Measuring performance
  • Reading Profiler's traces
  • Reading query plans with DAX Studio
  • DAX optimizations techniques
  • Optimizing data models and relationships usage
  • Optimizing large models
  • DAX Basics
  • Table Functions
  • Evaluation Contexts
  • Filter and Row Context
  • CALCULATE
  • Evaluation Contexts and Relationships
  • Time Intelligence Calculations
  • DAX as a Query Language
  • Statistical Functions
  • Advanced Table Functions
  • Advanced Evaluation Context DAX
  • Understanding Cross filters
  • Internal Materialization
  • Calculations over Hierarchies
  • Parent/Child Hierarchies
  • Advanced Time Intelligence in DAX
  • Advanced Relationship Handling
  • Physical Relationships
  • Virtual Relationships
  • Examples of Complex Relationships
Optimizing DAX Outline (PDF)
Mastering DAX Outline (PDF)

Prerequisites

Attendees need to have a basic knowledge of the data modeling in Power Pivot for Excel, or Power BI Desktop, or Analysis Services Tabular modeling. A prerequisite of the courses can be watching SSAS Tabular Video Course or Power Pivot Video Course, or having an equivalent real-world experience.

Location

BCN Amsterdam Arena

Atlas Arena Complex, Gebouw Azië - 5e etage, Hoogoorddreef 5
Amsterdam, NL
You can reach the training center in less than 15 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with a direct train.
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Please note that each course is taught exclusively by SQLBI trainers (no external trainers are involved).
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 Atlanta, GA, US May 15-17
Atlanta
 London, UK May 16-18
London
 Seattle, WA, US Jun 4-6
Seattle
Jun 7-8
Seattle
 Chicago, IL, US Jun 13-15
Chicago
 Vienna (Wien), AT Jun 19-21
Vienna
 Amsterdam, NL Jun 26-28
Amsterdam
 Amsterdam, NL Jul 2-4
Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
 Brisbane, AU Jul 18-20
Brisbane
 Sydney, AU Jul 24-26
Sydney
 Melbourne, AU Jul 31/Aug 2
Melbourne
 Sydney, AU Aug 7-9
Sydney
 Perth, AU Aug 20-22
Perth
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