Mastering DAX Workshop


London, UK

This three-day workshop is a complete course about the DAX language. 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 the course 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.

Prerequisite: Attendees need to have a basic knowledge of Power BI Desktop, or Power Pivot for Excel, or Analysis Services Tabular.

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

Topics covered:

  • 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

Course outline (PDF)

Each attendee must bring his/her laptop for exercises. We will provide the configuration required.



Course location


CCT Venues Plus-South Quay, Canary Wharf
Thames Quay, 193 Marsh Wall, E14 9SG
London, UK

From South Quay DLR, direction of Stratford/Bank DLR station (two minutes). When travelling from the direction of Bank or Stratford, on exiting the train turn right and walk towards the front of the train and go down the exit of stairs onto Marsh Wall. Once onto street level, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and then turn right, continue for a few minutes and turn left into the Thames Quay Estate, CCT Venues Plus-South Quay is the silver building at 193 Marsh Wall, next to Independent House. You can download a PDF with travel directions.

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Course Book

Each participant will receive a copy of:
The Definitive Guide to DAX

Marco Russo & Alberto Ferrari
Microsoft Press