Sorry, this course is discontinued.

This course has been replaced with the new Mastering Tabular Video Course.

Mastering Tabular includes all the topics covered by SSAS Tabular, plus new features introduced by Azure Analysis Services and Power BI.

SSAS Tabular Video Course

This recorded video course covers the Tabular modeling in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 workshop.

The very content we deliver in classroom courses is now available in recorded format, at your fingertips. No knowledge of previous version of Analysis Services – Multidimensional – is required; Tabular is based on different concepts and on the DAX language, rather than MDX.

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

This video course was refreshed in 2016 and covers all the new features introduced by Analysis Services 2016, like the new DirectQuery engine, the integrated workspace, and bidirectional filter propagation in relationships.

In order to complete your training on Analysis Services Tabular, after this video course you should follow the Mastering DAX video course. In the Mastering DAX video course, you will learn how to write complex measures and queries using the DAX language, which is just shortly introduced in the SSAS Tabular video course.

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  • Presentation of SSAS Tabular Video Course

    • Presentation of SSAS Tabular Video Course
  • Slides and examples

    • How to download and use the examples
  • Introduction to Analysis Services

    • Introduction to Analysis Services
    • What is Analysis Services?
    • SSAS Architecture
    • SSAS Server Mode
  • Installing Analysis Services

    • Installing Analysis Services
    • Installing SSAS 2016
    • Choosing the Account for the Service
    • Conclusions
  • Guided Tour of Tabular

    • Guided Tour of Tabular
    • Sample Project
    • Key Points
    • Project Properties
    • Model Properties
    • Calculated Columns
    • Measures
    • Calculated Tables
    • Different Views of the Project
    • Other Topics
    • Querying with Excel
    • Querying with Power BI
    • Querying with SSMS
    • DAX Studio
    • DAX Editor
    • Conclusions
  • Loading Data

    • Loading Data
    • Data Sources
    • Impersonation
    • Loading from SQL Server
    • Working with Big Tables
    • Loading from SSAS
    • Loading from Clipboard
    • DataSource Requirements
    • Conclusions
  • Tabular Presentation Layer

    • Tabular Presentation Layer
    • Introduction
    • What are Hierarchies?
    • Naming Objects
    • Sorting Options
    • Formatting Options
    • Perspectives
    • Table Properties
    • Display Folders
    • Translations
    • KPI
    • Conclusions
  • VertiPaq In-Memory Engine

    • VertiPaq In-Memory Engine
    • How In-Memory Engine Works?
    • What is the VertiPaq Engine?
    • Run Length Encoding (RLE)
    • VertiPaq In-Memory Compression
    • Conclusions
  • DirectQuery Mode

    • DirectQuery Mode
    • How DirectQuery Works?
    • DirectQuery Advantages
    • VertiPaq versus DirectQuery
    • DirectQuery Settings
    • Sample Data Partitions
    • Setting DirectQuery with SSMS
    • Using DAX in DirectQuery
    • Query Limits
    • Monitoring DirectQuery
    • Real Time and Coherency of Values
    • DirectQuery Scenarios
    • Row-Level Security
    • Conclusions
  • Handling Security

    • Handling Security
    • Security in SSAS Tabular
    • Role-Based Security
    • Administrator Role
    • Basic Data Security
    • Testing Security in Excel
    • Security = Filter Context
    • Role-Driven Dynamic Security
    • Dynamic Security Functions
    • DirectQuery Security
    • Conclusions
  • Relationships and Modeling in Tabular

    • Relationships and Modeling in Tabular
    • Introduction
    • Tabular Relationships
    • What to Store in the Model?
    • Many-to-Many Relationships
    • What is Ambiguity?
    • Conclusions
  • VertiPaq Internals

    • VertiPaq Internals
    • Introduction
    • Segmentation
    • Segment Configuration
    • Data Memory Usage
    • Available DMV
    • Large Dimensions
    • Memory Usage During Process
    • Conclusions
  • Hardware

    • Hardware
    • Introduction
    • Buying the Hardware
    • The NUMA Issue
    • Running in Virtual Machines
    • Conclusions
  • Processing and Partitioning Tabular Models

    • Processing and Partitioning Tabular Models
    • Introduction
    • Deploying a Solution from SSDT
    • Other Deployment Techniques
    • Partitioning Strategy
    • Processing Options
    • Executing Process
    • Near Real Time
    • Conclusions
  • Monitoring Tabular

    • Monitoring Tabular
    • Introduction
    • The SSAS Process
    • SSAS Configuration
    • VertiPaq Paging
    • Memory Limits
    • Performance Counters
    • SQL Profiler
    • Extended Events
    • Conclusions
  • Interfacing with Tabular

    • Interfacing with Tabular
    • Introduction
    • AMO and TOM Libraries
    • TMSL Commands
    • Automating Process and Partitioning
    • Automate Deployment
    • Manipulate a Data Model
    • Conclusions
  • Conclusion

    • Conclusion
Student Rating
47 ratings
5-star Reviews (24 of 30)
  • Tarek Al Bani (May 12, 2021)

    The best SSAS course available, looking forward for new content encompassing Tabular in Power BI Premium

  • Cynthia B Huallanca (Apr 8, 2021)

    Thrilled to be able to enjoy such a complete and detailed training of the bests of the field. Thank you for all that you do Marco and Alberto!!

  • Johan van der Wilk (Dec 28, 2020)

    This course was very useful in combination with the book: Tabular Modeling in MSSAS

  • Ricardo Rincon (Nov 7, 2020)

    the best ssas tabular course in the planet, point.

  • Ricardo Rincon (Nov 7, 2020)

    Like all paid or free courses offered in SQLBI, they are by far the best on the planet both in content and in the way they are delivered.

  • Neeraj Pokhrel (Jul 28, 2020)

    Thankyou provided with a lots of insight into SSAS Tabular practices.Looking forward for the DAX course.

  • Stefan Hedengren (May 21, 2020)

    Great course to get a good understanding of Tabular - feeling more comfortable to take a Tabular assignment after watching this.

  • Andrei Bulatov (May 9, 2020)

    Gracia! Very nice course indeed!

  • Andres Cuñarro (May 3, 2020)

    The course is very straightforward and easy to follow. A good way to get important concepts and tips to then submerge in more lectures and practice.

  • Igor Celik (Dec 22, 2019)

    Excellent, Thanks guys!

  • Leonardo Russo (Nov 8, 2019)

    Grazie e complimenti per il corso. Semplice da seguire ma allo stesso tempo dettagliato e pratico. ps Sarebbe bello averne anche uno per SSAS MD.

  • Andreas Ratz (Jul 17, 2019)

    Very experienced coaches present the content excellent and with and with the typical Italian charm ;-)

  • Jacky Gabizon (Feb 21, 2019)

    Great course ! I enjoyed it very much and dentally will revisit. Hope to see the 2017 updates coming soon to this course.

  • Umberto Actis Perino (Nov 8, 2018)

    Very good course with lots of tips and technical insights. It would be great to add exercises and quizzes in each module, to practice and test the necessary skills.

  • Sergey Altukhov (Feb 22, 2018)

    Great course, thanks a lot