Mastering DAX Workshop

This three-day workshop is a complete 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, 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 (publish date: July 2015).


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 course can be the participation to a SSAS Tabular or PowerPivot Workshop, or having an equivalent real-world experience.


  • DAX Basics
  • Table Functions
  • Evaluation Contexts
  •  - Filter and Row Context
  •  - 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

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


Alberto Ferrari - He is an author and a speaker in international conferences such as TechEd, PASS Summit, SQLRally, and SQLBits. Alberto is certified as an SSAS Maestro.

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