Mastering DAX Workshop

This three-day workshop is a complete course about the DAX language. DAX is the native language of Power Pivot for Excel, Power BI Designer and SSAS Tabular models in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012/2014. The training is aimed at users of Power Pivot for Excel, Power BI Designer 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).

Prerequisite

Attendees need to have a basic knowledge of the data modeling in Power Pivot for Excel, or Power BI Designer, 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.

Agenda

  • 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

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

Trainer

Alberto Ferrari

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