Ultimate Beginners Guide To DAX

Explore DAX from the ground up and apply your knowledge to create impactful Power BI models. This course will guide you through the essentials of DAX, helping you to develop effective data strategies.

3 hours
20 videos
29 exercises
415 xp

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An outline of this training course

This free training course has been created to give you an introductory understanding of DAX, which is the formula language inside of Power BI. DAX is the true analytical power behind Power BI. If learnt well you can complete some incredible analysis that historically has been quite difficult to achieve with existing tools (like excel). The training covers some theory behind DAX that is important to understand and learn very well before you move on to more advanced formula and using complex analytical techniques.

 

Details of what you will learn in this course

  • Learn - what DAX is and why you need to learn it when using Power BI
  • Learn - the basics of DAX calculations
  • Understand - formula syntax, writing comments & variables
  • Review - how the data model and DAX calculations work together
  • Learn - what the most important concept of DAX is - CONTEXT
  • Understand - what the CALCULATE statement does
  • Learn - what table functions are and when to use them
  • Review - time intelligence functions
  • Understand - how important learning DAX well is when using Power BI

 

What you get with the course

  • 2 hours of course video content
  • Demo data set to practice DAX formula with
  • Power BI file (pbix file) resource showcasing all the examples used during the course
  • 15 questions quiz to test your knowledge and understanding of the course content

 

Here are the specifics for the course

Learn how to:

  • When and where to use DAX functions
  • Use DAX formula with Power BI
  • Utilise some of the great features built into the DAX formula bar
  • Use the data model in combination with DAX formula
  • Understand the concept of CONTEXT
  • Use the CALCULATE statement
  • Create filters using table functions
  • Incorporate time intelligence functions in your analysis
  • Become a DAX master by combining patterns of DAX formula

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Curriculum
1

Introduction


2

Understanding the basics of DAX

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3

Reviewing the data model

Free

4

Understanding context

Free

5

CALCULATE, filters & table functions

Free

6

Time Intelligence

Free

7

Becoming a DAX super user

Free

8

Let's Review

Free

9

Your Feedback

Free

10

Certification

Free

11

Continuous Learning


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Sam McKay

CEO & Founder

  • Sam is Enterprise DNA's CEO & Founder. He helps individuals and organizations develop data-driven cultures and create enterprise value by delivering business intelligence training and education on Microsoft’s Power BI platform
  • He partners with business decision-makers and analysts across all industries and business functions.

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