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As of SQL Server 2012, you can now create tabular models in Analysis Services, rather than building cubes in legacy multidimensional models. For anyone who is familiar with relational databases, tabular models are easier to create and use than cube models; plus they use DAX as a language, rather than the harder-to-understand MDX. Tabular models are a natural extension of PowerPivot within Excel.
This course will show you how to create tabular models by combining tables from SQL Server, Access, Excel and other data sources, and how to extract data from these models using Excel pivot tables, PowerView, Reporting Services reports and above all the DAX query language.
Nicola Chesson (Thomson Snell & Passmore)
Doug Henry (MandMDirect.com)
Richard Hopton (Centrica Energy)
Paul Rudd (Lex)
Jon Gamble (Department for Communities and Local Government)
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You should be familiar with how relational databases work to attend this course. You'll also find it difficult if you haven't used pivot tables in Excel.