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Classroom training -  DAX

Classroom Training

DAX

Classroom training course - online version also available

£795 + VAT for most venues (£950 + VAT for London)

2 days

This course will teach you how to create calculated columns and measures using DAX, including how to understand complicated DAX functions like CALCULATE, VALUES and EARLIER.  The course also covers writing DAX queries to interrogate databases. 

During the course you'll pick up lots of clever techniques for building data models, including ways to model multiple calendars, cope with different financial year-ends and apply dynamic security. 

The training uses Power BI Desktop for editing measures, but is just as useful if you're using PowerPivot or SQL Server Analysis Services (tabular model).  This course is definitely more difficult than our two-day Introduction to Power BI course, and is complementary to our two-day Advanced Power BI course (there is virtually no overlap between the two).

Course details

  • Locations for DAX coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester, Online
  • Next DAX course locationNext classroom course:Mon 20 September 2021
  • DAX course timesTime:10.00-16.30

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Ways to edit DAX

  • Power BI
  • PowerPivot
  • SSAS Tabular
  • DAX Studio

Data model basics

  • Linking to data
  • Creating a data model

Calculated columns

  • Creating calculated columns
  • IF and SWITCH
  • Showing RELATED data
  • Dealing with blanks

Basic measures

  • Creating measures
  • Understanding filter context
  • Using a measures table
  • AggregateX functions

The CALCULATE function

  • Filter context revisited
  • Removing and replacing context
  • Context transition

The VALUES function

  • The HASONEVALUE function
  • Listing single values
  • Parameter tables

Dynamic measures

  • The ISFILTERED function
  • The ALLSELECTED FUNCTION
  • Dynamic titles

The FILTER function

  • Row context
  • Iterator functions
  • Applying criteria

Covered if time allows If time

Understanding EARLIER

  • How it works
  • Banding using EARLIER
  • Ranking using EARLIER

Variables

  • Creating variables
  • Using for debugging

Calendars and dates

  • Creating a calendar
  • Date-based functions

Advanced date functions

  • Multiple relationships
  • Moving averages

Covered if time allows If time

Parent-child hierarchies

  • The PATH functions
  • Displaying different levels
  • Making the results neater

DAX queries

  • Evaluating data
  • Summarising data
  • Filtering data
  • Adding columns

You should be familiar with Excel pivot tables.  This course also requires a high degree of numeracy!  You can get an idea of what the course is like by having a look at our series of articles on DAX on the excellent Simple Talk website.

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"Good, relaxed learning environment. Helpful & friendly teaching, good variety of topics covered, very easy to ask questions and get clarification if needed."

Jack Huntington (The Keyholding Company)

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Our trainer, was lovely. He kept a really good pace and was very approachable and friendly (hard to get this across over Teams sometimes as well!). The content was brilliant, and left with some great ideas for how what we learnt could be used in our job. Already had completed some training with Wise Owl in the past, which was equally brilliant."

Ellie Richardson (BUPA)

"As this (DAX) was a very difficult subject to teach, I found the training to be ideally suited. I certainly benefited from it being one to one and face to face allowing it to run at my own pace. The files and documents will be hugely valuable for future reference too. After meeting one of the trainers at a conference, Wise Owl is the first place I looked to be fair. I wasn't aware of any other training providers that were so well specialised in Power BI / Power Platform courses. The content was clearly stated on the website too and covered all the points, in which I felt I needed proper training."

Matthew Collinge (Dugdale Nutrition)

"Excellent manuals. Knowledgeable trainer. Genuinely useful content. Great website and blogs. Competitive pricing."

Glenn Turner (Ministry of Defence)

"I really enjoyed the course and found it beneficial. Fortunately the other attendees were at a similar level with some basic subject knowledge already, so we were able to focus on some of the more advanced aspects."

James Roberts (Devon County Council)

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Scheduled DAX training dates

Here are the classroom DAX courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Mon/Tue 20-21 September 2021 2 £795 Book places
Wed/Thu 13-14 October 2021 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 14-15 October 2021 2 £950 Book places
Tue/Wed 23-24 November 2021 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 07-08 December 2021 2 £950 Book places
Date(s) Venue
20/09
13/10
14/10
23/11
07/12

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, ask us about running onsite Power BI training at your offices (we'll even provide and set up the computers).

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