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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:Tue 23 November 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

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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

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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).

"The trainer was very helpful."

Kevin Whipps (NHS NEL CSU)

"The trainer's approach made me feel very comfortable and I gained confidence quickly in my abilities as I progressed through the course. Lots of practical exercises to reinforce what I thought I knew, and yet still lots of time to go out on tangents when necessary, Fantastic. Wish I could do it again! Very excited to apply what I've learned. I wanted a training provider that offered more of a personal touch really. Everyone learns differently and I didn't like the idea of attending a seminar style course. This was anything but that, very personal, focused and enjoyable. Thank you."

Puc Covelli (Integrate Media Limited)

"The training provided was excellent and exceeded my expectations. The pace and content of the training was ideal and has given me many new ideas to enhance what my team does that will improve the experience of our Power BI users. The approach and style of the trainer was also excellent and certainly contributed to the training. Have used WiseOwl in the past and have always found the training to be excellent."

Paul Horwood (BUPA)

"Excellent course well presented. Gave a concise understanding of what DAX can and can't do and how to make sense of previously unexpected outcomes from formulas. Training recommended by a colleague."

Jamie Rowley-Clarke (Cross Keys Homes)

"Excellent course, which I think works really well when run remotely."

Kevin Springall (Marley Ltd)

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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
Tue/Wed 23-24 November 2021 2 £795 Fully booked
Wed/Thu 16-17 February 2022 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 05-06 April 2022 2 £795 Book places
Date(s) Venue
23/11
16/02
05/04

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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