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Two days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)
This course is available in the following formats (all prices exclude VAT):
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.
Here are our next few DAX for Power BI course dates:
|Dates||Venue||Price (excl. VAT)|
|04-05 Dec||Online||£825||Fully booked|
|29 Feb-01 Mar||Online||£825||Book|
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider booking your own customised onsite course, whereby you get to pick the dates and venue!
If you've been on our Introduction to Power BI course (or you've taught yourself how to create Power BI reports), you'll be asking yourself questions like this:
My financial year ends in March - how can I show this in my reports?
How can I compare total figures for this month with the same period last year?
When I drill-down to show figures for a particular region, how can I show the region name as a page title?
How can I show figures for each group as a percentage of the total for all groups?
Unfortunately while learning Power BI was relatively easy, you now need to understand how to create calculated columns and especially measures, which is less straightforward. This two-day course includes:
What row context and filter context are, and why they are so important to understanding DAX
The best way to create measures and calculated columns using DAX
How to use the CALCULATE function to modify your filter context (and what this means)
Creating and using a separate calendar table to work with dates (including strategies for coping with multiple date fields)
Using the built in DAX date functions like TOTALYTD, SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR (and many more like this)
You should avoid this course if you're don't consider to be good with numbers!
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Below are some notes on how Wise Owl courses work, to help you decide whether they're for you or not.
If you book on a classroom course, the only thing you need to bring to the course is ... yourself! We even provide a notepad and a suprisingly nice pen for you to take notes with.
For online training you'll need two things:
You can see full details of our online course requirements here.
If you book a place on one of our courses:
Whatever type of course you book, we will also send you out a reminder a few days before the course is due to take place - not that (we hope) you'll have forgotten!
For classroom training, you won't need a computer - we (obviously) will provide that. However, you're welcome to use your own laptop if you prefer, providing that you have the correct software installed.
For online training you will need a computer, but you won't need to have any software installed. This is because you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed.
For online courses you will be able to join up to half an hour before the course begins. This will give you time to:
For classroom training it's always nice if people arrive a bit early too, to give people time to meet each other (and drink coffee).
After the course finishes you'll receive a digital certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).
We don't have any formal arrangement for answering questions after the course, but if you get stuck on something and email your trainer they should (and nearly always do!) respond as quickly as their training schedule allows.
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