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Mastering DAX Calculations in Power BI

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Description

This training will take you from a beginner to advanced user of Power BI by utilizing the powerful DAX language to the fullest. Covered in the course material are all the beginner theory that you must understand very well to harness the analytical power of DAX. Through real-world scenarios you will be taken through how to use DAX in practice to discover the insights you want to find in your data. Covered are every major DAX function and how to use these when completing calculations and in combination with each other. DAX is the most difficult part of Power BI to learn and put into practice well. This course covers all major tips and techniques that if practiced will have any Power BI user creating compelling Power BI reports and solutions.


Details of what you will learn during this course

  • Learn – what DAX is and the journey required to master it
  • Understand – what you can achieve with DAX if learnt well
  • Review – DAX basics, including calculated columns vs measures, context & aggregation vs iteration formulas
  • Understand – why a quality data model is so important
  • Complete – a deep dive into simple aggregation and iterating functions
  • Review – the concept of ‘context’ comprehensively
  • Learn – the most important function in DAX, CALCULATE
  • Learn – all the major table and filtering functions
  • Review – how to use DAX in common analytical scenarios
  • Gain – a detailed overview of time intelligence functions and how to use within your models
  • Learn – advanced table functions and how to use them
  • Master – some of the most complex topics around how DAX actually works

What you get with the course

  • 11 hours of training
  • 1x demo data sets to follow along when practicing all DAX formula

Here are the specifics for the course

Learn how to:

  • Use DAX and also what you can achieve with DAX if utilised well
  • Structure and format DAX formula
  • Use DAX variables in your formulas effectively
  • Use calculated columns and measures in your models
  • Write aggregation, iteration and table DAX functions
  • Implement DAX functions in combination with each other
  • Visualise how the DAX calculation engine works via the concept of ‘context’
  • Audit your formulas by understand filter and row context
  • Use the CALCULATE function in your analysis
  • Add additional virtual filters to your calculations by using table functions
  • Use DAX to solve common analytical scenarios you will face everyday in the real world
  • Use time intelligence table along with a quality date table
  • Use advanced table functions in unique calculation requirements

Testimonials:
“I’ve found DAX really hard, but it makes far more sense now. The explanations are clear and more simplified than I’ve read and watched elsewhere which is what I needed. The examples are great too.” – Scott T. – Michigan

“I’ve been looking for resources like this everywhere but couldn’t find any. So good to have these all in one place, with detailed explanations on how to build this myself. Seriously awesome stuff.” – Renee M. – Melbourne

“I just started learning Power BI with the courses on this page and they are awesome and easy to follow and understand, even if English is not your original language..” – Álvaro, Chile


Other Details:
Number of Recommended CPE credits: 
13.5

Mastering DAX Calculations – is a QAS self study (Traditional) course. It can also be accessed through a purchase of an Enterprise DNA Membership or Center of Excellence License.

This course was last updated on January 2020.

What you’ll learn

  • DAX Calculations in Power BI
  • Use DAX and learn what you can achieve with DAX if utilized well
  • Structure and format DAX formula
  • Use DAX variables in your formulas effectively
  • Use calculated columns and measures in your models
  • Write aggregation, iteration and table DAX functions
  • Implement DAX functions in combination with each other
  • Visualise how the DAX calculation engine works via the concept of ‘context’
  • Audit your formulas by understand filter and row context
  • Use the CALCULATE function in your analysis
  • Add additional virtual filters to your calculations by using table functions
  • Use DAX to solve common analytical scenarios you will face everyday in the real world
  • Use time intelligence table along with a quality date table
  • Use advanced table functions in unique calculation requirements

Requirements

  • Knowledge in DAX and Power BI
  • Data analysis skills
  • Power BI Desktop Account

Who this course is for:

  • Data analysts
  • Excel Users
  • Reporting Managers
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