Mastering DAX Calculations in Power BI
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
- Knowledge in DAX and Power BI
- Data analysis skills
- Power BI Desktop Account
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
"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
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.
Who this course is for:
- Data analysts
- Excel Users
- Reporting Managers
Enterprise DNA empowers analysts and teams to raise their standard of reporting and analysis from basic to high value through our customized learning pathways, skills assessment tools, comprehensive resources, well-structured online training, and support community.
For over five years, we have trained our students to unlock the potential of their data and demystify Power BI as a business intelligence tool; turning over 100,000 data professionals into Power BI authorities.
Power BI is an amazingly powerful analytical tool. Harnessing its potential can create so many possibilities and Enterprise DNA can guide you in the journey.
"I very early on saw the immense opportunity of using Power BI to create analytical solutions. After years of developing some advanced analysis and tools in excel, I was amazed that I could re-create most of those things about 10% of the time with Power BI."
Founder and CEO at Enterprise DNA, a business intelligence training & consultancy business primarily focused on driving better decision making within organisations by empowering individuals and teams to transform raw data into unmatched insights using Microsoft's Power BI suite of tools.
With a strong history in Finance, previously working at ANZ, PIMCO, and Fonterra. A CFA charterholder, achieving the designation in 2011.
With passion for building highly scalable analytical solutions within organisations, and wants to see others learn how to do the same.