Extracting Data Insights with Power BI and DAX

Matt · April 23, 2020

What you’ll learn

  • An introduction to data modeling in Power BI (the skills are also transferable to Power Pivot for Excel)
  • Coverage of the fundamentals of the DAX language (Data Analysis eXpressions)
  • Practical use cases for common functions in the DAX language
  • The CALCULATE function – the most important function in DAX
  • Table functions such as ALL and FILTER
  • Inbuilt Time Intelligence
  • What-if Analysis
  • The SWITCH function

Course Overview

DAX, or Data Analysis eXpressions, is the data modeling language used by Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel. When you know how to write DAX formulas, you can access the hidden information from deep within the data, and then visualize your data in Power BI to extract the business valueIn this training course, you will learn everything you need to know to start your journey of extracting data insights from Power BI using the DAX language.

Everyone that is competent in Excel can learn how to become good at Power BI by learning and using DAX. This is a video version of the same training course that Matt Allington has been delivering in Australia to live classes for more than 5 years.

Unlike some other learning resources, this course dives into the details of the DAX language, teaching you everything you need to know to get started on your journey to analyze your data using Power BI. DAX can be difficult to pick up and understand if you are trying to teach yourself. In this course you will get expert guidance direct from Matt Allington (one of the best DAX trainers in the business).

Who this course is for

  • This is a beginner’s course and doesn’t require any programming experience. It is recommended, however, that you have a solid understanding of Pivot Tables and/or how to use Power BI to visualize data that has been prepared for you by someone else. You should consider completing Matt’s companion course, Data to Dashboard Using Power BI, prior to beginning this course. (Although it is not mandatory, most people do both courses.)
  • Business analysts who are venturing into self-service business intelligence using Power BI or Power Pivot for Excel.
  • IT professionals that want to fast-track their learning of the DAX language and data modelling.
  • People that have to report on and analyze data that has not been prepared for them in advance by someone else

What you get with the course

3+ Hours of Video Content

Premium Content and Instructor

Support and Discussions Group

Downloadable Files and Handouts

Course Certificate of Completion

Course Update Log

First release of the course.

The Instructor

This course was developed and is delivered in video by Matt Allington. Matt is a career expert in data and analytics, and is one of the most experienced Power BI and DAX teachers in the world today. He has 30+ years experience using data to deliver business value. Read more about Matt by clicking on his profile link below.

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Course Includes

  • 2 Modules
  • 12 Lessons
  • Course Certificate