Power BI for Excel 2019/2016 Part 3 DAX Functions

Planning Information

The duration of this course is 2 Days. The list price is $995.00.


This 2-day course is the third course in our Power BI using Excel series and is for Excel Designers who will be responsible for taking basic PowerPivot data models and turning them into power business intelligence solutions. 

his course takes an in-depth approach to the DAX language, teaching designers how to build models that extend the capabilities of source data for more in-depth, customized business intelligence solutions. Specific topics covered include proper understanding of DAX evaluation, controlling evaluation context, understanding relational functions, error handling within the data model, working with complex time intelligence calculations, creating advanced DAX dashboards and report elements using Slicers. 


Excel Levels 1, 2 and 3 including PivotTable and Pivot Chart skills plus a basic understanding of database concepts. Power BI for Excel Part 2 Data Model Designer or equivalent skillset is also recommended.


Digital courseware

Course Outline

1. DAX Functionality Review

  • Review Of Calculated Column
  • PivotTable Function
  • Review Of Measure
  • Rules Of DAX Measure
  • Evaluation Context
  • Formatting DAX Code

2. Controlling Content & Values

  • Controlling Values
  • Switch Function
  • Error Handling
  • Page Break

3. Context Control Functions

  • Filter Function
  • All Function
  • Iterative Functions
  • Earlier Function
  • Calculate Function
  • Additional Uses Of The All Function

4. Contexts In Relationships

  • Working With Many Tables
  • Row Context & Relationships
  • Filter Context & Relationships
  • Values Function

5. Advanced Concepts

  • Circular Dependencies
  • Controlling Totals
  • Advanced Hierarchy Concepts

6. Time Intelligence Calculations

  • Working With Date Tables
  • Calculating Operating Periods
  • Working With Missing Periods
  • DAX Date Functions
  • Advanced Date Functions
  • Prior Year Functions
  • Moving Averages

7. DAX Dashboard Techniques

  • Parameter Tables
  • Banding
  • Ranking
  • Advanced Slicer Techniques


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