Advanced Power BI Modeling and DAX - Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star - Sydney Feb 2016
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Advanced Power BI Modeling and DAX - Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star - Sydney Feb 2016

Advanced Power BI Modeling and DAX - Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star - Sy...

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Cliftons Sydney

60 Margaret St

Sydney, NSW 2000


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Jeffrey Weir; Independent Consultant, Wellington, New Zealand

I learned a lot from this course: it gave a great overview of what's possible both right from the UI, and what more awaits if you lift the hood and pimp the engine. It’s incredible to see just how much PowerBI and PowerQuery radically simplify what I would otherwise have to do with many, many lines of complicated VBA code. And Reza is a masterful user of this tool.

Note that Reza covers a lot of ground in this course, and it is pretty fast paced. While you can take a laptop and follow along as Reza takes PowerBI/Powerquery through its paces, for the one-day course my recommendation would be to keep that laptop closed, and simply sit back and watch Reza in action, so you can fully concentrate on just how simple this tool is to use in the right hands as well as think about how you might use the tool to your own ends and ask questions along those lines. You can always purchase the video course (if it’s not already included in your course) and step through the material again at your own pace.

Rob Wilby; Independent Consultant, UK

I must say your “Power BI Essentials” course has been the most comprehensive Power BI course I have found to date and seeing how you work with data especially the little tricks naturally introduced at just the right moments has made this course a pleasure to take.

Martin Catherall – Data Platform MVP, PASS Regional Mentor

I attended Reza’s Power BI pre-con “From Rookie to Rock star” at SQL Saturday Brisbane in May 2016. I was a complete Power BI novice, having only previously accomplished a few very basic things with Power BI. Reza took the group through all the components that make up environment. He explained how they had evolved and took the group through walk-throughs of each one. Reza was great an answering questions from the audience at the event and going into extra detail if necessary. All-in all, I would say that I’m now a very confident Power BI user after attending Reza’s pre-con.

Dan Cheshire, Senior Project Manager Air New Zealand

Reza does not just know Power BI like the back of his hand, he is the most commercially aware BI person I know. He understands that companies work in the real world and that data isn’t always clean and needs manipulation for it to work and be useful. When Reza worked on our project, nothing phased or flustered him, he always came up with solutions for problems that seemed to me as insurmountable. Can’t recommend him enough, invest in Reza as he will not only save you a whole heap of time, but he comes up with long lasting and very powerful Power BI solutions for your business.

Sonia Buckley, Data Analyst at Zoom2u, Sydney, Australia

We have started to use Microsoft Power BI and whilst Microsoft tutorials are helpful, if you are not used to DAX then it is very difficult to get your head around and there is little other resources that don’t cost an arm and a leg. I had a call with Reza who made my life so much easier in just under an hour! Any time spent speaking to Reza will be well worth it – I have saved hours of trying to get my head around our dashboards by getting some very useful tips and explanations on why things are done the DAX way! Not only that but he is very patient and straight forward. Highly recommended!

Course Details:

This course is module 3 of the Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star course.

Advanced Power BI Modeling and DAX

In this course, you will learn DAX from zero to hero. You will learn how to design the best model in Power BI with relationships, considering formatting and data types. You will learn about DAX which is the data modeling expression language in Power BI (and also SSAS Tabular, and Power Pivot). You will learn from Simple DAX calculations to complex expressions and calculations for solving real world challenges of a BI solution.


1- Power BI Modeling 101

  1. Relationship in Power BI
  2. Relationship based on multiple Columns
  3. Role Playing Dimension
  4. Formatting
  5. Hide/Unhide
  6. Hierarchy
  7. Basic Calculated Column and Measure
  8. Sort by Column

2- Introduction to DAX

  1. Syntax of DAX
  2. Naming in DAX
  3. Logical Operations
  4. Data Types in Power BI Model
  5. Overview of Functions
  6. Variables

3- Functions in DAX in Details

  1. Text Functions
  2. Information Functions
  3. Logical Functions
  4. Date and Time Functions
  5. Aggregation Functions

4- Filter, Value, and Relationship Functions

  1. ALL
  2. Examples of using ALL function
  3. Filter Function
  4. Related
  5. RelatedTable

5- Evaluation Contexts

  1. Row Context
  2. Filter Context
  3. Exception for Row Context
  4. Exception for Filter Context
  5. Calculate Function

6- Time Intelligence Functions

  1. Year to Date, Quarter to Date
  2. Fiscal Year to Date
  3. Same Period Last Year
  4. Running Total
  5. Rolling 12 Month Sales
  6. Average 12 Month Sales
  7. Rolling 6 Months
  8. Flexible banding

7- Calculated Tables

  1. Role Playing Dimension
  2. Top 10 Customers
  3. More Scenarios of Using Calculated Tables
  4. Performance Consideration

8- Best Practices Tips and Tricks

  1. Solving DAX Now and Today Time zone Issue
  2. Modeling Best Practices
  3. Advanced Time Intelligence
  4. Advanced Relationship in DAX
  5. Hierarchies in DAX

Instructor: Reza Rad

Our trainer is the world well-known name in the Microsoft BI field. Reza Rad is invited speaker in world’s best and biggest SQL Server and BI conferences such as PASS Summits, PASS Rallys, SQLBits, TechEds, Ignites, and so on. He is author of books on this topic, and he has more than 15 years’ experience in the Microsoft BI technologies. 10 years of his experience focused on training and consulting to the largest BI teams in the world. He is also Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. He is Microsoft SQL Server MVP (Most Valuable Professional) focused on BI and Data Analysis, He has been awarded MVP from Microsoft because of his dedication and expertise in Microsoft BI technologies. He is author of Power BI online book; from Rookie to Rock Star

Location: Sydney CBD, Australia. Exact address; TBD

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Cancellation up to 5 weeks before the event: fully refund minus administration fee ($50) and credit-card processing fees (if applicable).

Cancellation from 5 weeks to 2 weeks before the event: 50% cancellation charge, 50% refund

Cancellation from 2 weeks before the event: 100% cancellation charge, 0% refunded.

In case that cancellation happens from RADACAD you will be offered to choose either full refund or transfer to another date.


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Transfer fee at the day of event*: $250

*transfer can be done only once, and it can be only transferred to another date not later than 6 months from the original event.

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