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Advanced DAX course in May - unique date in 1H 2013 #dax #tabular #ssas #powerpivot

One year after the release of SQL Server 2012 I see the growing demand for DAX. There are two reasons for that: an higher number of PowerPivot users started to build more complex data models, and SSAS Tabular is starting to be adopted by a larger number of companies, with and without a previous experience on former versions of Analysis Services.

For this reasons we decided to offer a first public edition of our Advanced DAX Workshop, a training on DAX that is aimed at Advanced PowerPivot users and Analysis Services developers that want to master the DAX language. Up to now, we offered this course only for private classes, because of the limited demand, but now there is enough interest and adoption to justify an open class.

The goal of this DAX training is learning to write DAX expressions for measures and calculated columns, DAX queries for reporting needs, read DAX query plans and optimize DAX formulas. The course is a three-day workshop that includes many hands-on lab sessions, with exercises that will guide you in the learning process of the more advanced DAX concepts, enabling you to master the writing of DAX code.

The course will be in London on May 13-15, 2013. There are direct flights with a huge number of countries and cities, also outside of Europe. We do not expect to deliver other editions of this course before other 5-6 months, so don’t lose the chance to attend this intensive DAX master course. I will be the teacher in this edition and Chris Webb will assist me in organization with Technitrain. So don’t wait, early bird discount will expire in a few days, register now and join us in London!

Published Monday, April 22, 2013 11:55 AM by Marco Russo (SQLBI)

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Serge Poirier said:

Marco,

Anyway we can join online in Real Time?

Please come to Orange County, CA (Irvine) with this class.

Thanks,

Serge

April 23, 2013 10:18 AM
 

Matthaeus W said:

Hey there,

I'd also be very interested in an online work-shop.

If not, you should visit germany once again.

Cheers!

April 23, 2013 10:45 AM
 

Marco Russo (SQLBI) said:

Serge, Matthaeus,

thanks for the feedback.

We will evaluate how to manage workshops online.

The problem is the effectiveness of the mix between lecture and hands-on-labs. It's impossible to do that online and the best balance we've found until now is having 3-4 hours of online lesson and exercises that should be completed before the next day. However, packing all the exercises together is now always a good idea and you lack the possibility to consolidate the concepts just after the theory by making practices with the hands-on-labs, which are business scenarios in which you have to write the correct DAX formula. Having teacher around may help you when you go in a wrong direction and this is really hard to obtain in a virtual class.

For Europe, we will deliver the DAX Workshop in London in this semester because it can be reached from many countries with a direct flight. Depending on the demand, we'll propose other editions of the DAX Workshop in other countries, but we will start considering this for next Fall-Winter season.

For US, we are considering how to run classes there and I hope we'll have some good news after the summer...

Thank you again: your suggestions may help us accelerating the process of proposing new classes.

Marco

April 23, 2013 7:19 PM

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About Marco Russo (SQLBI)

Marco Russo is a consultant, writer and trainer specialized in Business Intelligence with Microsoft technologies. He runs the SQLBI.COM website, which is dedicated to distribute resources useful for BI developers, like Integration Services components, Analysis Services models, tools, technical information and so on. Marco is certified as MCT, MCDBA, MCSD.NET, MCSA, MCSE+I.

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