Optimizing DAX

Master key data modeling and DAX concepts and techniques to optimize performance in Power BI

An outline of this training course

The Optimizing DAX course will teach best practices for developing data models to support optimal performance of your Power BI reports. In addition, you will learn how to diagnose and resolve performance bottlenecks in your DAX measures using a variety of tools and techniques. This course explains in plain language how the DAX calculation engines work, so you can understand and evaluate how your DAX coding choices affect your report performance, ultimately leading to a better user experience.

Optimizing DAX course - can also be access through a purchase of an Enterprise DNA On-Demand or Center of Excellence License.

Details of what you will learn during this course
  • Learn - best practice techniques when using the query editor
  • Learn - how to diagnose the root cause of a slow measure
  • Understand - the techniques to optimize your data model
  • Implement - methods to improve DAX code to increase performance

What you get with the course
  • 3 hours of course videos
  • 1x demo data sets to practice DAX formula development
Here are the specifics for the course
Learn how to;
  • Use best practices in developing DAX expressions
  • Use correct method for developing data model
  • Solve bottle neck issues that cause slow performance
  • Develop optimizations of DAX patterns
  • Visualize the outcome of DAX formulas


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"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 origin language.." - Álvaro, Chile

Your Instructor

Nick Moné
Nick Moné
  • Skilled in creating complex data models, such as a Sales table and a Budget table.
  • Expertise in utilizing Power Query to take data in any form and transform it into tabular format.
  • Capabilities to take seemingly unyielding complex scenarios and break them down into easier digestible smaller parts.
  • Ability to see how all the Power BI products (Power Query, DAX, Power BI) function together ecosystem.

Course Curriculum

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  Intro to DAX Studio
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course for as long as your Enterprise DNA subscription or CoE license is active.
Can I purchase a single course instead of the full Enterprise DNA On-Demand?
The option to purchase a single course has been discontinued. To access any of our courses, you will need to upgrade to full subscription here.
Do you offer one-off support or coaching?
All support around Power BI and Enterprise DNA's online training content now occurs at the Enterprise DNA Forum. You must have an On-Demand subscription or CoE access to receive support.
What if I need to train my team?
We recommend exploring Enterprise DNA Center of Excellence platform. To learn more, see here.

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"My goal is to teach others that you have almost unlimited analytical power when harnessing all the features in Power BI.

Through training across a number of different mediums, I've reached over 100,000 Power BI users, showing them a range of tips and tricks in Power BI development.

I'm a true believer that Power BI is the future of analysis and know individuals with the right training can now create advanced analytics in a scalable way that can have a real impact in the way insights are found and consumed within organisations."

Sam McKay, CFA - Founder & CEO, Enterprise DNA

"Sam and EnterpriseDNA have taken my PowerBI to the next level. The courses are excellently well presented. Sam's extensive experience in building BI tools means the tutorials and webinars are always relevant and always hit the mark. Enterprise DNA is a 5* resource - I highly recommend."- David Nightingale, Johannesburg South Africa "I came across Enterprise DNA through one of the free YouTube videos. After getting a lot of valuable info for free, I felt ready to dig deeper into PowerBi in general and DAX in particular, and the membership here certainly has given me good value for money therefore I highly recommend signing a membership." - Erik Jacobsen, Scandinavian "I have been in the Analytics and Data Warehouse space for about 20 years and have been a serious advocate of Power BI from it’s inception. I am excited to become a member of this forum, having review as many of Sam’s vidoes as I could and have enefited significantly from his tutelage." - Brad - Canada