DAX Optimization Masterclass Using DAX Studio

Improve the overall performance of your DAX measures using the DAX Studio

An outline of this training course

A great general principle to follow with DAX is “make it work, then make it fast”. If you are at the point in your journey where you can regularly make complex measures DAX “work”, you are doing great and are far ahead of the vast majority of Power BI users. However, you are probably at the point where some of your more complex measures are not running efficiently, and you need to “make them fast” in order for your report to be effective.

So how can we make sure that we make the best use of this language and write code that doesn’t slow down the performance of our reports? For that we need to first understand the internals of the DAX Engine and understand that Tabular is a different technology than a SQL database. Once you build that mindset you need to understand the flow of a DAX code and will need to learn how to read query plans. Once you’ve got all these tools in your toolbox, you’ll be ready to begin fine-tuning your code for peak performance.

To help guide you down the road to becoming an advanced user of DAX, we are proud to present a course on DAX Studio and Optimization, where we begin with the types of engines in DAX, how the data is stored and compressed in Tabular, how to use VertiPaq analyzer to identify and optimize the effects of the data model characteristics on memory usage. Then we transition into developing an understanding of the Logical and Physical Query Plans, xmSQL, and finally we read query plans of DAX functions so that you can also understand how your code is getting executed. At that point, we will go through a number of examples of how to integrate and apply all of this knowledge to optimize your DAX measures.

Mastering the art and science of Optimizing DAX will place you in the top-tier of Power BI practitioners, substantially improving your reports and increasing the value of your overall skillset.

DAX Optimization Masterclass Using DAX Studio - can be accessed through a purchase of an Enterprise DNA Membership.



Details of what you will learn during this course
• Determine - how data is stored in Power BI
• Describe - how a DAX code is executed
• Read - query plans
• Optimize - data models using VertiPaq analyzer
• Identify - issues that cause wrong calculations in query plans
• Optimize - slow calculations and identify the issues causing it


What you get with the course

Over 5 hours of comprehensive training
Resource pack

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"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

Your Instructor


Antriksh Sharma
Antriksh Sharma
  • Extensive expertise in Power BI, Power Pivot, Power Query, SSAS, DAX, optimizing DAX, and SQL
  • Author/instructor of Enterprise DNA courses on Tabular Editor 3, DAX Studio and Optimizing DAX
  • Enterprise DNA Expert, known on our forum as the “go-to guy” for your toughest DAX questions
  • Creator of popular AntmanBI blog and YouTube channel providing in depth info on Power BI, Excel and SQL
  • Experienced in in Core Python and Python libraries for data analytics (e.g., Pandas/NumPy/Matplotlib/Seaborn etc.
  • Super User on Microsoft’s Power BI community platform

Course Curriculum


  Course Introduction
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  Reading Query Plans of DAX Functions
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  Conclusion and Final Words
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  Feedback
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  Certification
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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 membership or CoE license is active.
Can I purchase a single course instead of the full Enterprise DNA membership?
The option to purchase a single course has been discontinued. To access any of our courses, you will need to upgrade to full membership 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 Enterprise DNA Membership 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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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 Enterprise DNA have taken my Power BI 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 Power BI 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 videos as I could and have benefited significantly from his tutelage." - Brad - Canada