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Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) & Advanced Excel Functions

Course Overview:

The Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) & Advanced Excel Functions course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in leveraging DAX and advanced Excel functions for efficient data analysis. This one-day course will delve into the fundamentals of DAX, explore advanced Excel functions, and equip participants with the necessary tools to analyze data effectively. Whether you are a data analyst, business intelligence professional, or Excel power user, this course will enhance your ability to extract valuable insights from data and make informed business decisions.

Course Details:

  • Date: July 21st
  • Duration: 1 Day Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
  • Credit: 5
  • Fee:
    • Members: 150,000
    • Non-Members: 250,000

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) and its application in data analysis.
  2. Gain proficiency in using advanced Excel functions to manipulate and analyze data efficiently.
  3. Learn how to create complex calculations and measures using DAX formulas.
  4. Explore advanced techniques for data modeling and analysis in Power Pivot.
  5. Discover strategies for optimizing DAX queries and improving performance.
  6. Develop practical skills to handle large datasets and perform complex calculations in Excel.
  7. Apply data visualization techniques to effectively communicate insights using Excel charts and graphs.
  8. Enhance your data analysis capabilities and make informed business decisions using DAX and advanced Excel functions.

Who Should Attend:

  • Data analysts seeking to enhance their data analysis skills using DAX and advanced Excel functions.
  • Business intelligence professionals who want to improve their data modeling and analysis capabilities.
  • Excel power users looking to expand their knowledge of advanced functions and data visualization.
  • Professionals involved in data-driven decision-making processes.
  • Individuals interested in gaining a competitive edge in data analysis and reporting.


  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiarity with formulas and functions in Excel.

Method of Delivery:

  • Online: The course will be delivered through a virtual learning platform. Participants will have access to course materials, lectures, and interactive exercises.
  • In Person: The course will be conducted at a physical location. Participants will engage in face-to-face instruction, hands-on exercises, and group discussions.

Completion Certificate: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion, which can be used to claim Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

Please note that this course syllabus is subject to change, and additional course materials may be provided by the instructor.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

  • Understanding the role of DAX in data analysis
  • Syntax and structure of DAX formulas
  • Working with DAX functions
  • Creating calculated columns and measures

Module 2: Advanced Excel Functions

  • Utilizing advanced functions for data manipulation and analysis
  • Working with logical functions (IF, AND, OR)
  • Using lookup and reference functions (VLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH)
  • Performing statistical analysis with Excel functions

Module 3: Complex Calculations and Measures with DAX

  • Creating complex calculations using DAX formulas
  • Applying aggregation and filtering techniques
  • Implementing time intelligence calculations
  • Using DAX to perform advanced data modeling in Power Pivot

Module 4: Optimizing DAX Queries and Performance

  • Techniques for improving DAX query performance
  • Understanding query folding and data lineage
  • Working with query optimization tools

Module 5: Handling Large Datasets and Complex Calculations in Excel

  • Strategies for efficient data handling in Excel
  • Performing calculations on large datasets
  • Using data analysis tools and add-ins for Excel

Module 6: Data Visualization with Excel Charts and Graphs

  • Creating visually appealing charts and graphs
  • Customizing chart elements and formatting
  • Utilizing advanced visualization techniques

Note: The course outline is subject to change based on the instructor’s discretion and the needs of the participants.


Jul 21 2023


All Day


4th Floor, Block B, Ntinda Complex
Opposite St. Luke Church


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