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SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Tabular Workshop

19th September 2012 - 20th September 2012

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at BI professionals who want to exploit the full power of the new Tabular models in Analysis Services. No knowledge of previous versions of Analysis Services and Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) is required, because Tabular is based on different concepts and on the new DAX language.  

What you will learn

The course agenda is as follows:

Day 1

  • Understanding the architecture of Analysis Services 2012, BISM and the Multidimensional and Tabular models
  • Installing an Analysis Services 2012 Tabular instance
  • Loading data into a Tabular model
  • DAX basic concepts
  • Evaluation context in DAX
    • Filter context Row context
    • The Calculate() statement  

Day 2

  • Querying a Tabular model in DAX and MDX
  • The xVelocity (or Vertipaq) engine
  • The Tabular presentation layer
    • Building hierarchies
    • Power View-related properties
  • Implementing security on a Tabular model
  • Deployment
    • DirectQuery mode
    • InMemory mode
  • Optimisation and monitoring

Key benefits

This course will enable you to build your own Tabular models in Analysis Services 2012, create calculations using DAX and write queries using DAX.

Cost: £€950 +VAT


Chris Webb is the owner of Crossjoin Consulting, and is a consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, PowerPivot and DAX. He is a co-author of "Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model", "Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services", and "MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase", and blogs at



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legal disclaimer

Cancellations must be submitted in writing, either via email or by post. Registrants whose cancellations are received at least 2 weeks before the beginning of the course are entitled to a full refund minus a £80 processing fee plus any credit card charges incurred. No refunds will be given to registrants who cancel less than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course or who fail to attend.

In the extraordinary case where the course is cancelled a full refund will be given to all paid registrants. Crossjoin Consulting will not refund any other amount paid by registrants to other companies, including travel expenses and hotel reservations.

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