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Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (20467)

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

8469

Duration

5 Days

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This training course teaches database and business intelligence (BI) professionals how to plan and design a BI solution that is based on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and other Microsoft BI technologies.

This is a Microsoft Official Course (MOC) delivered by a Learning Tree expert instructor.

This course is part of a Microsoft Certification Path and can help you prepare for your MCSA Certification, MCSE Certification, or MCSD Certification.

You Will Learn How To

  • Plan a BI solution.
  • Plan SQL Server BI infrastructure.
  • Design a data warehouse.
  • Design an extract, transform and load (ETL) solution.
  • Design analytical data models.
  • Plan a BI delivery solution.
  • Design a Reporting Services solution.
  • Design a Microsoft Excel-based reporting solution.
  • Plan a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Monitor and optimize a BI solution.
  • Operate a BI solution.

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
    • A basic understanding of dimensional modeling (star schema) for data warehouses
    • Basic server hardware knowledge
    • The ability to create Integration Services packages that include control flows and data flows
    • The ability to create a basic multidimensional cube with Analysis Services
    • The ability to create a basic tabular model with PowerPivot and Analysis Services
    • The ability to create Reporting Services reports with Report Designer
    • The ability to implement authentication and permissions in the SQL Server database engine, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services
    • Familiarity with SharePoint Server and Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel

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Course Outline

  • Module 1: Planning a BI Solution

This module enables students to plan the components of a BI Solution.

Lessons

  • Elements of a BI Solution
  • Planning a BI Project
  • The Microsoft BI Platform

Lab : Planning BI Solutions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a BI Solution.
  • Identify the components of a BI Solution.
  • Plan a BI Project.
  • Module 2: Planning SQL Server Business Intelligence Infrastructure

This module describes how to use plan appropriate BI Infrastructure given a set of BI Parameters.

Lessons

  • Considerations of BI Infrastructure
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware

Lab : Planning BI Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a BI Infrastructure and where you would use them.
  • Plan for the hardware requirements of a data warehouse implementation.
  • Module 3: Designing a Data Warehouse

This module describes how to design a data warehouse given a set of user requirements.

Lessons

  • Data Warehouse Design Overview
  • Designing Dimension Tables
  • Design FACT tables

Lab : Designing a Data Warehouse Logical Schema

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design a data warehouse.
  • Design dimension tables.
  • Design Fact tables.
  • Design a logical schema for a data warehouse.
  • Module 4: Designing an ETL solution

This lesson describes how to design an extract, transform and load (ETL) solution.

Lessons

  • ETL Overview
  • Planning for Data Extraction
  • Planning for Data Transformations
  • Planning for Data Loading

Lab : Designing an ETL Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components of an ETL solution.
  • Design an ETL solution.
  • Module 5: Designing Analytical Data Models

This module describes how to design analytical data models for specific BI scenarios.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Analytical data Models
  • Designing Analytical Data Models

Lab : Designing Analytical Data Model

Lab : Designing Dimensions and Hierarchies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features of an analytical data model.
  • Design an analytical data model.
  • Module 6: Planning a BI Delivery Solution

This module describes how to choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.

Lessons

  • Considerations for BI delivery
  • Common Reporting Scenarios
  • Choosing a Reporting Tool

Lab : Planning a BI Delivery Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a BI delivery solution.
  • Describe some common reporting scenarios.
  • Choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.
  • Module 7: Designing a Reporting Services Solution

This module describes how to design a reporting services solution.

Lessons

  • Planning a Reporting Solution
  • Designing Reports
  • Planning Report Consistency

Lab : Designing a Reporting Services Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for a reporting Services solution.
  • Design reports for a reporting services solutions.
  • Plan for consistency of reporting
  • Module 8: Designing an Excel Based reporting Solution

In this module students will learn how to design a reporting solution using Excel.

Lessons

  • Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • PowerPivot in Excel
  • Power View in Excel

Lab : Designing and Excel Reporting Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe key features of excel reporting solutions.
  • Use PowerPivot in Excel to create reports.
  • Use Power View in excel to create reports.
  • Module 9: Planning a SharePoint Server BI Solution

This module introduces the use of SharePoint Server as a BI solution.

Lessons

  • Introduction to SharePoint Server as a BI Platform
  • Planning Security for a SharePoint Server BI Solution
  • Planning Reporting Services Configuration
  • Planning PowerPivot Configuration
  • Planning for PerformancePoint Services

Lab : Implementing a SharePoint Server BI Solution

Lab : Implementing PerformancePoint Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Plan security for a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Plan reporting solutions for a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Describe the components of a PerformancePoint Solution.
  • Implement PerformancePoint services.
  • Module 10: Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution

At the conclusion of this module you will be able to optimize and monitor a BI solution.

Lessons

  • Overview of BI Monitoring
  • Monitoring and Optimizing the Data Warehouse
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Analysis Services
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services

Lab : Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the options for monitoring and optimizing a BI solution.
  • Be able to monitor and optimize a BI solution.
  • Module 11: Operating a BI Solution

At the conclusion of this module you will be able to plan management and maintenance operations of a BI solution.

Lessons

  • Overview of BI Operations
  • ETL Operations
  • Data Warehouse Operations
  • Analysis Services Operations
  • Reporting Services Operations

Lab : Operating a BI Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components to be managed in a BI Solution.
  • Be able to manage the components of a BI solution.
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