Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - Course 20467DC

5 Days

Description

About This Course

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.

Audience Profile

This course is not designed for students who are new to SQL Server 2014 BI technologies; it is targeted at BI professionals with experience of implementing solutions with SQL Server database Engine, SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able 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.

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

Eagan-KTCS, MN
$2,295.00
5 Days    9:00am - 5:00pm
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Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

$2,295.00
5 Days    9:00am PT - 4:00pm PT
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 04, 2017

$2,295.00
5 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Overview

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

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

Eagan-KTCS, MN
$2,295.00
5 Days    9:00am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

$2,295.00
5 Days    9:00am PT - 4:00pm PT
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 04, 2017

$2,295.00
5 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

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

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

Eagan-KTCS, MN
$2,295.00
5 Days    9:00am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

$2,295.00
5 Days    9:00am PT - 4:00pm PT
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
December 04, 2017

$2,295.00
5 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date