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Sql Server 2008 Certified Training

Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

A Three-Day Training Course

Course Content

Authorised Microsoft Training Course

This is an authorised Microsoft training course, delivered by certified Microsoft trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest equipment, software and course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, to maximise your learning and ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.

Course Aims

Elements of this syllabus are subject to change. This three-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement a Reporting Services solution in an organization. The course discusses how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create reports, and how to use the Reporting Services management and administrative tools to manage a Reporting Services solution.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals and developers who need to implement reporting solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.
Before attending this course, delegates must have:

  • Exposure to creating reports in Microsoft Access or other third-party reporting products, such as Crystal Reports
  • Experience navigating the Microsoft Windows Server environment
  • Experience with Windows services (starting and stopping)
  • Experience creating service accounts and permissions
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, including:
  • SQL Server Agent
  • SQL Server query language (SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE)
  • SQL Server System tables
  • SQL Server accounts (users and permissions)
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
    • Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services  • Installing Reporting Services  • Reporting Services Tools 
    Lab : Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
    • (Level 200) Exploring Report Designer  • (Level 200) Exploring Report Manager 
    Module 2: Authoring Basic Reports
    • Creating a Basic Table Report  • Formatting Report Pages  • Calculating Values 
    Lab : Authoring Basic Reports
    • (Level 200): Creating a Basic Table Report  • (Level 200): Formatting Report Pages  • (Level 200): Adding Calculated Values 
    Module 3: Enhancing Basic Reports
    • Interactive Navigation  • Displaying Data 
    Lab : Enhancing Basic Reports
    • (Level 200) Using Dynamic Visibility  • (Level 200) Using Document Maps  • (Level 200) Initiating Actions  • (Level 200) Using a List Data Region  • (Level 200) Creating a Tablix Report  • (Level 200) Adding Chart Subreport to Parent Report 
    Module 4: Manipulating Data Sets
    • Defining Report Data  • Using Parameters and Filters  • Using Parameter Lists 
    Lab : Manipulating Data Sets
    • (Level 200) Using Parameters to Restrict Query Results  • (Level 200) Using Parameters to Filter Report Data  • (Level 200) Creating Dynamic Parameter Lists  • (Level 200) Using Parameters with a Stored Procedure  • (Level 200) Displaying All Categories in a Parameter List 
    Module 5: Using Report Models
    • Creating Report Models  • Using Report Builder 
    Lab : Using Report Models
    • (Level 200) Creating a Report Model  • (Level 200) Using Report Builder to Create a Report 
    Module 6: Publishing and Executing Reports
    • Publishing Reports  • Executing Reports  • Creating Cached Instances  • Creating Snapshots and Report History 
    Lab : Publishing and Executing Reports
    • (Level 200) Publishing Reports  • (Level 200) Executing Reports  • (Level 200) Configuring and Viewing a Cached Report  • (Level 200) Configuring and Viewing a Snapshot Report 
    Module 7: Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
    • Introduction to Report Subscriptions  • Creating Report Subscriptions  • Managing Report Subscriptions 
    Lab : Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
    • (Level 200) Creating a Standard Subscription  • (Level 200) Creating a Data-Driven Subscription 
    Module 8: Administering Reporting Services
    • Reporting Server Administration  • Performance and Reliability Monitoring  • Administering Report Server Databases  • Security Administration  • Upgrading to Reporting Services 2008 
    Lab : Administering Reporting Services
    • (Level 200) Using Reporting Services Configuration Manager  • (Level 200) Securing a Reporting Services Site  • (Level 200) Securing Items 
    Module 9: Programming Reporting Services
    • Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service  • Automating Report Management  • Rendering Reports  • Creating Custom Code 
    Lab : Programming Reporting Services
    • (Level 200) Using URL Access to Display a Report  • (Level 200) Building a Reporting Services Web Service Client  • (Level 200) Using the Report Viewer Control 

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe SQL Server Reporting Services and its components
  • Create a Reporting Services report
  • Enhance a Reporting Services report
  • Create and manipulate data sets
  • Use report models to implement reporting for business users
  • Configure report publishing and execution settings
  • Implement subscriptions for reports
  • Administer Reporting Services
  • Implement custom Reporting Services applications
  • Certification

    Microsoft Course 6236A

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