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Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
 Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
 

20466: IMPLEMENT DATA MODELS WITH SQL SERVER 2014

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COURSE OUTLINE

Full details of modules and topics covered in this five-day course

VERSIONS COVERED

This course covers 2014 versions

DURATION

This is a five-day training course structured into 26 modules

COURSE AIMS

The focus of this five-day instructor-led course is on creating managed enterprise BI solutions. It describes how to implement multidimensional and tabular data models, deliver reports with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, create dashboards with Microsoft SharePoint Server PerformancePoint Services, and discover business insights by using data mining.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is intended for database professionals who need to fulfill a Business Intelligence Developer role to create analysis and reporting solutions. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Implementing analytical data models, such as OLAP cubes.
  • Implementing reports, and managing report delivery.
  • Creating business performance dashboards.
  • Supporting data mining and predictive analysis.

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • At least 2 years' experience of working with relational databases, including:
  • Designing a normalized database.
  • Creating tables and relationships.
  • Querying with Transact-SQL.
  • Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas).
  • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching).
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.

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 OBJECTIVES

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Describe the components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution.
  • Create a multidimensional database with Analysis Services.
  • Implement dimensions in a cube.
  • Implement measures and measure groups in a cube.
  • Use MDX Syntax.
  • Customize a cube.
  • Implement a Tabular Data Model in SQL Server Analysis Services.
  • Use DAX to enhance a tabular model.
  • Create reports with Reporting Services.
  • Enhance reports with charts and parameters.
  • Manage report execution and delivery.
  • Implement a dashboard in SharePoint Server with PerformancePoint Services.
  • Use Data Mining for Predictive Analysis.


CERTIFICATION

This course helps people to prepare for exam 70-466.


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MODULE 1:  Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling
Topics covered:
  • Elements of an Enterprise BI Solution
  • The Microsoft Enterprise BI Platform
  • Planning an Enterprise BI Project
MODULE 2:  Lab : Exploring a BI Solution
Topics covered:
  • Exploring the Data Warehouse
  • Exploring the Analysis Services Data Model
  • Exploring Reports
MODULE 3:  Creating Multidimensional Databases
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
  • Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Creating a Cube
  • Overview of Cube Security
MODULE 4:  Lab : Creating a Multidimensional Database
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Data Source
  • Creating and Modifying a Data Source View
  • Creating and Modifying a Cube
  • Adding a Dimension
MODULE 5:  Working with Cubes and Dimensions
Topics covered:
  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Attribute Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Hierarchies
MODULE 6:  Lab : Defining Dimensions
Topics covered:
  • Configuring Dimensions and Attributes
  • Creating Hierarchies
  • Creating a Hierarchy with Attribute Relationships
  • Creating a Ragged Hierarchy
  • Browsing Dimensions and Hierarchies in a Cube
MODULE 7:  Working with Measures and Measure Groups
Topics covered:
  • Working with Measures
  • Working with Measure Groups
MODULE 8:  Lab : Configuring Measures and Measure Groups
Topics covered:
  • Configuring Measures
  • Defining a Regular Relationship
  • Configuring Measure Group Storage
MODULE 9:  Introduction to MDX
Topics covered:
  • MDX Fundamentals
  • Adding Calculations to a Cube
  • Using MDX to Query a Cube
MODULE 10:  Lab : Using MDX
Topics covered:
  • Creating Calculated Members
  • Querying a Cube by Using MDX
MODULE 11:  Enhancing a Cube
Topics covered:
  • Working with Key Performance Indicators
  • Working with Actions
  • Working with Perspectives
  • Working with Translations
MODULE 12:  Lab : Customizing a Cube
Topics covered:
  • Implementing an Action
  • Implementing Perspectives
  • Implementing a Translation
MODULE 13:  Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Analysis Services Tabular Data Models
  • Creating a Tabular Data Model
  • Using an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model in the Enterprise
MODULE 14:  Lab : Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
Topics covered:
  • Creating an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Project
  • Configuring Columns and Relationships
  • Deploying an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
MODULE 15:  Introduction to DAX
Topics covered:
  • DAX Fundamentals
  • Enhancing a Tabular Data Model with DAX
MODULE 16:  Lab : Using DAX to Enhance a Tabular Data Model
Topics covered:
  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • Creating Measures
  • Creating a KPI
  • Implementing a Parent-Child Hierarchy
MODULE 17:  Implementing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Reporting Services
  • Creating a Report with Report Designer
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data in a Report
  • Publishing and Viewing a Report
MODULE 18:  Lab : Creating a Report with Report Designer
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Report
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Publishing a Report
MODULE 19:  Enhancing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
Topics covered:
  • Showing Data Graphically
  • Filtering Reports by Using Parameters
MODULE 20:  Lab : Enhancing a Report
Topics covered:
  • Adding a Chart to a Report
  • Adding Parameters to a Report
  • Using Data Bars and Sparklines
  • Using a Map
MODULE 21:  Managing Report Execution and Delivery
Topics covered:
  • Managing Report Security
  • Managing Report Execution
  • Subscriptions and Data Alerts
  • Troubleshooting Reporting Services
MODULE 22:  Lab : Configuring Report Execution and Delivery
Topics covered:
  • Configuring Report Execution
  • Implementing a Standard Subscription
  • Implementing a Data-Driven Subscription
MODULE 23:  Delivering BI with SharePoint PerformancePoint Services
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to SharePoint Server as a BI Platform
  • Introduction to PerformancePoint Services
  • PerformancePoint Data Sources and Time Intelligence
  • Reports, Scorecards, and Dashboards
MODULE 24:  Lab : Implementing a SharePoint Server BI Solution
Topics covered:
  • Creating a SharePoint Server Site for BI
  • Configuring PerformancePoint Data Access
  • Creating PerformancePoint Reports
  • Creating a PerformancePoint Scorecard
  • Creating a PerformancePoint Dashboard
MODULE 25:  Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining
Topics covered:
  • Overview of Data Mining
  • Creating a Data Mining Solution
  • Validating a Data Mining Model
  • Consuming Data Mining Data
MODULE 26:  Lab : Using Data Mining to Support a Marketing Campaign
Topics covered:
  • Using Table Analysis Tools
  • Creating a Data Mining Structure
  • Adding a Data Mining Model to a Data Mining Structure
  • Validating a Data Mining Model
  • Using a Data Mining Model in a Report

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