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20466 - Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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Course Overview

This five-day instructor-led course teaches students how to design and implement a BI infrastructure for enterprise data models and reports. The course discusses design, installation, and operations of a BI platform, including Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, and Microsoft SharePoint Server. 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.

Course Length: 5 Days

Audience:  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.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries. Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.

What You're Going To Learn

  • Learn to describe the components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution.
  • Learn to create a multidimensional database with Analysis Services.
  • Learn to implement dimensions in a cube.
  • Learn to implement measures and measure groups in a cube.
  • Learn to use MDX Syntax.
  • Learn to customize a cube.
  • Learn to implement a Tabular Data Model in SQL Server Analysis Services.
  • Learn to use DAX to enhance a tabular model.
  • Learn to create reports with Reporting Services.
  • Learn to enhance reports with charts and parameters.
  • Learn to manage report execution and delivery.
  • Learn to implement a dashboard in SharePoint Server with PerformancePoint Services.
  • Learn to use Data Mining for Predictive Analysis.

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Course Outline

Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • The Microsoft Enterprise BI Platform
  • Lab: Exploring a BI Solution

Creating Multidimensional Databases

  • Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
  • Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Creating a Cube
  • Overview of Cube Security
  • Lab: Creating a Multidimensional Database

Working with Cubes and Dimensions

  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Attribute Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Hierarchies
  • Lab: Working with Cubes and Dimensions

Working with Measures and Measure Groups

  • Working with Measures
  • Working with Measure Groups
  • Lab: Configuring Measures and Measure Groups

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