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Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

This five-day instructor-led course teaches students how to design and implement a BI infrastructure. The course discusses design, installation. the course discusses design, installation, and maintenance of a BI platform. This course maps to skills and knowledge measured by Microsoft Exam 70-467, and in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help prepare you for the exam.

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Praha5 34 800 CZK included in course price 50
Brno5 34 800 CZK included in course price 50
Bratislava5 1 050,00 EUR 268,00 EUR 50

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Who the course is for

This course is intended for BI professionals such as BI Architects or database professionals who need to design BI solutions. BI Architects are responsible for the overall design of the BI infrastructure, including how it relates to other data systems in use. In addition, their responsibilities include Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cube design and integration with Microsoft SharePoint or line-of-business applications. Finally, they may apply those skills in a Windows Azure SQL Server database environment.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan the components of a BI solution.
  • Plan a BI infrastructure.
  • Design a data warehouse.
  • Design an ETL solution.
  • Plan analytical data models.
  • Plan a BI delivery solution.
  • Design a Reporting Services solution.
  • Design an Excel reporting solution.
  • Plan a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Monitor and optimize a BI solution.
  • Plan for BI operations.

Required skills

  • A basic understanding of dimensional modeling (star schema) for data warehouses.
  • 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 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.

Teaching methods

Expert instruction with practical examples, computer practice

Literature

Microsoft Learning official Student Kit in English

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning a BI Solution
This modules discusses how to plan the components of a BI solution.
  • Elements of a BI Solution
  • Planning a BI Project
  • The Microsoft BI Platform
Module 2: Planning a BI Infrastructure
This modules explains how to plan an appropriate BI infrastructure for a given set of BI services.
  • Planning a Data Warehouse Infrastructure
  • Planning an ETL Infrastructure
  • Planning Analysis Services Infrastructure
  • Planning Reporting Services Infrastructure
Module 3: Designing a Data Warehouse
This module explain how to design a data warehouse for a given set of user requirements.
  • Designing a Logical Schema
  • Designing a Physical Schema
Module 4: Designing an ETL Solution
This module explains how to design an ETL solution for a data warehouse.
  • Planning for Data Extraction
  • Planning for Data Transformation
  • Planning for Data Loading
  • Planning for SSIS Package Deployment
Module 5: Designing Analytical Data Models
This module explains how to design analytical data models for specific BI scenarios.
  • Options for Analytical Models
  • Data Model Design Considerations
Module 6: Planning a BI Delivery Solution
This module explains how to choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.
  • Considerations for BI Delivery
  • Choosing a Delivery Approach
Module 7: Designing a Reporting Services Solution
This module explains how to design a Reporting Services solution.
  • Designing Reports
  • Considerations for Report Execution
  • Planning a Reporting Solution
Module 8: Designing an Excel-Based Reporting Solution
This module explains how to design a reporting solution that uses Excel.
  • Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • PowerPivot in Excel
  • Power View in Excel
Module 9: Planning a SharePoint Server BI Solution
This module explains how to design a SharePoint BI solution.
  • 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
Module 10: Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution
This module explains how to monitor and optimize a BI solution.
  • Overview of BI Monitoring
  • Monitoring and Optimizing the Data Warehouse
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Analysis Services
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services
Module 11: Planning BI Operations
This module explains how to plan management and maintenance operations for a BI solution.
  • Overview of BI Operations
  • Automating ETL Tasks
  • Post ETL Tasks
  • Planning a Backup Strategy for a BI Solution

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