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Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Schedule

Start End Duration Location Details
January 10, 2022 January 14, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
April 25, 2022 April 29, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
September 12, 2022 September 16, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
December 12, 2022 December 16, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)

Course Details

Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Course Code: 20467

Duration: 5 days

Prerequisite:

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

Course Description:

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.

Course Objectives:

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.

Intended Audience:

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.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Planning a BI Solution

  • Elements of a BI Solution
  • Planning a BI Project
  • The Microsoft BI Platform

Module 2: Planning SQL Server Business Intelligence Infrastructure

  • Considerations of BI Infrastructure
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware

Module 3: Designing a Data  Warehouse

  • Data Warehouse Design Overview
  • Designing Dimension Tables
  • Design FACT tables

Module 4: Designing  an ETL solution

  • ETL Overview
  • Planning for Data Extraction
  • Planning for Data Transformations
  • Planning for Data Loading

Module 5: Designing Analytical Data Models

  • Introduction to Analytical data Models
  • Designing Analytical Data Models

Module 6: Planning a BI Delivery Solution

  • Considerations for BI delivery
  • Common Reporting Scenarios
  • Choosing a Reporting Tool

Module 7: Designing a Reporting Services Solution

  • Planning a Reporting Solution
  • Designing Reports
  • Planning Report Consistency

Module 8: Designing an Excel Based reporting Solution

  • Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • PowerPivot in Excel
  • Power View in Excel

Module 9: Planning a SharePoint Server 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

  • Overview of BI Monitoring
  • Monitoring and Optimizing the Data Warehouse
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Analysis Services
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services

Module 11: Operating a BI Solution

  • Overview of BI Operations
  • ETL Operations
  • Data Warehouse Operations
  • Analysis Services Operations
  • Reporting Services Operations