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.
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.
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
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
Module 1: Planning a BI SolutionThis module enables students to plan the components of a BI Solution.Lessons
Elements of a BI Solution
Planning a BI Project
The Microsoft BI Platform
Lab : Planning BI Solutions
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the components of a BI Solution.
Identify the components of a BI Solution.
Plan a BI Project.
Module 2: Planning SQL Server Business Intelligence InfrastructureThis module describes how to use plan appropriate BI Infrastructure given a set of BI Parameters.Lessons
Considerations of BI Infrastructure
Planning Data Warehouse Hardware
Lab : Planning BI Infrastructure
Describe the components of a BI Infrastructure and where you would use them.
Plan for the hardware requirements of a data warehouse implementation.
Module 3: Designing a Data WarehouseThis module describes how to design a data warehouse given a set of user requirements.Lessons
Data Warehouse Design Overview
Designing Dimension Tables
Design FACT tables
Lab : Designing a Data Warehouse Logical Schema
Design a data warehouse.
Design dimension tables.
Design Fact tables.
Design a logical schema for a data warehouse.
Module 4: Designing an ETL solutionThis lesson describes how to design an extract, transform and load (ETL) solution.Lessons
Planning for Data Extraction
Planning for Data Transformations
Planning for Data Loading
Lab : Designing an ETL Solution
Describe the components of an ETL solution.
Design an ETL solution.
Module 5: Designing Analytical Data ModelsThis module describes how to design analytical data models for specific BI scenarios.Lessons
Introduction to Analytical data Models
Designing Analytical Data Models
Lab : Designing Analytical Data ModelLab : Designing Dimensions and Hierarchies
Describe the features of an analytical data model.
Design an analytical data model.
Module 6: Planning a BI Delivery SolutionThis module describes how to choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.Lessons
Considerations for BI delivery
Common Reporting Scenarios
Choosing a Reporting Tool
Lab : Planning a BI Delivery Solution
Describe the components of a BI delivery solution.
Describe some common reporting scenarios.
Choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.
Module 7: Designing a Reporting Services SolutionThis module describes how to design a reporting services solution.Lessons
Planning a Reporting Solution
Planning Report Consistency
Lab : Designing a Reporting Services Solution
Plan for a reporting Services solution.
Design reports for a reporting services solutions.
Plan for consistency of reporting
Module 8: Designing an Excel Based reporting SolutionIn this module students will learn how to design a reporting solution using Excel.Lessons
Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
PowerPivot in Excel
Power View in Excel
Lab : Designing and Excel Reporting Solution
Describe key features of excel reporting solutions.
Use PowerPivot in Excel to create reports.
Use Power View in excel to create reports.
Module 9: Planning a SharePoint Server BI SolutionThis module introduces the use of SharePoint Server as a BI solution.Lessons
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
Lab : Implementing a SharePoint Server BI SolutionLab : Implementing PerformancePoint Services
Describe the components of a SharePoint Server BI solution.
Plan security for a SharePoint Server BI solution.
Plan reporting solutions for a SharePoint Server BI solution.
Describe the components of a PerformancePoint Solution.
Implement PerformancePoint services.
Module 10: Monitoring and Optimizing a BI SolutionAt the conclusion of this module you will be able to optimize and monitor a BI solution.Lessons
Overview of BI Monitoring
Monitoring and Optimizing the Data Warehouse
Monitoring and Analyzing Analysis Services
Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services
Lab : Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution
Describe the options for monitoring and optimizing a BI solution.
Be able to monitor and optimize a BI solution.
Module 11: Operating a BI SolutionAt the conclusion of this module you will be able to plan management and maintenance operations of a BI solution.Lessons
Overview of BI Operations
Data Warehouse Operations
Analysis Services Operations
Reporting Services Operations
Lab : Operating a BI Solution
Describe the components to be managed in a BI Solution.
Be able to manage the components of a BI solution.
Our clients have included prestigious national organisations such as Oxford University Press, multi-national private corporations such as JP Morgan and HSBC, as well
as public sector institutions such as the Department of Defence and the Department of Health.