Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

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.

Prerequisites

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

Who Can Benefit

This course is not designed for students who are new to SQL Server 2014 BI technologies; itis targeted at BI professionals with experience of implementing solutions with SQL Server database engine, SQL Server Integration Services, SQL ServerAnalysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Planning a BI Solution

  • Lesson 1: Elements of a BI Solution
  • Lesson 2: Planning a BI Project
  • Lesson 3: The Microsoft BI Platform

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 Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Considerations of BI Infrastructure
  • Lesson 2: Planning Data Warehouse Hardware

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • 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 Warehouse

  • Lesson 1: Data Warehouse Design Overview
  • Lesson 2: Designing Dimension Tables
  • Lesson 3: Design FACT tables

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Design a data warehouse
  • Design dimension tables
  • Design Fact tables
  • Design a logical schema for a data warehouse

Module 4: Designing an ETL solution

  • Lesson 1: ETL Overview
  • Lesson 2: Planning for Data Extraction
  • Lesson 3: Planning for Data Transformations
  • Lesson 4: Planning for Data Loading

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of an ETL solution
  • Design an ETL solution

Module 5: Designing Analytical Data Models

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Analytical Data Models
  • Lesson 2: Designing Analytical Data Models

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the features of an analytical data model
  • Design and analytical data model

Module 6: Planning a BI Delivery Solution

  • Lesson 1: Considerations for BI delivery
  • Lesson 2: Common Reporting Scenarios
  • Lesson 3: Choosing a Reporting Tool

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • 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 Solution

  • Lesson 1: Planning a Reporting Solution
  • Lesson 2: Designing Reports
  • Lesson 3: Planning Report Consistency

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan for Reporting Services solution
  • Design reports fora reporting services solutions
  • Plan for consistency of reporting

Module 8: Designing an Excel Based reporting Solution

  • Lesson 1: Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • Lesson 2: PowerPivot in Excel
  • Lesson 3: Power View in Excel

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe key features of excel reporting solutions
  • Use PowerPivot excel to create reports
  • Use Power View in excel to create reports

Module 9: Planning a SharePoint Server BI Solution

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to SharePoint Server as a BI Platform
  • Lesson 2: Planning Security for a SharePoint Server BI Solution
  • Lesson 3: Planning Reporting Services Configuration
  • Lesson 4: Planning PowerPivot Configuration
  • Lesson 5: Planning for PerformancePoint Services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a SharePoint Server BI solution
  • Plan security fora 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 Solution

  • Lesson 1: Overview of BI Monitoring
  • Lesson 2: Monitoring and Optimizing the Data Warehouse
  • Lesson 3: Monitoring and Analyzing Analysis Services
  • Lesson 4: Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the options for monitoring and optimizing a BI solution
  • Be able to monitor and optimize a BI solution

Module 11: Operating a BI Solution

  • Lesson 1: Overview of BI Operations
  • Lesson 2: ETL Operations
  • Lesson 3: Data Warehouse Operations
  • Lesson 4: Analysis of Services Operations
  • Lesson 5: Reporting Services Operations

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components to be managed in a BI Solution
  • Be able to manage the components of a BI solution

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Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

5 Day
Classroom, Virtual

$3,095.00

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