Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations

Session Detail:    Classroom 3 Day

This three-day instructor-led course is aimed at database professionals who manage Business Intelligence (BI) operations. This course looks at various options that provide the ability of business users to analyze data and share their findings, starting with managed BI data sources and expanding to personal and external/public data sources.


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)
  • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.

Who Can Benefit

The primary audience for this course is business intelligence professionals.
The secondary audiences for this course are technically proficient business users.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Operational Management in BI Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Rationale for BI Operations
  • Lesson 2: Roles in BI Operations
  • Lesson 3: Technologies Used in BI Operations
  • Lesson 4: Environment and Operational Standards

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for BI operations
  • Describe roles in BI operations
  • Describe the technologies used in BI operations
  • Describe environments and operational standards

Module 2: Configuring BI Components

  • Lesson 1: The Importance of Standardized Builds
  • Lesson 2: Configuration Considerations for BI Technologies
  • Lesson 3: BI Architectures
  • Lesson 4: SharePoint BI Environments

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of standardized builds
  • Describe the configuration considerations for BI technologies
  • Describe BI architectures

Module 3: Managing Business Intelligence Security

  • Lesson 1: Security Approach to BI Solutions
  • Lesson 2: Security Components
  • Lesson 3: Security Approach for BI Components
  • Lesson 4: The Security Approach in Different BI Environments

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the security approach to a BI solution
  • Understand the security components available
  • Apply the security components to BI technologies
  • Manage security in different environments

Module 4: Deploying BI Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Application Life Cycle Management for BI Solution
  • Lesson 2: Stand-Alone Deployments
  • Lesson 3: Team-Based Deployments

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Application life cycle management for BI solutions
  • Stand-alone deployments
  • Team-based deployments

Module 5: Logging and Monitoring in BI Operations

  • Lesson 1: The Need for Logging and Monitoring
  • Lesson 2: Logging Options
  • Lesson 3: Monitoring Options
  • Lesson 4: Setting Up Alerts

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the need for logging and monitoring
  • Use various logging options
  • Use monitoring tools
  • Set up notifications

Module 6: Troubleshooting BI Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Troubleshoot Failed BI Solutions
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting SQL Server Reporting Services

At the end of this module, you will know the correct approach for troubleshooting:

  • Failed BI solutions
  • Data Warehouse
  • Analysis Services
  • Reporting Services

Module 7: Performance Tuning BI Queries

  • Lesson 1: The Need for Performance Tuning
  • Lesson 2: BI Queries to Performance Tune
  • Lesson 3: Tools for Performance Tuning
  • Lesson 4: Remediating Performance Issues

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the need for performance tuning
  • Describe the BI queries required to carry out performance tuning
  • Use the tools for performance tuning

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