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SSIS 2008 Training: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (SSIS)

Course Number: SQL-224
Duration: 3 days
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SSIS 2008 Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Integration Services training teaches attendees how to use SSIS to build high performance data integration solutions. SSIS training clients currently using DTS are encouraged to bring a package or two of reasonable size and complexity to class as a case study for porting a DTS package to SSIS. Note: This course can also be taught using SQL Server 2008 R2.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

SSIS 2008 Training Prerequisites

All SSIS 2008 training attendees should have prior experience working with SQL Server 2008.

Hands-on/Lecture Ratio

This SSIS 2008 training is 70% hands-on, 30% lecture, with the longest lecture segments lasting for 10 minutes.

SSIS 2008 Training Materials

All SSIS 2008 training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Needed on Each Student PC

  • Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Vista Business/Ultimate, or 7 Business Ultimate with latest service packs applied
  • SQL Server 2008 full install, including Integration Services, with latest service packs applied
  • At least 2GB RAM

SSIS 2008 Training Objectives

  • Use BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio)
  • Orchestrate control flow and data flow
  • Work with variables and configurations
  • Debug your flows and handle errors
  • Set up sophisticated logging
  • Extend SSIS through custom code
  • Deploy and manage SSIS packages

SSIS 2008 Training Outline

  • A Guided Tour of Integration Services
    • Understanding Integration Services
    • Exploring and Executing an Integration Services Package in BIDS
    • Exploring and Executing a Package Outside of BIDS
  • Control Flow
    • Overview of Control Flow in Integration Services
    • Working with Workflow Tasks
    • Precedence Constraints
  • Data Flows
    • The Data Flow Task
    • Data Viewers
    • Data Flow Transformations
  • Variables and Configurations
    • Understanding Variables
    • Using Variables in Control Flow
    • Using Variables in Data Flow
    • Configurations
    • Using Variables and Configurations between Packages
  • Advanced Control Flow
    • Advanced Control Flow Overview
    • Using Containers
    • Transactions Support in Integration Services
  • Error Handling and Logging
    • When Things Go Wrong
    • Checkpoints
    • Handling Errors and Debugging
    • Packaging Logging
    • Event Handling
  • Advanced Data Flow
    • Synchronous and Asynchronous Transformations
    • Using Advanced Transformations
    • Handling Slowly Changing Dimensions
  • Package Deployment
    • Deploying Packages
    • Create a Package Deployment Utility
    • Installing a Package
    • Redeploying Updated Packages
  • Package Management
    • Overview of Package Management
    • Managing Integration Services Packages
    • Executing Packages
    • Integration Services Security
  • Scripting and Custom Components
    • Extending Integration Services Capabilities through Code
    • Scripting in Control Flows with the Script Task
    • Scripting in Data Flows with the Script Component
    • Custom Integration Services Components
  • Best Practices
    • Best Practices for Using Integration Services
    • Best Practices for Package Development and Design
    • Data Flow Best Practices
    • Deployment and Management Best Practices
  • Going Beyond ETL
    • Using Integration Services Beyond ETL
    • Migrating and Maintaining SQL Servers with Integration Services
    • Working with Analysis Services
    • Working with Windows Management Instrumentation
  • Conclusion