SQL Server Training / Business Intelligence Training
MCC 55232 - Writing Analytical Queries for Business Intelligence
This Writing Analytical Queries for Business Intelligence training, Microsoft Community Course 55232, teaches students how to write T-SQL queries for the purpose of database reporting, analysis, and business intelligence. This BI course provides a consistent, direct, and purposeful learning path for RDBMS data retrieval for use in analytical tools such as SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, R, and Excel.
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.
BI Training Objectives
All students will learn how to:
BI Training Outline
Introduction to TSQL for Business Intelligence
Two Approaches to SQL Programming
T-SQL Data Retrieval in an Analytics / Business Intelligence Environment
The Database Engine
SQL Server Management Studio and the CarDeal Sample Database
Identifying Variables in Tables
SQL is a Declarative Language
Introduction to the SELECT Query
Turning Table Columns into Variables for Analysis: SELECT List Expressions, WHERE, and ORDER BY
Turning Columns into Variables for Analysis
Column Expressions, Data Types, and Built-in Functions
Data type conversions
Built-in Scalar Functions
The WHERE clause
Combining Columns from Multiple Tables into a Single Dataset: The JOIN Operators
Primary Keys, Foreign Keys, and Joins
Understanding Joins, Part 1: CROSS JOIN and the Full Cartesian Product
Understanding Joins, Part 2: The INNER JOIN
Understanding Joins, Part 3: The OUTER JOINS
Understanding Joins, Part 4: Joining more than two tables
Understanding Joins, Part 5: Combining INNER and OUTER JOINs
Combining JOIN Operations with WHERE and ORDER BY
Creating an Appropriate Aggregation Level Using GROUP BY
Identifying required aggregation level and granularity
Order of operations in SELECT queries
Subqueries, Derived Tables and Common Table Expressions
Non-correlated and correlated subqueries
Common table expressions
Encapsulating Data Retrieval Logic
Creating objects for read-access users
Creating database accounts for analytical client tools
Getting Your Dataset to the Client
Connecting to SQL Server and Submitting Queries from Client Tools
Connecting and running SELECT queries from:
Exporting datasets to files using
Results pane from SSMS
The bcp utility
The Import/Export Wizard
Students should have:
All BI training students receive Microsoft official courseware.
Software needed for each student PC:
Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.
For a preliminary test of your connectivity to our hosting provider, please visit http://speedtest.terillian.com/ and click on the Start Test button. This speed test page requires Java enabled in your browser (allowing it to test multiple network functions at the same time), but Java is not needed for the lab environment that you will use in class. When you call us about purchasing this class, we will provide a live demo of the online lab environment so that you may explore the web browser interface in more detail.
For classes delivered online, all participants need either dual monitors or a separate device logged into the online session so that they can do their work on one screen and watch the instructor on the other. A separate computer connected to a projector or large screen TV would be another way for students to see the instructor's screen simultaneously with working on their own.