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SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence

SQL-340 (5 Days)
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SQL Server BI Training Overview

Accelebrate's SQL Server 2012 BI training course provides database administrators, SQL programmers, and report specialists with a general overview of the knowledge needed to design and implement practical, cost-effective business intelligence (BI) solutions.

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.

SQL Server BI Training Objectives

  • Plan and implement cost-effective SQL Server 2012 BI projects
  • Design and construct data warehouses
  • Extract, transform, and load data with Integration Services
  • Develop OLAP cubes and dimensions using Analysis Services
  • Create Reporting Services reports using both SQL and MDX
  • Apply performance-tuning techniques to get the most from your solutions

SQL Server BI Training Outline

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Introduction
BI Solutions
  • Who Should Read This Book?
  • What Is a Business Intelligence Solution?
  • Rapid Application Development for BI Solutions
A Big Picture Overview
  • The 10,000-Foot View
  • Interviewing and Isolating Data
  • Plan the Solution
  • Creating the Data Warehouse
  • Create the ETL Process
  • Creating a Cube
  • Creating Reports
  • Testing the Solution
  • Approve, Release, and Prepare
Planning Solutions
  • Outline the Steps in the Process
  • Documenting the Requirements
  • Locating Data
  • Defining the Roles
  • The IT, Security and Licensing Requirements
  • Documenting the Solution Plan
  • Implementation
Designing Data Warehouses
  • What Is a Data Warehouse?
  • What Is a Data Mart?
  • Competing Definitions
  • Starting with an OLTP Design
  • A Typical OLTP Database Design
  • A Typical Data Warehouse Database Design
  • Stars and Snowflakes
  • Dimensional Patterns
  • Conformed Dimensions
  • Adding Surrogate Keys
  • Slowly Changing Dimensions
Implementing Data Warehouses with SQL
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Configuration Manager
  • Management Studio Windows
  • Creating Data Warehouse Database
  • Creating Tables
  • Creating a Date Dimension Table
  • Getting Organized
ETL Processing with SQL
  • Performing the ETL Programming
  • Deciding on Full or Incremental Loading
  • Isolating the Data to Be Extracted
  • Identifying the Transformation Logic
  • Programming Your Transformation Logic
  • The SQL Query Designer
  • Updating Your BI Documentation
  • Building an ETL Script
  • Working in the Abstract
Beginning the ETL Process with SSIS
  • Starting Your SSIS Project
  • Adding a Project to an Existing Solution
  • Renaming Your SSIS Package
  • The Anatomy of an SSIS Package
  • Data Connections
  • Execute SQL Tasks
  • The Progress/Execution Results Tabs
  • Resetting Your Destination Database
Concluding the ETL Process with SSIS
  • Data Flows
  • Outlining a Data Flow Task
  • Configuring the Data Source
  • The OLE DB Source Editor
  • Data Flow Paths
  • Error Outputs Paths
  • Configuring the Data Destination
  • Executing the Entire Package
Beginning an SSAS Project
  • SQL Server vs. Analysis Server Databases
  • OLAP Cubes vs. Reporting Tables
  • SQL Server vs. Analysis Server Applications
  • SSAS Projects
  • Data Sources
  • Data Source Views
  • Dimensions
Configuring Dimensions with SSAS
  • The Dimension Designer
  • Build, Deploy, and Process
  • Browsing the Dimension
Creating and Configuring SSAS Cubes
  • Creating Cubes
  • Processing the Cube
  • Configuring Cubes
  • The Browser Tab
  • The Cube Structure Tab
  • The Dimension Usage Tab
  • The Calculations Tab
  • Making a Test Copy of a Cube
  • KPIs
Additional Cube and Dimension Configurations
  • Additional Cube Configurations
  • Additional Dimension Configurations
  • Managing Your Cubes and Dimensions
Reporting with SQL Queries
  • Identifying the Data
  • Joining Table Data
  • Ordering Results
  • Formatting Results Using SQL Functions
  • Filtering Results
  • Adding Dynamic Filters with Parameters
  • Adding Aggregations
  • Using Subqueries
  • Creating KPI Queries
  • Adding Abstraction Layers
  • Using Your Code in Reporting Applications
Reporting with MDX
  • Key Concepts and Terms
  • Programming with MDX
  • The Non Empty Clause
  • Using Your Code in Reporting Applications
Queries Reporting with Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft's BI Reporting
  • Excel Reports from the Data Warehouse
  • Changing Connection Properties
  • Using Stored Procedures
  • Working with Excel Reports from a Cube
  • Testing Your Reports
  • Creating Charts
  • Saving to PDF
Beginning an SSRS Project
  • SSRS Architecture
  • Creating SSRS Objects
  • Managing the Report
Configuring Reports with SSRS
  • Creating a Report Template
  • Adding a Header and Footer
  • Setting Report Properties
  • Designing the Header
  • Renaming Report Items
  • Using Expressions
  • Completing the Header
  • Configuring the Footer
  • Saving the Report Template
Testing and Tuning BI Solutions
  • Testing the BI Solution
  • Tuning the BI Solution
  • Performance Measurements
  • Creating a Metadata Database
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

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Lab percentage

60%

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Course Number:

SQL-340

Duration:

5 Days

Prerequisites:

All attendees should have knowledge of relational database concepts and experience writing SQL SELECT queries.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive a copy of Apress' Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions.

Software Requirements:

  • 64-bit Windows 7 or later, or Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, with the latest service pack updates and at least 8 GB RAM
  • A full installation of SQL Server 2012 (server and all management and client tools), with the latest service packs applied
  • Related sample databases and lab files that Accelebrate will provide
  • If you have purchased this course, please contact us for detailed setup instructions.

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