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SSRS 2012 Training: SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services for Report Writers

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Course Number: SQL-320
Duration: 3 days
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SSRS 2012 Training Overview

Accelebrate's SQL Server Reporting Services training teaches attendees how to create, format, and manage SSRS 2012 reports.

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.

SSRS 2012 Training Prerequisites

All Reporting Services training attendees must have a general familiarity with relational database concepts prior to class.  Prior experience writing basic SQL SELECT statements is strongly recommended.  If your group will not have this experience, please let us know.

Hands-on/Lecture Ratio

This Reporting Services training course is 60% hands-on, 40% lecture, with the longest lecture segments lasting for 20 minutes.

SSRS 2012 Training Materials

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware and a related textbook.

Software Needed on Each Student PC

  • 6GB RAM
  • At least 10GB free disk space
  • Windows Vista SP2 or later, or Windows 7 SP1 or later, Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later. Operating system required depends on the edition of SQL Server that is being used.
  • A full installation of the SQL Server 2012 with the latest service packs installed, as well as all client tools. This class is written to support a SQL Server Native Mode environment. Customization will be required to run Reporting Services in SharePoint integrated mode.
  • Related sample databases and lab files that Accelebrate provides
  • Adobe reader, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel 

SSRS 2012 Training Objectives

  • Use SSRS tools
  • Work with solutions and projects
  • Design basic reports
  • Enhance reports with formatting, images, and charts
  • Effectively group and summarize data
  • Work with parameterized reports
  • Incorporate charts and custom maps
  • Work with drillthrough reports
  • Manage reports
  • Utilize Report Builder

SSRS 2012 Training Outline

  • SSRS Overview and Tools
    • Reporting Services Features
    • Tools Available with SQL Server 2012
    • SQL Server Documentation
  • Working with Solutions and Projects
    • Working with SQL Server Data Tools
    • Understanding Solutions and Projects
    • Working with the Visual Studio Interface
  • Creating Basic Reports
    • What is a Data Source?
    • What is a Dataset?
    • Using the Report Wizard
    • What is Tablix?
    • Creating a Tabular Report
    • Creating a List Report
    • What is a Matrix?
    • Deploying a Project
  • Formatting Reports
    • Working with Text Boxes
    • Rich Text Formatting
    • Managing Text Boxes
    • Drawing Lines and Boxes
    • Images
    • Page Headers and Footers
    • Adding a Document Map
    • Rendering Reports
  • Custom Expressions
    • Understanding Expressions
    • Defining Expressions
    • Working with Report Variables
    • Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
    • Expression Samples
  • Summarizing and Sorting
    • Creating Groups
    • Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
    • Adding Totals and Aggregations
    • Creating Aggregates of Aggregates
  • Add Flexibility with Parameters
    • Adding Parameters to a Report
    • Report Parameters vs. Query Parameters
    • Manage Report Parameter Properties
    • Use Parameters with SQL Queries and Stored Procedures
    • Work with Cascading Parameters
    • Sort Based on a Parameter Setting
    • Filtered Reports
  • Enhanced Report Items
    • Charts
    • Gauges
    • Add a Map to a Report
    • Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
    • Nesting Data Regions
    • Subreports and Drillthrough Reports
    • Working with Drillthrough Reports
  • Using Report Manager
    • Deployment
    • Navigating Report Manager
    • Understanding Permissions
    • Viewing Reports
    • Working with Shared Data Sources
    • Managing Reports
  • Using Report Builder for SQL Server 2012
    • ClickOnce vs. Stand-alone
    • Installing the Stand-alone Version
    • Using the Report Builder Tool
    • Creating Datasets
    • Creating Reports
    • Creating Reports Using Wizards
    • Creating Reports Without a Wizard
    • Opening Existing Reports
    • Working with Report Parts
  • Conclusion