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20466 Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft® SQL Server®

This course describes how to implement multidimensional and tabular data models, deliver reports with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, create dashboards with Microsoft SharePoint Server PerformancePoint Services.

Target Audience

This course is intended for database professionals who need to fulfill a Business Intelligence Developer role to create analysis and reporting solutions.  Primary responsibilities include:
•Implementing analytical data models, such as OLAP cubes.
•Implementing reports, and managing report delivery.
•Creating business performance dashboards.
•Supporting data mining and predictive analysis.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
•Describe the components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution.
•Create a multidimensional database with Analysis Services.
•Implement dimensions in a cube.
•Implement measures and measure groups in a cube.
•Use MDX Syntax.
•Customize a cube.
•Implement a Tabular Data Model in SQL Server Analysis Services.
•Use DAX to enhance a tabular model.
•Create reports with Reporting Services.
•Enhance reports with charts and parameters.
•Manage report execution and delivery.
•Implement a dashboard in SharePoint Server with PerformancePoint Services.
•Use Data Mining for Predictive Analysis.

Course Outline

1 – Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

Elements of an Enterprise BI Solution
The Microsoft Enterprise BI Platform
Planning an Enterprise BI Project
Lab : Exploring a BI Solution

2 – Creating Multidimensional Databases

Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
Creating a Cube
Overview of Cube Security
Lab : Creating a Multidimensional Database

3 – Working with Cubes and Dimensions

Configuring Dimensions
Defining Attribute Hierarchies
Sorting and Grouping Hierarchies
Lab : Defining Dimensions

4 – Working with Measures and Measure Groups

Working with Measures
Working with Measure Groups
Lab : Configuring Measures and Measure Groups

5 – Introduction to MDX

MDX Fundamentals
Adding Calculations to a Cube
Using MDX to Query a Cube
Lab : Using MDX

6 – Enhancing a Cube

Working with Key Performance Indicators
Working with Actions
Working with Perspectives
Working with Translations
Lab : Customizing a Cube

7 – Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

Introduction to Analysis Services Tabular Data Models
Creating a Tabular Data Model
Using an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model in the Enterprise
Lab : Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

8 – Introduction to DAX

DAX Fundamentals
Enhancing a Tabular Data Model with DAX
Lab : Using DAX to Enhance a Tabular Data Model

9 – Implementing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services

Introduction to Reporting Services
Creating a Report with Report Designer
Grouping and Aggregating Data in a Report
Publishing and Viewing a Report
Lab : Creating a Report with Report Designer

10 – Enhancing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services

Showing Data Graphically
Filtering Reports by Using Parameters
Lab : Enhancing a Report

11 – Managing Report Execution and Delivery

Managing Report Security
Managing Report Execution
Subscriptions and Data Alerts
Troubleshooting Reporting Services
Lab : Configuring Report Execution and Delivery

12 – Delivering BI with SharePoint PerformancePoint Services

Introduction to SharePoint Server as a BI Platform
Introduction to PerformancePoint Services
PerformancePoint Data Sources and Time Intelligence
Reports, Scorecards, and Dashboards
Lab : Implementing a SharePoint Server BI Solution

13 – Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

Overview of Data Mining
Creating a Data Mining Solution
Validating a Data Mining Model
Consuming Data Mining Data
Lab : Using Data Mining to Support a Marketing Campaign

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