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Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (10778)

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About this Course

This 5-day instructor-led course describes how to empower information workers through self-service analytics and reporting. Students will learn how to implement PowerPivot and tabular data models, create and deliver rich data visualizations with Power View and SQL Server Reporting Services, and discover business insights by using data mining. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-466.

Who should attend

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 reporting solutions by using SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Implementing multidimensional databases by using SQL Server Analysis Services.
  • Creating tabular semantic data models for analysis by using SQL Server Analysis Services.
  • Create visualizations of data by using PowerView.
  • Create data mining solutions by using SQL Server Analysis Services.

What You Will Learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution.
  • Create reports with Reporting Services.
  • Create reusable report items that simplify self-service reporting.
  • Manage report execution and delivery.
  • 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 PowerPivot.
  • Use DAX to query a tabular model.
  • Implement a Tabular Database.
  • Use PowerView to create interactive data visualizations.
  • Use Data Mining for Predictive Analysis.

Outline: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (10778)

Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

Lessons

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • The Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform

Lab: Reporting and Analyzing Data

  • Exploring a Reporting Services report
  • Exploring a PowerPivot workbook

Module 2: Implementing Reports with Reporting Services

Lessons

  • Introduction to Reporting Services
  • Creating a Report with Report Designer
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data in a Report
  • Showing Data Graphically
  • Filtering Reports Using Parameters

Lab: Implementing Reports with Reporting Services

  • Creating a Report
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data in a Report
  • Adding a Chart to a Report
  • Implementing Parameters in a Report
  • Publishing and Viewing a Report
  • Optional Exercise: Creating Visual Comparisons in a Report
  • Optional Exercise: Creating a Map Report

Module 3: Supporting Self-Service Reporting

Lessons

  • Introduction to Report Builder
  • Creating Reusable Report Items

Lab: Supporting Self-Service Reporting

  • Using Report Builder
  • Creating a shared data source
  • Creating shared data sets
  • Creating a Report Part

Module 4: Managing a Reporting Infrastructure

Lessons

  • Managing Security
  • Managing Report Execution
  • Delivering Reports with Subscriptions
  • Troubleshooting Reporting Services

Lab: Implementing Report Subscriptions

  • Configuring Report Execution
  • Implementing a Standard Subscription
  • Implementing a Data-Driven Subscription

Module 5: Creating Multidimensional Databases

Lessons

  • Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
  • Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Creating a Cube
  • Overview of Cube Security

Lab: Creating a Multidimensional Database

  • Creating a Data Source
  • Creating and Modifying a Data Source View
  • Creating and Modifying a Cube

Module 6: Working with Cubes and Dimensions

Lessons

  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Attribute Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Attributes

Lab: Working with Cubes and Dimensions

  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Relationships and Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Dimension Attributes

Module 7: Working with Measures and Measure Groups

Lessons

  • Working With Measures
  • Working with Measure Groups

Lab: Configuring Measures and Measure Groups

  • Configuring Measures
  • Defining Dimension Usage and Relationships
  • Configuring Measure Group Storage

Module 8: Introduction to MDX

Lessons

  • MDX Fundamentals
  • Adding Calculations to a Cube
  • Using MDX To Query a Cube

Lab: Using MDX

  • Querying a Cube by Using MDX
  • Creating a Calculated Member

Module 9: Customizing Cube Functionality

Lessons

  • Implementing Key Performance Indicators
  • Implementing Actions
  • Implementing Perspectives
  • Implementing Translations

Lab: Customizing a Cube

  • Implementing a KPI
  • Implementing an Action
  • Implementing a Perspective
  • Implementing a Translation

Module 10: Implementing a Tabular Data Model by Using Microsoft PowerPivot

Lessons

  • Introduction to Tabular Data Models and PowerPivot Technologies
  • Creating a Tabular Data Model by Using PowerPivot for Excel
  • Sharing a PowerPivot Workbook and Using PowerPivot Gallery

Lab: Using PowerPivot for Excel

  • Creating a Tabular Data Model by Using PowerPivot for Excel
  • Using a Tabular Data Model in Excel
  • Sharing a PowerPivot Workbook to PowerPivot Gallery
  • Using a PowerPivot Workbook as a Data Source

Module 11: Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)

Lessons

  • DAX Fundamentals
  • Using DAX to Create Calculated Columns and Measures in a Tabular Data Model

Lab: Creating Calculated Columns and Measures by Using DAX

  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • Creating Measures
  • Using Time Intelligence
  • Creating a Dynamic Measure

Module 12: Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

Lessons

  • Introduction to Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Projects
  • Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model in Business Intelligence Development Studio

Lab: Working with an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

  • Creating an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Project from a PowerPivot Workbook
  • Implementing a Perspective
  • Implementing Partitions
  • Deploying an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
  • Enabling Access to a Tabular Data Model
  • Configuring DirectQuery Storage Mode
  • Implementing Security in a Tabular Data Model

Module 13: Creating Data Visualizations with Power View

Lessons

  • Introduction to Power View
  • Visualizing Data with Power View

Lab: Creating Interactive Reports with Power View

  • Modify the Tabular Data Model
  • Create a Simple Power View Report
  • Interactive Visualizations
  • Create a Scatter Chart and a Play Axis

Module 14: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

Lessons

  • Overview of Data Mining
  • Using the Data Mining Add-In for Excel
  • Creating a Custom Data Mining Solution
  • Validating a Data Mining Model
  • Connecting to a and Consuming a Data-Mining Model

Lab: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

  • Using the Excel Data Mining Add-In
  • Creating a Data Mining Structure and Model
  • Exploring Data Mining Models
  • Validating Data Mining Models
  • Consuming a Data Mining Mode
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Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 2,895
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Duration 5 days

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