Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Bootcamp

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Overview

Students will learn the BI development tools to create Analysis Services databases, OLAP cubes, Integration Services packages, reporting solutions and how to use the SQL Server 2008 management tools to manage MS SQL Server 2008 BI solutions.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the uses of and ways to execute the Transact-SQL language.
  • Use querying tool.
  • Write SELECT queries to retrieve data.
  • Group and summarize data by using Transact-SQL.
  • Join data from multiple tables.
  • Write queries that retrieve and modify data by using subqueries.
  • Modify data in tables.
  • Query text fields with full-text search.
  • Describe how to create programming objects.
  • Use various techniques when working with complex queries.

Audience

This course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers who are responsible for writing queries.

Syllabus

Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

  • Overview of SQL Server Integration Services
  • Using Integration Services Tools

Developing Integration Services Solutions

  • Creating an Integration Services Solution
  • Using Variables
  • Building and Running a Solution

Implementing Control Flow

  • Control Flow Tasks
  • Control Flow Precedent Constraints
  • Control Flow Containers

Implementing Data Flow

  • Data Flow Sources and Destinations
  • Basic Data Flow Transformations
  • Advanced Data Flow Transformations
  • Data Flow Paths

Implementing Logging

  • Overview of Integration Services Logging
  • Using Logging

Debugging and Error Handling

  • Debugging a Package
  • Implementing Error Handling

Implementing Checkpoints and Transactions

  • Implementing Checkpoints
  • Implementing Transactions

Configuring and Deploying Packages

  • Package Configurations
  • Preparing and Deploying Packages

Managing and Securing Packages

  • Managing Packages
  • Securing Packages

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

  • Overview of Data Analysis Solutions
  • Overview of SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Installing SQL Server Analysis Services

Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions

  • Developing Analysis Services Solutions
  • Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Creating a Cube

Working with Cubes and Dimensions

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

Working with Measures and Measure Groups

  • Working With Measures
  • Working with Measure Groups

Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions

  • MDX Fundamentals
  • Adding Calculations to a Cube

Customizing Cube Functionality

  • Implementing Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Implementing Actions
  • Working with Perspectives
  • Working with Translations

Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database

  • Deploying an Analysis Services Database
  • Securing an Analysis Services Database

Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution

  • Configuring Processing
  • Logging, Monitoring, and Optimizing an Analysis Services Solution
  • Backing Up and Restoring an Analysis Services Database

Introduction to Data Mining

  • Overview of Data Mining
  • Creating a Data Mining Solution
  • Validating Data Mining Models

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

  • Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Installing Reporting Services
  • Reporting Services Tools

Authoring Basic Reports

  • Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Formatting Report Pages
  • Calculating Values

Enhancing Basic Reports

  • Interactive Navigation
  • Displaying Data

Manipulating Data Sets

  • Defining Report Data
  • Using Parameters and Filters
  • Using Parameter Lists

Using Report Models

  • Creating Report Models
  • Using Report Builder

Publishing and Executing Reports

  • Publishing Reports
  • Executing Reports
  • Creating Cached Instances
  • Creating Snapshots and Report History

Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports

  • Introduction to Report Subscriptions
  • Creating Report Subscriptions
  • Managing Report Subscriptions

Administering Reporting Services

  • Reporting Server Administration

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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