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Designing Self Service Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server (Course #20467)  

Overview

This five-day instructor-led course teaches students how to Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 using the Microsoft data platform. The course discusses the rationale for self-service BI, and describes how to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Office 365 Power BI to create self-service data models and reports. 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key features and benefits of self-service BI.
  • Use SQL Server Reporting Services to implement a self-service reporting solution.
  • Use PowerPivot in Microsoft Excel to create analytical data models.
  • Use Power Query in Microsoft Excel to import data into a data model.
  • Use Power View in Microsoft Excel to create interactive data visualizations.
  • Use Power Map in Microsoft Excel to create geographic data visualizations.
  • Use Microsoft SharePoint Server to implement collaborative self-service BI solutions.
  • Use Pig and Hive to analyze big data in Windows Azure HDInsight.
  • Design and implement Big Data processes to support self-service BI.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Knowledge of data warehousing and data modeling principles.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key features and benefits of self-service BI.
  • Use SQL Server Reporting Services to implement a self-service reporting solution.
  • Use PowerPivot in Microsoft Excel to create analytical data models.
  • Use Power Query in Microsoft Excel to import data into a data model.
  • Use Power View in Microsoft Excel to create interactive data visualizations.
  • Use Power Map in Microsoft Excel to create geographic data visualizations.
  • Use Microsoft SharePoint Server to implement collaborative self-service BI solutions.

Price

R10250.00 per person Incl VAT

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals

Duration

5 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Module 1: Planning a BI Solution
This module enables students to plan the components of a BI Solution.
Lessons

  • Elements of a BI Solution
  • Planning a BI Project
  • The Microsoft BI Platform
 

Module 2: Planning BI Infrastructure
This module describes how to use plan appropriate BI Infrastructure given a set of BI Parameters.
Lessons

  • Considerations of BI Infrastructure
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware
 

Module 3: Designing a Data Warehouse
This module describes how to design a data warehouse given a set of user requirements.
Lessons

  • Data Warehouse Design Overview
  • Designing Dimension Tables
  • Design FACT tables

Module 4: Designing an ETL solution
This lesson describes how to use Power Query in Microsoft Excel to find and import data.
Lessons

  • ETL Overview
  • Planning for Data Extraction
  • Planning for Data Transformations
  • Planning for Data Loading
 

Module 5: Designing Analytical Data Models
This module describes how to use Power View in Microsoft Excel to create interactive data visualizations.
Lessons

  • Introduction to Power View
  • Creating Dynamic Data Visualizations
 

Module 6: Planning a BI Delivery Solution
This module describes how to choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.
Lessons

  • Considerations for BI delivery
  • Common Reporting Scenarios
  • Choosing a Reporting Tool
 

Module 7: Designing a Reporting Services Solution
This module describes how to design a reporting services solution.
Lessons

  • Planning a Reporting Solution
  • Designing Reports
  • Planning Report Consistency
 

Module 8: Designing an Excel Based reporting Solution
In this module students will learn how to design a reporting solution using Excel.
Lessons

  • Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • PowerPivot in Excel
  • Power View in Excel
 

Module 9: Planning a SharePoint Server BI Solution
This module introduces the use of SharePoint Server as a BI solution.
Lessons

  • Introduction to SharePoint Server as a BI Platform
  • Planning Security for a SharePoint Server BI Solution
  • Planning Reporting Services Configuration
  • Planning PowerPivot Configuration
  • Planning for PerformancePoint Services
 

Module 10: Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution
At the conclusion of this module you will be able to optimize and monitor a BI solution.
Lessons

  • Overview of BI Monitoring
  • Monitoring and Optimizing the Data Warehouse
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Analysis Services
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services
 

Module 11: Operating a BI Solution
At the conclusion of this module you will be able to plan management and maintenance operations of a BI solution.
Lessons

  • Overview of BI Operations
  • ETL Operations
  • Data Warehouse Operations
  • Analysis Services Operations
  • Reporting Services Operations
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