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Microsoft Business Intelligence 2014 Training Course


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Microsoft Business Intelligence 2014 training course (code: BUSINT)

Create a data warehouse and then powerful Reports And Dashboards With SSRS, SSAS And Power BI



TRAINING COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) training course puts this key technology into perspective and de-mystifies its complexity. The course covers the discovery and preparation of data, the modelling of the data, and the presentation of the data in insightful and attractive reports and dashboards.

We initially look at SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and visualisation tools such as Power BI – when you return to the office, you will easily be able to create wonderful and informative reports and dashboards. The latter part of the course is spent on data warehousing and cube design with the modelling tools within SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and with a little help from Integration Services (SSIS).

Both SSAS multidimensional and tabular models are covered – these are the power houses that drive your reports and dashboards.


AUDIENCE

Anyone interested in getting raw data to the end user as information that has integrity, is retrieved quickly and requires little or no programming. Developers and analysts who need to design and build reports. Administrators who wish to deploy and manage reports.



DETAILHIGHLIGHTS

SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services

SSRS overview

Reporting Services
Report Server
Report Designer
Report Builder
Report Manager
Designing reports – further techniques

Formatting (including dates and currency)


Using expressions
Conditional formatting (and green-band reporting)
KPIs for SSRS 2008 and earlier (optional)
KPIs for SSRS 2014/2012/2008 R2 (and data bars)
Grouping and drilldown
Grand totals, subtotals, and running totals
Interactive sorting
Charts and gauges
Parameterized SQL reports
Exporting reports to Excel or PDF
Report templates with global parameters

Multiple reports

Drilldown versus drillthrough


Subreports
Jump reports
Linked reports

Administration

Reporting Services Configuration Manager

Report caching
Report snapshots
Report subscriptions (emailing reports)
Security overview

Power BI Service

                        Self-service BI
                        Organisational BI
                        Portal
                        Content Items
                        Datasets
                        Connecting to Data

Visualizing Data

                        Reports

                        Reading View

                        Editing View

                        Visualisations and Custom Visualisations

                        Dashboards

Power BI Mobile

                        Native Applications (iOS/Android/Windows)

                        Viewing Content

                        Sharing & Collaboration

                        Embedding dashboards in applications                          

Power BI Desktop

                        Data Models

                        Schemas

                        Relationships

                        Connectivity

                        Design Environment              

                        Navigation

                        Importing Data

Transforming Data

                        Queries & the Query Editor

                        Data Previews

                        Shaping & Cleansing Data

                        Basic Transformations

                        Loading Transformed Data

                        Combining Datasets

                        Functions

                        Date Tables

Refining the Model

                        Tables & Columns

                        Data View

                        Exploring Data

                        Managing Schema & Data Changes

                        Connections & Tables

                        Data Refresh

                        Relating Tables

                        Rules & Limitations

                        Auto-Detecting

                        Relationship View

Calculations

                        Data Analysis Expressions

                        Calculated Columns

                        Measures

                        DAX Syntax

                        DAX Functions

                        Advanced Relationships    

SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services

Overview

Business Intelligence overview
Analysis Services (SSAS) Multidimensional and Tabular mode
Review of third normal form and relational OLTP databases
Introduction to relational star schemas
Introduction to multidimensional cubes
Introduction to SSAS tabular models
Building dimension tables
Building fact tables
Building cubes in BIDS/SSDT
Developing an Integration Services ETL package

Dimension design

Attribute hierarchies
User hierarchies and drill-down
Attribute relationships
Key collections
Parent-child dimensions

Cube design

Calculations and named sets (using MDX expressions)
KPIs (using MDX)
Actions (drill-through and reporting)
Partitions and aggregation design
Perspectives

Visualisation

MDX queries
SSRS reports on multidimensional and tabular cubes
Excel pivot tables
PowerPivot and DAX
 

Administration

Backing up and restoring star schemas
Backing up and restoring cubes
Slowly-changing dimensions
Incremental updates
Security

SQL Server 2014 Integration Services

Overview

Integration services (SSIS)
Workflow
Control Flow toolbox overview
Data Flow toolbox (ETL) overview

Control Flow

Package variables
Script Task
Execute SQL Task
Send Mail Task
WMI Event Watcher Task
Sequence Container
Foreach Loop Container

Data Flow

Sources, destinations, and transformations
Data Viewers
Conditional Split transformation
Derived Column transformation
Lookup transformation (with caching, Sort and Merge transformations)
Fuzzy Grouping transformation

Administration

Deploying packages
Executing packages with dtexec and stored procedures
Scheduling packages with SQL Server Agent
Configuring packages
Logging packages
Security

 

  1. Manually design reports in SSRS
  2. Getting the most out of the automated wizard.
  3. Power BI vs SSRS
  4. Power BI for data visualizaton
  5. Power BI Desktop, Mobile & Cloud
  6. Dashboards
  7. Data warehouses fundamentals
  8. Data warehouses and OLAP.
  9. How to build star schemas in SSAS
  10. Multidimensional cubes in Analysis Services.
  11. Use of Integration Services to transform data into star schemas and cubes.
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