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Microsoft Business Intelligence 2016 training course

Create data warehouses & cubes and gain powerful visual reporting skills with SSRS, Power BI and SSAS

JBI training course London UK

"Our tailored course provided a well rounded introduction and also covered some intermediate level topics that we needed to know. Clive gave us some best practice ideas and tips to take away. Fast paced but the instructor never lost any of the delegates"

Brian Leek, Data Analyst, May 2022

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JBI training course London UK

  • Learn to manually design reports in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Get the most out of the automated wizard
  • Gain an introduction to Power BI Desktop, Cloud and Mobile
  • Use Power BI for visualising and transforming data
  • Learn the fundamentals of data modelling
  • Create powerful and informative reports and dashboards
  • Use SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) to make sense of your data
  • Use cube design for easy data access
  • Build a data warehouse using a multidimensional model
  • Learn to use powerful data warehouse visualisation tools
  • Learn about SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Create data warehouses and cubes, and gain powerful visual reporting skills with SSRS, Power BI and SSAS

SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Designing reports – fundamentals
  • Report Wizard in SSDT-BI (aka BIDS/Visual Studio)
  • SQL relational reports
  • Tablixes (tables and matrixes)
  • Previewing reports
  • Deploying reports to Report Manager

Designing reports – further techniques

  • Formatting (including dates and currency)
  • Using expressions
  • Conditional formatting (and green-band reporting)
  • Grouping and drilldown
  • Grand totals, subtotals, and running totals
  • Interactive sorting
  • Charts and gauges
  • Parameterized SQL reports

Multiple reports

  • Drilldown versus drillthrough
  • Subreports
  • Jump reports
  • Linked reports

Administration

  • Reporting Services Configuration Manager
  • Security overview

 

 

Power BI OVERVIEW (OPTIONAL)

  • Power BI Service
  • Visualizing Data
  • Power BI Mobile                
  • Power BI Desktop
  • Transforming Data
  • Refining the Model
  • Calculations
  • (see Power BI course for intensive training in Power BI)

SQL Server Analysis Services

  • 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
  • Slowly-changing dimensions

Cube design

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

Data Warehousing

  • Building a data warehouse using Multidimensional Model
  • Buidling a data warehouse using Tabular Data Model
  • Visualisation
  • MDX queries
  • SSRS reports on multidimensional and tabular cubes
  • Security

SQL Server 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
  • Sequence Container
  • Foreach Loop Container
JBI training course London UK

This course is aimed at data developers and those who need to load, import, transform, build and maintain data models, as well as build interactive reports which empower businesses and colleagues to harness the growing amount of data being produced by the business systems and Internet of Things (IoT). Some basic SQL skills would be an advantage.

 


4.8 out of 5 average

"Our tailored course provided a well rounded introduction and also covered some intermediate level topics that we needed to know. Clive gave us some best practice ideas and tips to take away. Fast paced but the instructor never lost any of the delegates"

Brian Leek, Data Analyst, May 2022

JBI training course London UK
 
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