20467 Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

This course teaches students how to implement self-service Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analysis solutions using the Microsoft data platform.

20467 Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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Learning Objectives

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.
  • Provision and use a Windows Azure HDInsight cluster for Big Data analysis.
  • Use Pig and Hive to analyze big data in Windows Azure HDInsight.
  • Design and implement Big Data processes to support self-service BI.


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Planning a BI Solution
  • Elements of a BI Solution
  • Planning a BI Project
  • The Microsoft BI Platform
  • Lab: Planning BI Solutions
  • 2 - Planning BI Infrastructure
  • Considerations of BI Infrastructure
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware
  • Lab: Planning BI Infrastructure
  • 3 - Designing a Data Warehouse
  • Data Warehouse Design Overview
  • Designing Dimension Tables
  • Design FACT tables
  • Lab: Designing a Data Warehouse Logical Schema
  • 4 - Designing an ETL Solution
  • ETL Overview
  • Planning for Data Extraction
  • Planning for Data Transformations
  • Planning for Data Loading
  • Lab: Designing an ETL Solution
  • 5 - Designing Analytical Data Models
  • Introduction to Analytical data Models
  • Designing Analytical Data Models
  • Lab: Designing Analytical Data Model
  • Lab: Designing Dimensions and Hierarchies
  • 6 - Planning a BI Delivery Solution
  • Considerations for BI delivery
  • Common Reporting Scenarios
  • Choosing a Reporting Tool
  • Lab: Planning a BI Delivery Solution
  • 7 - Designing a Reporting Services Solution
  • Planning a Reporting Solution
  • Designing Reports
  • Planning Report Consistency
  • Lab: Designing a Reporting Services Solution
  • 8 - Designing an Excel Based Reporting Solution
  • Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • PowerPivot in Excel
  • Power View in Excel
  • Lab: Designing and Excel Reporting Solution
  • 9 - Planning a Sharepoint Server BI Solution
  • 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
  • Lab: Implementing a SharePoint Server BI Solution
  • Lab: Implementing PerformancePoint Services
  • 10 - Monitoring & Optimizing a BI Solution
  • Overview of BI Monitoring
  • Monitoring and Optimizing the Data Warehouse
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Analysis Services
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services
  • Lab: Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution
  • 11 - Operating a BI Solution
  • Overview of BI Operations
  • ETL Operations
  • Data Warehouse Operations
  • Analysis Services Operations
  • Reporting Services Operations
  • Lab: Operating a BI Solution
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    The primary audience for this course is database and business intelligence (BI) professionals who are familiar with data warehouses and enterprise BI solutions built with SQL Server technologies. Experienced data analysts who want to learn how to use Microsoft technologies for self-service analysis and reporting will also benefit from attending this course.

    Other Prerequisites

    This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites: Knowledge of data warehousing and data modeling principles and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

    20467 Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

    Call | This course is SATV-Eligible
    Course Length : 5 Days

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