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Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server

Please Select Your Version: 2014

This five-day instructor-led course teaches students how to design and implement a BI infrastructure. The course discusses design, installation. The course discusses design, installation, and maintenance of a BI platform.

 At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan the components of a BI solution.
  • Plan a BI infrastructure.
  • Design a data warehouse.
  • Design an ETL solution.
  • Plan analytical data models.
  • Plan a BI delivery solution.
  • Design a Reporting Services solution.
  • Design an Excel reporting solution.
  • Plan a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Monitor and optimize a BI solution.
  • Plan for BI operations.



Prerequisites

This course is intended for BI professionals such as BI Architects or database professionals who need to design BI solutions. BI Architects are responsible for the overall design of the BI infrastructure, including how it relates to other data systems in use. In addition, their responsibilities include Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cube design and integration with Microsoft SharePoint or line-of-business applications. Finally, they may apply those skills in a Windows Azure SQL Server database environment.




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Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

5 Days

Your Price: $2695


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Topic 1: Planning a BI Solution

This module discusses how to plan the components of a BI solution.
  • Elements of a BI Solution
  • Planning a BI Project
  • The Microsoft BI Platform
  • Lab: Planning a BI Solution
    • Exercise 1: Scoping a BI Solution.
    • Exercise 2: Reviewing a Suggested Solution

Topic 2: Planning a BI Infrastructure

This module explains how to plan an appropriate BI infrastructure for a given set of BI services.
  • Planning a Data Warehouse Infrastructure
  • Planning an ETL Infrastructure
  • Planning Analysis Services Infrastructure
  • Planning Reporting Services Infrastructure
  • Lab: Planning a BI Infrastructure
    • Exercise 1: Determining Required Servers
    • Exercise 2: Determining Data Warehouse Server Hardware Requirements
    • Exercise 3: Reviewing a Suggested Solution

Topic 3: Designing a Data Warehouse

This module explains how to design a data warehouse for a given set of user requirements.
  • Designing a Logical Schema
  • Designing a Physical Schema
  • Lab: Designing a Data Warehouse Logical Schema
    • Exercise 1: Identifying Required Dimensions
    • Exercise 2: Identifying Measures and Hierarchies
    • Exercise 3: Designing a Data Warehouse Schema
    • Exercise 4: Reviewing a Suggested Solution
    • Lab: Designing a Data Warehouse Physical Schema
      • Exercise 1: Planning Database Storage
      • Exercise 2: Designing Partitioning
      • Exercise 3: Designing Indexes
      • Exercise 4: Reviewing a Suggested Solution

Topic 4: Designing an ETL Solution

This module explains how to design an ETL solution for a data warehouse.
  • Planning for Data Extraction
  • Planning for Data Transformation
  • Planning for Data Loading
  • Planning for SSIS Package Deployment
  • Lab: Designing an ETL Solution
    • Exercise 1: Reviewing Data Sources
    • Exercise 2: Creating Source-to-Target Maps
    • Exercise 3: Planning ETL Processes
    • Exercise 4: Reviewing a Suggested Solution

Topic 5: Designing Analytical Data Models

This module explains how to design analytical data models for specific BI scenarios.
  • Options for Analytical Models
  • Data Model Design Considerations
  • Lab: Comparing Analytical Data Models
    • Exercise 1: Creating a Multidimensional Model
    • Exercise 2: Creating a Tabular Model
    • Lab: Designing Data Models
      • Exercise 1: Designing Dimension Attributes
      • Exercise 2: Designing Data Model Aggregations and Storage
      • Exercise 3: Reviewing a Suggested Solution

Topic 6: Planning a BI Delivery Solution

This module explains how to choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.
  • Considerations for BI Delivery
  • Choosing a Delivery Approach
  • Lab: Planning a BI Delivery Solution
    • Exercise 1: Assessing Reporting Requirements

Topic 7: Designing a Reporting Services Solution

This module explains how to design a Reporting Services solution.
  • Designing Reports
  • Considerations for Report Execution
  • Planning a Reporting Solution
  • Lab: Designing a Reporting Services Solution
    • Exercise 1: Planning a Reporting Services Solution
    • Exercise 2: Planning a Report Delivery Environment
    • Exercise 3: Configuring Report Execution

Topic 8: Designing an Excel-Based Reporting Solution

This module explains how to design a reporting solution that uses Excel.
  • Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • PowerPivot in Excel
  • Power View in Excel
  • Lab: Designing an Excel Reporting Solution
    • Exercise 1: Planning Excel Features
    • Exercise 2: Analyzing a Cube with Excel
    • Exercise 3: Using PowerPivot
    • Exercise 4: Using Power View

Topic 9: Planning a SharePoint Server BI Solution

This module explains how to design a SharePoint 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: Planning a SharePoint Server BI Solution
    • Exercise 1: Planning SharePoint Server Security
    • Exercise 2: Configuring Reporting Services in SharePoint Server
    • Exercise 3: Managing PowerPivot Data Refresh
    • Exercise 4: Reviewing PowerPivot Activity
    • Exercise 5 (Optional) Creating a PerformancePoint Dashboard

Topic 10: Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution

This module explains how to monitor and optimize a BI solution.
  • Overview of BI Monitoring
  • Monitoring and Optimizing the Data Warehouse
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Analysis Services
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services
  • Lab: Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution
    • Exercise 1: Monitoring and Optimizing a Data Warehouse
    • Exercise 2: Troubleshooting Analysis Services Queries
    • Exercise 3: Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services

Topic 11: Planning BI Operations

This module explains how to plan management and maintenance operations for a BI solution.
  • Overview of BI Operations
  • Automating ETL Tasks
  • Post ETL Tasks
  • Planning a Backup Strategy for a BI Solution
  • Lab: Planning BI Operations
    • Exercise 1: Planning ETL and Processing Tasks
    • Exercise 2: Planning a Backup Strategy

Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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Your Price: $2695

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