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The focus of this five-day, instructor-led course is on creating managed enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions. It describes how to implement multidimensional and tabular data models, deliver reports with Microsoft® SQL Server® Reporting Services, create dashboards with Microsoft SharePoint Server PerformancePoint Services, and discover business insights by using data mining.
Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
Create a multidimensional database with Analysis Services.
Implement dimensions in a cube.
Implement measures and measure groups in a cube.
Use MDX Syntax.
Customize a cube.
Implement a Tabular Data Model in SQL Server Analysis Services.
Use DAX to enhance a tabular model.
Create reports with Reporting Services.
Enhance reports with charts and parameters.
Manage report execution and delivery.
Implement a dashboard in SharePoint Server with PerformancePoint Services.
This course is intended for database professionals who need to fulfill a business intelligence developer role that creates analysis and reporting solutions. Primary responsibilities include:
This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites:
o Designing a normalized database
o Creating tables and relationships
o Querying with Transact-SQL
Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling
As a SQL Server database professional, students may be required to participate in, or perhaps even lead, a project with the aim of implementing an effective enterprise BI solution. Therefore, it is important that they have a good understanding of the various elements that comprise a BI solution, the business and IT personnel typically involved in a BI project, and the Microsoft products that can be used to implement the solution.
Lab: Exploring a BI Solution
After completing this module, students should be able to:
Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Databases
This module provides an introduction to multidimensional databases, and introduces the core components of an Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cube.
Lab: Creating a Multidimensional Database
Module 3: Working with Cubes and Dimensions
This module describes how to create and configure dimensions and dimension hierarchies in an Analysis Services multidimensional data model.
Lab: Working with Cubes and Dimensions
Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure Groups
This module describes measures and measure groups. It also explains how students can use them to define fact tables and associate dimensions with measures.
Lab: Configuring Measures and Measure Groups
Module 5: Introduction to MDX
This module describes the fundamentals of MDX, and explains how to build calculations such as calculated members and named sets.
Lab: Using MDX
Module 6: Customizing Cube Functionality
This module describes how to enhance a cube with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), actions, perspectives, and translations.
Lab: Customizing a Cube
Module 7: Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
This module describes Analysis Services tabular data models and explains how to develop a tabular data model using the SQL Server Data Tools for Business Intelligence add-in for Visual Studio.
Lab: Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
Module 8: Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)
This module explains the fundamentals of the DAX language. It also explains how students can use DAX to create calculated columns and measures, and how they can use them in tabular data models.
Lab: Creating Calculated Columns and Measures by using DAX
Module 9: Implementing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
This module introduces Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, and discusses the tools and techniques that a professional BI developer can use to create and publish reports.
Lab: Creating a Report with Report Designer
Module 10: Automating Report Execution and Delivery
This module describes how to apply security and report execution settings, and how to create subscriptions to deliver reports.
Lab: Implementing Report Subscriptions
Module 11: Delivering BI with SharePoint PerformancePoint Services
This module introduces Microsoft SharePoint Server as a platform for BI, and then focuses on building BI dashboards and scorecards with PerformancePoint Services.
Lab: Implementing PerformancePoint Services
Module 12: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining
This module introduces data mining, describes how to create a data mining solution, how to validate data mining models, how to use the Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Excel, and how to incorporate data mining results into Reporting Services reports.
Lab: Using Data Mining to Support a Marketing Campaign
This course provides existing .NET developers with practical information and labs that enables them to build solutions on the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform.
After completing this course, students will have been taught information how to:
This course is intended for professional developers who use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. Members of the audience are experienced users of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1. The audience understands how to use the new features of SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Module 1: Introduction to the SharePoint 2010 Development Platform This module describes the SharePoint 2010 development platform and the benefits and features that it offers to developers. Lessons
Lab: Developing with the SharePoint 2010 Object Hierarchy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Using SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools This module describes how to use development tools that are integrated with the SharePoint 2010 development platform, such as Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010. Lessons
Lab: Using SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools
Module 3: Developing SharePoint 2010 Web Parts This module describes how to develop Web Parts for SharePoint 2010 solutions. Lessons
Lab: Creating SharePoint 2010 Web Parts by Using Visual Studio 2010
Module 4: Working with SharePoint Objects on the Server This module describes how to develop code that uses the server-side objects provided by the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Creating and Manipulating Server-Side Objects
Module 5: Creating Event Receivers and Application Settings This module describes how to develop event receivers and manipulate application settings for SharePoint 2010 solutions. Lessons
Lab: Creating Event Receivers and Web.Config Modifications
Module 6: Developing Solutions by Using Business Connectivity Services This module describes how to develop solutions that access external data by using Business Connectivity Services. Lessons
Lab: Building Business Connectivity Services Solutions
Module 7: Developing SharePoint 2010 Workflows This module describes how to develop workflows as part of SharePoint 2010 solutions. Lessons
Lab: Creating Workflows for SharePoint 2010
Module 8: Working with Client-Based APIs for SharePoint 2010 This module describes how to develop code that uses the client-side objects provided by the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Developing .NET Applications by Using the SharePoint Client Object Model
Module 9: Developing Interactive User Interfaces This module describes how to develop server ribbon controls and client dialogs for the new user interface platform of SharePoint 2010. Lessons
Lab: Developing User Interface Components for SharePoint 2010 Solutions
Module 10: Developing Silverlight Applications for SharePoint This module describes how to develop Silverlight applications that are integrated with SharePoint 2010 data and solutions. Lessons
Lab: Developing Silverlight Applications by using the SharePoint Client Object Model
Module 11: Developing Sandboxed Solutions This module describes how to develop sandboxed solutions for SharePoint 2010. Lessons
Lab: Creating Sandboxed Solutions for SharePoint 2010
Module 12: Working with SharePoint Server Profiles and Taxonomy APIs This module describes how to develop code that uses the taxonomic and user profile services of the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Working with User Profiles and Taxonomies Programmatically
Module 13: Developing Content Management Solutions This module describes how to develop code that uses the content management services of the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Branding SharePoint Sites
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