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Overview

This Microsoft SQL Server 2012 instructor-led training provides existing SQL Server Business Intelligence (BI) professionals with the knowledge and skills to use new and enhanced BI capabilities in SQL Server 2012.

The course is intended for BI professionals with experience of using SQL Server 2008 R2.

Goals
  1. Learn key new and enhanced features for BI in SQL Server 2012.
  2. Learn to use new and enhanced features in SQL Server Integration Services.
  3. Learn to manage data quality by using SQL Server Data Quality Services.
  4. Learn to manage master data by using new and enhanced features of SQL Server Master Data Services.
  5. Learn to use new and enhanced features of SQL Server Reporting Services.
  6. Learn to create tabular data models with PowerPivot and DAX.
  7. Learn to implement a tabular data model in SQL Server Analysis Services.
  8. Learn to use Power View to create interactive data visualizations.
  9. Learn to integrate Microsoft cloud technologies into a BI solution.
Outline
  1. Introduction to SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence
    1. Overview of SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence
    2. SQL Server 2012 for Enterprise Integration Management
    3. SQL Server 2012 for Data Warehousing
    4. SQL Server 2012 for Data Analysis and Reporting
  2. New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server Integration Services
    1. Using the CDC Control Task for Incremental Data Loads
    2. Deploying and Operating SSIS Packages
    3. Lab: Using SQL Server Integration Services
      1. Extracting Modified Data
      2. Deploying and Operating an SSIS Project
  3. Data Quality Services
    1. Introduction to Data Quality
    2. Using Data Quality Services to Cleanse Data
    3. Using Data Quality Services to Match Data
    4. Lab: Cleansing Data
      1. Creating a DQS Knowledge Base
      2. Using a DQS Project to Cleanse Data
      3. Using DQS in an SSIS Package
    5. Lab: Deduplicating Data
      1. Creating a Matching Policy
      2. Using a DQS Project to Match Data
  4. Master Data Services
    1. Introduction to Master Data Services
    2. Implementing a Master Data Services Model
    3. Managing Master Data
    4. Creating a Master Data Hub
    5. Lab: Implementing Master Data Services
      1. Creating a Master Data Services Model
      2. Using the Master Data Services Add-in for Excel
      3. Enforcing Business Rules
      4. Loading Data into a Model
      5. Consuming Master Data Services Data
  5. SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
    1. Reporting Services Overview
    2. Reporting Services and Microsoft SharePoint Server
    3. Introduction to Data Alerts
    4. Lab: Using SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
      1. Viewing SharePoint Mode Configuration
      2. Authoring, Publishing, and Viewing a Report
      3. Creating and Managing Data Alerts
  6. Creating Tabular Data Models with PowerPivot
    1. Introduction to Tabular Data Models and PowerPivot Technologies
    2. Using PowerPivot
    3. Using DAX in a PowerPivot Data Model
    4. Lab: Using PowerPivot for Excel
      1. Creating a Tabular Data Model by Using PowerPivot for Excel
      2. Using a Tabular Data Model in Excel
      3. Sharing a PowerPivot Workbook to PowerPivot Gallery
    5. Lab: Creating Calculated Columns and Measures
      1. Creating Calculated Columns
      2. Creating Measures
  7. Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
    1. Introduction to Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Projects
    2. Developing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
    3. Lab: Working with an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
      1. Creating an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Project
      2. Implementing a Perspective
      3. Implementing Partitions
      4. Deploying an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
      5. Using a Tabular Data Model
      6. Configuring DirectQuery Storage Mode
      7. Implementing Security in a Tabular Data Model
  8. Creating Data Visualizations with Power View
    1. Introduction to Power View
    2. Visualizing Data with Power View
    3. Lab: Creating Interactive Reports with Power View
      1. Configuring a Tabular Data Model for Power View
      2. Creating a Simple Power View Report
      3. Using Interactive Visualizations
      4. Creating a Scatter Chart and a Play Axis
      5. Exporting a Power View Report to PowerPoint
  9. Using Cloud Technologies in a BI Solution
    1. Overview of Cloud Data Sources
    2. SQL Azure
    3. SQL Azure Reporting Services
    4. The Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
    5. Lab: Using Cloud Data in a BI Solution
      1. Creating a SQL Azure Solution
      2. Extracting Data from SQL Azure
      3. Obtaining Data from the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this SQL Server class:

  • Experience of creating database solutions in SQL Server, including basic Transact-SQL programming.
  • Familiarity with data warehousing and BI solutions, including extract, transform, and load (ETL), data modeling, and reporting.
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