MS 20467 – Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

This training course teaches database and business intelligence (BI) professionals how to plan and design a BI solution that is based on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and other Microsoft BI technologies.

 

Module 1: Planning a BI SolutionThis module enables students to plan the components of a BI Solution.Lessons

  • Elements of a BI Solution
  • Planning a BI Project
  • The Microsoft BI Platform

 

Lab : Planning BI Solutions

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a BI Solution.
  • Identify the components of a BI Solution.
  • Plan a BI Project.

 

Module 2: Planning SQL Server Business Intelligence InfrastructureThis module describes how to use plan appropriate BI Infrastructure given a set of BI Parameters.Lessons

  • Considerations of BI Infrastructure
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware

 

Lab : Planning BI Infrastructure

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a BI Infrastructure and where you would use them.
  • Plan for the hardware requirements of a data warehouse implementation.

 

Module 3: Designing a Data WarehouseThis module describes how to design a data warehouse given a set of user requirements.Lessons

  • Data Warehouse Design Overview
  • Designing Dimension Tables
  • Design FACT tables

 

Lab : Designing a Data Warehouse Logical Schema

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Design a data warehouse.
  • Design dimension tables.
  • Design Fact tables.
  • Design a logical schema for a data warehouse.

 

Module 4: Designing an ETL solutionThis lesson describes how to design an extract, transform and load (ETL) solution.Lessons

  • ETL Overview
  • Planning for Data Extraction
  • Planning for Data Transformations
  • Planning for Data Loading

 

Lab : Designing an ETL Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of an ETL solution.
  • Design an ETL solution.

 

Module 5: Designing Analytical Data ModelsThis module describes how to design analytical data models for specific BI scenarios.Lessons

  • Introduction to Analytical data Models
  • Designing Analytical Data Models

 

Lab : Designing Analytical Data ModelLab : Designing Dimensions and Hierarchies

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the features of an analytical data model.
  • Design an analytical data model.

 

Module 6: Planning a BI Delivery SolutionThis module describes how to choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.Lessons

  • Considerations for BI delivery
  • Common Reporting Scenarios
  • Choosing a Reporting Tool

 

Lab : Planning a BI Delivery Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a BI delivery solution.
  • Describe some common reporting scenarios.
  • Choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.

 

Module 7: Designing a Reporting Services SolutionThis module describes how to design a reporting services solution.Lessons

  • Planning a Reporting Solution
  • Designing Reports
  • Planning Report Consistency

 

Lab : Designing a Reporting Services Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan for a reporting Services solution.
  • Design reports for a reporting services solutions.
  • Plan for consistency of reporting

 

Module 8: Designing an Excel Based reporting SolutionIn this module students will learn how to design a reporting solution using Excel.Lessons

  • Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • PowerPivot in Excel
  • Power View in Excel

 

Lab : Designing and Excel Reporting Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe key features of excel reporting solutions.
  • Use PowerPivot in Excel to create reports.
  • Use Power View in excel to create reports.

 

Module 9: Planning a SharePoint Server BI SolutionThis module introduces the use of SharePoint Server as a BI solution.Lessons

  • 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 SolutionLab : Implementing PerformancePoint Services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Plan security for a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Plan reporting solutions for a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Describe the components of a PerformancePoint Solution.
  • Implement PerformancePoint services.

 

Module 10: Monitoring and Optimizing a BI SolutionAt the conclusion of this module you will be able to optimize and monitor a BI solution.Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the options for monitoring and optimizing a BI solution.
  • Be able to monitor and optimize a BI solution.

 

Module 11: Operating a BI SolutionAt the conclusion of this module you will be able to plan management and maintenance operations of a BI solution.Lessons

  • Overview of BI Operations
  • ETL Operations
  • Data Warehouse Operations
  • Analysis Services Operations
  • Reporting Services Operations

 

Lab : Operating a BI Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components to be managed in a BI Solution.
  • Be able to manage the components of a BI solution.