Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014
The course discusses the rationale for self-service BI, and describes how to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Office 365 Power BI to create self-service data models and reports. The course then goes on to describe how to use Windows Azure HDInsight to perform Big Data analysis.
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.
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.
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
Knowledge of data warehousing and data modeling principles.
Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.
Module 1: Planning a BI Solution
This module enables students to plan the components of a BI Solution.
Elements of a BI Solution
Planning a BI Project
The Microsoft BI Platform
Lab : Planning BI Solutions
Module 2: Planning BI Infrastructure
This module describes how to use plan appropriate BI Infrastructure given a set of BI Parameters.
Considerations of BI Infrastructure
Planning Data Warehouse Hardware
Lab : Planning BI Infrastructure
Module 3: Designing a Data Warehouse
This module describes how to design a data warehouse given a set of user requirements.
Data Warehouse Design Overview
Designing Dimension Tables
Design FACT tables
Lab : Designing a Data Warehouse Logical Schema
Module 4: Designing an ETL solution
This lesson describes how to design an extract, transform and load (ETL) solution.
Planning for Data Extraction
Planning for Data Transformations
Planning for Data Loading
Lab : Designing an ETL Solution
Module 5: Designing Analytical Data Models
This module describes how to design analytical data models for specific BI scenarios.
Introduction to Analytical data Models
Designing Analytical Data Models
Lab : Designing Analytical Data Model
Lab : Designing Dimensions and Hierarchies
Module 6: Planning a BI Delivery Solution
This module describes how to choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.
Considerations for BI delivery
Common Reporting Scenarios
Choosing a Reporting Tool
Lab : Planning a BI Delivery Solution
Module 7: Designing a Reporting Services Solution
This module describes how to design a reporting services solution.
Planning a Reporting Solution
Planning Report Consistency
Lab : Designing a Reporting Services Solution
Module 8: Designing an Excel Based reporting Solution
In this module students will learn how to design a reporting solution using Excel.
Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
PowerPivot in Excel
Power View in Excel
Lab : Designing and Excel Reporting Solution
Module 9: Planning a SharePoint Server BI Solution
This module introduces the use of SharePoint Server as a 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
Module 10: Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution
At the conclusion of this module you will be able to optimize and monitor 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
Module 11: Operating a BI Solution
At the conclusion of this module you will be able to plan management and maintenance operations of a BI solution.
Overview of BI Operations
Data Warehouse Operations
Analysis Services Operations
Reporting Services Operations