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SQL Server 2017 Business Intelligence Application Development (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS) On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This hands-on course introduces the SQL Server 2017 Business Intelligence Suite, including Reporting Services (SSRS), Integration Services (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS). Students will complete hands-on exercises creating a number of reports including table-based, cross tabular and forms based designs

Course Description/Agenda


Students Will Learn

  • Installing and configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Designing reports using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
  • Creating multi-dimensional, two-dimensional and tabular data sources and sets
  • Using the Tablix object to display information in Tables, Matrix (pivot tables) and free form Lists
  • Using visualization objects to create Charts, Spark Lines, Data Bars and Tree Maps
  • Adding images, page headers and footers and report metadata
  • Including report parameterization enabling filtering by users
  • Configuring report interactivity, including drill-downs, report maps and book marks
  • Linking to parameterized child reports via hyperlinks or sub-reports
  • Creating calculated fields and custom report formatting
  • Deploying reports to the Reporting Services Web Portal
  • Configuring report snapshots, caches and subscriptions
  • Securing reports and data sources
  • Creating SSIS and SSAS projects using SQL Server Data Tools
  • General design overview of SSIS ETL package development
  • Deploying and scheduling SSIS packages and projects
  • Creating SSAS multidimensional models
  • Introduction to MDX
  • Customizing cubes using MDX
  • Deploying, securing and accessing data in SSAS cubes

Course Description

This hands-on course introduces the SQL Server 2017 Business Intelligence Suite, including Reporting Services (SSRS), Integration Services (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS). Students will complete hands-on exercises creating a number of reports including table-based, cross tabular and forms based designs. Reports utilizing charts, gauges, KPIs, spark lines, data bars and tree maps will be built. Exercises will incorporate the use of report parameters and features such as drill down, interactive sorting, hyperlinks, book marks and report maps.

Consuming data from relational, multi-dimensional and tabular data sources will be incorporated into report designs. Students will become familiar with report deployment to the Reporting Service Web Portal and learn how to use portal the management tools to configure report caches, snapshots and subscriptions. Instruction and practice in designing report security to insure protection of enterprise data will be provided.

Students will gain experience with the Report Services Web portal, which enables publishing content other than paginated reports, such as Excel and Power BI. Students will also learn how to include KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) directly from a shared data set. 

One day is reserved for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Students will learn the basics of creating SSIS packages using SQL Server Data Tools to create Extract Transform and Load solutions used to populate data warehouses and marts. 

In the final day, based on a populated data warehouse they have created, students will then learn how to develop an SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) multidimensional (cube) model using Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) syntax. Cubes will be customized to include Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Calculated Members, Named Sets, Navigational Hierarchies, and Perspectives. Also, a brief introduction to the SSAS Tabular module will be provided.

Students only interested in SSRS coverage should sign up for the 3-day SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services course.

Students interested in SSRS coverage and extended coverage of SSIS and SSAS should instead sign up for the SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services course followed by the SQL Server 2017 Business Intelligence: Integration Services and Analysis Services course, which provides 5-days of coverage for SSIS and SSAS capabilities. An 8-day training pass is available for $3,690.

Course Prerequisites

Familiarity with database concepts, Windows desktop navigation and software installation techniques. Attendance at the SQL Programming course or Microsoft Transact-SQL Programming course is highly recommended although not required.

Course Overview

Reporting Services Architecture 
  • Defining the Report Server Components
  • Reviewing the Report Server Databases
  • Managing the Report Server Web Portal
  • Creating Mobile Reports and Dashboards
  • Report Lifecycle Step by Step
Creating Basic Reports 
  • Creating Table Reports
  • Formatting Options
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Using Subtotals and Formulas
  • Adding Charts and Gauges
  • Using Lists for Free-Form Reports
  • Paging and Sorting
  • Managing Data Sources
  • Adding Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Advanced Report Features 
  • Setting Up Input Parameters
  • Adding Custom Report Navigation
  • Adding Drill-Down for Master-Detail Reports
  • Linking Reports
  • Using Sub-reports
  • Adding Conditional Formatting
Matrix Reports 
  • Pivoting Data with Matrix Controls
  • Adding Multiple Data Regions
  • Grouping and Sorting
  • Adding Subtotals
  • Adding Custom Aggregate Formulas
  • Using the Tablix object
Implementing BI Semantic Model
  • Understanding Multi-dimensional Models
  • Using Tabular Models
  • Creating MDX Data Sources and Data Sets
Report Designer
  • Creating Reports with Report Designer
  • Adding Charts and Gauges in Report Designer
  • Differences Between SQL Server Data Tools and Report Builder
Reporting Services Security 
  • Organizing Reports in Folders
  • Setting Permissions on Reports and Folders
  • Managing Security Roles
  • Securing Data Sources and Report Models
  • Logging Activity on the Report Server
Automating Report Creation and Delivery 
  • Creating Snapshot Reports
  • Storing Previous Versions of Reports
  • Caching Reports to Improve Performance
  • Defining Subscriptions to Automate Report Delivery
  • Rending Reports in Excel, MS Word or as a PDF
  • Hiding Reports from Users
Adding Custom Code 
  • Querying the Report Server
  • Creating Custom Data Extensions
  • Creating Command Objects
  • Creating Data Reader Objects
  • Generating Report Definition Language
.NET Integration with Reporting Services 
  • Writing User-Defined Functions in .NET
  • Using Custom Functions
  • Referencing .NET Libraries
  • Managing Report Servers from .NET Applications
    • Accessing SSRS from .NET Applications
    • Retrieving Report Items
    • Listing Report Metadata
Introduction to SSIS
  • Overview of Integration Services
  • Introducing SSIS Tasks and Transformations
  • Using the Advanced Features including Variables, Parameters and Containers
  • Implementing Event Handling and Error Trapping
  • Deploying and Scheduling SSIS Projects and Packages
Introduction to SSAS
  • Understanding the BI Semantic Model
  • Creating Multidimensional Data Models (Cubes)
  • Introduction to Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
  • Customizing Multidimensional Models
  • Deploying and Processing Multidimensional Models

 

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