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10778 Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Course Objectives

Business intelligence (BI) is becoming increasingly important for companies of many different sizes and types because of the competitive edge it can help to give them. The combined capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 make it easier than ever for companies to develop a BI solution that meets their specific needs, provides reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), and achieves a faster time to solution.

Describe the components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution.
Create reports with Reporting Services.
Create reusable report items that simplify self-service reporting.
Manage a reporting infrastructure.
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 PowerPivot.
Use DAX to query a tabular model.
Implement a Tabular Database.
Use Power View to create interactive data visualizations.
Use Data Mining for predictive analysis.

The 10778: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Course prepare students for the following Exams

70-466 : Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling
Introduction to Business Intelligence
The Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform
Module 2: Implementing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
Introduction to Reporting Services
Creating a Report with Report Designer
Grouping and Aggregating Data in a Report
Showing Data Graphically
Filtering Reports by Using Parameters
Publishing and Viewing a Report
Module 3: Supporting Self Service Reporting
Introduction to Self Service Reporting
Shared Data Sources and Datasets
Report Parts
Module 4: Managing Report Execution and Delivery
Managing Report Security
Managing Report Execution
Subscriptions and Data Alert
Troubleshooting Reporting Services
Module 5: Creating Multidimensional Databases
Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
Creating a Cube
Overview of Cube Security
Module 6: Working with Dimensions
Configuring Dimensions
Defining Attribute Hierarchies
Sorting and Grouping Attributes
Module 7: Working with Measures and Measure Groups
Working with Measures
Working with Measure Groups
Module 8: Introduction to MDX
MDX Fundamentals
Adding Calculations to a Cube
Using MDX to Query a Cube
Module 9: Customizing Cube Functionality
Working with Key Performance Indicators
Working with Actions
Working with Perspectives
Working with Translations
Module 10: Implementing a Tabular Data Model with Microsoft PowerPivot
Introduction to Tabular Data Models and PowerPivot Technologies
Creating a Tabular Data Model by Using PowerPivot for Excel
Sharing a PowerPivot Workbook and Using PowerPivot Gallery
Module 11: Introduction to DAX
DAX Fundamentals
Using DAX to Create Calculated Column and Measures in a Tabular Data Model
Module 12: Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
Introduction to Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Projects
Developing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model in SQL Server Data Tools
Module 13: Creating Data Visualizations with Power View
Introduction to Power View
Visualizing Data with Power View
Module 14: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining
Overview of Data Mining
Creating a Data Mining Solution
Validating a Data Mining Solution
Consuming a Data Mining Solution