Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Business Intelligence 2008 Training

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Business Intelligence 2008 training is a globally recognised standard for IT professionals. The course focuses on the techniques and the skills needed to design, build and deploy Analysis Services, Integration Services, Reporting Services solutions that deliver more data to more people across the organisation.

This training is a complete business intelligence solution offering studies on three different courses mentioned as following:

  • Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
  • Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services
  • Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

By the end of MCSE: BI 2008 training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Use SQL Server Analysis Services to create, query, customize, implement, and maintain multidimensional analysis solutions
  • Implement a Data Mining solution
  • Use SQL Server Integration Services and its tools to create, debug,  manage, and implement Integration Services package
  • Implement  security in an Integration Services package by providing checkpoints and transactions
  • Use SQL Server Reporting Services to create, enhance, and administer reporting Services report
  • Configure and implement custom Reporting Services applications
Target audience
  • Database Professionals
  • Business Intelligence Developers/Professionals
  • Data Analysts
  • ETL Professionals
  • Reporting Engineers

The candidates have to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of OLAP solutions
  • Exposure to create reports in MS Access, Crystal Reports, or another third party reporting products
  • Hands-on enterprise data import and export scenarios
  • Practical knowledge on the Microsoft Windows Server environment, Microsoft SQL Server, and Windows services (starting and stopping)

Course 6234: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Analysis Services

  • 1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
    • Overview of Data Analysis Solutions
    • Overview of SQL Server Analysis Services
    • Installing SQL Server Analysis Services
  • 2. Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions
    • Developing Analysis Services Solutions
    • Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
    • Creating a Cube
  • 3. Working with Cubes and Dimensions
    • Configuring Dimensions
    • Defining Attribute Hierarchies
    • Sorting and Grouping Attributes
  • 4. Working with Measures and Measure Groups
    • Working With Measures
    • Working with Measure Groups
  • 5. Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions
    • MDX Fundamentals
    • Adding Calculations to a Cube
  • 6. Customizing Cube Functionality
    • Implementing Key Performance Indicators
    • Implementing Actions
    • Implementing Perspectives
    • Implementing Translations
  • 7. Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database
    • Deploying an Analysis Services Database
    • Securing an Analysis Services Database
  • 8. Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution
    • Configuring Processing
    • Logging, Monitoring, and Optimizing an Analysis Services Solution
    • Backing Up and Restoring an Analysis Services Database
  • 9. Introduction to Data Mining
    • Overview of Data Mining
    • Creating a Data Mining Solution
    • Validating Data Mining Models

Course 6235: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Integration Services

  • 1. Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Integration Services
    • Overview of SQL Server Integration Services
    • Using Integration Services Tools
  • 2. Developing Integration Services Solutions
    • Creating an Integration Services Solution
    • Using Variables
    • Building and Running a Solution
  • 3. Implementing Control Flow
    • Control Flow Tasks
    • Control Flow Precedent Constraints
    • Control Flow Containers
  • 4. Implementing Data Flow
    • Data Flow Sources and Destinations
    • Basic Data Flow Transformations
    • Advanced Data Flow Transformations
    • Data Flow Paths
  • 5. Implementing Logging
    • Overview of Integration Services Logging
    • Enabling and Configuring Logging
  • 6. Debugging and Error Handling
    • Debugging a Package
    • Implementing Error Handling
  • 7. Implementing Checkpoints and Transactions
    • Implementing Checkpoints
    • Implementing Transactions
  • 8. Configuring and Deploying Packages
    • Package Configurations
    • Deploying Packages
  • 9. Managing and Securing Packages
    • Managing Packages
    • Securing Packages

Course 6236: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Reporting Services

  • 1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
    • Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services
    • Installing Reporting Services
    • Reporting Services Tools
  • 2. Authoring Basic Reports
    • Creating a Basic Table Report
    • Formatting Report Pages
    • Calculating Values
  • 3. Enhancing Basic Reports
    • Interactive Navigation
    • Displaying Data
  • 4. Manipulating Data Sets
    • Defining Report Data
    • Using Parameters and Filters
    • Using Parameter Lists
  • 5. Using Report Models
    • Creating Report Models
    • Using Report Builder
  • 6. Publishing and Executing Reports
    • Publishing Reports
    • Executing Reports
    • Creating Cached Instances
    • Creating Snapshots and Report History
  • 7. Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
    • Introduction to Report Subscriptions
    • Creating Report Subscriptions
    • Managing Report Subscriptions
  • 8. Administering Reporting Services
    • Reporting Server Administration
    • Performance and Reliability Monitoring
    • Administering Report Server Databases
    • Security Administration
    • Upgrading to Reporting Services 2008
  • 9. Programming Reporting Services
    • Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service
    • Automating Report Management
    • Rendering Reports
    • Creating Custom Code


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