Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services - 2791 Course, Class Outline(3 days)
This three-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement an Analysis Services solution in their organization. The course discusses how to use the Analysis Services development tools to create an Analysis Services database and an OLAP cube, and how to use the Analysis Services management and administrative tools to manage an Analysis Services solution.
This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals and developers who need to implement analysis solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe how SQL Server Analysis Services can be used to implement analytical solutions.
Create multidimensional analysis solutions with SQL Server Analysis Services.
Implement dimensions in an Analysis Services solution.
Implement measures and measure groups in an Analysis Services solution.
Query a multidimensional Analysis Services solution.
Customize an Analysis Services cube.
Deploy and Secure an Analysis Services database.
Maintain a multidimensional Analysis Services solution.
Implement a Data Mining solution.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Conceptual understanding of OLAP solutions
Experience navigating the Microsoft Windows Server environment
Experience with Windows services (starting and stopping)
Experience creating service accounts and permissions
Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, including:
SQL Server Agent
SQL Server query language (SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE)
SQL Server System tables
SQL Server accounts (users and permissions)
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
This module introduces common analysis scenarios and describes how Analysis Services provides a powerful platform for multidimensional OLAP solutions and data mining solutions. The module then describes the main considerations for installing Analysis Services.
Overview of Data Analysis Solutions
Overview of SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
Installing SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions
This module introduces the development tools you can use to create an Analysis Services multidimensional analysis solution, and describes how to create data sources, data source views, and cubes.
Developing Analysis Services Solutions
Data Sources and Data Source Views
Creating a Cube
Lab 2: Creating a Multidimensional Analysis Solution
Exercise 1: Creating a Data Source
Exercise 2: Creating and Modifying a Data Source View
Exercise 3: Creating and Modifying a Cube
Module 3: Working with Dimensions
This module describes how to edit dimensions and to configure dimensions, attributes, and hierarchies.
Sorting and Grouping Attributes
Lab 3: Defining Dimensions
Exercise 1: Configuring Dimensions
Exercise 2: Defining Relationships and Hierarchies
Exercise 3: Sorting and Grouping Dimension Attributes
Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure Groups
This module explains how to edit and configure measures and measure groups.
Working with Measures
Working with Measure Groups
Lab 4: Configuring Measures and Measure Groups
Exercise 1: Configuring Measures
Exercise 2: Defining Dimension Usage and Relationships
Exercise 3: Configuring Measure Group Storage
Module 5: Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions
This module introduces multidimensional expressions (MDX) and describes how to implement calculated members and named sets in an Analysis Services cube.
Adding Calculations to a Cube
Lab 5: Querying a Cube
Exercise 1: Querying a Cube by Using MDX
Exercise 2: Creating a Calculated Member
Exercise 3: Defining a Named Set
Module 6: Customizing Cube Functionality
This module explains how to customize a cube by implementing key performance indicators (KPIs), actions, perspectives, and translations.
Implementing Key Performance Indicators
Lab 6: Customizing a Cube
Exercise 1: Implementing a KPI
Exercise 2: Implementing an Action
Exercise 3: Implementing a Perspective
Exercise 4: Implementing a Translation
Module 7: Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database
This module describes how to deploy an Analysis Services database to a production server, and how to implement security in an Analysis Services multidimensional solution.
Deploying an Analysis Services Database
Securing an Analysis Services Database
Lab 7: Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database
Exercise 1: Deploying an Analysis Services database
Exercise 2: Securing an Analysis Services Database
Module 8: Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution
This module discusses the maintenance tasks associated with an Analysis Services solution, and describes how administrators can use the Analysis Services management tools to perform them.
Configuring Processing Settings
Logging, Monitoring, and Optimizing an Analysis Services Solution
Backing Up and Restoring an Analysis Services Database
Lab 8: Maintaining an Analysis Services Database
Exercise 1: Configuring Processing
Exercise 2: Implementing Logging and Monitoring
Exercise 3: Backing Up and Restoring an Analysis Services Database
Module 9: Introduction to Data Mining
This module introduces data mining, and describes how to implement data mining structures and models. It then explains how to validate data model accuracy.
Overview of Data Mining
Creating a Data Mining Solution
Validating Data Mining Models
Lab 9: Implementing Data Mining
Exercise 1: Creating a Data Mining Structure
Exercise 2: Adding a Data Mining Model
Exercise 3: Exploring Data Mining Models
Exercise 4: Validating Data Mining Models
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