Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services - 2793 Course, Class Outline(3 days)
This three-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement a Reporting Services solution in their organizations. The course discusses how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create reports, and how to use the Reporting Services management and administrative tools to manage a Reporting Services solution.
This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals and developers who need to implement reporting solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Describe SQL Server Reporting Services and its components.
• Create a Reporting Services report.
• Enhance a Reporting Services report.
• Create and manipulate data sets.
• Use report models to implement reporting for business users.
• Configure report publishing and execution settings.
• Implement subscriptions for reports.
• Administer Reporting Services.
• Implement custom Reporting Services applications.
Before attending this course, students must have:
• Exposure to creating reports in Microsoft Access or other third-party reporting products, such as Crystal Reports
• Conceptual understanding of the push and pull distribution/subscription paradigm
• 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 Reporting Services
This module introduces the role that Reporting Services plays in an organization’s reporting life cycle, the key features offered by Reporting Services, and the components that make up the Reporting Services architecture.
Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services
Installing Reporting Services
Reporting Services Tools
Lab 1: Using Reporting Services Tools
Exercise 1: Exploring Report Designer
Exercise 2: Exploring Report Manager
Module 2: Authoring Basic Reports
This module introduces the fundamentals of report authoring, including configuring data sources and data sets, creating tabular reports, summarizing data, and applying basic formatting.
Creating a Basic Table Report
Formatting Report Pages
Lab 2: Creating a Simple Report
Exercise 1: Creating a Basic Table Report
Exercise 2: Formatting Report Pages
Exercise 3: Adding Calculated Values
Module 3: Enhancing Basic Reports
This module introduces navigational controls and some additional types of data regions, and discusses how to use them to enhance a basic report.
Lab 3: Enhancing a Report
Exercise 1: Using Dynamic Visibility
Exercise 2: Using Document Maps
Exercise 3: Initiating Actions
Exercise 4: Using a List Data Region
Module 4: Manipulating Data Sets
This module explores data sets to a greater depth, including the use of alternative data sources and interacting with a data set through the use of parameters. Students learn how to dynamically modify the data set underlying a data region by allowing parameters to be sent to the underlying query, as well as learn to use best practices to implement static and dynamic parameter lists when interacting with queries and stored procedures.
Defining Report Data
Using Parameters and Filters
Using Parameter Lists
Lab 4: Manipulating Data Sets
Exercise 1: Using parameters to restrict query results
Exercise 2: Using parameters to filter report data
Exercise 3: Creating dynamic parameter lists
Exercise 4: Using parameters with a stored procedure
If Time Permits: Displaying all categories in a parameter list
Module 5: Using Report Models
This module describes how to create a report model so that business users can create their own reports without using the full Report Designer development environment. Students also learn how to use Report Builder to create a report from a report model.
Creating Report Models
Using Report Builder
Lab 5: Working with Report Models
Exercise 1: Creating a Report Model
Exercise 2: Using Report Builder to Create a Report
Module 6: Publishing and Executing Reports
This module explains the various options you can use to publish reports to the report server and execute them.
Creating Cached Instances
Creating Snapshots and Report History
Lab 6: Publishing and Executing Reports
Exercise 1: Publishing Reports
Exercise 2: Executing a Report On Demand
Exercise 3: Configuring and Viewing a Cached Report
Exercise 4: Configuring and Viewing a Snapshot Report
Module 7: Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
This module describes how to implement subscriptions so that you can distribute reports either automatically by e-mail or by publishing reports to a shared folder.
Introduction to Report Subscriptions
Creating Report Subscriptions
Managing Report Subscriptions
Lab 7: Implementing Subscriptions
Exercise 1: Creating a Standard Subscription
Exercise 2: Creating a Data-Driven Subscription
Module 8: Administering Reporting Services
This module discusses how to administer the Reporting Services server, how to monitor and optimize the performance of the report server, how to maintain the Reporting Services databases, and how to keep the system secure.
Performance and Reliability Monitoring
Administering Report Server Databases
Lab 8: Administering Reporting Services
Exercise 1: Using Reporting Services Configuration Manager
Exercise 2: Securing a Reporting Services Site
Exercise 3: Securing Items
Module 9: Programming Reporting Services
This module explains how to query Reporting Services information programmatically and how to automate report management tasks. Students also learn how to render reports without relying on Report Manager, and how you can extend the feature set of a report server by creating custom code.
Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service
Automating Report Management
Creating Custom Code
Lab 9: Programming Reporting Services
Exercise 1: Using URL Access to Display a Report
Exercise 2: Building a Reporting Services Web Service Client
Exercise 3: Using the Report Viewer Control
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