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Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services - 10990 Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2016

Overview
This five-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement a SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services solution for data analysis in an organization. The course discusses how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create and manage reports and implement self-service BI solutions.

Audience profile
The primary audience for this course is database professionals who need to fulfil a BI developer role to create reports. Primary responsibilities will include implementing reports and mobile reports.
The secondary audiences for this course are power information workers.

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
Working knowledge of Transact-SQL, such as that taught in 20761C.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe reporting services and it’s components
Describe reporting services data sources
Implement paginated reports
Work with reporting services data
Visualize data with reporting services
Aggregate report data
Share reporting services reports
Administer reporting services
Expand and integrate reporting services
Describe mobile reports
Develop mobile reports.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Reporting Services
This module introduces Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, its components, and the tools used to work with it.
Lessons
Introduction to reporting services
Reporting services components
Reporting services tools
Lab : Exploring reporting services
Exploring reports
Reporting services configuration

Module 2: Reporting Services Data Sources
Almost every report that you publish by using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) will be built using data that’s obtained from one or more source systems. This lesson explains how to configure SSRS to interact with source data systems by working with data sources.
Lessons
Data sources
Connection strings
Datasets
Lab : Configuring data access with report builder
Configuring data access with report builder
Lab : Configuring data access with report designer
Configuring data access with report designer

Module 3: Creating Paginated Reports
Now that you have learned about BI and data modelling, and how to access data from Report Designer and Report Builder, you need to learn how to create reports. This module shows you how to create different types of reports in both applications, in addition to using the Report Wizard.
Lessons
Creating a report with the report wizard
Creating a report
Publishing a report
Lab : Creating reports
Use the report wizard – report designer
Use the report wizard – report builder
Creating and publishing a report – report designer
Creating and publishing a report – report builder

Module 4: Working with Reporting Services Data
It is common for business requirements to change regarding the information they need and how they want data presented. On viewing a detailed report, senior management might ask for higher level, summarized, or filtered versions of the same report. Report Builder and Report Designer support these scenarios via filtering, sorting, drilldowns, grouping and the parameterizing of reports. In this module, you will see how to use filters and parameters to make reports more dynamic and useful to business users.
Lessons
Data filters
Report parameters
Implementing report filters and parameters
Lab : Create a parameterized report
Using parameters in report designer
Using parameters in report builder

Module 5: Visualizing Data with Report Services
As the amount of data being generated continues to grow, the need to make sense of its meaning increases. You use data visualization to make data easier to understand, and faster to interpret. Data visualizations highlight comparisons, show trends, and convey scale much faster than a table of numbers could. The detail is important, but visualizations are a highly effective way of conveying meaning and insights quickly and accurately.
Lessons
Formatting data
Images and charts
Databars, sparklines, indicators, gauges, and maps
Lab : Manage formatting
Report designer
Report builder

Module 6: Summarizing Report Data
As the amount of data we need to deal with increases, so does the requirement to manage data by grouping and summarizing. In this module, you will learn how to create group structures, summarize data, and provide interactivity in your reports, so that users see the level of detail or summary that they need.
Lessons
Sorting and grouping
Report sub-reports
Drilldown and drill through
Lab : Summarizing report data
Sorting and grouping in report builder
Sorting and grouping in report designer

Module 7: Sharing Reporting Services Reports
When you have published a Reporting Services report, users can view the report interactively. In some situations, it can be advantageous to run reports automatically, either to improve performance through caching and snapshots, or to deliver reports to users—by using e-mail or other mechanisms. To run reports automatically, you need to understand how Reporting Services manages scheduling. This module covers report scheduling, caching and the report life cycle, and automatic subscription and delivery of reports.
Lessons
Schedules
Report caching, snapshots, and comments
Report subscription and delivery
Lab : Sharing reporting services reports
Create a shared schedule
Configure caching
Subscribe to a report

Module 8: Administering Reporting Services
System administrators take responsibility for the configuration and day-to-day operations of IT systems. In SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), administrative tasks include the configuration of the web portal and web service, branding the web portal, and ensuring that access to sensitive reports is carefully controlled. Administrators also monitor and optimize performance.
Lessons
Administering reporting services
Reporting services configuration
Reporting services performance
Lab : Administering reporting services
Authorize access to reports
Web portal branding

Module 9: Extending and Integrating Reporting Services
Although Reporting Services is a powerful tool, its built-in capabilities might not always meet your needs. This module covers the methods for extending the functionality of Reporting Services with expressions and custom code. You will also learn about the methods for working with Reporting Services programmatically, and integrating Reporting Services reports into other applications.
Lessons
Expressions and embedded code
Extending reporting services
Integrating reporting services
Lab : Extending and integrating reporting services
Custom code – report designer
Custom code – report builder
URL access

Module 10: Introduction to Mobile Reports
This module introduces the design and publication of reports that are intended for consumption on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) includes support for mobile reports, although the tools that are used to design and publish mobile reports are different to the tools used for the paginated reports discussed in the earlier modules of this course.
Lessons
Overview of mobile reports
Preparing data for mobile reports
Mobile report publisher
Lab : Introduction to mobile reports
Format data for a mobile report
Create a mobile report
Create KPIs

Module 11: Developing Mobile Reports
In this module, you will learn about the element types that you can add to your Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services mobile reports. You will also learn about working with dataset parameters, and how to add drillthrough actions to your reports.
Lessons
Designing and publishing mobile reports
Drillthrough in mobile reports
Lab : Developing mobile reports
Add a dataset with parameters
Design a mobile report
Publish a mobile report
Add a drillthrough to a custom URL
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