Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations - 10988 Course Outline
This three-day instructor-led course is aimed at database professionals who manage Business Intelligence (BI) operations. This course looks at various options that provide the ability of business users to analyze data and share their findings, starting with managed BI data sources and expanding to personal and external/public data sources.
The primary audience for this course are business intelligence professionals.
The secondary audiences for this course are technically proficient business users.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)
Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)
An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
Familiarity with SharePoint Server and Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe key features of a self-service BI solution
Describe the key capabilities of SQL Server BI in a SharePoint environment
Describe common Analysis Services operational tasks
Describe PowerPivot for SharePoint server
Describe Power Query
Describe Windows Azure HDInsight
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server BI Solution
This module introduces key features of a self-service BI solution.
Overview of self-service BI
Considerations of self-service BI
Microsoft tools for self-service BI
Lab : Exploring an enterprise BI solution
Module 2: SQL Server BI Features with Microsoft SharePoint
This module describes the key capabilities of SQL Server BI in a SharePoint environment.
Capabilities of Power BI with SharePoint
SharePoint with analysis services
SharePoint with reporting services
Deploying SQL server BI in a SharePoint environment
Lab : Design a SQL Server BI infrastructure
Module 3: Operating Analysis Services
This module describes common analysis services operational tasks.
Configuring an analysis services server
Tuning an analysis services server
Analysis services security
Analysis services high availability and disaster recovery
Lab : Configuring analysis services
Module 4: Supporting Analysis Services
This module introduces PowerPivot for SharePoint server.
Testing analysis services cubes
Tuning analysis services
Maintaining analysis services
Lab : Supporting Analysis Services
Module 5: Operate and Support Reporting services
This module introduces users to Power Query. They will use this more in subsequent modules.
Installing a native mode report server
Installing reporting services with SharePoint
Reporting services with Microsoft Azure virtual machines
Reporting services errors
Lab : Installing reporting services
Module 6: Share PowerPivot Workbooks in SharePoint Server
This module introduces PowerPivot for SharePoint.
PowerPivot for SharePoint
Install and configure PowerPivot for SharePoint
Lab : Install PowerPivot for SharePoint
Module 7: Operate and Support Power BI
This module introduces Windows Azure HDInsight.
Power BI desktop
Mobile Power BI
Lab : Using Power BI
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