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SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence - 50429 Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2010

This 5-day Instructor Led course How to use SharePoint as your platform for Business Intelligence. Journey through the SharePoint Business Intelligence Center, Excel Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Service, Performance Point and PowerPivot to implement your BI Strategies and enable your decision makers to see data in new and dynamic ways! This course will take you down a path of building a BI environment from scratch to full interactive dashboards using the Microsoft BI Stack.

Audience Profile
Sr Business Intelligence Architects and Consultants, Sr Business Analysts, anyone responsible for implementing BI with SharePoint.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Explore the new Business Intelligence Center, Analysis Services, Excel Services, Business Connectivity Services, Visio Services, Access Services, Power Pivot, Performance Point and Bing Maps.

Before attending this course, students must have:
Understanding of SharePoint 2010 User Interface, database reporting concepts and familiarity with Data Marts and Data Warehouses.

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview
A simple introduction module.

Module 2: Business Intelligence
In this module we review what Business Intelligence (BI) is and what the typical BI goals are. We also explore how Microsoft BI tools are enabling more advanced Business Intelligence features to filter down/up to the decision makers and Information Workers in general.
Business Intelligence
Lab : Business Intelligence Worksheet
Answer Business Intelligence Questions

Module 3: Business Intelligence Center
In this module we are going to explore the Business Intelligence Center site definition that comes with SharePoint 2010.
Business Intelligence Center
Lab : Business Intelligence Center
Explore SharePoint Business Intelligence Center
Explore Dashboard Designer

Module 4: Data Mart and Data Warehouses
In this module we explore what data is and some of the many forms that it takes. We then explore and define the terms Data Warehouse and Data Mart. This module is important in that as we move through the remainder of the course, we will need to have data to manipulate and work with to build our BI components.
Understanding Data and Data Formats
Building Data Marts and Data Warehouses
Lab : Data and Data Formats
Explore Data Formats
Lab : Build A Data Warehouse
Create a Simple Data Warehouse
Lab : Extract and Load
Explore the Extract stage
Lab : Transform and Load
Explore Transform and Load stages
Realize the importance of primary/unique keys
Lab : Granularity
Create Data Warehouse Granularity Levels
Lab : Build A Data Mart
Create a Data Mart
Lab : SQL Server to SharePoint Lists
Populate a SharePoint List with SQL Server data

Module 5: Business Connectivity Services
In this module we are going to take a look at the new Business Connectivity Services.
Business Connectivity Services
Lab : BCS Basics
Explore External Content Types
Create a new External Content Type
Create an External List
Lab : BCS With Data Warehouse
Creating an Large External List using ECTs
Using Filters and External lists
Creating and Configuring Entity Profile Pages
Lab : Office and BCS for BI
Explore Office and BCS Integration

Module 6: Analysis Services
In this module we will explore the feature of SQL Server called Analysis Services (SSAS). When regular SQL queries can't handle your data, MDX queries in SSAS can!
Analysis Services
Lab : Analysis Services
Create Dimension and Fact tables with SSIS
Lab : Building An Analysis Services Database
Create a Analysis Services Database
Create a Cube
Create Dimensions
Create Fact Tables
Create a KPI

Module 7: Filter Web Parts
In this module we will explore Filter Web Parts and the important role they play in building Business Intelligence portals.
Filter Web Parts
Lab : Filter Web Parts
Use each of the Filter Web Parts
Lab : User Profiles and Filters
Integrate User Profiles with Filters and Reports

Module 8: Excel Services
In this module we will explore and work with the various features of SharePoint's Excel Services.
Excel Services
Lab : Create An Excel Report
Create An Excel Report
Lab : Excel Services
Learn to use Excel Services
Create/Publish to Excel Services
Configure Excel Services
Shared Data Connections
Lab : MDX
Explore Excel 2010 MDX features
Create a Slicer
Create an MDX Set
Lab : Sparklines
Use Excel 2010 Sparklines
Lab : Filters and Excel Services
Explore Filter Web Parts and Excel Services
Lab : REST and Web Services
Explore REST features of Excel Services
Explore the Excel Services Web Service

Module 9: PowerPivot
In this module we explore the new PowerPivot tools of SQL Server 2008 R2 and Excel 2010.
PowerPivot For SharePoint
PowerPivot For Excel
Lab : Install Power Pivot
Install PowerPivot for Excel
Install PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010
Configure PowerPivot for SharePoint
Lab : Use PowerPivot
Explore PowerPivot Functions
Use Basic PowerPivot
Use PowerPivot with Large DataSets
Create PowerPivot Linked Tables
Publish to SharePoint
Automating Data Refresh
Analyzing Usage Data

Module 10: Reporting Services
In this module we will explore Reporting Services, its integration with SharePoint and how to build Reporting Services reports.
Reporting Services
Lab : Install Reporting Services
Configure Reporting Services
Create a Reporting Services Report
Configure Reporting Services Web Part
Lab : Building Reports with Reporting Services
Create Advanced Reporting Services report
Filter Web Parts and Reports
Lab : Create Advanced Reporting Services reportFilter Web Parts and Reports
Create Report Part Gallery
Create a Report Library
Create Report Parts
Create a Report using Report Parts
Automated Report Delivery
Lab : Reporting Services and PowerPivot
Setup Reporting Services RSS Feed
Create and Use Data Feed Library
Utilize Reporting Services data in PowerPivot
Utilize PowerPivot data in Reporting Services

Module 11: Performance Point
In this module we will explore Performance Point and how it supercharges your BI Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators.
Performance Point
Lab : Performance Point
Explore Performance Service Application
Explore the Dashboard Designer
Create A Scorecard
Create A PP KPI
Explore Time Intelligence
Create Performance Point Reports
Create Filters
Create A Dashboard

Module 12: Visio and Access Services
In this module we will explore Visio and Access Services and how to integrate it into your Report process.
Visio Services
Access Services
Lab : Visio Servcies
Use Visio Services
Publish a Visio to SharePoint
Tie report process to Visio
Lab : Access Services
Explore Access Services
Publish Access Database To SharePoint

Module 13: GeoSpatial Data with Charts and Maps
In this module we will explore GeoSpatial data and how to use the new .NET Charts and Mapping features of SharePoint 2010.
Charts and Maps
GeoSpatial Data
Lab : GeoSpatial Data with SQL Server
Populate a SQL Server Database using Shape2SQL
Utilize the new Spatial Data Types in SQL Server
Create a Reporting Services Report using Geospatial Data
Publish Geospatial Data to SharePoint 2010
Lab : Bing Maps
Utilize Bing Maps API
Create a Simple Map With Content Editor Web Part
Create an Advanced Map with Data Views
Explore Filters, Data Views and Bing Maps integration
Integrate Geospatial Customer data into SharePoint Sites
Lab : .NET Charts
Utilize .NET Charts
Lab : Google Maps
Utilize Google Maps API
Create a Simple Map With Content Editor Web Part
Create an Advanced Map with Data Views
Explore Filters, Data Views and Google Maps integration
Integrate Geospatial Customer data into SharePoint Sites
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