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Updating your Business Intelligence Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (40009)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence
This module provides an overview of how SQL Server 2012 can be used to build BI solutions.

Lessons

  • Overview of SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence
  • SQL Server 2012 for Enterprise Integration Management
  • SQL Server 2012 for Data Warehousing
  • SQL Server 2012 for Data Analysis and Reporting

Module 2: New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server Integration Services
This module describes the new and enhanced features in SQL Server Integration Services that can be used to create an ETL solution to load a data warehouse.

Lessons

  • Using the CDC Control Task for Incremental Data Loads
  • Deploying and Operating SSIS Packages

Lab : Using SQL Server Integration Services

  • Extracting Modified Data
  • Deploying and Operating an SSIS Project

Module 3: Data Quality Services
This module provides an introduction to SQL Server Data Quality Services, and teaches you how to build knowledge based data quality solutions for cleansing and matching data.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Data Quality
  • Using Data Quality Services to Cleanse Data
  • Using Data Quality Services to Match Data

Lab : Cleansing Data

  • Creating a DQS Knowledge Base
  • Using a DQS Project to Cleanse Data
  • Using DQS in an SSIS Package

Lab : Deduplicating Data

  • Creating a Matching Policy
  • Using a DQS Project to Match Data

Module 4: Master Data Services
This module provides an introduction to master data management with SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Master Data Services
  • Implementing a Master Data Services Model
  • Managing Master Data
  • Creating a Master Data Hub

Lab : Implementing Master Data Services

  • Creating a Master Data Services Model
  • Using the Master Data Services Add-in for Excel
  • Enforcing Business Rules
  • Loading Data into a Model
  • Consuming Master Data Services Data

Module 5: SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
This module provides an introduction to new and enhanced features in SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services.

Lessons

  • Reporting Services Overview
  • Reporting Services and Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Introduction to Data Alerts

Lab : Using SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

  • Viewing SharePoint Mode Configuration
  • Authoring, Publishing, and Viewing a Report
  • Creating and Managing Data Alerts

Module 6: Creating Tabular Data Models with PowerPivot
This module provides an introduction to new and enhanced features in PowerPivot.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Tabular Data Models and PowerPivot Technologies
  • Using PowerPivot
  • Using DAX in a PowerPivot Data Model

Lab : Using PowerPivot for Excel

  • Creating a Tabular Data Model by Using PowerPivot for Excel
  • Using a Tabular Data Model in Excel
  • Sharing a PowerPivot Workbook to PowerPivot Gallery

Lab : Creating Calculated Columns and Measures

  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • Creating Measures

Module 7: Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
This module describes how to create tabular Analysis Services databases.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Projects
  • Developing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

Lab : Working with an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

  • Creating an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Project
  • Implementing a Perspective
  • Implementing Partitions
  • Deploying an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
  • Using a Tabular Data Model
  • Configuring DirectQuery Storage Mode
  • Implementing Security in a Tabular Data Model

Module 8: Creating Data Visualizations with Power View
This module provides an introduction to Power View, and describes how it can be used to create interactive data visualizations.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Power View
  • Visualizing Data with Power View

Lab : Creating Interactive Reports with Power View

  • Configuring a Tabular Data Model for Power View
  • Creating a Simple Power View Report
  • Using Interactive Visualizations
  • Creating a Scatter Chart and a Play Axis
  • Exporting a Power View Report to PowerPoint

Module 9: Using Cloud Technologies in a BI Solution
This module introduces Microsoft cloud technologies that can be used in a BI solution.

Lessons

  • Overview of Cloud Data Sources
  • SQL Azure
  • SQL Azure Reporting Services
  • The Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket

Lab : Using Cloud Data in a BI Solution

  • Creating a SQL Azure Solution
  • Extracting Data from SQL Azure
  • Obtaining Data from the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
 

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