Duration: 3 Days
Technology: SQL Server
Delivery Method: Instructor-Led (in-class & virtual)
Software Assurance Value:
This 3 day ILT course focuses on the new features SQL Server 2008 R2 for BI specialist
After completing this course, students will be able to:
The primary audience for this course is BI Professionals who have 3-4 years of experience with SQL Server. The audience has an understanding of how to use SQL Server 2008 BI tools to implement a BI infrastructure and solution.
Module 1: Overview of SQL Server 2008 R2
This module discusses the key themes and features of the SQL Server 2008 R2 release, and the business issues that it was designed to address. It then discusses integration between SQL Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint technologies before introducing data warehousing in SQL Server 2008 R2.
Lessons •Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2•SQL Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2010•SQL Server 2008 R2 data Warehousing
After completing this module, students will be able to:•Identify the key features and scenarios addressed by SQL Server 2008 R2.•Describe the ways in which SQL Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2010 can be integrated to create a comprehensive self-service BI platform.•Identify the options available for data warehousing with SQL Server and describe the key features of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse.
Module 2: Implementing Self-Service BI with PowerPivotThis module introduces PowerPivot for Excel 2010 and PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010 and describe how they can be used to empower business users to create their own business analyses by using familiar tools.
Lessons •Introduction to PowerPivot•Power Pivot for Excel 2010•Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)•Power Pivot for SharePoint 2010
Lab : Implementing Self-Service BI with PowerPivot•Using PowerPivot for Excel 2010•Using PowerPivot for SharePoint
After completing this module, students will be able to:•Install and configure PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint.•Use PowerPivot for Excel to create a PowerPivot workbook.•Use Data Analysis Expressions to build formulas in PowerPivot.•Use PowerPivot for SharePoint to manage PowerPivot workbooks.
Module 3: SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Tool and API EnhancementsThis module describes the enhancements to Reporting Services tools and APIs in SQL Server 2008 R2 (enhanced reporting functionality is covered in the next module; this module is specifically focused on changes to the management and development tools and APIs).
Lessons •Deploying and Managing Reporting Services•Reporting Services Authoring Tool Enhancements•Enabling Self-Service BI Through Item Re-Use•Developing Custom Reporting Services Solutions
Lab : Working with Reporting Services•Viewing and Managing Reports•Using Report Builder 3.0•Working with Shared Datasets and Report Parts
After completing this module, students will be able to:•Use the enhanced Reporting Services management tools•Use the enhanced Reporting Services authoring tools•Collaborate with other report developers by using shared datasets and report parts•Use the enhanced Reporting Services development APIs
Module 4: SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Authoring EnhancementsThis module describes the enhancements to Reporting Services in SQL Server 2008 R2.
Lessons •Overview of Report Authoring Enhancements•Visualizing Data•Visualizing Spatial Data with Maps
Lab : Authoring Reports•Using Lookups•Paginating Reports•Visualizing Data with Databars and Sparklines•Visualizing Data with Indicators•Visualizing Spatial Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:•Use new features to create reports that include rotated text boxes, linked data from multiple datasets, include rollup aggregations, and custom pagination behavior.•Create reports that include graphic visualizations of data with Sparklines, Data Bars, and Indicators.•Create reports that include visualizations of spatial data.Module 5: Building Complex Event Processing Solutions with StreamInsightThis module introduces StreamInsight with an emphasis on its use to enable analytical solutions for real-time streams of data.
Lessons •Introduction to StreamInsight•StreamInsight Core Concepts•Developing a StreamInsight Solution
Lab : Building a StreamInsight Solution•Creating a StreamInsight Application•Using Filters and Aggregates•Using the StreamInsight Debugger
After completing this module, students will be able to:•Describe scenarios where Complex Event Processing can be used effectively•Describe the core concepts related to Microsoft StreamInsight.•Create a basic StreamInsight application
Module 6: Master Data ServicesThis module introduces Master Data Services with an emphasis on its use to enable data consistency across the enterprise to help increase the accuracy of BI solutions.
Lessons •Introduction to MDS•Key Concepts in Master Data Services•Importing and Browsing Data•Business Rules•Exporting Data to Subscribing Systems•Securing Master Data Services
Lab : Working with Master Data Services•Installing and Configuring Master Data Services•Creating Master Data Services Objects•Importing Data from a Source System•Creating a Business Rule•Exporting Data to a Subscribing System
After completing this module, students will be able to:•Describe the key scenarios and benefits of MDS•Describe core MDS concepts•Import data into MDS•Implement MDS Business Rules•Export MDS data•Secure MDS
Module 7: Introduction to SQL AzureThis module introduces SQL Azure and cloud-based data solutions.
Lessons •Overview of SQL Azure and Cloud Services•Using SQL Azure •Introduction to “Dallas”
After completing this module, students will be able to:•Identify suitable scenarios for cloud-based data solutions•Use SQL Azure for cloud-based data storage•Use the Dallas cloud-data service
Module 8: Managing SQL Server 2008 R2This module introduces new and enhanced manageability features in SQL Server 2008 R2.
Lessons •Database Server Provisioning by Using SQL Server SysPrep•Application Management by Using Data-Tier Applications•Managing Multiple Servers by Using Utility Control Points
Lab : Managing SQL Server 2008 R2•Working with Data-Tier Applications•Managing Multiple Servers with a UCP
After completing this module, students will be able to:•Use SQL Server SysyPrep to provision database and reporting servers •Use data-tier applications to manage BI databases •Use Utility Control Points to manage BI database server resource utilization