20467 Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server

SATV Eligible
 5 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

Note: This course is being retired by Microsoft on December 31, 2021.

This five-day course teaches students how to implement self-service Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analysis solutions using the Microsoft data platform. The course discusses the rationale for self-service BI, and describes how to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Office 365 Power BI to create self-service data models and reports. The course then goes on to describe how to use Windows Azure HDInsight to perform Big Data analysis.


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Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is database and business intelligence (BI) professionals who are familiar with data warehouses and enterprise BI solutions built with SQL Server technologies. Experienced data analysts who want to learn how to use Microsoft technologies for self-service analysis and reporting will also benefit from attending this course.

Course Objectives

    After completing this course, students will be able to: Describe key features and benefits of self-service
  • Use SQL Server Reporting Services to implement a self-service reporting solution
  • Use PowerPivot in Microsoft Excel to create analytical data models
  • Use Power Query in Microsoft Excel to import data into a data model
  • Use Power View in Microsoft Excel to create interactive data visualizations
  • Use Power Map in Microsoft Excel to create geographic data visualizations
  • Use Microsoft SharePoint Server to implement collaborative self-service BI solutions
  • Provision and use a Windows Azure HDInsight cluster for Big Data analysis
  • Use Pig and Hive to analyze big data in Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Design and implement Big Data processes to support self-service BI


1 - Planning a BI Solution
  • Elements of a BI Solution
  • Planning a BI Project
  • The Microsoft BI Platform
  • Lab : Planning BI Solutions
2 - Planning BI Infrastructure
  • Considerations of BI Infrastructure
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware
  • Lab : Planning BI Infrastructure
3 - Designing a Data Warehouse
  • Data Warehouse Design Overview
  • Designing Dimension Tables
  • Design FACT tables
  • Lab : Designing a Data Warehouse Logical Schema
4 - Designing an ETL solution
  • ETL Overview
  • Planning for Data Extraction
  • Planning for Data Transformations
  • Planning for Data Loading
  • Lab : Designing an ETL Solution
5 - Designing Analytical Data Models
  • Introduction to Analytical data Models
  • Designing Analytical Data Models
  • Lab : Designing Analytical Data Model
  • Lab : Designing Dimensions and Hierarchies
6 - Planning a BI Delivery Solution
  • Considerations for BI delivery
  • Common Reporting Scenarios
  • Choosing a Reporting Tool
  • Lab : Planning a BI Delivery Solution
7 - Designing a Reporting Services Solution
  • Planning a Reporting Solution
  • Designing Reports
  • Planning Report Consistency
  • Lab : Designing a Reporting Services Solution
8 - Designing an Excel Based reporting Solution
  • Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • PowerPivot in Excel
  • Power View in Excel
  • Lab : Designing and Excel Reporting Solution
9 - Planning a SharePoint Server BI Solution
  • Introduction to SharePoint Server as a BI Platform
  • Planning Security for a SharePoint Server BI Solution
  • Planning Reporting Services Configuration
  • Planning PowerPivot Configuration
  • Planning for PerformancePoint Services
  • Lab : Implementing a SharePoint Server BI Solution
  • Lab : Implementing PerformancePoint Services
10 - Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution
  • Overview of BI Monitoring
  • Monitoring and Optimizing the Data Warehouse
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Analysis Services
  • Monitoring and Optimizing Reporting Services
  • Lab : Monitoring and Optimizing a BI Solution
11 - Operating a BI Solution
  • Overview of BI Operations
  • ETL Operations
  • Data Warehouse Operations
  • Analysis Services Operations
  • Reporting Services Operations
  • Lab : Operating a BI Solution

Prerequisite Courses Recommended

  • 20463 Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft® SQL Server®
  • 20466 Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server

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