Microsoft 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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This course is specifically for participants to gain the knowledge and skills for making the appropriate job role decisions around implementing data models and reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

This course is designed for BI Developers who most-likely focus on hands-on work creating the BI solution including implementing multi-dimensional data models, implementing and maintaining OLAP cubes, and creating information displays used in business decision making. Primary responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Working with large data sets across multiple database systems
  • Cube/warehouse/views fundamentals
  • Data model decisions: Unified Dimension Model (UDM) versus Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM)
  • Develop Cubes and Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) queries to support analyst
  • Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cube performance
  • Building pivot tables from cubes
  • Building PowerPivot solutions
  • Design and test report models, layouts and templates
  • Manage reporting system: configuration and subscriptions
  • Using report builder to create reports
  • Develop complex SQL queries for reports
  • Building reports Using Crescent

This training course on implementing data models and reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 prepares participants for the Microsoft Exam 70-466.

This course will provide all the skills and knowledge for the following areas:

  • Designing dimensions and measures
  • Implementing and configuring dimensions in a cube
  • Designing a schema to support a cube architecture
  • Creating measures
  • Implementing a cube
  • Creating Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) queries
  • Implementing custom logic in a data model
  • Implementing storage design in a multidimensional model
  • Selecting an appropriate model for data analysis
  • Analyzing data model performance
  • Processing data models
  • Troubleshooting data analysis issues
  • Deploying SSAS databases
  • Installing and maintaining an SSAS instance
  • Configuring permissions and roles in a Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM)
  • Implementing a tabular data model
  • Implementing business logic in a tabular data model
  • Implementing data access for a tabular data model
  • Designing a report
  • Implementing a report layout
  • Configuring authentication and authorization for a reporting solution
  • Implementing interactivity in a report
  • Troubleshooting reporting service issues
  • Managing a report environment
  • Configuring report data sources and datasets


Module 1

  • Course Introduction
  • Course Modules
  • SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence
  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • Data Warehouse
  • Extract, Transform and Load (ETL)
  • SQL Server Integration Services
  • SQL Server 2012 BI Tools
  • Developer Tools
  • Exam Scenarios

Module 2

  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Introduction to SSRS
  • Creation and Delivery
  • SSRS Reports
  • Report Grouping
  • Expressions
  • Drilldown Report
  • Parameters
  • Visual Components
  • Creating SQL Server
  • Exam Scenarios
  • Module Review

Module 3

  • SSRS Management
  • Deploying Reports
  • Report Security
  • Executing Reports
  • Report Caching
  • Report Snapshot
  • Subscriptions
  • Data Alerts
  • Managing Reporting Services
  • Exam Scenarios
  • Module Review

Module 4

  • Multidimensional Cubes
  • Introduction to Cubes
  • Cube Components
  • Creating and Configuring Analysis Services Cube
  • Exam Scenarios
  • Module Review

Module 5

  • Advanced Cube Concepts
  • Measures
  • Formatting Measures
  • Measure Groups
  • Measure Group Storage
  • Aggregations
  • Dimensions
  • Dimension Storage
  • Hierarchies
  • Grouping and Sorting
  • Working with Measures
  • Exam Scenarios
  • Module Review

Module 6

  • Customizing Cubes and Security
  • Actions
  • Perspectives
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Translations
  • SSAS Security
  • Cell Permissions
  • Dimension Permissions
  • Customizing Cubes and Cube Security
  • Exam Scenarios
  • Module Review

Module 7

  • MultiDimensional eXpressions (MDX)
  • Introduction to MDX
  • Why Use MDX?
  • MDX Syntax
  • MDX Queries and Filters
  • Sets
  • Applying MDX
  • Working with MDX
  • Exam Scenarios
  • Module Review

Module 8

  • Tabular Data Models
  • Introduction to TDM
  • PowerPivot
  • Linked and Non-Linked Tables
  • PowerPivot
  • Server Based Tabular Data Models
  • Creating a Tabular Data Model
  • Workspace Database
  • Tabular Data Model
  • Working with Tabular Data Modeling
  • Exam Scenarios
  • Module Review

Module 9

  • Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX
  • Introduction to DAX
  • Working with DAX
  • DAX Functions
  • DAX Queries
  • Calculated Columns
  • Measures
  • Multiple Relationships
  • Working with DAX within PowerPivot
  • Exam Scenarios
  • Module Review

Module 10

  • Data Mining
  • Introduction to Data Mining
  • Data Mining Algorithms
  • Data Mining Components
  • Validating Mining Models
  • Presenting Mining Data
  • Creating a Mining Structure
  • Exam Scenarios
  • Module Review
  • Course Review

Course Delivery:    Online

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