Microsoft - MCSE: Data Management and Analytics (Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server)

Duration

Duration:

Only 3 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

6/2/2023 (Monday)

Overview

On this accelerated 3 day MCSE: Data Management and Analytics (Business Intelligence Solutions) course, you'll learn how to implement self-service Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analysis solutions using the Microsoft data platform.

This course, which is 50% faster than other traditional training dives into the reasoning for self-service BI, describes how to use Microsoft SQl Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft Office 365 Power BI and Windows Azure HDInsight to perform Big Data analysis.

You'll be prepared for and sit the 70-746: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server exam, which is covered for by your Certification Guarantee. Exam 70-746 is an elective for MCSE: Data Management and Analytics certification.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe key features and benefits of self-service BI
  • Use SQL Server Reporting Services to implement a self-service reporting solution
  • Use PowerPivot, Power Query, Power View and Power Map in Microsoft Excel
  • 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 analyse big data in Windows Azure HDInsight

Our experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) will guide you through the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC). Using our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, you will accelerate your learning, developing hands-on skills to apply to real-life scenarios through a combination of practical exercises and theory.

This course is aimed at database and business intelligence 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.

Seven reasons why you should sit your SQL Server BI Solutions course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be SQL Server BI Solutions certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be SQL Server BI Solutions trained in record time
  2. Our SQL Server BI Solutions course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass SQL Server BI Solutions first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more SQL Server BI Solutions. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn SQL Server BI Solutions faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying SQL Server BI Solutions with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 125,505 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study SQL Server BI Solutions courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Benefits

Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT): You'll be trained by our experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers. This means you'll benefit from the insight their knowledge and experience has to offer.

Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC): Firebrand is a Microsoft Learning Partner, which means we'll make sure you have access to the latest curriculums and the most up-to-date content.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

Curriculum

Course 20467D: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014


Module 1: Planning a BI Solution

This module enables students to plan the components of a BI Solution.

Lessons

  • Elements of a BI Solution
  • Planning a BI Project
  • The Microsoft BI Platform

Lab : Planning BI Solutions

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a BI Solution.
  • Identify the components of a BI Solution.
  • Plan a BI Project.

Module 2: Planning BI Infrastructure

This module describes how to use plan appropriate BI Infrastructure given a set of BI Parameters.

Lessons

  • Considerations of BI Infrastructure
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware

Lab : Planning BI Infrastructure

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a BI Infrastructure and where you would use them.
  • Plan for the hardware requirements of a data warehouse implementation.

Module 3: Designing a Data Warehouse

This module describes how to design a data warehouse given a set of user requirements.

Lessons

  • Data Warehouse Design Overview
  • Designing Dimension Tables
  • Design FACT tables

Lab : Designing a Data Warehouse Logical Schema

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Design a data warehouse.
  • Design dimension tables.
  • Design Fact tables.
  • Design a logical schema for a data warehouse.

Module 4: Designing an ETL solution

This lesson describes how to design an extract, transform and load (ETL) solution.

Lessons

  • ETL Overview
  • Planning for Data Extraction
  • Planning for Data Transformations
  • Planning for Data Loading

Lab : Designing an ETL Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of an ETL solution.
  • Design an ETL solution.

Module 5: Designing Analytical Data Models

This module describes how to design analytical data models for specific BI scenarios.

Lessons
  • Introduction to Analytical data Models
  • Designing Analytical Data Models

Lab : Designing Analytical Data Model

Lab : Designing Dimensions and Hierarchies

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the features of an analytical data model.
  • Design an analytical data model.

Module 6: Planning a BI Delivery Solution

This module describes how to choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.

Lessons

  • Considerations for BI delivery
  • Common Reporting Scenarios
  • Choosing a Reporting Tool

Lab : Planning a BI Delivery Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a BI delivery solution.
  • Describe some common reporting scenarios.
  • Choose an appropriate delivery solution for a given scenario.

Module 7: Designing a Reporting Services Solution

This module describes how to design a reporting services solution.

Lessons

  • Planning a Reporting Solution
  • Designing Reports
  • Planning Report Consistency

Lab : Designing a Reporting Services Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan for a reporting Services solution.
  • Design reports for a reporting services solutions.
  • Plan for consistency of reporting

Module 8: Designing an Excel Based reporting Solution

In this module students will learn how to design a reporting solution using Excel.

Lessons

  • Using Excel for Data Reporting and Analysis
  • PowerPivot in Excel
  • Power View in Excel

Lab : Designing and Excel Reporting Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe key features of excel reporting solutions.
  • Use PowerPivot in Excel to create reports.
  • Use Power View in excel to create reports.

Module 9: Planning a SharePoint Server BI Solution

This module introduces the use of SharePoint Server as a BI solution.

Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Plan security for a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Plan reporting solutions for a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Describe the components of a PerformancePoint Solution.
  • Implement PerformancePoint services.

Module 10: Monitoring and Optimising a BI Solution

At the conclusion of this module you will be able to optimise and monitor a BI solution.

Lessons

  • Overview of BI Monitoring
  • Monitoring and Optimising the Data Warehouse
  • Monitoring and Analysing Analysis Services
  • Monitoring and Optimising Reporting Services

Lab : Monitoring and Optimising a BI Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the options for monitoring and optimising a BI solution.
  • Be able to monitor and optimise a BI solution.

Module 11: Operating a BI Solution

At the conclusion of this module you will be able to plan management and maintenance operations of a BI solution.

Lessons

  • Overview of BI Operations
  • ETL Operations
  • Data Warehouse Operations
  • Analysis Services Operations
  • Reporting Services Operations

Lab : Operating a BI Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components to be managed in a BI Solution.
  • Be able to manage the components of a BI solution.

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre during your accelerated course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Exam 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server

This exam will measure you on the following skills:

  • Plan business intelligence (BI) infrastructure (15-20%)
  • Design BI infrastructure (15-20%)
  • Design a reporting solution (20-25%)
  • Design BI data models (30-35%)
  • Design an ETL solution (10-15%)

To achieve the MCSE: Data Management and Analytics certification, you are required to pass exam 70-746 as well as the exams aligned to one of the following MCSA:

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20467D Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

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  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Prerequisites

Prior to sitting the course it is required that you have the following:

  • Knowledge of data warehousing and data modeling principles.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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