Microsoft - MCSA: SQL Server & MCSE: Business Intelligence

Duration

Duration:

Only 15 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

27/6/2022 (Monday)

Overview

Get both MCSA: SQL Server and MCSE: Business Intelligence certifications in just 15 days. That's 50% faster than traditional training.

Microsoft has updated its official courseware, to include training for SQL Server 2014. This complements the SQL Server 2012 content that is already within the curriculum. What you learn on this course will be applicable to both SQL Server 2012 and 2014.

With these certs, you'll master the maintenance of a Microsoft SQL Server database and get the knowledge needed to implement a Business Intelligence platform for Microsoft SQL Server. You'll also gain hands-on experience with the new tools and features of SQL Server 2014 and Excel 2013.

You'll also learn about:

  • How to implement data warehousing, data models and reports
  • Data modelling, report authoring and working with Big Data
  • Working with Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Implementation of extract, transform and load (ETL) in SQL Server Integration Services
  • Creating reports and visualisations using SQL Server Reporting Services, SharePoint and Excel
  • Validating and cleansing data with SQL Server Data Quality Services & SQL Server Master Data Services

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

  1. You'll be SQL BI certified in just 15 days. With us, you’ll be SQL BI trained in record time
  2. Our SQL BI course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass SQL BI 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 BI. 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 BI 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 BI 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 122,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study SQL BI 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

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

Querying Microsoft SQL Server

  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • Writing SELECT Queries
  • Querying Multiple Tables
  • Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Using DML to Modify Data
  • Using Built-In Functions
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Using Subqueries
  • Using Table Expressions
  • Using Set Operators
  • Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
  • Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Executing Stored Procedures
  • Implementing Error Handling
  • Implementing Transactions
  • How to improve Query Performance

Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases

  • Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Working with Databases
  • SQL Server 2014 Recovery Models
  • Backup of SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Authenticating and Authorising Users
  • Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Authorising Users to Access Resources
  • Protecting Data by Using Encryption and Auditing
  • Automating SQL Server 2014 Management
  • Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications
  • Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Tracing Access to SQL Server 2014
  • Monitoring SQL Server 2014

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server

  • Introducing Data Warehousing
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware
  • Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
  • Creating an ETL Solution with SSIS
  • Implementing a Control Flow in an SSIS Package
  • Debugging and Troubleshooting SSIS Packages
  • Implementing a Data Extraction Solution
  • Loading Data into Data Warehouse
  • Enforcing Data Quality
  • Master Data Services
  • Extending SQL Server Integration Services
  • Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages

Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling
  • Creating Multi-dimensional Databases
  • Working with Cubes and Dimensions
  • Working with Measures and Measure Groups
  • Introduction to MDX
  • Enhancing a Cube
  • Implementing a Tabular Data Model
  • Introduction to DAX
  • Implementing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Enhancing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Managing Report Execution and Delivery
  • Delivering BI with SharePoint PerformancePoint Services

Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions

  • Introduction to Self-Service Business Intelligence
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Self-Service Data Modelling with PowerPivot
  • Importing Data with Power Query
  • Visualising Data with Power View in Microsoft Excel
  • Visualising Geographic Data with Power Map
  • Collaborative BI with Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • The Windows Azure Marketplace Data Market
  • Cloud Collaboration with Power BI for Microsoft Office 365
  • Introduction to Big Data and Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Processing Big Data with Pig and Hive
  • Implementing Big Data Processing Solutions with Windows Azure HDInsight

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exams:

  • Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server
  • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  • Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Exam 70-467: Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions

Do you already have a SQL Server 2008 certification? If so, you may be able to take less exams on this course before you get your certification. Call us on
+442032862989 to find out more.

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20461C - Querying Microsoft SQL Server
  • MOC 20462C - Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  • MOC 20463C – Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server
  • MOC 20466C – Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
  • MOC 20467C – Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions

Included:

  • Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 3rd Edition ISBN: 9780071759380
  • T-SQL Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Azure - ISBN 9780735658141
  • Training Kit Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Book/CD Package - ISBN ​9780735666078
  • Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - ISBN 9780735666054
  • Training Kit (Exam 70-463): Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - ISBN 9780735666092

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

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** 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

In addition to professional experience, you must have:

  • Fundamental knowledge of the Windows OS and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL, and relational databases
  • Experience of database design
  • Understanding of virtualisation technology (our labs use virtual machines)
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with relational databases, including:
    • Design a normalized database
    • Create tables and relationships
    • Query with Transact-SQL
  • Exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)

Awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is also recommended.

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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