Microsoft - MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008



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SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence platform provides a scalable business intelligence (BI) platform optimised for data integration, reporting, and analysis, enabling organisations to deliver intelligence where users want it.

During this course, students will learn how to implement Business Intelligence solutions, using SQL Server 2008’s suite of tools, including Integration Services, Reporting Services and Analysis Services. Students will also learn how to implement Data Mining Solutions with Analysis Services.

This technical specialist/IT Professional course is intended for business intelligence system designers and developers who are responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining BI Solutions in SQL Server 2008.

This blended-learning program employs outcome-based (Lecture | Lab | Review) delivery - that focuses on preparing you with the real-world skills required to obtain your certification and to hit the ground running in your career. Our Trainers are among the most senior consultants in the industry, affording each Firebrand Training student the benefit of many years of real-world development expertise - while being able to effectively translate complex technical theory into easily understood terms.


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


Firebrand Training provides thorough instructor-led training to ensure that you learn the fundamentals and obtain hands-on skills. You will emerge able to immediately apply your new knowledge in your career environment.

SQL Server 2008 BI Course Content

  • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, Developing Integration Services Solutions, Implementing Control Flow, Implementing Data Flow, Implementing Logging, Debugging and Error Handling, Implementing Checkpoints and Transactions, Configuring and Deploying Packages, Managing and Securing Packages
  • Module 2: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions, Working with Cubes and Dimensions, Working with Measures and Measure Groups, Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions, Customizing Cube Functionality, Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database
  • Module 3: Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution, Introduction to Data Mining, Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Authoring Basic Reports, Enhancing Basic Reports, Manipulating Data Sets, Using Report Models Publishing and Executing Reports, Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports, Administering Reporting Services, Programming Reporting Services
  • Module 4: Exam Preparation, Exam 70-448
  • Module 5: Designing An Integration Services Solution, Designing A Reporting Services Solution, Designing An Analysis Services Solution
  • Module 6: Designing A BI Architecture
  • Module 7: Exam Preparation, Exam 70-452

Exam Track

Exam 70-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

Exam 70-452: PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

What's Included


  • MCTS Self-Placed Training Kit (Exam 70-448): Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance - Book/CD Package
    ISBN: 9780735626362
  • Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Paperback) - ISBN: 9780071549448

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 6234 AK - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Analysis Services
  • MOC 6235 AK - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Integration Services
  • MOC 6236 AK - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Reporting Services

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Students are required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Experience developing SQL Server 2005 BI components
  • Experience using the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
  • Knowledge of relational and multi-dimensional database schemas
  • Full understanding of T-SQL

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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