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Microsoft - Upgrading to MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Business Intelligence Development

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Just 2 Days

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Classroom / Online / Hybrid

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Next date:

9/11/2020 (Monday)

Overview

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In just 2 days, upgrade your skills to MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Business Intelligence Development. This course is aimed at MCSA: SQL Server 2012/14 certified professionals.

On this course you’ll learn how to implement multidimensional databases and create tabular semantic data models using Server Analysis Services (SSAS).

Your Microsoft Certified Trainer will make use of both theoretical and practical lessons. In combination with this, Firebrand’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique will help you better retain knowledge and demonstrate how your skills can be applied to real-life scenarios, including:

  • Designing a multidimensional business intelligence (BI) and tabular semantic model
  • Developing queries using Multidimensional and Data Analysis Expressions
  • Configuring and maintaining SQL Server Analysis Services

You'll also be prepared to sit exam 70-768: Developing SQL Data Models. You'll sit this as part of the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

This course is aimed at Business Intelligence Developers with working knowledge of BI solutions, implementing and managing OLAP cubes and implementing tabular data models.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 2-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 75.861 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Benefits

With Firebrand being Microsoft Learning Partners, you'll get access to:

  • Microsoft Certified Trainers: You’ll get taught by certified trainers that boast years of industry experience and real world knowledge – all of which will be used to enrich the lesson material and develop your knowledge.
  • Microsoft Official Curriculum: The official curriculum means you’ll have access to only the latest Microsoft SQL Server 2016 materials.
  • Microsoft Official Practice Tests: You will be able to strengthen your abilities with Microsoft practice tests, which simulate an official exam and are aligned to the content of the MOC you are learning.
  • The course is comprised of both theoretical lessons as well as practical labs to help you retain information easier and ensure you are capable of applying this knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Curriculum

Course 20768C: Developing SQL Data Models

Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

This module introduces key BI concepts and the Microsoft BI product suite.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • The Microsoft business intelligence platform

Lab :;Exploring a BI Solution

  • Exploring a Data Warehouse
  • Exploring a data model

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

  • Describe BI scenarios, trends, and project roles.
  • Describe the products that make up the Microsoft BI platform.

Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Databases

This module describes how to create multidimensional databases using SQL Server Analysis Services.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
  • Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Cubes
  • Overview of Cube Security
  • Configure SSAS
  • Monitoring SSAS

Lab : Creating a multidimensional database

  • Creating a Data Source
  • Creating and Configuring a data Source View
  • Creating and Configuring a Cube
  • Adding a Dimension to a Cube

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe considerations for a multidimensional database.
  • Create data sources and data source views.
  • Create a cube
  • Implement security in a multidimensional database.
  • Configure SSAS to meet requirements including memory limits, NUMA and disk layout.
  • Monitor SSAS performance.

Module 3: Working with Cubes and Dimensions

This module describes how to implement dimensions in a cube.

Lessons

  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Attribute Hierarchies
  • Implementing Sorting and Grouping Attributes
  • Slowly Changing Dimensions

Lab : Working with Cubes and Dimensions

  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Relationships and Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Dimension Attributes

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Configure dimensions.
  • Define attribute hierarchies.
  • Implement sorting and grouping for attributes.
  • Implement slowly changing dimensions.

Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure Groups

This module describes how to implement measures and measure groups in a cube.

Lessons

  • Working with Measures
  • Working with Measure Groups

Lab : Configuring Measures and Measure Groups

  • Configuring Measures
  • Defining Regular Relationships
  • Configuring Measure Group Storage

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Configure measures.
  • Configure measure groups.

Module 5: Introduction to MDX

This module describes the MDX syntax and how to use MDX.

Lessons

  • MDX fundamentals
  • Adding Calculations to a Cube
  • Using MDX to Query a Cube

Lab : Using MDX

  • Querying a cube using MDX
  • Adding a Calculated Member

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Use basic MDX functions.
  • Use MDX to add calculations to a cube.
  • Use MDX to query a cube.

Module 6: Customising Cube Functionality

This module describes how to customise a cube.

Lessons

  • Implementing Key Performance Indicators
  • Implementing Actions
  • Implementing Perspectives
  • Implementing Translations

Lab : Customising a Cube

  • Implementing an action
  • Implementing a perspective
  • Implementing a translation

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Implement KPIs in a Multidimensional database
  • Implement Actions in a Multidimensional database
  • Implement perspectives in a Multidimensional database
  • Implement translations in a Multidimensional database

Module 7: Implementing a Tabular Data Model by Using Analysis Services

This module describes how to implement a tabular data model in Power Pivot.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Tabular Data Models
  • Creating a Tabular Data Model
  • Using an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model in an Enterprise BI Solution

Lab : Working with an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

  • Creating an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
  • Configure Relationships and Attributes
  • Configuring Data Model for an Enterprise BI Solution.

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

  • Describe tabular data models
  • Describe how to create a tabular data model
  • Use an Analysis Services Tabular Model in an enterprise BI solution

Module 8: Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)

This module describes how to use DAX to create measures and calculated columns in a tabular data model.

Lessons

  • DAX Fundamentals
  • Using DAX to Create Calculated Columns and Measures in a Tabular Data Model

Lab : Creating Calculated Columns and Measures by using DAX

  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • Creating Measures
  • Creating a KPI
  • Creating a Parent - Child Hierarchy

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

  • Describe the key features of DAX
  • Create calculated columns and measures by using DAX

Module 9: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

This module describes how to use data mining for predictive analysis.

Lessons

  • Overview of Data Mining
  • Creating a Custom Data Mining Solution
  • Validating a Data Mining Model
  • Connecting to and Consuming a Data-Mining Model
  • Using the Data Mining add-in for Excel

Lab : Using Data Mining

  • Creating a Data Mining Structure and Model
  • Exploring Data Mining Models
  • Validating Data Mining Models
  • Consuming a Data Mining Model
  • Using the Excel Data Mining add-in

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

  • Describe considerations for data mining
  • Create a data mining model
  • Validate a data mining model
  • Connect to a data-mining model
  • Use the data mining add-in for Excel

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Exam 70-768: Developing SQL Data Models

The exam will test the following skills:

  • Design a multidimensional business intelligence (BI) semantic model (25-30%)
  • Design a tabular BI semantic model (20-25%)
  • Develop queries using Multidimensional Expression (MDX) and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) (15-20%)
  • Configure and maintain SQL Server Analysis Services (SASS) (30-35%)

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20768C - Developing SQL Data Models

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. 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 (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 78 79 16 53 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

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