Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence - Only 6 Days

This technical specialist course is intended for business intelligence system designers and developers who are responsible for implementing and maintaining SQL Server 2005 reporting and analysis solutions.

Microsoft puts your business intelligence to work - moving you quickly beyond a barrage of numbers into "why is this happening?" and "how can we improve it?". Microsoft Technology Specialists expand the capabilities of Microsoft Business Intelligence, making information simpler to access, easier to use and clearer to understand.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

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  • Understand the structure of a Business Intelligence Solution, including multi-dimensional database models and the role of data transforms and data analytics
  • Design and implement data transformation solutions to populate data-marts and data-warehouses
  • Define business dimensions, measures, hierarchies, members and KPIs in BIDS
  • Build custom reporting solutions using SSRS

Our 6 day, MCTS: SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence credential highlights your job role, featuring your specific area of expertise. Now you can easily distinguish yourself as an expert in creating and using successful business intelligence solutions.

Who should attend:

  • Business Intelligence system designers and developers

This is an accelerated, residential, fully-immersed course, designed for IT professionals that require effective, real-world skill-building and timely certification. You will live, learn, and test on-site.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Business Intelligence certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be Business Intelligence trained in record time
  2. Our Business Intelligence course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Business Intelligence 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. 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 Business Intelligence 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 Business Intelligence 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 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's 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

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Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

MCTS Training can help ensure your success with SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence applications by:

  • Increasing user adoption
  • Implementing solutions more quickly
  • Reducing dependency on technical support
  • Realising organisational goals

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, exams and incidental costs). 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.

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The Firebrand Training's MCTS Business Intelligence Program is the most effective, efficient way to learn how to successfully the latest business intelligence applications.

Course Materials

Students attending this blended-learning program will receive a robust set of course materials that caters to each of the three primary individual learning-intake styles (auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic-tactual) - critical for a successful accelerated learning experience.

Daily lectures, labs, and review sessions are supplemented by a combination of Proprietary Lab Manuals & Courseware - developed in conjunction with Microsoft, adapting Official Curriculum to address the demands of accelerated learners.

Delivery Schedule

Implementing and Maintaining a Reporting Solution using SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Module 1: Installing an SSRS infrastructure
  • Module 2: Managing SSRS reports by using Report Manager
  • Module 3: Creating reports by using Report Designer
  • Module 4: Creating a Report Model for Report Builder
  • Module 5: Configuring report navigation options
  • Module 6: Displaying datasets in data regions
  • Module 7: Controlling data by applying parameters
  • Module 8: Applying formatting and style
  • Module 9: Extending a report by using expressions
  • Module 10: Creating datasets
  • Module 11: Configuring an SSRS infrastructure
  • Module 12: Implementing SSRS schedules and subscriptions by using Report Manager
  • Module 13: Implementing security on SSRS solutions by using Report Manager
  • Module 14: Deploying SSRS reporting solutions

Developing ETL Solutions Using SSIS

  • Module 1: Creating a package
  • Module 2: Creating data flow by using the data flow designer
  • Module 3: Creating control flow by using the control flow designer
  • Module 4: Creating event handlers
  • Module 5: Implementing error handling
  • Module 6: Debugging packages
  • Module 7: Implementing Security on SSIS packages
  • Module 8: Running SSIS packages
  • Module 9: Managing SSIS package execution
  • Module 10: Deploying SSIS packages
  • Module 11: Managing SSIS package configurations

Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

  • Module 1: Key Concepts in Online Analytics Processing
  • Module 2: Installing SSAS
  • Module 3: Configuring SSAS
  • Module 4: Creating a cube
  • Module 5: Creating dimensions
  • Module 6: Creating and maintaining measure groups and partitions
  • Module 7: Creating key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Module 8: Creating actions
  • Module 9: Creating a data source view (DSV)
  • Module 10: Creating queries and calculations by using MDX
  • Module 11: Creating a data mining solution
  • Module 12: Selecting a data mining definition method
  • Module 13: Configure algorithm parameters
  • Module 14: Processing a data mining object
  • Module 15: Querying the data mining model by using Data Mining Extensions
  • Module 16: Testing the data mining model by using mining accuracy charts
  • Module 17: Implementing data mining security
  • Module 18: Deploying an SSAS solution. Module 19: Monitoring SSAS
  • Module 20: Implementing processing for SSAS objects
  • Module 21: Implementing disaster recovery tasks
  • Module 22: Implementing security on SSAS database objects

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This course is focussed on attaining the Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist on Business Intelligence Certification (MCTS BI) and will include sitting exam MS 70-445.

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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 Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • 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 **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

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.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +34 911 23 77 24.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

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.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Students are required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have a good knowledge of SQL Server and its components
  • Understand the business need for Data Analytics and be familiar with its terminology
  • Have prior experience with Business reporting on SQL Server Reporting Services, Excel or similar third-party reporting tools

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +34 911 23 77 24 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

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"Their training and facilities motto and advertising was all definitely lived-up to! No doubt."
Mike Bird. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (26/10/2009 to 31/10/2009)

"I wasn't prepared for how intense the course was going to be. I had read the previous testimonials from other people and felt that because I was used to working long hours I would be prepared for how hardcore the learning environment was going to be... but I wasn't. You need to be prepared to be cut off from the rest of the world for the whole week!!"
Natasha Rupniak. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (26/10/2009 to 31/10/2009)

"Although the course workload can be heavy-going, the subject was covered in great detail and has helped me to develop my skills and apply the product more effectively."
N.W. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (18/5/2009 to 23/5/2009)

"I had a great week at Wyboston lakes with Firebrand Training. The SQL Business Intelligence 2005 course was taugh brilliantly and I absorbed the information easier than I imagined. I sat the test a day earlier than the course structure and still passed! Thumbs up!"
B.C. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (18/5/2009 to 23/5/2009)

"My experience at Firebrand Training was very very positive, and the facilities are very good. The instructor is an expert in the subject matter and the delivery was effectively balanced to focus on learning with real-world examples and on passing the certification exam."
D.C, Tiwai Memory Masters. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (23/2/2009 to 28/2/2009)

"I cannot imagine an instructor that knows more about the subject!"
Jamie Carr, Accenture. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (23/2/2009 to 28/2/2009)

"The course was very hard work and intense with long hours but this helped ensure that all areas of the subject matter were covered without "cramming"."
I.C. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (12/1/2009 to 17/1/2009)

"Really focused learning environment. Great for learning."
J.D. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (12/1/2009 to 17/1/2009)

"Thank you Firebrand for a very hard but effective training."
Maro De Spiegeleer, PeopleWare (Belgium). - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (6/10/2008 to 11/10/2008)

"Firebrand provides an excellent, highly focused and friendly learning environment with first-class instructors. I would strongly recommend their training courses."
DC, RM Education. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (6/10/2008 to 11/10/2008)

"Although the course involved a LOT of work, I could not have wished for a better location and environment for my training, nor could I have asked for better people to get me through it in such a short timescale. My advice to future students is prepare!"
Ralph Carter. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (14/7/2008 to 19/7/2008)

"Every effort is made to ensure thorough understand of the topics and supporting the examination proccess. Success rates are very high."
Chris Waite, Bidetime Ltd. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (24/3/2008 to 29/3/2008)

"The course was well thought out and allowed me to explore new aspects of the products as well as re-enforce my existing knowledge."
Daniel Abbatt, Anritsu. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (4/2/2008 to 9/2/2008)

"The course is a week of highly intensive learning and was very demanding mentally, but it is a great way to achieve certification."
SF. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (4/2/2008 to 9/2/2008)

"While the price is not the lowest, the service and course content are the highest. From the smallest detail to the most important everything was dealt with in a professional manner that only other training companies can aspire to."
Mark Elleray, Abbot Solutions. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (3/12/2007 to 8/12/2007)

"I found this an excellent training experience, it was very fast-paced which I like, but for some it may be just that touch too fast. It was very hard work as there is so much ground to cover, the days are long. But the instructor has the technical expertise to guide you through the experience and the whole environment is geared to helping you with your studies. Recommended."
David Mayberry, BT. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (24/9/2007 to 29/9/2007)

"The food was great, thanks to the kitchen staff for all their hard work during the week in keeping us stocked up with some fantastic food. Special thanks to Haden Mills (thanks for the books!) - and to the instructor for some second to none training delivery. Firebrand* provided an excellent focused environment in which to learn - the support offered througout (by the whole team) was great."
Damian Kuczera, BT. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (24/9/2007 to 29/9/2007)

"I can't beleive I lived through this, the material is driven in which does help. I would recommend the course layout, you will live, eat and breath the subject. The first day is like an icy bath but you get use to it and find life outside the course doesnt exist. I found I was able to retain subject matter like never before, however it is relentless and not for the faint hearted."
Philip Smith, BT . - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (24/9/2007 to 29/9/2007)

"This course was hard work but all worth it, after being on this course with Firebrand* I would highly recommend them to others and myself personally will use them again for my Training needs where they provide the course. This was without doubt the best course and provider I have ever used. If you want to immerse yourself in a technology, and know it inside out, with an excellent trainer and great facilities then choose Firebrand*"
Andrew Turrall. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (16/7/2007 to 21/7/2007)

"Nothing short of outstanding. Very hard work but if you put the effort, in you get the results out. Why would you train with anyone else? "
Mark Thomas. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (16/7/2007 to 21/7/2007)

"Training at Firebrand* - No Bu**s**t Just Knowledge. Tutors are knowledgeable and familiar with the topic in the production environment. If you have any doubts forget about them and go for it. But be aware it is not holiday training. It is hard work with theoretical knowledge and hands on experience at the end (and also certification for your CV)."
Michal Nycz. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (16/7/2007 to 21/7/2007)

"Firebrand* provides a focussed environment to study and gain the knowledge required. A bonus is Certification. No distractions. "
ED. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence (6 days) (16/7/2007 to 21/7/2007)

"Enjoyed visit to Wyboston lakes. Staff and facilities were exceptional - Highly recommended for those who want to learn in accelerated mode !"
S.R.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very friendly atmosphere and everyone is very helpful."
Thomas Stephens. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very informative and helpful with questions enabling me to get my certification."
Michael Howard. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Intense.. but good!"
K.P.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"The lecturer is very knowledgeable and charismatic. I really enjoyed my course and learned a lot."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Although intensive, there was still time to explore topics that were interesting and particularly useful. I learnt more than I thought I would."
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"Fast paced and hard work, but good"
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"Very well-organised, great communication, fabulous facilities and approachable well-informed instructor .The instructor provided real-life examples and clear explanations with relevant slides, notes, lab work and practice questions. Also. there are small, informal,and supportive groups.As well as, good and nearby accommodation. There is Lots of Food! The hot chocolate kept me going late at night ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Firebrand training really is accelerated learning at its finest.From the experienced instructors, to the course content and guidance to help you prepare for the exam/takeaways to your given career.I loved my stay here and if I was planning to do another course which firebrand offers, I would not look else where."
Abdulkarim Youssof, KDS UK Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Great quality of teaching along with the enthusiasm of the trainer to break every step down into real world examples helped my understanding. Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Matthew Kemp. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Its my 3rd course with Firebrand and I'm delighted with the quality of attention and facilities provided. Thank you."
D.L., National grid . - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Prepare well in advance of this course, as the instructor will defiantly be doing the same. This course is packed with valuable info and is worth the investment ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Enjoyed the process of intense training. Get your heads down and focus."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Great course for vendor exams. The accelerated courses aren't for everyone but great if you can handle the pressure"
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Travelling all the way to Firebrand from another country is differently worth it. They assist you the best, they can and find a solution. Your opinion is heard and they provide several ways to the goal of a good trip, great exam and pleasant stay"
Martin Andersen, It-Relation. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Great experience all around. Very enlightening."
Tycjan Jaworski. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"A Good place to start your IT career."
Anonymous, East Suffolk Council. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Pleasant experience, the standard of teaching is high, and the staff here are very helpful and try their best to make your stay here as easy as possible."
K.I., TfL. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"The courses I have attended have been adequate and the teachers have made sure to keep students engaged."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Enjoyed the accelerated learning process, I find it easier to really focus in short intense bursts, and learn more that way"
Kyle Reeves, CIL. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Firebrand provides an excellent course structure which allows Apprenticeships and employers the opportunity to mound the structure into what is a good fit for their company. There is high quality of teaching for the exams and there are always people you can talk to if you have any questions."
David Stevenson, Quilter. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"Firebrand is very organised training provider and will ensure you are at the right hand. The training was intensive but I learned a lot. Appreciation to the instructor."
Anonymous, Bedford Hospital. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"The instructor was excellent, he delivered essentially very dry material with clarity and wit. He clearly has great experience in Azure, and was able to support the course with real-life war-stories which brought the course to life. My only criticism is that I would have liked to see more time devoted to the labs, but that was probably hard given the material that was covered. I am looking forward to using the knowledge I gained in the course soon. I really like the immersive nature of the training, with the hotel and restaurant only being two minutes away. 24 hour access was a good idea. The accommodation and food were very good. "
Hugh Mullally, Self-Employed. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Very organised and good pace with the lectures."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Intense, amusing, enjoyable to spend the time training."
David Sugarman, Regus. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Excellent delivery of the course by the instructor."
Oladimeji Onalaja, Health Education England HEE. - Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (1 Day) (27/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"An excellent course, informative content, and engaging presenter ."
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