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.

Four reasons why you should sit your SQL Server 2008 course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be SQL Server 2008 trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 8-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your SQL Server 2008 course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass SQL Server 2008 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 SQL Server 2008 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 134.561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


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

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 09 - 31 587 431 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


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