Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance - Only 6 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be MCTS Business Intelligence certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be MCTS Business Intelligence trained in record time
  2. Our MCTS Business Intelligence course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCTS 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 MCTS 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 MCTS 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 72,074 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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What

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, delegates 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 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.

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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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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.

Course Content

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

  • Overview of Data Analysis Solutions
  • Overview of SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Installing SQL Server Analysis Services

Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions

  • Developing Analysis Services Solutions
  • Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Creating a Cube

Working with Cubes and Dimensions

  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Attribute Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Attributes

Working with Measures and Measure Groups

  • Working with Measures
  • Working with Measure Groups

Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions

  • MDX Fundamentals
  • Adding Calculations to a Cube

Customizing Cube Functionality

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

Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database

  • Deploying an Analysis Services Database
  • Securing an Analysis Services Database

Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution

  • Configuring Processing
  • Logging, Monitoring, and Optimizing an Analysis Services Solution
  • Backing Up and Restoring an Analysis Services Database

Introduction to Data Mining

  • Overview of Data Mining
  • Creating a Data Mining Solution
  • Validating Data Mining Models

Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

  • Overview of SQL Server Integration Services
  • Using Integration Services Tools

Developing Integration Services Solutions

  • Creating an Integration Services Solution
  • Using Variables
  • Building and Running a Solution

Implementing Control Flow

  • Control Flow Tasks
  • Control Flow Precedent Constraints
  • Control Flow Containers

Implementing Data Flow

  • Data Flow Sources and Destinations
  • Basic Data Flow Transformations
  • Advanced Data Flow Transformations
  • Data Flow Paths

Implementing Logging

  • Overview of Integration Services Logging
  • Enabling and Configuring Logging

Debugging and Error Handling

  • Debugging a Package
  • Implementing Error Handling

Implementing Checkpoints and Transactions

  • Implementing Checkpoints
  • Implementing Transactions

Configuring and Deploying Packages

  • Package Configurations
  • Deploying Packages

Managing and Securing Packages

  • Managing Packages
  • Securing Packages

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Installing Reporting Services
  • Reporting Services Tools

Authoring Basic Reports

  • Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Formatting Report Pages
  • Calculating Values

Enhancing Basic Reports

  • Interactive Navigation
  • Displaying Data

Manipulating Data Sets

  • Defining Report Data
  • Using Parameters and Filters
  • Using Parameter Lists

Using Report Models

  • Creating Report Models
  • Using Report Builder

Publishing and Executing Reports

  • Publishing Reports
  • Executing Reports
  • Creating Cached Instances
  • Creating Snapshots and Report History

Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports

  • Introduction to Report Subscriptions
  • Creating Report Subscriptions
  • Managing Report Subscriptions

Administering Reporting Services

  • Reporting Server Administration
  • Performance and Reliability Monitoring
  • Administering Report Server Databases
  • Security Administration
  • Upgrading to Reporting Services 2008

Programming Reporting Services

  • Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service
  • Automating Report Management
  • Rendering Reports
  • Creating Custom Code
  • Review
  • Exam 70-448

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You'll sit the following exam:

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

Candidates for this exam 70-448 are responsible for creating business intelligence (BI) solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for their organizations. Candidates typically work with the full suite of BI technologies in SQL Server 2008, including Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and Integration Services.

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Included:

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

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

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 +44 207 907 1120.

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: PMI, 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 PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner 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:

  • One to two years of experience working with the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Two to three years of experience using SQL Server 2005 BI components
  • Experience using the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
  • Experience using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
  • Knowledge of relational and multi-dimensional database schemas
  • Experience creating and deploying a cube in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Experience creating and deploying a data mining model in SSAS
  • Experience writing relational and multi-dimensional database queries
  • Experience creating and deploying SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports
  • Experience authoring and deploying SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages
  • Experience debugging, monitoring, and troubleshooting BI solutions

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 +44 207 907 1120 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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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,074 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

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"Extremely hard work, very tiring but well worth it"
Karen Whitehurst, not working. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (10/11/2012 to 17/11/2012)

"If you want to concentrate on learning and have no distractions, Firebrand Training is definitely your choice."
A.B. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (5/2/2012 to 10/2/2012)

"Training was tough, lots of material and lots of knowledge to be absorbed in a short space of time, not for everyone and will certainly test your ability to concentrate with minimal sleep! A worthwhile experience and a good facility to train in."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (4/12/2011 to 9/12/2011)

"I had a really positive experience at Firebrand I learned a lot and worked really hard and felt that I had earned the certificatin that I achieved. The instructor was very knowledge and very helpful and good at encouraging discussions that helped reinforce the topics being studied."
Derek Fontinelle. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (28/6/2010 to 1/7/2010)

"The Firebrand Training was really helpful and I passed a day early!"
B.S. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (18/1/2010 to 21/1/2010)

"Since I started my first course with Firebrand, I cant get any Training company that match the quality and real life business studies. Hard work but great results. No doubt in my mind your the best. Firebrand Training offers good quality training."
Andre Mellet. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (18/1/2010 to 21/1/2010)

"Long days but well worth it. Would recommend taking MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence with Firebrand."
Paul Burton. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (23/11/2009 to 28/11/2009)

"100 % pure study and learning, what a rush"
Lars Christensen, DbDesign. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (31/8/2009 to 5/9/2009)

"The course was hard work and rewarding. I had not studied for over 10 years previously and found the experience easy to adapt to and immersive."
Paul Golder, Independant. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (31/8/2009 to 5/9/2009)

"From first contact Firebrand Training were helpful and helped me to direct my training needs. The two courses I've been on have been extremely well delivered, in a great environment and with great results. I will definately use Firebrand Training in the future. Thanks for a great week. "
Mohammed Imran Hussain, BI Architectural Solutions Ltd. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (8/6/2009 to 13/6/2009)

"This was my second Firebrand Training course. The format will ensure repeat business throughout my career."
Michael Spence, Faceo. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (8/6/2009 to 13/6/2009)

"I knew the course is going to be intense and was hoping that I will not wither because of sleep deprivation but how the course was structured and presented by the lecturer, I was able to keep my eyes open in my attention focused on what I was and needed to learn. "
B.R. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days) (8/6/2009 to 13/6/2009)

"Nothing quite prepares you for the total immersion experience. The days are long, 12 hours in the classroom plus homework for another 2 hours, breaks are short. The experience is not pleasant, but it is designed to enable you cover a vast amount of topics at a necessary detail in a short period of time. It works. "
James Dawson. - Microsoft MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (6 days)

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Lyndon Martin, Nottinghamshire Healthcare. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"I will happily use firebrand again the staff and the teachers are great, its hard work but completely worth it. "
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"I love training at Firebrand. As a consultant, every day matters as you do not get paid if you do not work. The immersive bootcamp allows myself to cover twice the material in half the time. I also like getting into my bubble by it being residential so I can focus on absorbing and recalling. Great having the test centre onsite.. Maximises exam cram time. Thank you FB Wyboston."
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"I enjoyed my course at Firebrand. The trainers are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. This was my first experience of Microsoft exams and I would not hesitate to recommend Firebrand for anyone looking to achieve certification."
Darren Conley, Nicander Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

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Rob Sims. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

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