Microsoft Upgrading to MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Business Intelligence Development

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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:

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  • 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.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your Business Intelligence Development course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Business Intelligence Development certified in just 2 days. With us, you’ll be Business Intelligence Development trained in record time
  2. Our Business Intelligence Development course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Business Intelligence Development first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We're sure you'll pass your Business Intelligence Development course first time. But if you don’t, come back within a year, and only pay for accommodation and exams. Everything else is free
  4. You’ll learn more Business Intelligence Development. 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 Development 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 Development with the best. We have the Q-For quality label, recognising our standards and professionalism in the training market. 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 Business Intelligence Development 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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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.

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

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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

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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%)

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Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20768C - Developing SQL Data Models

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.

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  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
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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.

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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.

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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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