Microsoft - Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/14

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Classroom / Online / Hybrid

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28/6/2021 (Monday)

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On this accelerated 2 day SQL server course you' focus on implementing a Data Warehouse in SQL Server 2014 and 2012. You'll also learn how data warehousing supports you to create Business Intelligence solutions. The course also teaches you to use SQL Sever Data Quality Services and SQL Server Master Data Services.

Taught by your official Microsoft Certified Trainer, you’ll use official Microsoft curriculum and practice tests. You’ll also use Firebrand’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, immersing you in topics like:

  • Designing and implementing of dimensions and fact tables
  • Extracting, transforming and loading data
  • Configuring and deploying SSIS solutions
  • Validating and cleansing data

You’ll be prepared to sit exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server on site at Firebrand’s training centre. The exam is included in the course and is covered by our certification guarantee.

This course is aimed at database management professionals, helping them fulfil roles like Business Intelligence Developer.

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

  1. You'll be Data Warehousing with SQL Server 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 Data Warehousing with SQL Server course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass Data Warehousing with SQL Server 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 Data Warehousing with SQL Server 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 104.371 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Benefits

Curriculum

MOC 20463D - Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server

Module 1: Introduction to Data Warehousing

This module provides an introduction to the key components of a data warehousing solution and the high-level considerations you must take into account when you embark on a data warehousing project.

Lessons

  • Overview of Data Warehousing
  • Considerations for a Data Warehouse Solution

Lab : Exploring a Data Warehousing Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of a data warehousing solution
  • Describe the key considerations for a data warehousing project

Module 2: Data Warehouse Hardware Considerations

This module discusses considerations for selecting hardware and distributing SQL Server facilities across servers.

Lessons

  • Considerations for building a Data Warehouse
  • Data Warehouse Reference Architectures and Appliances

Lab : Planning Data Warehouse Infrastructure

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe key considerations for BI infrastructure.
  • Plan data warehouse infrastructure.

Module 3: Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse

This module describes the key considerations for the logical design of a data warehouse, and then discusses best practices for its physical implementation.

Lessons

  • Logical Design for a Data Warehouse
  • Physical design for a data warehouse

Lab : Implementing a Data Warehouse Schema

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe a process for designing a dimensional model for a data warehouse
  • Design dimension tables for a data warehouse
  • Design fact tables for a data warehouse
  • Design and implement effective physical data structures for a data warehouse

Module 4: Creating an ETL Solution with SSIS

This module discusses considerations for implementing an ETL process, and then focuses on Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) as a platform for building ETL solutions.

Lessons

  • Introduction to ETL with SSIS
  • Exploring Data Sources
  • Implementing Data Flow

Lab : Implementing Data Flow in an SSIS Package

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of SSIS.
  • Explore source data for an ETL solution.
  • Implement a data flow by using SSIS

Module 5: Implementing Control Flow in an SSIS Package

This module describes how to implement ETL solutions that combine multiple tasks and workflow logic.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Control Flow
  • Creating Dynamic Packages
  • Using Containers
  • Managing Consistency

Lab : Implementing Control Flow in an SSIS Package

Lab : Using Transactions and Checkpoints

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Implement control flow with tasks and precedence constraints
  • Create dynamic packages that include variables and parameters
  • Use containers in a package control flow
  • Enforce consistency with transactions and checkpoints

Module 6: Debugging and Troubleshooting SSIS Packages

This module describes how you can debug packages to find the cause of errors that occur during execution. It then discusses the logging functionality built into SSIS that you can use to log events for troubleshooting purposes. Finally, the module describes common approaches for handling errors in control flow and data flow.

Lessons

  • Debugging an SSIS Package
  • Logging SSIS Package Events
  • Handling Errors in an SSIS Package

Lab : Debugging and Troubleshooting an SSIS Package

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Debug an SSIS package
  • Implement logging for an SSIS package
  • Handle errors in an SSIS package

Module 7: Implementing an Incremental ETL Process

This module describes the techniques you can use to implement an incremental data warehouse refresh process.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Incremental ETL
  • Extracting Modified Data
  • Loading Modified data

Lab : Extracting Modified Data

Lab : Loading Incremental Changes

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan data extraction
  • Extract modified data

Module 8: Enforcing Data Quality

This module introduces Microsoft SQL Server Data Quality Services (DQS), and describes how you can use it to cleanse and deduplicate data.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Data Quality
  • Using Data Quality Services to Cleanse Data
  • Using Data Quality Services to Match data

Lab : Cleansing DataLab : De-duplicating data

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe how Data Quality Services can help you manage data quality
  • Use Data Quality Services to cleanse your data
  • Use Data Quality Services to match data

Module 9: Using Master Data Services

Master Data Services provides a way for organizations to standardize data and improve the quality, consistency, and reliability of the data that guides key business decisions. This module introduces Master Data Services and explains the benefits of using it.

Lessons

  • Master Data Services Concepts
  • Implementing a Master Data Services Model
  • Managing Master Data
  • Creating a Master Data Hub

Lab : Implementing Master Data Services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe key Master Data Services concepts
  • Implement a Master Data Services model
  • Use Master Data Services tools to manage master data
  • Use Master Data Services tools to create a master data hub

Module 10: Extending SQL Server Integration Services

This module describes the techniques you can use to extend SSIS. The module is not designed to be a comprehensive guide to developing custom SSIS solutions, but to provide an awareness of the fundamental steps required to use custom components and scripts in an ETL process that is based on SSIS.

Lessons

  • Using Scripts in SSIS
  • Using Custom Components in SSIS

Lab : Using Custom Components and Scripts

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Include custom scripts in an SSIS package
  • Describe how custom components can be used to extend SSIS

Module 11: Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages

In this module, students will learn how to deploy packages and their dependencies to a server, and how to manage and monitor the execution of deployed packages.

Lessons

  • Overview of SSIS Deployment
  • Deploying SSIS Projects
  • Planning SSIS Package Execution

Lab : Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe considerations for SSIS deployment.
  • Deploy SSIS projects.
  • Plan SSIS package execution.

Module 12: Consuming Data in a Data Warehouse

This module introduces business intelligence (BI) solutions and describes how you can use a data warehouse as the basis for enterprise and self-service BI.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • Introduction to Reporting
  • An Introduction to Data Analysis

Lab : Using Business Intelligence Tools

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe BI and common BI scenarios
  • Describe how a data warehouse can be used in enterprise BI scenarios
  • Describe how a data warehouse can be used in self-service BI scenarios

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20463D - Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server

Books:

  • Training Kit (Exam 70-463): Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - ISBN 9780735666092
  • Training Kit Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Book/CD Package - ISBN 82039780735666078

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

It's recommended you possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • At least 2 years’ experience of working with relational databases, including:
    • Designing a normalized database.
    • Creating tables and relationships.
    • Querying with Transact-SQL.
  • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching).
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.

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 21 96 61 82 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

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