Microsoft - MCSA: SQL Server & MCSE: Business Intelligence



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Get both MCSA: SQL Server and MCSE: Business Intelligence certifications in just 15 days. That's 50% faster than traditional training.

Microsoft has updated its official courseware, to include training for SQL Server 2014. This complements the SQL Server 2012 content that is already within the curriculum. What you learn on this course will be applicable to both SQL Server 2012 and 2014.

With these certs, you'll master the maintenance of a Microsoft SQL Server database and get the knowledge needed to implement a Business Intelligence platform for Microsoft SQL Server. You'll also gain hands-on experience with the new tools and features of SQL Server 2014 and Excel 2013.

You'll also learn about:

  • How to implement data warehousing, data models and reports
  • Data modelling, report authoring and working with Big Data
  • Working with Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Implementation of extract, transform and load (ETL) in SQL Server Integration Services
  • Creating reports and visualisations using SQL Server Reporting Services, SharePoint and Excel
  • Validating and cleansing data with SQL Server Data Quality Services & SQL Server Master Data Services


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass 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
  5. 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
  6. You’ll learn 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
  7. You’ll be studying 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 over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


Querying Microsoft SQL Server

  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • Writing SELECT Queries
  • Querying Multiple Tables
  • Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Using DML to Modify Data
  • Using Built-In Functions
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Using Subqueries
  • Using Table Expressions
  • Using Set Operators
  • Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
  • Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Executing Stored Procedures
  • Implementing Error Handling
  • Implementing Transactions
  • How to improve Query Performance

Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases

  • Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Working with Databases
  • SQL Server 2014 Recovery Models
  • Backup of SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Authenticating and Authorising Users
  • Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Authorising Users to Access Resources
  • Protecting Data by Using Encryption and Auditing
  • Automating SQL Server 2014 Management
  • Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications
  • Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Tracing Access to SQL Server 2014
  • Monitoring SQL Server 2014

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server

  • Introducing Data Warehousing
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware
  • Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
  • Creating an ETL Solution with SSIS
  • Implementing a Control Flow in an SSIS Package
  • Debugging and Troubleshooting SSIS Packages
  • Implementing a Data Extraction Solution
  • Loading Data into Data Warehouse
  • Enforcing Data Quality
  • Master Data Services
  • Extending SQL Server Integration Services
  • Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages

Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling
  • Creating Multi-dimensional Databases
  • Working with Cubes and Dimensions
  • Working with Measures and Measure Groups
  • Introduction to MDX
  • Enhancing a Cube
  • Implementing a Tabular Data Model
  • Introduction to DAX
  • Implementing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Enhancing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Managing Report Execution and Delivery
  • Delivering BI with SharePoint PerformancePoint Services

Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions

  • Introduction to Self-Service Business Intelligence
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Self-Service Data Modelling with PowerPivot
  • Importing Data with Power Query
  • Visualising Data with Power View in Microsoft Excel
  • Visualising Geographic Data with Power Map
  • Collaborative BI with Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • The Windows Azure Marketplace Data Market
  • Cloud Collaboration with Power BI for Microsoft Office 365
  • Introduction to Big Data and Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Processing Big Data with Pig and Hive
  • Implementing Big Data Processing Solutions with Windows Azure HDInsight

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exams:

  • Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server
  • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  • Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Exam 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Exam 70-467: Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions

Do you already have a SQL Server 2008 certification? If so, you may be able to take less exams on this course before you get your certification. Call us on
080 80 800 888 to find out more.

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20461C - Querying Microsoft SQL Server
  • MOC 20462C - Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  • MOC 20463C – Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server
  • MOC 20466C – Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
  • MOC 20467C – Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions


  • Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 3rd Edition ISBN: 9780071759380
  • T-SQL Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Azure - ISBN 9780735658141
  • Training Kit Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Book/CD Package - ISBN ​9780735666078
  • Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - ISBN 9780735666054
  • Training Kit (Exam 70-463): Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - ISBN 9780735666092

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.


In addition to professional experience, you must have:

  • Fundamental knowledge of the Windows OS and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL, and relational databases
  • Experience of database design
  • Understanding of virtualisation technology (our labs use virtual machines)
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with relational databases, including:
    • Design a normalized database
    • Create tables and relationships
    • Query with Transact-SQL
  • Exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)

Awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is also recommended.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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