Microsoft - MCTS SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance



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27/3/2023 (Monday)


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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  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
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  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


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

Exam Track

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.

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

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. 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)


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. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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