Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 - Only 8 Days

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, students 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 technical specialist/IT Professional course is intended for business intelligence system designers and developers who are responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining BI Solutions in SQL Server 2008.

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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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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be SQL Server 2008 certified in just 8 days. With us, you’ll be SQL Server 2008 trained in record time
  2. Our SQL Server 2008 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass SQL Server 2008 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 SQL Server 2008 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 SQL Server 2008 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 72,589 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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Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

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.

SQL Server 2008 BI Course Content

  • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, Developing Integration Services Solutions, Implementing Control Flow, Implementing Data Flow, Implementing Logging, Debugging and Error Handling, Implementing Checkpoints and Transactions, Configuring and Deploying Packages, Managing and Securing Packages
  • Module 2: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions, Working with Cubes and Dimensions, Working with Measures and Measure Groups, Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions, Customizing Cube Functionality, Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database
  • Module 3: Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution, Introduction to Data Mining, Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Authoring Basic Reports, Enhancing Basic Reports, Manipulating Data Sets, Using Report Models Publishing and Executing Reports, Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports, Administering Reporting Services, Programming Reporting Services
  • Module 4: Exam Preparation, Exam 70-448
  • Module 5: Designing An Integration Services Solution, Designing A Reporting Services Solution, Designing An Analysis Services Solution
  • Module 6: Designing A BI Architecture
  • Module 7: Exam Preparation, Exam 70-452

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

Exam 70-452: PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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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
  • Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Paperback) - ISBN: 9780071549448

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 080 80 800 888.

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: 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 GIAC, CREST 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:

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Experience developing SQL Server 2005 BI components
  • Experience using the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
  • Knowledge of relational and multi-dimensional database schemas
  • Full understanding of T-SQL

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 080 80 800 888 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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Latest SQL Server 2008 Reviews from our students

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"It is definitely tiring, hard work, but it is also worth it. A much better way of learning."
Edmond Eilerts de Haan, DIIG UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (20/1/2013 to 27/1/2013)

"It was intense, but it drove me to study hard. Expect a long week but worth it."
Neil Moss, EE. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (20/1/2013 to 27/1/2013)

"The centre is great, class rooms are clean, and well kitted out. The books and stationary provided are brilliant to get you through the course, and the free refreshments along with the fact that you can access the training facility at any time day or night is brilliant. The instructor was great, really nice woman, very funny and not like any other IT trainers I've ever had before. I think that the whole experience would have felt a lot longer, and I would have been less engaged with another trainier. She also obviously knows her stuff and was able to provide real world situations to relate what we were learning to - which was great."
Chris Hannah, Mersey Care NHS Trust. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/11/2012 to 15/11/2012)

"Great location, great facilities, great course material, great instructor... just make sure you know what your in for as its tough ;)"
Steven Oates, EE. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/11/2012 to 17/11/2012)

"Firebrand training is decidedly excellent. It is a perfect environment that brings together great resources, teachers and a friendly staff."
Marvin Perrott, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/11/2012 to 17/11/2012)

"Excellent course but very intense, study and rest balance is about right but be expected to be fully immersed in learning"
pete carl, EE. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/11/2012 to 15/11/2012)

"Hardwork!"
M.G. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (18/3/2012 to 23/3/2012)

"I had a great time on the course, the instructor was extremely knowledgeable, the people on the course were great and the content was extremely well tailored for the exam. The instructor was able to answer our questions/queries without any problem and made himself available to us after class if we wanted to ask further questions etc. Thanks!"
P.J, Berkeley Group. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (18/3/2012 to 25/3/2012)

"Good Stuff !!! I'm refreshed and ready to unleash a better understanding of BI to my life and work."
Anon.. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (18/3/2012 to 25/3/2012)

"It was intense and not for the faint hearted but a lot of knowledge was definitely attained"
Anon.. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (5/2/2012 to 10/2/2012)

"The hotel and training facilities were both excellent."
Anon.. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (5/2/2012 to 10/2/2012)

"The learning experience at Firebrand is nothing less than awesome! It is intense and it requires 100% focus on the task at hand, but the reward after a week is well worth the effort. Firebrand made my stay as comfortable as you will ever get, the accommodation & food was excellent and the standard of training is without a doubt at the highest level...it is the Oxford of IT training in my humble opinion. I have been very privileged to have had the opportunity to study here - thank you to all the staff at Firebrand for an amazing experience."
Michael de Jager. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/10/2011 to 16/10/2011)

"Excellent training. Hard work, long days and evenings, but worth the experience."
P.G. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/10/2011 to 16/10/2011)

"A superb way to lock yourself away from the distractions of normal life and immerse yourself into your subject area to intensively study and consolidate your knowledge."
Ben Chorlton, Findel Educatuib. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/10/2011 to 16/10/2011)

"For this course you really need to have a firm understanding of T-SQL and an appreciation of SSIS, SSAS & SSRS. You need to be prepared and its worth reading some BI books before you attend. This course hits the ground running and you need to keep up. The course has given me a good overview of what is available within the BI suite of applications in order for me to use in the real world. Forget the outside world for a week and immerse to succeed. "
John Atkinson, Food Partners Group. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (4/7/2011 to 10/7/2011)

"If you want to get certified quickly this is the ideal place."
T.O-S. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (4/7/2011 to 10/7/2011)

"The course gave me a solid overview of a big subject within a limited timespan."
I. E. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (16/5/2011 to 22/5/2011)

"A great deal of very hard work but an extremely worthwhile 7 days. I cannot praise our Instructor and the facilities enough. I will have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Firebrand to anyone!"
Stephen Barrett. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (8/11/2010 to 14/11/2010)

"The course was very hard, you will need to put in lots of work and manage without sleep, but the experience is very rewarding. The instructor was superb and overall it is personally rewarding."
Barry Johnson, Spice PLC. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (8/11/2010 to 14/11/2010)

"The learning experience at Firebrand was exceptional. The knowledge and enthusiasm of the course tutor was nothing short of phenomenal."
Matthew Denison, Spice PLC. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (8/11/2010 to 14/11/2010)

"Preparation, Preparation, Preparation. The intensive bootcamp doesnt leave much time for your general education if your goal is certification. If certification is secondary to the product awarness etc then just be prepared for long days and heaps of information!"
A.P. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (24/5/2010 to 30/5/2010)

"Despite a few problems with the lab set up, I found Firebrand exceptionally helpful and the week a very worthwhile experience. The instructor was demonstrated exceptional knowledge and conveyed it in a "real world" manner which greatly added value to the course materials."
Tony Pead, Self. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (1/3/2010 to 7/3/2010)

"All work, no play !"
Bjarki Kristjansson , Capacent. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (19/2/2012 to 26/2/2012)

"Without question the most time-effective way to get certified, provided that you are willing to work hard."
Fredrik Örnlid , Business Vision. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (8/11/2010 to 14/11/2010)

"Enjoyed visit to Wyboston lakes. Staff and facilities were exceptional - Highly recommended for those who want to learn in accelerated mode !"
S.R.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very friendly atmosphere and everyone is very helpful."
Thomas Stephens. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very informative and helpful with questions enabling me to get my certification."
Michael Howard. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Intense.. but good!"
K.P.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"The lecturer is very knowledgeable and charismatic. I really enjoyed my course and learned a lot."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Although intensive, there was still time to explore topics that were interesting and particularly useful. I learnt more than I thought I would."
Robert Baxter. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Fast paced and hard work, but good"
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Very well-organised, great communication, fabulous facilities and approachable well-informed instructor .The instructor provided real-life examples and clear explanations with relevant slides, notes, lab work and practice questions. Also. there are small, informal,and supportive groups.As well as, good and nearby accommodation. There is Lots of Food! The hot chocolate kept me going late at night ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Firebrand training really is accelerated learning at its finest.From the experienced instructors, to the course content and guidance to help you prepare for the exam/takeaways to your given career.I loved my stay here and if I was planning to do another course which firebrand offers, I would not look else where."
Abdulkarim Youssof, KDS UK Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Great quality of teaching along with the enthusiasm of the trainer to break every step down into real world examples helped my understanding. Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Matthew Kemp. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Its my 3rd course with Firebrand and I'm delighted with the quality of attention and facilities provided. Thank you."
D.L., National grid . - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Prepare well in advance of this course, as the instructor will defiantly be doing the same. This course is packed with valuable info and is worth the investment ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Enjoyed the process of intense training. Get your heads down and focus."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Great course for vendor exams. The accelerated courses aren't for everyone but great if you can handle the pressure"
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Travelling all the way to Firebrand from another country is differently worth it. They assist you the best, they can and find a solution. Your opinion is heard and they provide several ways to the goal of a good trip, great exam and pleasant stay"
Martin Andersen, It-Relation. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Great experience all around. Very enlightening."
Tycjan Jaworski. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"A Good place to start your IT career."
Anonymous, East Suffolk Council. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Pleasant experience, the standard of teaching is high, and the staff here are very helpful and try their best to make your stay here as easy as possible."
K.I., TfL. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"The courses I have attended have been adequate and the teachers have made sure to keep students engaged."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Enjoyed the accelerated learning process, I find it easier to really focus in short intense bursts, and learn more that way"
Kyle Reeves, CIL. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Firebrand provides an excellent course structure which allows Apprenticeships and employers the opportunity to mound the structure into what is a good fit for their company. There is high quality of teaching for the exams and there are always people you can talk to if you have any questions."
David Stevenson, Quilter. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"Firebrand is very organised training provider and will ensure you are at the right hand. The training was intensive but I learned a lot. Appreciation to the instructor."
Anonymous, Bedford Hospital. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"The instructor was excellent, he delivered essentially very dry material with clarity and wit. He clearly has great experience in Azure, and was able to support the course with real-life war-stories which brought the course to life. My only criticism is that I would have liked to see more time devoted to the labs, but that was probably hard given the material that was covered. I am looking forward to using the knowledge I gained in the course soon. I really like the immersive nature of the training, with the hotel and restaurant only being two minutes away. 24 hour access was a good idea. The accommodation and food were very good. "
Hugh Mullally, Self-Employed. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Very organised and good pace with the lectures."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Intense, amusing, enjoyable to spend the time training."
David Sugarman, Regus. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

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