Microsoft - MCTS SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence



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27/3/2023 (Monday)


This technical specialist course is intended for business intelligence system designers and developers who are responsible for implementing and maintaining SQL Server 2005 reporting and analysis solutions.

Microsoft puts your business intelligence to work - moving you quickly beyond a barrage of numbers into "why is this happening?" and "how can we improve it?". Microsoft Technology Specialists expand the capabilities of Microsoft Business Intelligence, making information simpler to access, easier to use and clearer to understand.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the structure of a Business Intelligence Solution, including multi-dimensional database models and the role of data transforms and data analytics
  • Design and implement data transformation solutions to populate data-marts and data-warehouses
  • Define business dimensions, measures, hierarchies, members and KPIs in BIDS
  • Build custom reporting solutions using SSRS

Our 6 day, MCTS: SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence credential highlights your job role, featuring your specific area of expertise. Now you can easily distinguish yourself as an expert in creating and using successful business intelligence solutions.

Who should attend:

  • Business Intelligence system designers and developers

This is an accelerated, residential, fully-immersed course, designed for IT professionals that require effective, real-world skill-building and timely certification. You will live, learn, and test on-site.


MCTS Training can help ensure your success with SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence applications by:

  • Increasing user adoption
  • Implementing solutions more quickly
  • Reducing dependency on technical support
  • Realising organisational goals

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


The Firebrand Training's MCTS Business Intelligence Program is the most effective, efficient way to learn how to successfully the latest business intelligence applications.

Course Materials

Students attending this blended-learning program will receive a robust set of course materials that caters to each of the three primary individual learning-intake styles (auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic-tactual) - critical for a successful accelerated learning experience.

Daily lectures, labs, and review sessions are supplemented by a combination of Proprietary Lab Manuals & Courseware - developed in conjunction with Microsoft, adapting Official Curriculum to address the demands of accelerated learners.

Delivery Schedule

Implementing and Maintaining a Reporting Solution using SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Module 1: Installing an SSRS infrastructure
  • Module 2: Managing SSRS reports by using Report Manager
  • Module 3: Creating reports by using Report Designer
  • Module 4: Creating a Report Model for Report Builder
  • Module 5: Configuring report navigation options
  • Module 6: Displaying datasets in data regions
  • Module 7: Controlling data by applying parameters
  • Module 8: Applying formatting and style
  • Module 9: Extending a report by using expressions
  • Module 10: Creating datasets
  • Module 11: Configuring an SSRS infrastructure
  • Module 12: Implementing SSRS schedules and subscriptions by using Report Manager
  • Module 13: Implementing security on SSRS solutions by using Report Manager
  • Module 14: Deploying SSRS reporting solutions

Developing ETL Solutions Using SSIS

  • Module 1: Creating a package
  • Module 2: Creating data flow by using the data flow designer
  • Module 3: Creating control flow by using the control flow designer
  • Module 4: Creating event handlers
  • Module 5: Implementing error handling
  • Module 6: Debugging packages
  • Module 7: Implementing Security on SSIS packages
  • Module 8: Running SSIS packages
  • Module 9: Managing SSIS package execution
  • Module 10: Deploying SSIS packages
  • Module 11: Managing SSIS package configurations

Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

  • Module 1: Key Concepts in Online Analytics Processing
  • Module 2: Installing SSAS
  • Module 3: Configuring SSAS
  • Module 4: Creating a cube
  • Module 5: Creating dimensions
  • Module 6: Creating and maintaining measure groups and partitions
  • Module 7: Creating key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Module 8: Creating actions
  • Module 9: Creating a data source view (DSV)
  • Module 10: Creating queries and calculations by using MDX
  • Module 11: Creating a data mining solution
  • Module 12: Selecting a data mining definition method
  • Module 13: Configure algorithm parameters
  • Module 14: Processing a data mining object
  • Module 15: Querying the data mining model by using Data Mining Extensions
  • Module 16: Testing the data mining model by using mining accuracy charts
  • Module 17: Implementing data mining security
  • Module 18: Deploying an SSAS solution. Module 19: Monitoring SSAS
  • Module 20: Implementing processing for SSAS objects
  • Module 21: Implementing disaster recovery tasks
  • Module 22: Implementing security on SSAS database objects

Exam Track

This course is focussed on attaining the Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist on Business Intelligence Certification (MCTS BI) and will include sitting exam MS 70-445.

What's Included

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:

  • Have a good knowledge of SQL Server and its components
  • Understand the business need for Data Analytics and be familiar with its terminology
  • Have prior experience with Business reporting on SQL Server Reporting Services, Excel or similar third-party reporting tools

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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"I wasn't prepared for how intense the course was going to be. I had read the previous testimonials from other people and felt that because I was used to working long hours I would be prepared for how hardcore the learning environment was going to be... but I wasn't. You need to be prepared to be cut off from the rest of the world for the whole week!!"
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"Although the course workload can be heavy-going, the subject was covered in great detail and has helped me to develop my skills and apply the product more effectively."
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"I had a great week at Wyboston lakes with Firebrand Training. The SQL Business Intelligence 2005 course was taugh brilliantly and I absorbed the information easier than I imagined. I sat the test a day earlier than the course structure and still passed! Thumbs up!"
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