SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence: Integration Services and Analysis Services
Students Will Learn:
- Creating Data Migration Routines with SSIS
- Moving Data Between Databases, XML, Excel, .NET, and Flat File Formats
- Implementing Error Handling in SSIS
- Using Variables and Parameters in SSIS Routines
- Deploying and Scheduling SSIS Routines
- Designing and Building Data Warehouses
- Populating Data Warehouses from Source Systems
- Creating Data Cubes in SSAS
- Adding Key Performance Indicators to Cubes
- Adding Custom Calculations to Cubes
- Applying Custom Formatting to Cube Data
- Customizing Dimensions, Attributes and Hierarchies
- Defining Attribute Relationships to Optimize Cube Performance
- Deploying and Managing Cubes
- Connecting to Data Cubes from Excel and Other Clients
Course Description: This hands-on course focuses on the Integration Services (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS) business intelligence tools that are bundled with SQL Server 2012. Students will install and configure SQL Server 2012 servers that are enabled for SSIS and SSAS, which are then used for comprehensive hands on exercises demonstrating key features of SSIS/SSAS.
Students work with complex SSIS data migration projects that import/export data between multiple formats including: Access, SQL Server, Oracle and other databases, XML files, Excel spreadsheets and flat files. Also demonstrated are SSIS tasks that can download from FTP Servers, copy/move files and folders, execute Win32 processes and .NET scripts, perform bulk imports, perform database maintenance, contact (via text or e-mail) administrators, and transfer database components between SQL Servers. Error handling options are also demonstrated with hands-on exercises, as well as how to use variables and input parameters in SSIS routines. The course provides thorough coverage of how to deploy, automate, secure and troubleshoot SSIS routines.
Students will learn how to use SSAS to design, build and populate data warehouses to stage data for use by data cubes, and will perform hands-on exercises to design and build a data warehouse. Advanced data warehouse concepts, such as surrogate keys and rapidly changing dimensions are also reviewed. Subsequent exercises use SSAS to create data cubes and analyze them. Cube customization options are demonstrated, including how to add Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), custom calculations, and actions that link to SSRS reports. Attendees also learn how to optimize cube performance by defining attribute relationships and custom aggregation levels.
The course also includes an overview of data mining and the tools available to do this in SSAS, supported by a hands-on exercise that walks through the process of defining a data mining structure to predict future sales. Administration topics related to data cubes are covered, including exercises that deploy and secure cubes, process and manage cubes.
Students who are also interested in Reporting Services (SSRS) should consider the 3-day SQL Server 2012 Reporting Service course in addition to this course. An 8-day training pass is available for $3,590.
Course Prerequisites: Familiarity with database concepts, Windows desktop navigation and software installation techniques. Attendance at HOTT's SQL Programming course or Microsoft Transact-SQL Programming course is highly recommended although not required.
SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence: Integration Services and Analysis Services Course Overview:
|Installing SQL Server Business Intelligence Tools
||Integration Services Architecture
|Common SSIS Tasks
|Advanced SSIS Tasks
||Advanced Data Transformations
|Migrating SQL Server 2000 DTS Packages
||SSIS Administration and Automation
||Creating and Populating Data Warehouses
|Creating and Managing Cubes
|Cube Deployment and Administration
||Multidimensional (MDX) Essentials
||Understanding the Data Mining Process
|Working with Data Mining Structures