Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions



In this course, you will learn how to implement self-service business intelligence (BI) solutions and how to create self-service data models and reports by using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Excel, and SharePoint Server as well as with Office 365 Power BI.

You will learn big data concepts and analysis using Microsoft Azure HDInsight plus how to design, implement, and process big data solutions.

This course uses SQL Server 2014 but also covers the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20467: Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions. It covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-467 and along with on-the-job experience, helps prepare you for the exam.


  • Database and BI professions experienced with data warehouses and enterprise BI solutions built using Microsoft SQL Server technologies
  • Data analysts who want to learn how to use Microsoft technologies for self-service analysis and reporting


  • Data warehousing and data modeling knowledge
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Or the skills and knowledge from the following courses:

Learning Objectives

  • Features and benefits of self-service Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Implement a self-service reporting solution using SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Create analytical data models using PowerPivot in Microsoft Excel
  • Import data into a data model using Power Query in Microsoft Excel
  • Create interactive data visualizations using Power View in Microsoft Excel
  • Create geographic data visualizations using Power Map in Microsoft Excel
  • Implement collaborative self-service BI solutions using Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Implement cloud-based self-service BI solutions using Microsoft Office 365 Power BI
  • Big Data analysis using Windows Azure HDInsight, including Pig and Hive
  • Design and implement Big Data processes to support self-service BI

1. Introduction to Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI)

  • Extend Enterprise BI
  • Microsoft Self-Service BI and Big Data Technologies

2. Self-Service Reporting

  • Introduction to Self-Service Reporting using Report Builder
  • Shared Data Sources and Datasets
  • Report Parts

3. Self-Service Data Modeling with PowerPivot

  • Create Data Models in Excel with PowerPivot
  • PowerPivot Data Model using DAX

4. Import Data with Power Query

  • Find and Import Data using Power Query in Microsoft Excel

5. Data Visualizations with Power View in Microsoft Excel

  • Create Interactive and Dynamic Data Visualizations using Power View in Microsoft Excel

6. Geographic Data Visualizations with Power Map in Microsoft Excel

7. Collaborative BI with Microsoft SharePoint Server

  • Share PowerPivot Workbooks in SharePoint Server
  • Manage PowerPivot Services in SharePoint Server
  • Power View in SharePoint Server

8. Introduction to Big Data and Microsoft Azure HDInsight

  • Big Data Key Features
  • Microsoft �Azure HDInsight
  • Manage HDInsight using Microsoft Azure PowerShell

9. Process Big Data with Pig and Hive

10. Implement Big Data Processing Solutions with Microsoft Azure HDInsight

  • Automate Big Data Processing Tasks
  • Integrate Microsoft Azure HDInsight with Enterprise Data