Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations (M10988)

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

In this course, you will learn about business intelligence (BI) solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2016. You will learn about the Microsoft tools and key features of a self-service BI solution. Additionally, you will examine SQL Server BI in a SharePoint environment, which includes PowerPivot, analysis services, and reporting services (such as Power Query and Windows Azure HDInsight).�

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Audience

  • BI professionals�
  • Technically proficient business users?

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)
  • Exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable
  • Familiarity with SharePoint Server and Microsoft Office applications (particularly Excel)
  • Basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)
  • Exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)
  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable
  • Familiarity with SharePoint Server and Microsoft Office applications (particularly Excel)

Learning Objectives

  • Key features of a self-service BI solution
  • Key capabilities of SQL Server BI in a SharePoint environment
  • Common analysis services operational tasks
  • PowerPivot for SharePoint server
  • Power Query
  • Windows Azure HDInsight

1.�Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server BI Solution

  • Overview of Self-Service BI
  • Considerations of Self-Service BI
  • Microsoft Tools for Self-Service BI

2.�Configuring BI Components

  • Importance of Standardized Builds
  • Configuration Considerations for BI Technologies
  • BI Architectures
  • SharePoint BI Environments

3.�Managing Business Intelligence Security

  • Security Approach to BI Solutions
  • Security Components
  • Security Approach for BI Components
  • The Security Approach in Different BI Environments

4.�Deploying BI Solutions

  • Application Life Cycle Management for BI Solution
  • Stand-Alone Deployments
  • Team-Based Deployments

5.�Logging and Monitoring in BI Operations

  • The Need for Logging and Monitoring
  • Logging Options
  • Monitoring Options
  • Setting Up Alerts

6.�Troubleshooting BI Solutions

  • Troubleshoot Failed BI Solutions
  • Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse
  • Troubleshooting SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Troubleshooting SQL Server Reporting Services

7.�Performance Tuning BI Queries

  • The Need for Performance Tuning
  • BI Queries to Performance Tuning
  • Tools for Performance Tuning
  • Remediating Performance Issues