Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services – SSRS

  • Overview of SSRS
  • Installing Reporting Services
  • The Reporting Lifecycle
  • Highlights of Reporting Services
  • Reporting Services Scenarios
  • Reporting Services Developer Tools

Module 2: Authoring Basic Reports

  • Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Report Definition Language
  • Accessing Data
  • Formatting Report Pages
  • Headers and Footers
  • Calculating Values
  • Common Aggregate Functions

Module 3: Enhancing Reports

  • Interactive Navigation
  • Use Show/Hide to Provide Drill-Down Interactivity
  • Navigate From Report To Report Using Links
  • Working with Data Regions
  • Using Report Manager
  • Distribute and Manage Published Reports

Module 4: Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services – SSIS

  • What Is SSIS?
  • When to Use SSIS?
  • SSIS Architecture
  • Integration Services Scenarios
  • Integration Services Developer Tools
  • Control Flow and Design Flow Design Surfaces
  • Migrating data across Excel, Flat Files, XML and database providers
  • Adding Tasks to a Package

Module 5: SSIS Going Further

  • Building a Package
  • Troubleshooting a Package
  • Deploying a Package to the SSIS Server
  • Scheduling a Package with SQL Server Agent
  • Securing a Package in Management Studio
  • Using Variables, Event Handlers and Configurations

Module 6: Introduction to SQL Server Analysis Services – SSAS

  •   What Is SSAS?
  •   When to Use SSAS
  •    SSAS Architecture
  •    Analysis Services Tools
  •    Understanding Fact and Dimension tables

Module 7: SSAS Going Further

  • Creating an Analysis Services Project in Visual Studio
  • Fact and Dimension Tables
  • Creating a Data Source
  • Creating a Data Source View
  • Creating a Cube Object Definition
  • Deploy Definitions to OLAP Server and Load in Data
  • Browse a Cube to Query Data
  • Creating Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to Give Meaning to Data


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Understanding of relational database concepts
  • Experience of querying a relational database
  • Fundamental understanding of reporting and analysis
  35 Hours


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