This three-day instructor-led course is aimed at database professionals who fulfil a Business Intelligence (BI) developer role. This course looks at implementing multidimensional databases by using SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), and at creating tabular semantic data models for analysis with SSAS.
The primary audience for this course are database professionals who need to fulfil BI Developer role to create enterprise BI solutions. Primary responsibilities will include:
Implementing multidimensional databases by using SQL Server Analysis Services
Creating tabular semantic data models for analysis by using SQL Server Analysis Services
The secondary audiences for this course are ‘power’ information workers/data analysts.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modelling
This module introduces key BI concepts and the Microsoft BI product suite.
Lab : Exploring a Data Warehouse
Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Databases
This module describes the steps required to create a multidimensional database with analysis services.
Lab : Creating a multidimensional database
Module 3: Working with Cubes and Dimensions
This module describes how to implement dimensions in a cube.
Lab : Working with Cubes and Dimensions
Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure Groups
This module describes how to implement measures and measure groups in a cube.
Lab : Configuring Measures and Measure Groups
Module 5: Introduction to MDX
This module describes the MDX syntax and how to use MDX.
Lab : Using MDX
Module 6: Customizing Cube Functionality
This module describes how to customize a cube.
Lab : Customizing a Cube
Module 7: Implementing a Tabular Data Model by Using Analysis Services
This module describes how to implement a tabular data model in PowerPivot.
Lab : Working with an Analysis services tabular data model
Module 8: Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)
This module describes how to use DAX to create measures and calculated columns in a tabular data model.
Lab : Creating Calculated Columns and Measures by using DAX
Module 9: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining
This module describes how to use data mining for predictive analysis.
Lab : Perform Predictive Analysis with Data Mining
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites: