MSBI Development

MSBI Development

solves the business needs of organizations of all sizes around the world. Powered by the flexibility and horsepower of Microsoft SQL Server and delivered through the trusted and familiar 2007 Microsoft Office system, Microsoft business intelligence solutions work together to provide value to all users across your organization.

    •	MSBI is the first choice of many enterprises for their business intelligence solutions 
    •	There are wide number opportunities for MSBI developers. 
    •	One of the best choice for any IT Professional to get high paid jobs 
    •	Easy to Learn. Basic knowledge of computers is sufficient. 
    

SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
What Is Microsoft BI?
    1.Core concept – BI is the cube or UDM
    2.Example cube as seen using Excel pivot table
    3.MS BI is comprehensive – more than Analysis Services on SQL Server
    4.Demonstration of SQL Reporting Services with cube as data source
    5.OLAP Modeling

Modeling source schemas—stars and snowflakes
    1.Understanding dimensional modeling— Dimensions (Type 1, 2, or 3) or rapidly changing
    2.Understanding fact (measures) and cube modeling
    3.Other types of modeling—data mining etc…
    4.Using SSAS in BIDS
    
Understanding the development environment
    1.Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
    2.Creating cubes – using the UDM and the Cube Build Wizard
    3.Refining Dimensions and Measures in BIDS
    4.Intermediate SSAS

KPIs
    1.Perspectives
    2.Translations – cube metadata and currency localization
    3.Actions – regular, drill-through and reporting
    4.Advanced SSAS

Using multiple fact tables
    1.Modeling intermediate fact tables
    2.Modeling M:M dimensions, Fact (degenerate) dimensions, Role-playing dimensions, write back dimensions
    3.Modeling changing dimensions – Dimension Intelligence w/ Wizard
    4.Using the Add Business Intelligence Wizards – write-back, semi-additive measures, time intelligence, account intelligence
    5.Cube Storage and Aggregation

Storage topics – basic aggregations, MOLAP
    1.Advanced Storage Design – MOLAP, ROLAP, HOLAP
    2.Partitions – relational and Analysis Services partitions
    3.Customizing Aggregation Design – Processing Design
    4.Rapidly changing dimensions / ROLAP dimensions
    5.Welcome to the Real Time – Proactive Caching
    6.Cube processing options
    7.Beginning MDX

Basic syntax
    1.Using the MDX query editor in SQL Server Management Studio
    2.Most-used Functions & Common tasks
    3.New MDX functions
    4.Intermediate MDX

Adding calculated members
    1.Adding scripts
    2.Adding named sets
    3..NET Assemblies
    4.SSAS Administration

Best practices – health monitoring
    1.XMLA scripting (SQL Mgmt Studio)
    2.Other Documentation methods
    3.Security – roles and permissions
    4.Disaster Recovery – backup / restore
    5.Clustering – high availability
    6.Introduction to Data Mining

What and why?
    1.Examples of using each of the 9 algorithms (MS Clustering, MS Decision Trees, Naïve Bayes, MS
    2.Sequence Clustering, MS Time Series, MS Association Rules, MS Neural Network)
    3.Data Mining dimensions
    4.Data Mining clients
    5.Processing mining models
    6.Introduction to Reporting Clients

Excel 2003 Pivot Tables
    1.SQL RS & Report Builder
    2.SPS RS web parts & .NET 2.0 report viewer controls
    3.Business Scorecards 2005 & ProClarity
    4.Future Directions – Integration with Office 12

SharePoint 12 and AS
    1.Report Center (type of dashboard) uses KPIs, Reports, Excel Web, Filter
    2.Excel Services 12 and AS (Web Services)
    3.SQL Server 2005 Integration Services
    4.Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services

Product History
    1.SSIS Package Architecture Overview
    2.Development and Management Tools
    3.Deploying and Managing SSIS Packages
    4.Source Control for SSIS Packages
    5.SSIS for DBAs: Using SQL Server Management Studio

The Import and Export Wizard
    1.Importing and Exporting Data
    2.Working with Packages
    3.Database Maintenance Plans
    4.Creating Database Maintenance Plans using SSMS
    5.Scheduling and Executing Plans
    6.Examining Database Maintenance Plan Packages
    7.Changes in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
    8.Business Intelligence Development Studio

Launching BIDS
    1.Project templates
    2.The package designer
    3.The Toolbox
    4.Solution Explorer
    5.The Properties window
    6.The Variables window
    7.The SSIS menu
    8.Introduction to Control Flow
    
Control Flow Overview
    1.Precedence Constraints
    2.The Execute SQL Task
    3.The Bulk Insert Task
    4.The File System Task
    5.The FTP Task
    6.The Send Mail Task
    7.Advanced Control Flow

Containers – grouping and looping
    1.The Web Service Task
    2.The WMI tasks
    3.The Analysis Services tasks
    4.The Execute Process Task
    5.The Execute Package Task
    6.Introduction to Data Flow

Data Flow Overview
    1.Data Sources
    2.Data Destinations
    3.Data Transformations
    4.The Copy Column Transformation
    5.The Derived Column Transformation
    6.The Data Conversion Transformation
    7.The Conditional Split Transformation
    8.The Aggregate Transformation
    9.The Sort Transformation
    10.Data Viewers
    11.Variables and Configurations

Variables Overview
    1.Variable scope
    2.SSIS system variables
    3.Using variables in control flow
    4.Using variables in data flow
    5.Using variables to pass information between packages
    6.Property expressions
    7.Configuration Overview
    8.Configuration options
    9.Configuration discipline
    10.Debugging, Error Handling and Logging

SSIS debugging overview
    1.Breakpoints in SSIS
    2.SSIS debugging windows
    3.Control Flow: The OnError event handler
    4.Data Flow: Error data flow
    5.Configuring Package Logging
    6.Built-in log providers
    7.Advanced Data Flow

Revisiting data sources and destinations
    1.The Lookup Transformation
    2.Getting Fuzzy: The Fuzzy Lookup and Fuzzy Grouping Transformations
    3.The Multicast Transformation
    4.The Merge and Merge Join Transformations
    5.The Data Mining Query Transformation
    6.The Data Mining Model Training Destination
    7.The Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation
    8.Extending SSIS through Custom Code

Introduction to SSIS scripting
    1.The SSIS script editor
    2.The SSIS object model
    3.Script in Control flow: The Script Task
    4.Script in Data flow: The Script Component
    5.Introduction to SSIS component development
    6.SSIS Package Deployment

Configurations and deployment
    1.The deployment utility
    2.Deployment options
    3.Deployment security
    4.Executing packages – DTExec and DTExecUI
    5.SSIS Package Management

The SSIS Service
    1.Managing packages with DTUtil
    2.Managing packages with SQL Server Management Studio Scheduling packages with SQL Server Agent
    3.SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
    4.Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services

Tour of Features
    1.Reporting Services Architecture
    2.Reporting Services Terminology
    3.Reporting Services Editions
    4.Taking Reporting Services for a Spin
    5.Creating Reports

Deconstructing Reporting Services
    1.Shared Data Sources
    2.Creating Reports from Scratch
    3.Calculations and Formatting

Creating Expressions

Using the Global Collections
    1.Formatting Items
    2.Conditional Formatting
    3.Grouping and Sorting

Creating Groups
    1.Calculating Totals and Percentages
    2.Interactive Sorting
    3.Creating Drill-Down Reports
    4.Report Parameters

Creating Report Parameters
    1.Creating Drop-Down Parameters
    2.Multi-Valued Parameters
    3.Debugging Parameter Issues
    4.Creating Matrix Reports and Charts

Creating a Basic Matrix Report
    1.Matrix Subtotals
    2.Creating a Basic Chart
    3.Exploring the Charting Possibilities
    4.Managing Reporting Services

Deploying Reports and Data Sources
    1.Exporting Reports and Printing
    2.Using the Web-Based Report Manager
    3.Using SQL Server Management Studio-based Reporting Services Manager
    4.Reporting Services Security

Two Parts to Reporting Services Security
    1.Securing Access to Reports
    2.Data Source Security
    3.Programming Reporting Services

The Many Reporting Services APIs
    1.Integrating Reporting Services into Applications using URL Access
    2.Using the Report Viewer Controls
    3.Advanced Reporting Services Programming

Using the Reporting Services Web Service
    1.Working with Custom Assemblies
    2.Snapshots and Subscriptions

Caching and Snapshots
    1.Creating Standard Subscriptions
    2.Creating Data-Driven Subscriptions
    3.Managing Subscriptions
    4.Ad-Hoc Reporting with Report Builder

The Report Builder Architecture
    1.Creating Report Model Projects
    2.Running Report Builder