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CERTIFICATES

Analyzing Data with Microsoft SSRS
Overview

MCIT's certificate in Analyzing Data with Microsoft SSRS teaches students how to effectively implement a SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services solution for a wide range of data analysis in any organization. 

In addition, the course covers topics such as how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create and manage reports and implement self-service BI solutions.

​Class Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (6PM to 9PM)

Who Should Apply

The certificate was designed for database professionals who need to fulfill a BI developer role whose primary responsibilities would be implementing reports and mobile reports.

In addition, the certificate is also great for recent graduates looking to expand their skillset.

Eligibility and Requirements

You don't need any formal training to take this course but it is good to at least have:

-Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
-Working knowledge of Transact-SQL, such as that taught in 20761C.

SKILLS ACQUIRED

Describe reporting services and it’s components

Describe reporting services data sources

Implement paginated reports

Work with reporting services data

Visualize data with reporting services

Aggregate report data

Share reporting services reports

Administer reporting services

Expand and integrate reporting services

Describe mobile reports

Develop mobile reports.

COURSE OUTLINE

Analyzing Data with Microsoft SSRS

This module introduces Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, their components, and the tools used to work with them.

Lessons
Introduction to reporting services
Reporting services components
Reporting services tools
Lab: Exploring reporting services
Exploring reports
Reporting services configuration
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Give a context for Reporting Services.
Describe the components of Reporting Services.
Explain Reporting Services tools.

Almost every report that you publish by using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) will be built using data that’s obtained from one or more source systems. This lesson explains how to configure SSRS to interact with source data systems by working with data sources.

Lessons
Data sources
Connection strings
Datasets
Lab: Configuring data access with report builder
Configuring data access with report builder
Lab: Configuring data access with report designer
Configuring data access with report designer
After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe data sources.
Work with connection strings.
Describe datasets.

Now that you have learned about BI and data modelling, and how to access data from Report Designer and Report Builder, you need to learn how to create reports. This module shows you how to create different types of reports in both applications, in addition to using the Report Wizard.

Lessons
Creating a report with the report wizard
Creating a report
Publishing a report
Lab: Creating reports
Use the report wizard – report designer
Use the report wizard – report builder
Creating and publishing a report – report designer
Creating and publishing a report – report builder
After completing this module, you will be able to:

Create a report with the report wizard.
Create a report using report builder or report designer.
Publish a report to reporting services.

It is common for business requirements to change regarding the information they need and how they want data presented. On viewing a detailed report, senior management might ask for higher level, summarized, or filtered versions of the same report.

Report Builder and Report Designer support these scenarios via filtering, sorting, drilldowns, grouping, and the parameterizing of reports.

In this module, you will see how to use filters and parameters to make reports more dynamic and useful to business users.

Lessons
Data filters
Report parameters
Implementing report filters and parameters
Lab: Create a parameterized report
Using parameters in the report designer
Using parameters in report builder
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Filter data in reports
Use parameters in reports

As the amount of data being generated continues to grow, the need to make sense of its meaning increases. You use data visualization to make data easier to understand, and faster to interpret.

Data visualizations highlight comparisons, show trends and convey scale much faster than a table of numbers could. The detail is important, but visualizations are a highly effective way of conveying meaning and insights quickly and accurately.

Lessons
Formatting data
Images and charts
Databars, sparklines, indicators, gauges, and maps
Lab: Manage to format
Report designer
Report builder
After completing this module, you will be able to:

Format data in reports.
Use images and charts in your reports.
Use databars, sparklines, and indicators in reports.
Explain what a KPI is and how it’s used.

As the amount of data we need to deal with increases, so does the requirement to manage data by grouping and summarizing. In this module, you will learn how to create group structures, summarize data, and provide interactivity in your reports, so that users see the level of detail or summary that they need.

Lessons
Sorting and grouping
Report sub-reports
Drilldown and drill through
Lab: Summarizing report data
Sorting and grouping in report builder
Sorting and grouping in the report designer
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Group and sort data in reports.
Create report sub-sections.
Use drill-down and drill through.

When you have published a Reporting Services report, users can view the report interactively. In some situations, it can be advantageous to run reports automatically, either to improve performance through caching and snapshots or to deliver reports to users—by using e-mail or other mechanisms. To run reports automatically, you need to understand how Reporting Services manages to schedule. This module covers report scheduling, caching and the report life cycle, and automatic subscription and delivery of reports.

Lessons
Schedules
Report caching, snapshots, and comments
Report subscription and delivery
Lab: Sharing reporting services reports
Create a shared schedule
Configure caching
Subscribe to a report
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain schedules.
Describe report caching, report snapshots, and report comments.
Configure report subscriptions.

System administrators take responsibility for the configuration and day-to-day operations of IT systems. In SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), administrative tasks include the configuration of the web portal and web service, branding the web portal, and ensuring that access to sensitive reports is carefully controlled. Administrators also monitor and optimize performance.

Lessons
Administering reporting services
Reporting services configuration
Reporting services performance
Lab: Administering reporting services
Authorize access to reports
Web portal branding
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Secure access to reports by using authentication, permissions, and SSL encryption.
Use report services configuration manager to reconfigure SSRS servers.
Monitor and optimize the performance of SSRS on a given set of server hardware.

Although Reporting Services is a powerful tool, its built-in capabilities might not always meet your needs. This module covers the methods for extending the functionality of Reporting Services with expressions and custom code. You will also learn about the methods for working with Reporting Services programmatically and integrating Reporting Services reports into other applications.

Lessons
Expressions and embedded code
Extending reporting services
Integrating reporting services
Lab: Extending and integrating reporting services
Custom code – report designer
Custom code – report builder
URL access
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Work with expressions and embedded code.
Extend reporting services functionality with external assemblies.
Integrate reporting services with other software.

This module introduces the design and publication of reports that are intended for consumption on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) includes support for mobile reports, although the tools that are used to design and publish mobile reports are different from the tools used for the paginated reports discussed in the earlier modules of this course.

Lessons
Overview of mobile reports
Preparing data for mobile reports
Mobile report publisher
Lab: Introduction to mobile reports
Format data for a mobile report
Create a mobile report
Create KPIs
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe considerations for mobile reports.
Prepare data for publication in mobile reports.
Use SQL Server mobile report publisher to create mobile reports.

In this module, you will learn about the element types that you can add to your Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services mobile reports. You will also learn about working with dataset parameters, and how to add drill-through actions to your reports.

Lessons
Designing and publishing mobile reports
Drillthrough in mobile reports
Lab: Developing mobile reports
Add a dataset with parameters
Design a mobile report
Publish a mobile report
Add a drill-through to a custom URL
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how to design and publish mobile reports.
Explain how to drill through from mobile reports.

Earn MCIT Certification

Upon completing this course, you will receive an industry-recognized certificate from MCIT. Once you complete this exam, you will earn your official Analyzing Data with Microsoft SSRS certification.

Why join MCIT?

  • Taught by Industry Expert Instructors
  • Real-Time, Hands-on Training
  • Post Graduation Job Placement
  • 24/7 Virtual Lab Access
  • Flexible Schedule (Evening and Weekend Class Times)
  • Vendor Authorized Trainings

INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT

COMMUNITY TESTIMONIAL

After completing my diploma in Business Intelligence at Montreal College, I was able to land my first job at Bell Canada, where I am currently working with the Intelligence & Analytics team.

Abdulla Alkhuzai — BI Student
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CALENDAR

— F.A.Q —

Do you want to fit into an industry where data, technology, business processes, and analytics combined to optimize business decisions? You are in the right program.
Interested applicants can apply online or visit the downtown campus located in Montreal at 1255Boulevard Robert-Bourassa Suite 501.
Yes. Each participant receives a Certificate of Completion in the end.
As a general rule, grade-12 English reading and writing skills are required. Please be sure to check the course description for any prerequisites.

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