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CERTIFICATES

Developing SQL Data Models with Microsoft SSAS
Overview

MCIT's certificate in Developing SQL Data Models focuses on creating managed enterprise BI solutions. You will learn to implement multidimensional and tabular data models and create cubes, dimensions, measures, and measure groups. 

​Class Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday (6:00pm - 9:00pm EST)

Who Should Apply

This certificate is designed for database professionals who need to fulfill the BI Developer role to create enterprise BI solutions whose primary responsibilities would include:
-Implementing multidimensional databases by using SQL Server Analysis Services
-Creating tabular semantic data models for analysis by using SQL Server Analysis Services

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

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BI Developer

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Network Administrator

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BI Student

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Network Administrator

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 the components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution

Create a multidimensional database with Analysis Services

Implement dimensions in a cube

Implement measures and measure groups in a cube

Use MDX syntax

Customize a cube

Implement a tabular database

Use DAX to query a tabular model

Use data mining for predictive analysis
 

COURSE OUTLINE

Developing SQL Data Models with Microsoft SSAS

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

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 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 formatting
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 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 scheduling. 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 to 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 drillthrough 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 drillthrough to a custom URL
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how to design and publish mobile reports.
Explain how to drillthrough 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 Developing SQL Data Models with Microsoft SSAS 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 —

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.
Yes. We conduct prerequisite classes that will help you to start the program on a high note.

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