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10988 MOD: Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations (On Demand)


About this On Demand Course
The Microsoft on-demand product is an integrated on-line training experience that includes video, labs, exercises, text and knowledge checks. Attendees experience all of this through an on-demand course player.

What’s included?

  • Access to the official Microsoft Video on Demand Course for 90 days from the point of first access, allowing you to start and stop when you need to.
  • Lab access for 3 months from start of access.
  • Mentoring Support (24/7 by chat, email or phone) for the duration of your subscription

The content is based on the same official courseware we use in our instructor-led training, and videos feature engaging experts hand-selected by Microsoft. Unlike other on-demand offerings that offer simulated labs, MOC On-Demand gives you a live, real-time environment for hands-on training.

About this course

This course is aimed at database professionals who manage Business Intelligence (BI) operations. This course looks at various options that provide the ability of business users to analyze data and share their findings, starting with managed BI data sources and expanding to personal and external/public data sources.


Audience profile

  • The primary audience for this course are business intelligence professionals.

  • The secondary audiences for this course are technically proficient business users.


At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key features of a self-service BI solution

  • Describe the key capabilities of SQL Server BI in a SharePoint environment

  • Describe common Analysis Services operational tasks

  • Describe PowerPivot for SharePoint server

  • Describe Power Query

  • Describe Windows Azure HDInsight



In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)

  • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)

  • An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.

  • Familiarity with SharePoint Server and Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel


Course Outline


Module 1: Introduction to Operational Management in BI Solutions

This module is designed to set the scene for the rest of the course.



Rationale for BI Operations

Roles in BI Operations

Technologies Used in BI Operations

Environment and Operational Standards


Lab: Introduction to Operational Management in BI Solutions


Module 2: Configuring BI Components

This module focuses on optimizing the data platforms on which the BI solutions reside, adhering to best practice to meet the requirements of the business.



The Importance of Standardized Builds

Configuration Considerations for BI Technologies

BI Architectures

SharePoint BI Environments


Lab: Configuring BI Components


Module 3: Managing Business Intelligence Security

This module discusses how managing the security of data within an organization should be the first priority for any operational team.



Security Approach to BI Solutions

Security Components

Security Approach for BI Components

The Security Approach in Different BI Environments


Lab: Managing Business Intelligence Security


Module 4: Deploying BI Solutions

This module helps you to understand the tools that are available and the benefits they offer will help you to pick the right tool for the job and aid deployment.



Application Life Cycle Management for BI Solution

Stand-Alone Deployments

Team-Based Deployments


Lab: Deploying BI Solutions


Module 5: Logging and Monitoring in BI Operations

This module introduces techniques to ensure the continued service of key applications that are used within the business.



The Need for Logging and Monitoring

Logging Options

Monitoring Options

Setting Up Alerts


Lab: Monitoring BI Solutions


Module 6: Troubleshooting BI Solutions

This module introduces techniques to troubleshoot failed BI operations.



Troubleshoot Failed BI Solutions

Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse

Troubleshooting SQL Server Analysis Services

Troubleshooting SQL Server Reporting Services


Lab: Troubleshooting BI Solutions


Module 7: Performance Tuning BI Queries

This module introduces tuning the query aspects of the BI solution to improve performance.



The Need for Performance Tuning

BI Queries to Performance Tune

Tools for Performance Tuning

Remediating Performance Issues


Lab: Performance Tuning a BI Solution


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