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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.
- 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.
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
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
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 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
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
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