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SQL Server 2008

Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
(Microsoft Training Course: 6236) - 3 days - £1250 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course teaches students how to implement a Reporting Services solution in an organization. It is intended for information technology (IT) professionals and developers who need to implement reporting solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  2. Authoring Basic Reports
  3. Enhancing Basic Reports
  4. Manipulating Data Sets
  5. Using Report Models
  6. Publishing and Executing Reports
  7. Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
  8. Administering Reporting Services
  9. Programming Reporting Services

Supplementary Information
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Installing Reporting Services
  • Reporting Services Tools
  • Lab: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
Skills
  • Describe the features of SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Install Reporting Services.
  • Describe the Reporting Services tools.
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Module 2: Authoring Basic Reports
  • Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Formatting Report Pages
  • Calculating Values
  • Lab: Authoring Basic Reports
Skills
  • Create a basic table report.
  • Format report pages.
  • Calculate values for a report.
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Module 3: Enhancing Basic Reports
  • Interactive Navigation
  • Displaying Data
  • Lab: Enhancing Basic Reports
Skills
  • Create reports with interactive navigation.
  • Display data in various formats.
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Module 4: Manipulating Data Sets
  • Defining Report Data
  • Using Parameters and Filters
  • Using Parameter Lists
  • Lab: Manipulating Data Sets
Skills
  • Define report data.
  • Use parameters and filters.
  • Use parameter lists.
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Module 5: Using Report Models
  • Creating Report Models
  • Using Report Builder
  • Lab: Using Report Models
Skills
  • Create Report Models.
  • Use Report Builder.
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Module 6: Publishing and Executing Reports
  • Publishing Reports
  • Executing Reports
  • Creating Cached Instances
  • Creating Snapshots and Report History
  • Lab: Publishing and Executing Reports
Skills
  • Publish reports.
  • Execute reports.
  • Create cached instances.
  • Create snapshots and report history.
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Module 7: Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
  • Introduction to Report Subscriptions
  • Creating Report Subscriptions
  • Managing Report Subscriptions
  • Lab: Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
Skills
  • Describe report subscriptions.
  • Create report subscriptions.
  • Manage report subscriptions.
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Module 8: Administering Reporting Services
  • Reporting Server Administration
  • Performance and Reliability Monitoring
  • Administering Report Server Databases
  • Security Administration
  • Upgrading to Reporting Services 2008
  • Lab: Administering Reporting Services
Skills
  • Administer the reporting server.
  • Monitor performance and reliability.
  • Administer the Report Server databases.
  • Administer security.
  • Upgrade to Reporting Services 2008.
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Module 9: Programming Reporting Services
  • Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service
  • Automating Report Management
  • Rendering Reports
  • Creating Custom Code
  • Lab: Programming Reporting Services
Skills
  • Query server information using a Web service.
  • Automate report management.
  • Render reports.
  • Create custom code.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Exposure to creating reports in Microsoft Access or other third-party reporting products, such as Crystal Reports.
  • Conceptual understanding of the push and pull distribution/subscription paradigm.
  • Experience navigating the Microsoft Windows Server environment.
  • Experience with Windows services (starting and stopping).
  • Experience creating service accounts and permissions.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, including SQL Server Agent, SQL Server query language (SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE), SQL Server System tables, and SQL Server accounts (users and permissions).
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe SQL Server Reporting Services and its components; create a Reporting Services report; enhance a Reporting Services report; create and manipulate data sets; use report models to implement reporting for business users; configure report publishing and execution settings; implement subscriptions for reports; administer Reporting Services; implement custom Reporting Services applications.
> Supplementary Information