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SQL Server 2005

Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
(Microsoft Training Course: 2791) - 3 days - £1150 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course teaches students how to implement an Analysis Services solution in their organization. It is intended for information technology (IT) professionals and developers who need to implement analysis solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
  2. Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions
  3. Working with Dimensions
  4. Working with Measures and Measure Groups
  5. Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions
  6. Customizing Cube Functionality
  7. Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database
  8. Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution
  9. Introduction to Data Mining

Supplementary InformationThis course is an “Implementing and Maintaining” course and covers the basics. It is designed for students who have not used SQL Server Analysis Services before, or those with only limited experience. It is not designed for those who have previously made extensive use of SQL Server Analysis Services and are looking for a very detailed in-depth look at the product and/or consultancy during the training course. More experienced users of SQL Server Analysis Services should consider Course [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/SQL-Server-2005/2796.aspx}2796]].
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
  • This module introduces common analysis scenarios and describes how Analysis Services provides a powerful platform for multidimensional OLAP solutions and data mining solutions. The module then describes the main considerations for installing Analysis Services.
  • Overview of Data Analysis Solutions
  • Overview of SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
  • Installing SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
Skills
  • Describe data analysis solutions.
  • Describe the key features of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services.
  • Install SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services.
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Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions
  • This module introduces the development tools you can use to create an Analysis Services multidimensional analysis solution, and describes how to create data sources, data source views, and cubes.
  • Developing Analysis Services Solutions
  • Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Creating a Cube
  • Lab: Creating a Multidimensional Analysis Solution
Skills
  • Develop Analysis Services solutions.
  • Create a data source and a data source view.
  • Create a cube.
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Module 3: Working with Dimensions
  • This module describes how to edit dimensions and to configure dimensions, attributes, and hierarchies.
  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Attributes
  • Lab: Defining Dimensions
Skills
  • Configure dimensions.
  • Define hierarchies.
  • Sort and group attributes.
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Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure Groups
  • This module explains how to edit and configure measures and measure groups.
  • Working with Measures
  • Working with Measure Groups
  • Lab: Configuring Measures and Measure Groups
Skills
  • Work with measures.
  • Work with measure groups.
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Module 5: Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions
  • This module introduces multidimensional expressions (MDX) and describes how to implement calculated members and named sets in an Analysis Services cube.
  • MDX Fundamentals
  • Adding Calculations to a Cube
  • Lab: Querying a Cube
Skills
  • Describe Multidimensional Expression (MDX) fundamentals.
  • Add calculations to a cube.
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Module 6: Customizing Cube Functionality
  • This module explains how to customize a cube by implementing key performance indicators (KPIs), actions, perspectives, and translations.
  • Implementing Key Performance Indicators
  • Implementing Actions
  • Implementing Perspectives
  • Implementing Translations
  • Lab: Customizing a Cube
Skills
  • Implement Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Implement actions.
  • Implement perspectives.
  • Implement translations.
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Module 7: Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database
  • This module describes how to deploy an Analysis Services database to a production server, and how to implement security in an Analysis Services multidimensional solution.
  • Deploying an Analysis Services Database
  • Securing an Analysis Services Database
  • Lab: Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database
Skills
  • Deploy an Analysis Services database.
  • Secure an Analysis Services database.
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Module 8: Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution
  • This module discusses the maintenance tasks associated with an Analysis Services solution, and describes how administrators can use the Analysis Services management tools to perform them.
  • Configuring Processing Settings
  • Logging, Monitoring, and Optimizing an Analysis Services Solution
  • Backing Up and Restoring an Analysis Services Database
  • Lab: Maintaining an Analysis Services Database
Skills
  • Configure processing settings.
  • Log, monitor, and optimize an Analysis Services solution.
  • Back up and restore an Analysis Services database.
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Module 9: Introduction to Data Mining
  • This module introduces data mining, and describes how to implement data mining structures and models. It then explains how to validate data model accuracy.
  • Overview of Data Mining
  • Creating a Data Mining Solution
  • Validating Data Mining Models
  • Lab: Implementing Data Mining
Skills
  • Describe data mining.
  • Create a data mining solution.
  • Validate data mining models.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Conceptual understanding of OLAP solutions.
  • 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 how SQL Server Analysis Services can be used to implement analytical solutions; create multidimensional analysis solutions with SQL Server Analysis Services; implement dimensions in an Analysis Services solution; implement measures and measure groups in an Analysis Services solution; query a multidimensional Analysis Services solution; customize an Analysis Services cube; deploy and Secure an Analysis Services database; maintain a multidimensional Analysis Services solution; implement a Data Mining solution.
> Supplementary Information
This course is an “Implementing and Maintaining” course and covers the basics. It is designed for students who have not used SQL Server Analysis Services before, or those with only limited experience. It is not designed for those who have previously made extensive use of SQL Server Analysis Services and are looking for a very detailed in-depth look at the product and/or consultancy during the training course. More experienced users of SQL Server Analysis Services should consider Course [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/SQL-Server-2005/2796.aspx}2796]].