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SQL Server 2005

Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
(Microsoft Training Course: 2793) - 3 days - £1150 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course teaches students how to implement a Reporting Services solution in their organizations. It is intended for information technology (IT) professionals and developers who need to implement reporting solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 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 InformationThis course is an “Implementing and Maintaining” course and covers the basics. It is designed for students who have not used SQL Server Reporting Services before, or those with only limited experience. It is not designed for those who have previously made extensive use of SQL Server Reporting 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 Reporting Services should consider Course [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/SQL-Server-2005/2797.aspx}2797]].
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • This module introduces the role that Reporting Services plays in an organization’s reporting life cycle, the key features offered by Reporting Services, and the components that make up the Reporting Services architecture.
  • Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Installing Reporting Services
  • Reporting Services Tools
  • Lab: Using Reporting Services Tools
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
  • This module introduces the fundamentals of report authoring, including configuring data sources and data sets, creating tabular reports, summarizing data, and applying basic formatting.
  • Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Formatting Report Pages
  • Calculating Values
  • Lab: Creating a Simple Report
Skills
  • Create a basic table report.
  • Format report pages.
  • Calculate values for a report.
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Module 3: Enhancing Basic Reports
  • This module introduces navigational controls and some additional types of data regions, and discusses how to use them to enhance a basic report.
  • Interactive Navigation
  • Displaying Data
  • Lab: Enhancing a Report
Skills
  • Create reports with interactive navigation.
  • Display data in various formats.
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Module 4: Manipulating Data Sets
  • This module explores data sets to a greater depth, including the use of alternative data sources and interacting with a data set through the use of parameters. Students learn how to dynamically modify the data set underlying a data region by allowing parameters to be sent to the underlying query.
  • 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
  • This module describes how to create a report model so that business users can create their own reports without using the full Report Designer development environment. Students also learn how to use Report Builder to create a report from a report model.
  • Creating Report Models
  • Using Report Builder
  • Lab: Working with Report Models
Skills
  • Create Report Models.
  • Use Report Builder.
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Module 6: Publishing and Executing Reports
  • This module explains the various options you can use to publish reports to the report server and execute them.
  • 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
  • This module describes how to implement subscriptions so that you can distribute reports either automatically by e-mail or by publishing reports to a shared folder.
  • Introduction to Report Subscriptions
  • Creating Report Subscriptions
  • Managing Report Subscriptions
  • Lab: Implementing Subscriptions
Skills
  • Describe report subscriptions.
  • Create report subscriptions.
  • Manage report subscriptions.
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Module 8: Administering Reporting Services
  • This module discusses how to administer the Reporting Services server, how to monitor and optimize the performance of the report server, how to maintain the Reporting Services databases, and how to keep the system secure.
  • Server Administration
  • Performance and Reliability Monitoring
  • Administering Report Server Databases
  • Security Administration
  • Lab: Administering Reporting Services
Skills
  • Administer the reporting server.
  • Monitor performance and reliability.
  • Administer the Report Server databases.
  • Administer security.
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Module 9: Programming Reporting Services
  • This module explains how to query Reporting Services information programmatically and how to automate report management tasks. Students also learn how to render reports without relying on Report Manager, and how you can extend the feature set of a report server by creating custom code.
  • Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service
  • Automating Report Management
  • Rendering Reports
  • Creating Custom Code
  • Lab: Programming Reporting Services
Skills
  • Query server information by 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; 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
This course is an “Implementing and Maintaining” course and covers the basics. It is designed for students who have not used SQL Server Reporting Services before, or those with only limited experience. It is not designed for those who have previously made extensive use of SQL Server Reporting 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 Reporting Services should consider Course [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/SQL-Server-2005/2797.aspx}2797]].