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SQL Server 2014 and 2012

Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions
(Microsoft Training Course: 20467) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course teaches students how to implement self-service Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analysis solutions using the Microsoft data platform. It is intended for database and business intelligence (BI) professionals who are familiar with data warehouses and enterprise BI solutions built with SQL Server technologies.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Self-Service Business Intelligence
  2. Self-Service Reporting
  3. Self-Service Data Modeling with PowerPivot
  4. Importing Data with Power Query
  5. Visualizing Data with Power View in Microsoft Excel
  6. Visualizing Geographic Data with Power Map
  7. Collaborative BI with Microsoft SharePoint Server
  8. The Windows Azure Marketplace
  9. Cloud Collaboration with Power BI for Microsoft Office 365
  10. Introduction to Big Data and Windows Azure HDInsight
  11. Processing Big Data with Pig and Hive
  12. Implementing Big Data Processing with Windows Azure HDInsight

Supplementary InformationThis course may include additional content from the SQL Server 2012 course.
Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service Business Intelligence
  • Extending Enterprise BI
  • Microsoft Self-Service BI and Big Data Technologies
  • Lab: Exploring an Enterprise BI Solution
  • Viewing Reports
  • Analyzing Data in a Data Model
  • Analyzing Data from Multiple Sources
Skills
  • Describe ways in which an enterprise BI solution can be extended.
  • Identify Microsoft technologies for self-service BI and Big Data analysis.
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Module 2: Self-Service Reporting
  • Introduction to Self-Service Reporting
  • Shared Data Sources and Datasets
  • Report Parts
  • Lab: Implementing Self-Service Reporting
  • Using Report Builder
  • Simplifying Data Access for Business Users
  • Using Report Parts
Skills
  • Support self-service reporting with Report Builder.
  • Create shared data sources and datasets for self-service reporting scenarios.
  • Use report parts as reusable report elements.
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Module 3: Self-Service Data Modeling with PowerPivot
  • Creating Data Models in Excel with PowerPivot
  • Using DAX in a PowerPivot Data Model
  • Lab: Self-Service Data Modeling with PowerPivot
  • Creating a Data Model with PowerPivot
  • Enhancing a Data Model
  • Extending a Data Model
Skills
  • Use PowerPivot to create tabular data models in Excel.
  • Enhance data models with custom DAX expressions.
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Module 4: Importing Data with Power Query
  • Introduction to Power Query
  • Using Power Query to Import Data
  • Lab: Using Power Query
  • Importing data with Power Query
  • Merging Queries
  • Adding a Query to a Data Model
Skills
  • Enable Power Query and use it to search for data online
  • Use Power Query to import data from multiple data sources into an Excel data model
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Module 5: Visualizing Data with Power View in Microsoft Excel
  • Introduction to Power View
  • Creating Dynamic Data Visualizations
  • Lab: Visualizing Data with Power View
  • Using Power View
Skills
  • Describe the features of Power View
  • Use Power View to create interactive data visualizations in Excel
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Module 6: Visualizing Geographic Data with Power Map
  • Introduction to Power Map
  • Using Power Map
  • Lab: Visualizing Geographic Data with Power Map
  • Creating a Power Map Tour
  • Visualizing Data Over Time
Skills
  • Describe the features and usage scenarios of Power Map
  • Use Power Map to create visualizations of geographic data
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Module 7: Collaborative BI with Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Sharing PowerPivot Workbooks
  • Managing PowerPivot Services in SharePoint Server
  • Using Power View in SharePoint Server
  • Lab: Using SharePoint Server for BI Collaboration
  • Sharing a PowerPivot Workbook
  • Managing PowerPivot Data Refresh
  • Using Power View in SharePoint Server
Skills
  • Share a PowerPivot workbooks in SharePoint Server
  • Manage PowerPivot services in SharePoint Server
  • Use Power View to create interactive data visualizations in SharePoint Server
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Module 8: The Windows Azure Marketplace
  • Introduction to the Windows Azure Marketplace
  • Using Windows Azure Marketplace Data in Microsoft Excel
  • Lab: Using the Windows Azure Marketplace
  • Finding Data in the Windows Azure Marketplace
  • Using Windows Azure Marketplace Data in Excel
Skills
  • Find data in the Windows Azure Marketplace
  • Import Windows Azure Marketplace data into Microsoft Excel
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Module 9: Cloud Collaboration with Power BI for Microsoft Office 365
  • Introduction to Power BI
  • Natural Language Queries with Q&A
  • Sharing Queries
  • The Data Management Gateway
  • Lab: Using Power BI
  • Provisioning Power BI
  • Viewing Reports and Querying Data in Power BI
  • Sharing Queries
  • Cloud-Enabling a Data Source
Skills
  • Browse reports in a Power BI site
  • Use Q&A to query data in a Power BI site
  • Share Power Query queries with other organizational users
  • Publish on-premises data sources to the cloud
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Module 10: Introduction to Big Data and Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Lab: Using Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Provisioning a Windows Azure HDInsight Cluster
  • Processing Data with HDInsight
  • Analyzing Big Data in Microsoft Excel
Skills
  • Describe key features of Big Data.
  • Use Windows Azure HDInsight to process Map/Reduce jobs
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Module 11: Processing Big Data with Pig and Hive
  • Processing Big Data with Pig
  • Processing Big Data with Hive
  • Lab: Processing Big Data with Pig and Hive
  • Processing Big Data with Pig
  • Processing Big Data with Hive
Skills
  • Use Pig to process Big Data
  • Use Hive to process Big Data
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Module 12: Implementing Big Data Processing with Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Automating Big Data Processing Tasks
  • Integrating Windows Azure HDInsight with Enterprise Data
  • Lab: Creating a Big Data Solution
  • Using HCatalog to Abstract Storage Locations
  • Using Oozie to Coordinate a Workflow
  • Using Sqoop to Export Data
Skills
  • Design and implement an automated Big Data processing solution
  • Integrate Windows Azure HDInsight with Self-Service BI Solutions
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Knowledge of data warehousing and data modeling principles.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe key features and benefits of self-service BI; use SQL Server Reporting Services to implement a self-service reporting solution; use PowerPivot in Microsoft Excel to create analytical data models; use Power Query in Microsoft Excel to import data into a data model; use Power View in Microsoft Excel to create interactive data visualizations; use Power Map in Microsoft Excel to create geographic data visualizations; use Microsoft SharePoint Server to implement collaborative self-service BI solutions; find and use public data in the Windows Azure Marketplace; use Microsoft Office 365 Power BI to implement cloud-based self-service BI solutions; provision and use a Windows Azure HDInsight cluster for Big Data analysis; use Pig and Hive to analyze big data in Windows Azure HDInsight; design and implement Big Data processes to support self-service BI.
> Supplementary Information
This course may include additional content from the SQL Server 2012 course.