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Course 10988: Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations

Duration: 90-days online access
ILT Classroom: 3 days
Audience: Data Professionals
Certification: n/a
Exam: n/a
Level: 300

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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.

Audience profile

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

Course Outline

  • 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
  • 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
    - BI Architectures
    - SharePoint BI Environments
  • 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 Components
    - Security Approach for BI Components
    - The Security Approach in Different BI Environments
  • 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
    - Stand-Alone Deployments
    - Team-Based Deployments
  • 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
    - Logging Options
    - Monitoring Options
    - Setting Up Alerts
  • 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
  • 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

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