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Developing SQL Data Models (M20768)

Learn about SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) for SQL Server 2016.

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$1245 - $2295 CAD

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In this course, you will learn about business intelligence (BI) solutions that implement multidimensional databases and create tabular semantic data models for analysis using SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). 

This course x incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20768: Developing SQL Data Models and can assist you in preparing for the 70-768: Developing SQL Data Models exam

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What You'll Learn

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  • Components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution
  • Create a multidimensional database with analysis services
  • Implement dimensions in a cube
  • Implement measures and measure groups in a cube
  • Use MDX syntax
  • Customize a cube
  • Implement a tabular database
  • Use DAX to query a tabular model
  • Use data mining for predictive analysis

Outline

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1. Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform

2. Create Multidimensional Databases

  • Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
  • Create Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Create a Cube
  • Overview of Cube Security
  • Configure SSAS
  • Monitoring SSAS

3. Working with Cubes and Dimensions

  • Configure Dimensions
  • Define Attribute Hierarchies
  • Sort and Group Attributes

4. Working with Measures and Measure Groups

5. Introduction to Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)

  • MDX Fundamentals
  • Add Calculations to a Cube
  • Use MDX to Query a Cube

6. Customize Cube Functionality

  • Implement Key Performance Indicators
  • Implement Actions, Perspectives, and Translations

7. Implement a Tabular Data Model by Using Analysis Services

  • Introduction to Tabular Data Models
  • Create a Tabular Data Model
  • Use an Analysis Services Tabular Model in an Enterprise BI Solution

8. Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)

  • DAX Fundamentals
  • Create Columns and Measures in a Tabular Data Model Using DAX

9. Perform Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

  • Overview of Data Mining
  • Use the Data Mining Add-in for Excel
  • Create a Custom Data Mining Solution
  • Validate, Connect, and Consume a Data Mining Model

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Lab 1: Explore a BI Solution
Lab 2: Create a Multidimensional Database
Lab 3: Work with Cubes and Dimensions
Lab 4: Configure Measures and Groups
Lab 5: Use MDX
Lab 6: Customize a Cube
Lab 7: Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
Lab 8: Create Calculated Columns and Measures using DAX
Lab 9: Using Data Mining

Prerequisites

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  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL
  • Working knowledge of relational databases

Who Should Attend

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  • Data analysts and power information workers
  • Database professionals who fulfill a BI developer role and create enterprise BI solutions and whose primary responsibilities include:
    • Implementing multidimensional databases by using SSAS
    • Creating tabular semantic data models for analysis by using SSAS

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  • 3 Day SATV for a Classroom Live session
  • 3 Day SATV for a Virtual Classroom Live session

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This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

  • Practice Labs
  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Retakes
  • Digital Courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

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Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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