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Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations (M10988)

Learn about business intelligence solutions for SQL Server 2016.

GK# 4425

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn about business intelligence (BI) solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2016. You will learn about the Microsoft tools and key features of a self-service BI solution. Additionally, you will examine SQL Server BI in a SharePoint environment, which includes PowerPivot, analysis services, and reporting services (such as Power Query and Windows Azure HDInsight).

This course uses Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 10988: Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations.

What You'll Learn

  • Key features of a self-service BI solution
  • Key capabilities of SQL Server BI in a SharePoint environment
  • Common analysis services operational tasks
  • PowerPivot for SharePoint server
  • Query
  • Windows Azure HDInsight


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1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server BI Solution

  • Overview of Self-Service BI
  • Considerations of Self-Service BI
  • Microsoft Tools for Self-Service BI

2. Configuring BI Components

  • Importance of Standardized Builds
  • Configuration Considerations for BI Technologies
  • BI Architectures
  • SharePoint BI Environments

3. Managing Business Intelligence Security

  • Security Approach to BI Solutions
  • Security Components
  • Security Approach for BI Components
  • The Security Approach in Different BI Environments

4. Deploying BI Solutions

  • Application Life Cycle Management for BI Solution
  • Stand-Alone Deployments
  • Team-Based Deployments

5. Logging and Monitoring in BI Operations

  • The Need for Logging and Monitoring
  • Logging Options
  • Monitoring Options
  • Setting Up Alerts

6. Troubleshooting BI Solutions

  • Troubleshoot Failed BI Solutions
  • Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse
  • Troubleshooting SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Troubleshooting SQL Server Reporting Services

7. Performance Tuning BI Queries

  • The Need for Performance Tuning
  • BI Queries to Performance Tuning
  • Tools for Performance Tuning
  • Remediating Performance Issues


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Lab 1: Explore an Enterprise BI Solutions
Lab 2: Design a SQL Server BI Infrastructure
Lab 3: Configure Analysis Services
Lab 4: Support Analysis Services
Lab 5: Install Reporting Services
Lab 6: Install PowerPivot for SharePoint
Lab 7: Use Power BI


  • Basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)
  • 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)

Who Should Attend

  • BI professionals
  • Technically proficient business users
Training Exclusives

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:

Virtual Classroom Live

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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