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Maintaining, Troubleshooting and Developing Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Learn how to create dynamic reports that integrate with SharePoint.

GK# 6174 Vendor# M6236

$2095 - $2995 USD

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Course Overview


In this instructor-led course, you will learn to implement a Reporting Services solution in an organization. You will learn how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create reports and how to use the Reporting Services management and administrative tools to manage a Reporting Services solution.

This course incorporates material form the Official Microsoft Learning Product 6236: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.


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What You'll Learn

  • SQL Server Reporting Services and its components
  • Create a Reporting Services report
  • Enhance a Reporting Services report
  • Create dynamic reports
  • 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
  • Retrieve data from external data sources
  • Optimize and troubleshoot Reporting Services
  • Integrate Reporting Services with SharePoint 2007


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Installing Reporting Services
  • Reporting Services Tools

2. Authoring Basic Reports

  • Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Formatting Report Pages
  • Calculating Values

3A. Enhancing Basic Reports

  • Interactive Navigation
  • Displaying Data
  • Expressions
  • Using Parameters as Content
  • Changing Report Structure with Parameters

3B. Exclusive - Dynamic Reports

  • More with expressions
  • Displaying Parameters
  • Dynamic Report Structure

4. Manipulating Data Sets

  • Defining Report Data
  • Using Parameters and Filters
  • Using Parameter Lists

5. Using Report Models

  • Creating Report Models
  • Using Report Builder

6. Publishing and Executing Reports

  • Publishing Reports
  • Executing Reports
  • Creating Cached Instances
  • Creating Snapshots and Report History

7. Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports

  • Introduction to Report Subscriptions
  • Creating Report Subscriptions
  • Managing Report Subscriptions

8. Administering Reporting Services

  • Reporting Server Administration
  • Performance and Reliability Monitoring
  • Administering Report Server Databases
  • Security Administration
  • Upgrading to Reporting Services 2008

9A. Programming Reporting Services

  • Adding Code to Reports
  • Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service
  • Automating Report Management
  • Rendering Reports
  • Creating Custom Code

9B. Exclusive - Adding Custom Code to a Report

  • Adding Code to a Report
  • Using a Custom Code Assembly

10. Exclusive - External Data

  • Accessing Remote SQL Server Data
  • Connecting to Other Data Sources
  • Implementing Analysis Services

11. Exclusive - Optimizing and Troubleshooting

  • Optimizing the SSRS environment
  • Troubleshooting the SSRS environment

12. Exclusive - Integrating with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

  • Introduction to SharePoint 2007
  • SharePoint Integrated Mode
  • Configuring SharePoint for Reporting Services
  • Deploying Reports to SharePoint
  • Managing and Viewing Reports
  • Integrating Reports into Dashboards


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Exploring Report Designer

Lab 2: Authoring Basic Reports

  • Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Formatting Report Pages
  • Adding Calculated Values

Lab 3A: Enhancing Basic Reports

  • Using Dynamic Visibility
  • Using Document Maps
  • Initiating Actions
  • Using a List Data Region
  • Creating a Tablix Report
  • Adding Chart Subreport to Parent Report

Lab 3B: Exclusive - Dynamic Reports

  • Variables and Parameters
  • Dynamic Shading
  • Displaying Filter Values
  • Dynamic Report Structure

Lab 4: Manipulating Data Sets

  • Using Parameters to Restrict Query Results
  • Using Parameters to Filter Report Data
  • Creating Dynamic Parameter Lists
  • Using Parameters with a Stored Procedure
  • Displaying All Categories in a Parameter List

Lab 5: Using Report Models

  • Creating a Report Model
  • Using Report Builder to Create a Report

Lab 6: Publishing and Executing Reports

  • Publishing Reports
  • Executing Reports
  • Configuring and Viewing a Cached Report
  • Configuring and Viewing a Snapshot Report

Lab 7: Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports

  • Creating a Standard Subscription
  • Creating a Data-Driven Subscription

Lab 8: Administering Reporting Services

  • Using Reporting Services Configuration Manager
  • Securing a Reporting Services Site
  • Securing Items

Lab 9A: Programming Reporting Services

  • Using URL Access to Display a Report
  • Building a Reporting Services Web Service Client
  • Using the Report Viewer Control
  • Adding a Report Control to a Windows Application

Lab 9B: Exclusive - Advanced Reporting: Adding Code to Reports

  • Custom Report Code
  • Using a Custom Assembly

Lab 10A: Exclusive - External Data

  • Reporting on External SQL Server Data
  • Reporting on MySQL Data
  • Reporting on Analysis Services Data

Lab 10B: Exclusive - Analysis Services

  • Create an Analysis Services Cube
  • Created a Calculated Member and a KPI
  • Create a Cube-Based Report

Lab 11: Exclusive - Optimizing and Troubleshooting Reporting Services

  • Troubleshoot Reports
  • Troubleshoot Reporting Services

Lab 12: Exclusive - SharePoint Integration

  • Configure Reporting Services for SharePoint Integration
  • Install and Configure the Reporting Services Add-In for SharePoint
  • Deploy a Reporting Services Project to SharePoint
  • Display and Manage Reports
  • Add a Report to an Existing SharePoint Page


  • 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)
  • Course 6182: Implementing and Managing SQL Server 2008

Who Should Attend


IT professionals and developers who need to implement reporting solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

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This course is available in the following formats:

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Duration: 3 day

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