MOC on Demand: Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations

  • Course Price:$675
  • Audience: IT Professionals
  • Portfolio: MOC-ON-DEMAND
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About MOC on Demand
MOC On Demand from OakTree puts a massive catalog of Microsoft courses online right at your fingertips -- from anywhere, anytime. Each MOC On Demand course is the perfect blend of video, text, and lab-style instruction with knowledge checks throughout so students can gauge their comprehension.  Taking official Microsoft courses online has never been so simple.

Basic Course Package: $675.00 or 2 voucher days
Package Includes: Online Course, 90-day access to the course and labs.
*does not include digital courseware.

Plus Course Package: $950.00 or 3 voucher days
Package Includes: Online Course, 90-day access to the course and labs, digital courseware

Premium Course Package: $1250.00 or 4 voucher days
Package Includes: Online Course, 180-day access to the course and labs, digital courseware.

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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
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the rationale for BI operations.
  • Describe roles in BI operations.
  • Describe the technologies used in BI operations.
  • Describe environments 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
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the importance of standardized builds.
  • Describe the configuration considerations for BI technologies.
  • Describe BI architectures.
  • Describe 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
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the security approach to a BI solution.
  • Understand the security components available.
  • Apply the security components to BI technologies.
  • Manage security in different 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
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Understand application life-cycle management for BI solutions.
  • Understand stand-alone deployments.
  • Understand 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
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the need for logging and monitoring.
  • Use various logging options.
  • Use monitoring tools.
  • Set up notifications.

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
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Troubleshoot failed BI solutions
  • Troubleshoot data warehouses
  • Troubleshoot Analysis Services
  • Troubleshoot 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
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Understand the need for performance tuning.
  • Describe the BI queries required to carry out performance tuning.
  • Use the tools for performance tuning.
  • Remediate performance problems