Developing SQL Data Models Course Details:

The focus of this 3-day instructor-led course is on creating managed enterprise BI solutions. It describes how to implement both multidimensional and tabular data models and how to create cubes, dimensions, measures, and measure groups

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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
    • Cubes
    • Overview of Cube Security
    • Configure SSAS
    • Monitoring SSAS
  3. Working Cubes and Dimensions
    • Configure Dimensions
    • Define Attribute Hierarchies
    • Implementing Sorting and Grouping Attributes
    • Slowly Changing Dimensions
  4. Working with Measures and Measure Groups
    • Working with Measures
    • Working with 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
    • Implement Perspectives
    • Implement 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
    • Using Dax to create Calculated Columns and Measures in a Tabular Data Model
  9. Perform Predictive Analysis with Data Mining
    • Overview of Data Mining
    • Create a Custom Data Mining Solution
    • Validate a Data Mining Model
    • Connecting to and Consume a Data Mining Model
    • Using the Data Mining add-in for Excel

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • 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
  • Lab 1: Exploring 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: Working with an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
  • Lab 8: Create Calculated Columns and Measures using DAX
  • Lab 9: Using Data Mining
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Experience of querying data using Transact-SQL.
  • 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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