Course DescriptionThis three-day instructor-led course is aimed at database professionals who fulfil a Business Intelligence (BI) developer role. This course looks at implementing multidimensional databases by using SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), and at creating tabular semantic data models for analysis with SSAS.
Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling
This module introduces key BI concepts and the Microsoft BI product suite.
Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Databases
This module describes the steps required to create a multidimensional database with analysis services.
Module 3: Working with Cubes and Dimensions
This module describes how to implement dimensions in a cube.
Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure GroupsT
his module describes how to implement measures and measure groups in a cube.
Module 5: Introduction to MDX
This module describes the MDX syntax and how to use MDX.
Module 6: Customizing Cube Functionality
This module describes how to customize a cube.
Module 7: Implementing a Tabular Data Model by Using Analysis Services
This module describes how to implement a tabular data model in PowerPivot.
Module 8: Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)
This module describes how to use DAX to create measures and calculated columns in a tabular data model.
Module 9: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining
This module describes how to use data mining for predictive analysis.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the 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
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
Working knowledge of relational databases.