SQL Server Bootcamp

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This 5-day Comprehensive course covers Microsoft SQL Server 2012-2014 Analysis, Integration, and Reporting Services.

  1. Course Overview
    1. Introduction
    2. Course Materials
    3. Facilities
    4. Prerequisites
    5. What We'll Be Discussing
    6. Lab 1: Course Overview
  2. SQL Server Integration Services Architecture
    1. Version Changes of SSIS From 2008-2012
    2. The SQL Server Integration Service
    3. Understanding Packages
    4. Managing with Control Flow
    5. Moving Data with Data Flow
    6. Understanding Variables
    7. Understanding Parameters
    8. Lab 1: SQL Server Integration Services Architecture
      1. Managing with Control Flow
      2. Moving Data with Data Flow
      3. Understanding Variables
      4. Understanding Parameters
  3. SQL Server Integration Services Tools
    1. Utilizing the Import/Export Wizard
    2. Working in the Explore Window
    3. Creating SQL Server Integration Services Packages
    4. Utilizing Connection Managers
    5. Lab 1: SQL Server Integration Services Tools
      1. Utilizing the Import/Export Wizard
      2. Working in the Explore Window
      3. Creating SQL Server Integration Services Packages
      4. Utilizing Connection Managers
  4. SQL Server Integration Services Tasks
    1. Coding the Script Task
    2. Looping and Sequence Tasks
    3. Utilizing Data Preparation Tasks
    4. Data Loading with the Analysis Services Tasks
    5. Using the Workflow Tasks
    6. Managing SQL with the SQL Tasks
    7. Administration of SQL Using the SQL Management Objects Tasks
    8. Lab 1: SQL Server Integration Services Tasks
      1. Coding the Script Task
      2. Utilizing Looping and Sequence Tasks
      3. Utilizing Data Preparation Tasks
      4. Data Loading with the Analysis Services Tasks
      5. Using the Workflow Tasks
      6. Managing SQL with the SQL Tasks
      7. Administration of SQL Using the SQL Management Objects Tasks
  5. Data Flow
    1. Optimizing Sources for Extraction
    2. Using Destinations and Understanding choices
    3. Examining the Transformation and Other Tasks (about 25 of them)
    4. Lab 1: Data Flow
      1. Optimizing Sources for Extraction
      2. Using Destinations and Understanding choices
      3. Examining the Transformation and Other Tasks (about 25 of them)
  6. Variables, Parameters and Expressions
    1. Creating Dynamic Packages
    2. Utilizing SQL Server Integration Services Data Typing
    3. Define and Use Variables and Parameters
    4. Using Expressions in Packages
    5. Lab 1: Variables, Parameters and Expressions
      1. Creating Dynamic Packages
      2. Utilizing SQL Server Integration Services Data Typing
      3. Define and Use Variables and Parameters
      4. Using Expressions in Packages
  7. Overview of Containers
    1. Utilizing Sequences in a Container
    2. Utilizing Container Loops
    3. Lab 1: Containers
      1. Utilizing Sequences in a Container
      2. Utilizing Container Loops
  8. Performing Joins
    1. Performing Joins with the Lookup Transformation
    2. Performing Joins with the Merge Transformation
    3. Utilizing Cache Modes in Joins
    4. Lab 1: Performing Joins
      1. Performing Joins with the Lookup Transformation
      2. Performing Joins with the Merge Transformation
  9. Tuning SQL Server Integration Services Packages
    1. Examining the SSIS Engine
    2. Using the Best Practices
    3. Lab 1: Tuning SQL Server Integration Services Packages
      1. Examining the SSIS Engine
      2. Using the Best Practices
  10. Debugging SQL Server Integration Services Packages
    1. Designing to Troubleshoot: Using Precedence Constraints
    2. Working with Advanced Logging and Reporting
    3. Handling Errors
    4. Lab 1: Debugging SQL Server Integration Services Packages
      1. Designing to Troubleshoot: Using Precedence Constraints
      2. Working with Advanced Logging and Reporting
      3. Handling Errors
  11. Common SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns
    1. Choosing the Script Task or Script Component
    2. Working with XML
    3. Using Package Hierarchies: Parent Child
    4. Understanding Deployment Strategies
    5. Lab 1: Common SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns
      1. Working with XML
      2. Using Package Hierarchies: Parent Child
  12. Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
    1. Scenario 1
    2. Scenario 2
    3. Scenario 3
    4. Lab 1: Concept Reinforcement Scenarios
      1. Scenario 1 Solution
      2. Scenario 2 Solution
      3. Scenario 3 Solution
  13. Course Overview
    1. Introduction
    2. Course Materials
    3. Facilities
    4. Prerequisites
    5. What We'll Be Discussing
    6. Lab 1: Course Overview
  14. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
    1. Version Changes of SSRS from 2008-2012
    2. Reporting Services Installation and Architecture
    3. Reporting Services Tools
    4. Lab 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
      1. Reporting Services Tools
  15. Building Basic Reports
    1. Wizards
    2. Data Sources
    3. Datasets
    4. Understanding Security in Connections
    5. Tables
    6. Matrix
    7. List
    8. Report Items
    9. Report Parts
    10. Lab 1: Building Basic Reports
      1. Wizards
      2. Data Source Connections
      3. Data Sources
      4. Datasets
      5. Tables
      6. Matrix
      7. List
      8. Report Parts
      9. Concept Reinforcement Scenario 1
  16. Highlighting Basic Reports with Visualizations
    1. Charts
    2. Gauges and Dashboards
    3. Maps
    4. Sparklines, Data Bars, and Indicators
    5. Lab 1: Highlighting Basic Reports with Visualizations
      1. Charts
      2. Gauges
      3. Maps
      4. Data Bars and Sparklines
      5. Concept Reinforcement Scenario 2
  17. Developing Advanced Reports
    1. Expressions
    2. Functions
    3. Interactivity
    4. Parameters
    5. Conditional Formatting
    6. Templates
    7. Subreports
    8. Lab 1: Developing Advanced Reports
      1. Expressions and Functions
      2. Parameters Using Two Datasets
      3. Query Parameters
      4. Fixed Parameters
      5. Conditional Formatting
      6. Subreports
      7. Concept Reinforcement Scenario 3
  18. Managing and Maintaining Reporting Services
    1. Deploying Reports
    2. Securing Content
    3. Caching
    4. Snapshots
    5. History
    6. Viewing Reports Online
    7. Utilizing Subscriptions
    8. Data Alerts
    9. Lab 1: Managing and Maintaining Reporting Services
      1. Deployment Properties with SQL Server Data Tools
      2. Report Builder 3.0 Deployment
      3. Reporting Services Roles
      4. Caching
      5. Snapshots and History
      6. Shared Schedule
      7. Subscriptions
      8. Concept Reinforcement Scenario 4
  19. Course Overview
    1. Introduction
    2. Course Materials
    3. Facilities
    4. Prerequisites
    5. What We'll Be Discussing
    6. Lab 1: Course Overview
    7. None
  20. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
    1. Common Analysis Services Solutions
    2. Version Changes of SSAS from 2008-2014
    3. Analysis Services Installation and Architecture: One Product, Two Models
    4. Choosing the Right Model
    5. Analysis Services Tools
    6. Lab 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
    7. Analysis Services Tools
  21. The Multidimensional Solution
    1. Understanding the Multidimensional Model
    2. Utilizing Data Sources and Data Source Views
    3. Creating a Cube
    4. Lab 1: The Multidimensional Solution
    5. Creating a Cube
  22. Dissecting with Dimensions
    1. Developing Dimensions
    2. Utilizing Attributes
    3. Relating with Relationships
    4. Handling Hierarchies
    5. Lab 1: Dissecting with Dimensions
    6. Developing Dimensions
    7. Relating with Relationships
    8. Handling Hierarchies
  23. Managing Measures
    1. Measures and Measure Groups
    2. Calculated Members
    3. Lab 1: Managing Measures
    4. Measures and Measure Groups
    5. Calculated Members
  24. Configuring Cube Options
    1. Understanding Perspectives
    2. Utilizing Translations
    3. Browsing Perspectives and Translations
    4. Lab 1: Configuring Cube Options
    5. Browsing Perspectives and Translations
  25. Deploying
    1. Examining Deployment Options
    2. Processing Strategies
    3. Exploring Security
    4. Lab 1: Deploying
    5. Deploying the Multidimensional Model
  26. The Tabular Solution
    1. Understanding the Tabular Model
    2. Creating a Tabular Project
    3. Deploying
    4. Browsing the Model
    5. Querying the Solution and Understanding DAX
    6. Maintaining and Optimizing
    7. Lab 1: The Tabular Solution
    8. Creating a Tabular Project
    9. Analyze in Excel
    10. Calculated Measures and Calculated Fields
    11. Backup and Restore

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