SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Services

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This SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Services instructor-led training provides students with the necessary knowledge to work with all the associated SharePoint business intelligence services including PerformancePoint Service, Excel Services, Business Connectivity Services, and Visio Services. The new and improved Business Intelligence Center is explored, and all the exciting new features within the SharePoint 2013 release are covered. The focus of this course is on the SharePoint 2013 business intelligence platform and not on the SQL business intelligence services.

The course is intended for power users, business intelligence developers and IT professionals that will be involved with the design, development and maintenance of SharePoint 2013 business intelligence solutions.

  1. Course Overview
    1. Introduction
    2. Course Materials
    3. Facilities
    4. Prerequisites
    5. What We'll Be Discussing
    6. Lab: COURSE OVERVIEW
  2. THE Business Intelligence STACK
    1. Business Intelligence in Three Ways
    2. SQL 2012 Business Intelligence
    3. New 2013 SharePoint Business Intelligence Features
    4. New 2013 PowerPivot in Excel Features
    5. Lab: THE Business Intelligence STACK
      1. SQL 2012 Multidimensional Model Basics
      2. SQL 2012 Tabular Model Basics
  3. Sharepoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center
    1. New 2013 SharePoint Central Administration
    2. New 2013 Business Intelligence Center
    3. Permissions and Roles
    4. Included Document Library and List Apps
    5. Lab: Sharepoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center
      1. SharePoint 2013 Central Administration
      2. SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center (Optional)
  4. SharePoint 2013 Excel Services
    1. New 2013 Excel Services Features
    2. Core Components
    3. Excel Web Access (EWA)
    4. What Excel Web Access is Not
    5. Differences in the Browser vs. Desktop
    6. SharePoint Libraries to Store Workbooks
    7. Power View Add-in for Excel
    8. The Save and Share Process
    9. Excel Web App
    10. Best Practices
    11. Lab: SharePoint 2013 Excel Services
      1. Creating a Library to Hold Excel Workbooks
      2. Exploring the Power View Add-in for Excel
      3. Save and Share an Excel Workbook to a SharePoint Document Library
      4. Add an Excel Web App to a Webpage
  5. SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint 2013
    1. New 2013 Overview of PerformancePoint Services
    2. Dashboard Designer
    3. Data Sources
    4. Indicators
    5. KPIs
    6. Visual Reports
    7. Filters
    8. Scorecards
    9. Dashboards
    10. Lab: SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint 2013
      1. PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Designer Introduction and Data Source Configuration
      2. Standard or Blank KPI Demonstration
      3. Leaf KPI Demonstration
      4. Objective KPI Demonstration
      5. Visual Reports
      6. PerformancePoint Filters
      7. PerformancePoint Cascading Filters
      8. Time Intelligence Filters
      9. Scorecard Settings
      10. Scorecards Filtered Using the Wizard
      11. PerformancePoint Dashboards
  6. SharePoint 2013 Visio Services
    1. New 2013 Visio Services Features
    2. Visio Graphics Service
    3. Visio Drawings in the Browser
    4. Visio Web Access Web Part
    5. Visio Drawings with Data Connections
    6. Lab: SharePoint 2013 Visio Services
      1. Visio Drawing in the Browser
      2. Visio Services Data-Connected Drawing
      3. Dashboard Strategy Maps
  7. PowerPivot
    1. New 2013 PowerPivot Features
    2. PowerPivot and Excel
    3. PowerPivot and SharePoint
    4. Enterprise Business Intelligence and PowerPivot
    5. Importing Data
    6. Enriching Data
    7. SharePoint Sharing
    8. Lab: PowerPivot
      1. Import Data from SQL
      2. Review and Edit the Imported Relationships
      3. Hide Unused Columns
      4. Create a PivotTable
  8. SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services
    1. New 2013 Business Connectivity Service Features
    2. What is Business Connectivity Services?
    3. BCS Terminology
    4. BCS Security
    5. Using SharePoint Designer 2013 with BCS
    6. Surfacing the BCS Data
    7. Lab: SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services
      1. Setting Permissions on the BDC Store
      2. Exploring Content Types in SharePoint
      3. Add a Document Library Tied to Content Types
      4. Creating an External Content Type
      5. Creating an External List
      6. Configuring the Business Connectivity Services for a Host URL & Setting up a Profile Page
      7. Add a Custom Action to a List
  9. Dashboards
    1. Dashboard Migration
    2. Three Types of Dashboards
    3. Successful Dashboards
    4. Tables or Graphs
    5. Types of Graphs
    6. Choosing a Chart Type
    7. Key Performance Indicators
    8. Pitfalls In Dashboard Design
    9. Microsoft Report Builder 3.0
    10. Plan Your Reports
    11. Datasets
    12. New 2013 SharePoint Designer Features
    13. SharePoint Web Apps
    14. Lab: Dashboards
      1. Explore the Report Builder 3.0 Interface (Optional)
      2. Create an Embedded Data Source into SQL 2012 Engine (Optional)
      3. Create an Embedded Data Source into SQL 2012 Analysis Services (Optional)
      4. Create a Shared Data Source Using the Report Manager (Optional)
      5. Create a Shared Dataset Using the Shared Data Source (Optional)
      6. Three Methods for Connecting Dashboard Web Apps

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