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20768 - Developing SQL Data Models


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. This course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-768.


Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality; working knowledge of database administration and maintenance, and Transact-SQL.


The primary audience for this course are database professionals who need to fulfil BI Developer role to create enterprise BI solutions. Primary responsibilities will include implementing multidimensional databases by using SQL Server Analysis Services, and creating tabular semantic data models for analysis by using SQL Server Analysis Services.


3 Days, $2195


Lesson 1 : Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

Introduction to Business Intelligence
The Microsoft business intelligence platform

Lesson 2 : Creating Multidimensional Databases

Introduction to multidimensional analysis
Data sources and data source views
Overview of cube security
Configure SSAS
Monitoring SSAS

Lesson 3 : Working with Cubes and Dimensions

Configuring dimensions
Define attribute hierarchies
Sorting and grouping attributes
Slowly changing dimensions

Lesson 4 : Working with Measures and Measure Groups

Working with measures
Working with measure groups

Lesson 5 : Introduction to MDX

MDX fundamentals
Adding calculations to a cube
Using MDX to query a cube

Lesson 6 : Customizing Cube Functionality

The Implementing Key Performance Indicators
Implementing Actions
Implementing Perspectives
Implementing Translations

Lesson 7 : Implementing a Tabular Data Model by Using Analysis Services

Introduction to tabular data models
Creating a tabular data model
Using an analysis services tabular model in an enterprise BI solution

Lesson 8 : Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)

DAX fundamentals
Using DAX to create calculated columns and measures in a tabular data model

Lesson 9 : Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

Overview of data mining
Creating a custom data mining solution
Validating a data mining model
Connecting to and consuming a data mining model
Using the data mining add-in for Excel


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