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20768B: Developing SQL Data Models

Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

This module introduces key BI concepts and the Microsoft BI product suite.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • The Microsoft business intelligence platform

Lab : Exploring a BI Solution

  • Exploring a Data Warehouse
  • Exploring a data model

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe BI scenarios, trends, and project roles.
  • Describe the products that make up the Microsoft BI platform.

 

Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Databases

This module describes how to create multidimensional databases using SQL Server Analysis Services.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
  • Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Creating a Cube
  • Overview of Cube Security
  • Configure SSAS
  • Monitoring SSAS

Lab : Creating a multidimensional database

  • Creating a Data Source
  • Creating and Modifying a data Source View
  • Creating and Modifying a Cube

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe considerations for a multidimensional database.

  • Create data sources and data source views.

  • Create a cube

  • Implement security in a multidimensional database.

  • Configure SSAS to meet requirements including memory limits, NUMA and disk layout.

  • Monitor SSAS performance.

 

Module 3: Working with Cubes and Dimensions

This module describes how to implement dimensions in a cube.

Lessons

  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Attribute Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Attributes
  • Slowly Changing Dimensions

Lab : Working with Cubes and Dimensions

  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Relationships and Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Dimension Attributes

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Configure dimensions.

  • Define attribute hierarchies.

  • Implement sorting and grouping for attributes.

  • Implement slowly changing dimensions.

 

Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure Groups

This module describes how to implement measures and measure groups in a cube.

Lessons

  • Working with Measures
  • Working with Measure Groups

Lab : Configuring Measures and Measure Groups

  • Configuring Measures
  • Defining Dimension Usage and Relationships
  • Configuring Measure Group Storage

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Configure measures.

  • Configure measure groups.

 

Module 5: Introduction to MDX

This module describes the MDX syntax and how to use MDX.

Lessons

  • MDX fundamentals
  • Adding Calculations to a Cube
  • Using MDX to Query a Cube

Lab : Using MDX

  • Querying a cube using MDX
  • Creating a Calculated Member

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Use basic MDX functions.

  • Use MDX to add calculations to a cube.

  • Use MDX to query a cube.

 

Module 6: Customizing Cube Functionality

This module describes how to customize a cube.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • The Implementing Key Performance Indicators
  • Implementing Actions
  • Implementing Perspectives
  • Implementing Translations

Lab : Customizing a Cube

  • Implementing a KPI
  • Implementing an action
  • Implementing a perspective
  • Implementing a translation

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Implement KPIs in a Multidimensional database

  • Implement Actions in a Multidimensional database

  • Implement perspectives in a Multidimensional database

  • Implement translations in a Multidimensional database

 

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

This module describes how to implement a tabular data model in Power Pivot.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Tabular Data Models
  • Creating a Tabular Data Model
  • Using an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model in an Enterprise BI Solution

Lab : Working with an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

  • Creating an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
  • Configure Relationships and Attributes
  • Configuring Data Model for an Enterprise BI Solution.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe tabular data models
  • Describe how to create a tabular data model
  • Use an Analysis Services Tabular Model in an enterprise BI solution 

 

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.

Lessons

  • DAX Fundamentals
  • Using DAX to Create Calculated Columns and Measures in a Tabular Data Model

Lab : Creating Calculated Columns and Measures by using DAX

  • Creating Calculated Columns
  • Creating Measures
  • Creating a KPI
  • Creating a Parent – Child Hierarchy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of DAX
  • Create calculated columns and measures by using DAX

 

Module 9: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

This module describes how to use data mining for predictive analysis.

Lessons

  • 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

Lab : Using Data Mining

  • Creating a Data Mining Structure and Model
  • Exploring Data Mining Models
  • Validating Data Mining Models
  • Consuming a Data Mining Model
  • Using the Excel Data Mining add-in

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe considerations for data mining
  • Create a data mining model
  • Validate a data mining model
  • Connect to a data-mining model
  • Use the data mining add-in for Excel

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