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55060A: Report Builder and PerformancePoint 2013 Combo Pack

Module 1: Course OverviewThis module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Course Materials
  • Facilities
  • Prerequisites
  • What We'll Be Discussing

Lab : Course Overview

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Successfully log into their virtual machine.
  • Have a full understanding of what the course intends to cover.


Module 2: Introduction to Report Builder 3.0This module introduces the interface of Report Builder 3.0, the different features available, and variances in data sources and sets.Lessons 

  • Plan Your Reports
  • The Interface
  • Variances Between SQL Versions
  • How to Use Report Builder 3.0 with SQL Express 2012
  • Data Sources
  • Datasets

Lab : Introduction to Report Builder 3.0

  • Explore Report Builder 3.0
  • Create Embedded Data Sources and Sets
  • Create Shared Data Sources and Sets

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan the reports.
  • Use Report Builder 3.0 and understand the parts of the interface.
  • Launch Report Builder 3.0 from multiple sources.
  • Create embedded and shared data sources and datasets.


Module 3: Report Builder 3.0 WizardsThis module explains the wizards.Lessons 

  • Explore the Report Builder 3.0 Wizards
  • Create Reports with the Wizards

Lab : Report Builder 3.0 Wizards

  • Use the Wizards to Create Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use the wizards to create reports.


Module 4: Report Builder 3.0 Basic ReportsThis module covers report basics with lists, matrix, and tables, then goes into parameters and the expresionable aspect of reports.Lessons 

  • Report Lists
  • Report Tables
  • Report Matrix
  • The Data Region
  • Report Parameters
  • Report Expressions
  • Formatting Reports

Lab : Report Builder 3.0 Basic Reports

  • Create a Report Using a List
  • Create a Report Using a Table
  • Create a Report Using a Matrix
  • Create a Report Using Multiple Data Regions
  • Use Report Parameters
  • Use Report Expressions
  • Format the Report
  • Save Report Parts for Reuse

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create a report using a list.
  • Create a report using a table.
  • Create a report using a matrix.
  • Create a report using multiple data regions.
  • Use report parameters.
  • Use report expressions.
  • Format the report.


Module 5: Report Builder 3.0 GraphicsThis module is a detailed look at graphics including embedded and Bing maps.Lessons 

  • Report Charts
  • Report Images
  • Report Sparklines
  • Report Data Bars
  • Report Gauges
  • Report Maps

Lab : Report Builder 3.0 Graphics

  • Create a Report with Charts
  • Create a Report with Images
  • Create a Report with Sparklines
  • Create a Report with Data Bars
  • Create a Report with Gauges
  • Create a Report with Maps

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create a report with charts.
  • Create a report with images.
  • Create a report with sparklines.
  • Create a report with data bars.
  • Create a report with maps.
  • Create a report with gauges.


Module 6: Intermediate ReportsThis module covers intermediate reporting with emphasis on actionable reports.Lessons 

  • Time Intelligence
  • Drill Through
  • Subreports
  • Interacting with Actionable Reports
  • Reuse Report Parts

Lab : Intermediate Reports

  • Create Subreports
  • Use Drill Through
  • Create a Report That Allows Interaction
  • Reuse Report Parts
  • Use Time Intelligence

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create subreports.
  • Use drill through.
  • Create a report that allows interaction.
  • Reuse Report Parts.
  • Use Time Intelligence.


Module 7: Report Builder 3.0 Tips and TricksThis module is a collection of how-to with examples.Lessons 

  • Dozens of Step-By-Step Examples for Report Situations

Lab : Report Builder 3.0 Tips and Tricks

  • Dozens of Step-By-Step Examples for Report Situations

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use the tips and tricks.


Module 8: The Business Intelligence StackIn this module we will first look at the three different ways in which business intelligence can be viewed. Then we’re going to look at the services SQL 2012 provides us and how they apply to business intelligence. We will then move to SharePoint 2013 and look at the SharePoint services to examine their relevance and how we can use them in business intelligence to surface data. In this section we will also cover the new business intelligence features available within the SharePoint 2013 release. Finally, we will take a brief look at PowerPivot, examining the new features and their significance. PowerPivot is covered in more detail in a later module.Lessons 

  • Business Intelligence in Three Ways
  • SQL 2012 Business Intelligence
  • New 2013 SharePoint Business Intelligence Features
  • New 2013 PowerPivot in Excel Features

Lab : The Business Intelligence Stack

  • SQL 2012 Multidimensional Model Basics
  • SQL 2012 Tabular Model Basics

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Browse the data within the cube using SQL Server Management Studio.
  • Browse data using Visual Studio 2013.
  • Connect to a tabular source, import tables, and explore the data


Module 9: SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence CenterIn this module, we will explore the new and improved 2013 SharePoint Central Administration site. We are going to cover specifically the new 2013 Business Intelligence Center template within SharePoint. We are also going to cover some things that generically apply to SharePoint that you can use within business intelligence. Permissions and Roles will be illuminated and the included Document Library and List apps will be explained.Lessons 

  • New 2013 SharePoint Central Administration
  • New 2013 Business Intelligence Center
  • Permissions and Roles
  • Included Document Library and List Apps

Lab : SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center

  • SharePoint 2013 Central Administration
  • SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center (Optional)

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explore the options and settings available within the new SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.
  • Create a new web application and business intelligence site while exploring the features of both.
  • Create a SharePoint library to hold Excel workbooks and explore trusted file locations.
  • Utilize the Power View add-in for Excel.
  • Create an Excel workbook with a parameter and save it to a SharePoint document library.
  • Add Web Apps to a webpage.


Module 10: PerformancePoint 2013In this module, we will cover in-depth 2013 PerformancePoint Services features. Dashboard Designer is explored along with many of the objects and connections available within.Lessons 

  • New 2013 Overview of PerformancePoint Services
  • Dashboard Designer
  • Data Sources
  • Indicators
  • KPIs
  • Visual Reports
  • Filters
  • Scorecards
  • Dashboards

Lab : PerformancePoint 2013

  • PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Designer Introduction and Data Source Configuration
  • Standard or Blank KPI Demonstration
  • Leaf KPI Demonstration
  • Objective KPI Demonstration
  • Visual Reports
  • PerformancePoint Filters
  • PerformancePoint Cascading Filters
  • Time Intelligence Filters
  • Scorecard Settings
  • Scorecards Filtered Using the Wizard
  • PerformancePoint Dashboards

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explore the Dashboard Designer interface and know how to create and configure a data source.
  • Create and configure a standard KPI and a scorecard.
  • Create and configure a leaf KPI and a scorecard.
  • Create two blank KPI’s and then roll them into an objective KPI.
  • Create and configure an analytic chart and an analytic grid, add them to a dashboard, deploy them to SharePoint, and explore the options available.
  • Create and configure a filter, and tie the filter into both the analytic chart and analytic grid created earlier.
  • Create and configure a cascading filter and then tie it into a new analytic chart and grid.
  • Create a Time Intelligence data connection, a Time Intelligence filter, and create a report using both.
  • Create four copies of the Objective Scorecard, configure settings in each of the four copies, and deploy them to SharePoint in a dashboard.
  • Create a new leaf KPI and use that KPI in two new scorecards, one with a filter configured, and one without.
  • Create a new dashboard with two pages and review editing options.


Module 11: PowerPivotPowerPivot is not a feature of SharePoint business intelligence, however, an Excel workbook with PowerPivot can be saved to a SharePoint site and then used in a business intelligence scenario. This module is intended as an overview of the product only and covers all the new features available in the 2013 release of the add-in.Lessons 

  • New 2013 PowerPivot Features
  • PowerPivot and Excel
  • PowerPivot and SharePoint
  • Enterprise Business Intelligence and PowerPivot
  • Importing Data
  • Enriching Data
  • SharePoint Sharing

Lab : PowerPivot

  • Import Data from SQL
  • Review and Edit the Imported Relationships
  • Hide Unused Columns
  • Create a PivotTable

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use PowerPivot within Excel to import a table from SQL Server.
  • View the relationships existing within the imported tables from SQL Server and then import an additional table and configure a relationship between it and the existing.
  • Hide columns they don’t want reflected in the resulting PivotTable.
  • Create a PivotTable within an existing worksheet.


Module 12: DashboardsThis module borrows from the three-day Microsoft course on Dashboards number 50596A. Monitoring, analyzing, and managing dashboards are discussed along with details on how to use them most effectively. This module does not cover Dashboard Designer as it is covered in more detail in the PerformancePoint Services module. Coverage of the Microsoft Report Builder 3.0 tool is brief as this course focuses on the SharePoint space.Lessons 

  • Dashboard Migration
  • Three Types of Dashboards
  • Successful Dashboards
  • Tables or Graphs
  • Types of Graphs
  • Choosing a Chart Type
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Pitfalls In Dashboard Design
  • Microsoft Report Builder 3.0
  • Plan Your Reports
  • Datasets
  • New 2013 SharePoint Designer Features
  • SharePoint Web Apps

Lab : Dashboards

  • Explore the Report Builder 3.0 Interface (Optional)
  • Create an Embedded Data Source into SQL 2012 Engine (Optional)
  • Create an Embedded Data Source into SQL 2012 Analysis Services (Optional)
  • Create a Shared Data Source Using the Report Manager (Optional)
  • Create a Shared Dataset Using the Shared Data Source (Optional)
  • Three Methods for Connecting Dashboard Web Apps

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Navigate the Report Builder 3.0 interface.
  • Create an embedded data source connecting into a database.
  • Create an embedded data source connecting into an OLAP database.
  • Create a shared data source using the Report Manager.
  • Create a shared dataset using the shared connection they created in the previous exercise.
  • Create a new dashboard and explore three different ways to connect the Web Appa.



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