This five-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement self-service Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analysis solutions using the Microsoft data platform. The course discusses the rationale for self-service BI, and describes how to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Office 365 Power BI to create self-service data models and reports. The course then goes on to describe how to use Windows Azure HDInsight to perform Big Data analysis.
Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.
Cost: Price on application
Duration: 5 days
This course is not available as part of our public schedule but can be provided on a customised client specific basis.
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
Knowledge of data warehousing and data modeling principles.
Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.
At Course Completion:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe key features and benefits of self-service BI.
Use SQL Server Reporting Services to implement a self-service reporting solution.
Use PowerPivot in Microsoft Excel to create analytical data models.
Use Power Query in Microsoft Excel to import data into a data model.
Use Power View in Microsoft Excel to create interactive data visualizations.
Use Power Map in Microsoft Excel to create geographic data visualizations.
Use Microsoft SharePoint Server to implement collaborative self-service BI solutions.
Find and use public data in the Windows Azure Marketplace.
Use Microsoft Office 365 Power BI to implement cloud-based self-service BI solutions.
Provision and use a Windows Azure HDInsight cluster for Big Data analysis.
Use Pig and Hive to analyze big data in Windows Azure HDInsight.
Design and implement Big Data processes to support self-service BI.
Introduction to Self-Service Business Intelligence:
Extending Enterprise BI
Microsoft Self-Service BI and Big Data Technologies
Introduction to Self-Service Reporting
Shared Data Sources and Datasets
Self-Service Data Modeling with PowerPivot:
Creating Data Models in Excel with PowerPivot
Using DAX in a PowerPivot Data Model
Importing Data with Power Query:
Introduction to Power Query
Using Power Query to Import Data
Visualizing Data with Power View in Microsoft Excel:
Introduction to Power View
Creating Dynamic Data Visualizations
Visualizing Geographic Data with Power Map:
Introduction to Power Map
Using Power Map
Collaborative BI with Microsoft SharePoint Server:
Sharing PowerPivot Workbooks
Managing PowerPivot Services in SharePoint Server
Using Power View in SharePoint Server
The Windows Azure Marketplace Data Market:
Introduction to the Windows Azure Marketplace
Using Windows Azure Marketplace Data in Microsoft Excel
Cloud Collaboration with Power BI for Microsoft Office 365:
Introduction to Power BI
Natural Language Queries with Q&A
The Data Management Gateway
Introduction to Big Data and Windows Azure HDInsight:
Introduction to Big Data
Windows Azure HDInsight
Processing Big Data with Pig and Hive:
Processing Big Data with Pig
Processing Big Data with Hive
Implementing Big Data Processing Solutions with Windows Azure HDInsight:
Automating Big Data Processing Tasks
Integrating Windows Azure HDInsight with Enterprise Data