Providing Technology Training and Mentoring For Modern Technology Adoption
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.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
The primary audience for this course is database and business intelligence (BI) professionals who are familiar with data warehouses and enterprise BI solutions built with SQL Server technologies. Experienced data analysts who want to learn how to use Microsoft technologies for self-service analysis and reporting will also benefit from attending this course.
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
This module introduces self-service BI.
Lab : Exploring an Enterprise BI Solution
After completing this module, you will be able to:
This module describes how to use Report Builder as a tool for self-service Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services report authoring.
Lab : Implementing Self-Service Reporting
This module describes how to use PowerPivot in Microsoft Excel to create self-service data models for analysis.
Lab : Self-Service Data Modeling with PowerPivot
This lesson describes how to use Power Query in Microsoft Excel to find and import data.
Lab : Using Power Query
This module describes how to use Power View in Microsoft Excel to create interactive data visualizations.
Lab : Visualizing Data with Power View
This module describes how to use Power Map in Microsoft Excel to create geographic data visualizations.
Lab : Visualizing Geographic Data with Power Map
This module describes how to use Microsoft SharePoint Server in an enterprise environment to enable users to share PowerPivot workbooks and Power View reports.
Lab : Using SharePoint Server for BI Collaboration
This module describes how to find and use datasets in the Windows Azure Marketplace.
Lab : Using the Windows Azure Marketplace
This module introduces Power BI for Microsoft Office 365, and describes how to use it for cloud-based, collaborative self-service BI.
Lab : Using Power BI
This module introduces Big Data concepts and describes the key features of Windows Azure HDInsight.
Lab : Using Windows Azure HDInsight
This module introduces Pig and Hive, and describes how you can use them to process Big Data in Windows Azure HDInsight.
Lab : Processing Big Data with Pig and Hive
This module introduces key Windows Azure HDInsight technologies that enable you to design and implement automated, repeatable Big Data processing solutions that support self-service BI.
Lab : Creating a Big Data Solution