Providing Technology Training and Mentoring For Modern Technology Adoption
This 5-day instructor-led course explores how to use SharePoint as your platform for Business Intelligence. Journey through the SharePoint Business Intelligence Center, Excel Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Service, Performance Point and PowerPivot to implement your BI Strategies and enable your decision makers to see data in new and dynamic ways! This course will take you down a path of building a BI environment from scratch to full interactive dashboards using the Microsoft BI Stack.
Before attending this course, students must have:
A simple introduction module. After completing this module, students will be able to:
In this module we review what Business Intelligence (BI) is and what the typical BI goals are. We also explore how Microsoft BI tools are enabling more advanced Business Intelligence features to filter down/up to the decision makers and Information Workers in general.
Lab : Business Intelligence Worksheet
After completing this module, students will be able to:
In this module we are going to explore the Business Intelligence Center site definition that comes with SharePoint 2010.
Lab : Business Intelligence Center
In this module we explore what data is and some of the many forms that it takes. We then explore and define the terms Data Warehouse and Data Mart. This module is important in that as we move through the remainder of the course, we will need to have data to manipulate and work with to build our BI components.
Lab : Data and Data Formats
Lab : Build A Data Warehouse
Lab : Extract and Load
Lab : Transform and Load
Lab : Granularity
Lab : Build A Data Mart
Lab : SQL Server to SharePoint Lists
In this module we are going to take a look at the new Business Connectivity Services.
Lab : BCS Basics
Lab : BCS With Data Warehouse
Lab : Office and BCS for BI
In this module we will explore the feature of SQL Server called Analysis Services (SSAS). When regular SQL queries can't handle your data, MDX queries in SSAS can!
Lab : Analysis Services
Lab : Building An Analysis Services Database
In this module we will explore Filter Web Parts and the important role they play in building Business Intelligence portals.
Lab : Filter Web Parts
Lab : UserProfiles and Filters
In this module we will explore and work with the various features of SharePoint's Excel Services.
Lab : Create An Excel Report
Lab : Excel Services
Lab : MDX
Lab : Sparklines
Lab : Filters and Excel Services
Lab : REST and Web Services
In this module we explore the new PowerPivot tools of SQL Server 2008 R2 and Excel 2010.
Lab : Install Power Pivot
Lab : Use PowerPivot
In this module we will explore Reporting Services, its integration with SharePoint and how to build Reporting Services reports.
Lab : Install Reporting Services
Lab : Building Reports with Reporting Services
Lab : Automating Reports with Reporting Services
Lab : Reporting Services and PowerPivot
In this module we will explore Performance Point and how it supercharges your BI Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators.
Lab : Performance Point
In this module we will explore Visio and Access Services and how to integrate it into your Report process.
Lab : Visio Services
Lab : Access Services
In this module we will explore GeoSpatial data and how to use the new .NET Charts and Mapping features of SharePoint 2010.
Lab : GeoSpatial Data with SQL Server
Lab : Bing Maps
Lab : NET Charts