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This four-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement a Reporting Services solution in an organization. The course discusses how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create reports, and how to use the Reporting Services management and administrative tools to manage a Reporting Services solution.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Before attending this course, students must have:
This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals and developers who need to implement reporting solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 Reporting Services.
The students will be introduced to the role that Reporting Services plays in an organization’s reporting life cycle, the key features offered by Reporting Services, and the components that make up the Reporting Services architecture.
Lab: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
The students will learn the fundamentals of report authoring, including configuring data sources and data sets, creating tabular reports, summarizing data, and applying basic formatting.
Lab: Authoring Basic Reports
The students will learn about navigational controls and some additional types of data regions, and how to use them to enhance a basic report.
Lab: Enhancing Basic Reports
The students will explore data sets to a greater depth, including the use of alternative data sources and interacting with a data set through the use of parameters. Students will learn how to dynamically modify the data set underlying a data region by allowing parameters to be sent to the underlying query, as well as will learn to use best practices to implement static and dynamic parameter lists when interacting with queries and stored procedures.
Lab: Manipulating Data Sets
The students will learn how to create a report model so that business users can create their own reports without using the full Report Designer development environment. Students will also learn how to use Report Builder to create a report from a report model.
Lab: Using Report Models
The students will learn the various options you can use to publish reports to the report server and execute them.
Lab: Publishing and Executing Reports
The students will learn how to implement subscriptions so that you can distribute reports either automatically by e-mail or by publishing reports to a shared folder.
Lab: Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
The students will learn how to administer the Reporting Services server, how to monitor and optimize the performance of the report server, how to maintain the Reporting Services databases, and how to keep the system secure.
Lab: Administering Reporting Services
The students will learn how to query Reporting Services information programmatically and how to automate report management tasks. Students will also learn how to render reports without relying on Report Manager, and how to extend the feature set of a report server by creating custom code.
Lab: Programming Reporting Services
This module discusses the tools and application programming interfaces (APIs) that you can use to manage and develop Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services solutions. SQL Server 2008 R2 provides some new tools and some enhancements to existing tools and APIs and business intelligence (BI) professionals who plan to implement a reporting solution should become familiar with these new features. A core part of a BI specialist’s role is to know how to use the management and authoring tools and understand how to extend Reporting Services or integrate reporting into custom applications. This module describes the changes in this release to help you to work with SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services solutions more effectively.
Lab : Working with Reporting Services
This module describes the enhancements for report authors in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. As a business intelligence (BI) professional, it is important to know how you can take advantage of the new capabilities in SQL Server 2008 R2 to create reports that present important business information to users clearly.
Lab : Authoring Reports