MSBI and SQL Training: Combo Course

Our MSBI and SQL certification master’s program lets you gain proficiency in Microsoft Business Intelligence. You will work on real-world industry projects pertaining to the three components of MSBI—viz., SSIS for ETL, SSAS for analysis, and SSRS for reporting—along with data mining queries, Visual Studio, SQL Server, OLAP, generating Cubes, data sources, and converting raw data into business insights. As part of this online classroom training, you will also receive the official course material issued by Microsoft for ‘Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services’ and ‘Querying Data with Transact-SQL’.

This course is delivered in collaboration with Microsoft. Get DWH & Erwin or MsExcel or Hyperion selfpaced course free.

Key Features

  • Instructor Led Training : 46 Hrs
  • Self-paced Videos : 46 Hrs
  • Exercises & Project Work : 92 Hrs
  • Certification and Job Assistance
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Lifetime free upgrade
  • 24 x 7 Lifetime Support & Access

About MSBI and SQL Training Course

This is an industry-designed combo training course that includes the Microsoft Business Intelligence tool and its components like SSRS, SSIS, and SSAS that use the SQL Server. This training will provide you with full proficiency in working with MSBI, ETL tasks, analytics, data integration, and reporting. Further, you will also receive the official course material issued by Microsoft for ‘Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services’ and ‘Querying Data with Transact-SQL’.

What will you learn in this training course?

  1. Introduction to Microsoft Business Intelligence
  2. Data modeling, transformation, and representation
  3. Various steps of ETL process
  4. Using SSIS for multidimensional modeling and transformation
  5. SSRS architecture and components
  6. Creating charts, reports, and dashboards with SSRS
  7. Working with SSAS for OLAP of database
  8. Generating new Cubes and data sources
  9. SSAS relationship types definition

Who should take up this training course?

  • Software Developers and ETL and Data Analysts
  • Project Managers and Business Intelligence Professionals

What are the prerequisites for taking up this training course?

Having a basic knowledge of RDBMS is beneficial but not compulsory for taking up this combo course.

Why should you take up this training course?

MSBI is a powerful Business Intelligence tool that is used by enterprises across the board for quick decision-making, coming up with in-depth reporting, and deriving meaningful insights. This combo training course will provide you the right wherewithal to work on critical projects that need extensive knowledge of SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS. This can open the doors to high-paying jobs in the best companies.

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MSBI and SQL Course Content

MSBI SSIS Course Content

What is BI?

Introduction to Business Intelligence, understanding the concept of Data Modeling, Data Cleaning, learning about Data Analysis, Data Representation, Data Transformation.

ETL Overview

Introduction to ETL, the various steps involved Extract, Transform, Load, using a user’s email ID to read a flat file, extracting the User ID from email ID, loading the data into a database table.

Working with Connection Managers

Introduction to Connection Managers – logical representation of a connection, the various types of Connection Managers – Flat file, database, understanding how to load faster with OLE DB, comparing the performance of OLE DB and ADO.net, learning about Bulk Insert, working with Excel Connection Managers and identifying the problems.

Data Transformations

Learning what is Data Transformation, converting data from one format to another, understanding the concepts of Character Map, Data Column and Copy Column Transformation, import and export column transformation, script and OLEDB Command Transformation, understanding row sampling, aggregate and sort transformation, percentage and row sampling.

Advance Data Transformation

Understanding Pivot and UnPivot Transformation, understanding Audit and Row Count Transformation, working with Split and Join Transformation, studying Lookup and Cache Transformation, Integrating with Azure Analysis Services, elastic nature of MSBI to integrate with the Azure cloud service, scale out deployment option for MSBI, working with cloud-borne data sources and query analysis. Scaling out the SSIS package, deploying for tighter windows, working with larger amount of data sources, SQL Server vNext for enhancing SQL Server features, more choice of development languages and data types both on-premise and in the cloud.

Slowly Changing Dimensions

Understanding data that slowly changes over time, learning the process of how new data is written over old data, best practices.Detail explanation of three types of SCDs –Type1, Type2 and Type3, and their differences.

Overview of Fuzzy Look-up Transformation and Lookup and Term Extraction

Understanding how Fuzzy Lookup Transformation varies from Lookup Transformation, the concept of Fuzzy matching,

Concepts of Logging & Configuration

Learning about error rows configuration, package logging, defining package configuration, understanding constraints and event handlers.

MSBI SSRS Course Content

Introduction to SSRS

Get introduced to the SSRS Architecture, components of SSRS Report Building tool, learning about the data flow in different components.

Matrix and Tablix Overview

Understanding the concepts of Matrix and Tablix, working with Text Box, learning about formatting, row/column grouping, understanding sorting, formatting, concepts of Header, Footer, Totals, Subtotals and Page Breaks.

Parameters and Expression

Learning about Parameters, filter and visibility expression, understanding drill-through and drill-down, defining variables, custom code.

Reports and Charts creation

Introduction to various aspects of Bar Chart, Line Chart, Combination Chart, Shape Chart, Sub Reports, Integration of Power Query and M language with SSRS, working with additional data sources in MSBI, rich transformation capabilities addition to MSBI, reusing M functions build for PBIX in SSRS.

Dashboard Building

Learn how to build a Dashboard with Sparklines, Data Bars, Map Charts, Gauge Charts and drilling into reports, the basics of ad hoc reporting.

Data Bar, Sparkline, Indicator, Gauge Chart, Map Chart, Report Drilling, What is Ad hoc reporting?

Reports and Authenticity

Understanding Report Cache, Authorization, Authentication and Report Snapshot, learning about Subscriptions and Site Security.

MSBI SSAS Course Content

Getting started with SSAS

Understanding the concept of multidimensional analysis, understanding SSAS Architecture and benefits, learn what is Cube, working with Tables and OLAP databases, understanding the concept of Data Sources, working with Dimension Wizard, understanding Dimension Structure, Attribute Relationships, flexible and rigid relationship.

Structures and Processes

Learning about Process Dimension, the Process database, creation of Cube, understanding Cube Structure, Cube browsing, defining the various categories, Product Key and Customer Key, Column Naming, processing and deploying a Cube, Report creation with a Cube.

Hands-on Exercise – Create a Cube and name various columns Deploy a cube after applying keys and other rules Create reports with a cube

Type of Database Relationship

Understanding Data Dimensions and its importance, the various relationships, regular, referenced, many to many, fact, working on Data Partitions, and Data Aggregations.

SSAS Cube

Learning about SSAS Cube, the various types of Cubes, the scope of Cube and comparison with Data Warehouse.

Cube: Operations & Limitations

The various operations on Cube, the limitations of OLAP Cubes, the architecture of in-memory analytics and its advantages.

Cube and In-memory Analytics

Deploying cube with existing data warehouse capabilities to get self-service business intelligence, understanding how in-memory analytics works.

Hands-on Exercise – Deploy cube to get self-service business intelligence

Data Source View

Logical model of the schema used by the Cube, components of Cube, understanding Named Queries and Relationships.

Dimensions

An overview of the Dimensions concept, describing the Attributes and Attributes Hierarchies, understanding Key/Value Pairs, Metadata Reload, logical keys and role-based dimensions.

Hands-on Exercise – Create role based dimensions, Use Attributes Hierarchies

Measures & Features of Cube

Understanding the Measure of Cube, analyzing the Measure, exploring the relationship between Measure and Measure Group, Cube features and Dimension usage.

Measures and Features of Cube Cont

Working with Cube Measures, deploying analytics, understanding the Key Performance Indicators, deploying actions and drill-through actions on data, working on data partitions, aggregations, translations and perspectives.

Hands-on Exercise – Work with Cube Measures, Deploy analytics, Deploy actions and drill-through actions on data, Make data partitions

Working with MDX

Understanding Multidimensional Expressions language, working with MDX queries for data retrieval, working with Clause, Set, Tuple, Filter condition in MDX.

Hands-on Exercise – Apply Clause, Set and filter condition in MDX query to retrieve data

Functions of MDX

Learning about MDX hierarchies, the functions used in MDX, Ancestor, Ascendant and Descendant function, performing data ordering

Hands-on Exercise – Create MDX hierarchies, Perform data ordering in ascending order, in descending order

DAX language

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), Using the EVALUATE and CALCULATE functions, filter DAX queries, create calculated measures, perform data analysis by using DAX

Hands-on Exercise – Use the EVALUATE and CALCULATE functions, filter DAX queries, create calculated measures, perform data analysis by using DAX

BI Semantic Model

Designing and publishing a tabular data model, Designing measures relationships, hierarchies, partitions, perspectives, and calculated columns

Hands-on Exercise – Design and publish a tabular data model, Design measures relationships, hierarchies, partitions, perspectives, and calculated columns

Plan and deploy SSAS

Configuring and maintaining SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Non-Union Memory Architecture (NUMA), Monitoring and optimizing performance, SSAS Tabular model with vNext, Excel portability, importing model from Power BI Desktop, importing a Power Pivot model, bidirectional cross-filtering relationship in MSBI.

Hands-on Exercise – Configure and maintain SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Monitor and optimize performance

Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R

Reading data with R Server from SAS, txt, or excel formats, converting data to XDF format; Summarizing data, rxCrossTabs versus rxCube, extracting quantiles by using rxQuantile; Visualizing data (rxSummary and rxCube, rxHistogram and rxLinePlot) Processing data with rxDataStep Performing transforms using functions transformVars and transformEnvir Processing text using RML packages Building predictive models with ScaleR Performing in-database analytics by using SQL Server

Hands-on Exercise – Read data with R Server from SAS, txt or excel formats, convert data to XDF format; Summarize data, Extract quantiles by using rxQuantile; Visualize data (rxSummary, rxCube, rxHistogram and rxLinePlot) Perform transforms using functions transformVars and transformEnvir Build predictive models with ScaleR Perform in-database analytics by using SQL Server

SQL Course Content

Introduction to SQL

Various types of databases, introduction to Structured Query Language, distinction between client server and file server databases, understanding SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Table basics, data types and functions, Transaction-SQL, authentication for Windows, Data control language, Identification and Keywords in T-SQL, Drop Table

SQL Operators

Introduction to relational databases, basic concepts of relational tables, working with rows and columns, various operators used like logical and relational, domains, constraints, stored procedures, indexes, primary key and foreign key, understanding group functions, unique key

Working with SQL: Join, Tables, and Variables

Deep dive into SQL Tables, working with SQL functions, operators and queries, creation of tables, retrieving data from tables, combining rows from tables using Inner, Outer, Cross and Self joins, deploying Operators like Union, Intersect, Except, creation of Temporary Table, Set Operator rules, working with Table variables

Deep Dive into SQL Functions

Understanding what SQL functions do, aggregate functions, scalar functions, functions that work on different data sets like numbers, characters & strings, dates, learning Inline SQL functions, general functions and duplicate functions

Working with Subqueries

Understanding of SQL Subqueries, rules of Subqueries, the statements and operators with which Subqueries can be used, modification of sub queries using set clause, understanding the different types of Subqueries – Where, Insert, Update, Select, Delete, etc., ways to create and view sub-queries

SQL Views, Functions, and Stored Procedures

Learning about SQL Views, ways of creating, using, altering, dropping, renaming and modifying Views, understanding Stored Procedures, key benefits of it, working with Stored Procedures, error handling, studying user-defined functions

Deep Dive into User-defined Functions

Detailed study of user-defined functions, various types of UDFs like Scalar, Inline Table Value, multi-statement Table, what are Stored Procedures? when to deploy Stored Procedures? What is Rank Function? Triggers, when to execute Triggers?

SQL Optimization and Performance

Detailed understanding of SQL Server Management Studio, learning what is Pivot in Excel and SQL Server, XL path, differentiating between Char, Varchar and NVarchar, working with Indexes, creation of Index, advantages, records grouping, searching, sorting, modifying data, creation of clustered indexes, using index to cover queries, index guidelines and Common Table Expression

Managing Data with Transact-SQL

Create Transact SQL Queries, Query multiple tables by using joins, implementing functions and aggregate data, modifying data, determining the results of DDL statements on supplied tables and data, and constructing DML statements using OUTPUT statement

Querying Data with Advanced Transact-SQL Components

Query data by using subqueries and APPLY, querying data by using table expressions, group and pivot data by using queries, querying temporal data and non-relational data, constructing recursive table expressions to meet business requirements, and using Windowing functions to group and rank the results of a query

Programming Databases Using Transact-SQL

Create database programmability objects by using T-SQL, implement error handling and transactions, implement transaction control in conjunction with error handling in stored procedures, and implement data types and NULL

Designing and Implementing Database Objects

Design and implement a relational database schema, design and implement indexes, distinguish between indexed and included columns, implementing clustered index, designing and implementing views, implementing column store views

Implementing Programmability Objects

Defining table and foreign key constraints, writing Transact-SQL statement, identifying results of Data Manipulation Language (DML), designing stored procedure components, implementing input and output parameters, implementing error handling, transaction control logic in stored procedures, designing trigger logic, DDL triggers

Managing Database Concurrency

Implementing transactions, identifying DML statements based on transaction behavior, understanding explicit and implicit transactions, managing isolation levels, identifying concurrency and locking behavior, implementing memory-optimized tables

Optimizing Database Objects

Determining accuracy of statistics, designing statistics maintenance tasks, using dynamic management objects, identifying missing indexes, consolidating overlapping indexes, analyzing and troubleshooting query plans, managing performance of database instances, monitoring SQL server performance

Microsoft Courses: Study Material

Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases, Querying Data with Transact-SQL

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MSBI and SQL Projects

What projects I will be working on this MSBI training?

Project 1 : Configuration and Logging

Industry : General

Problem Statement :  How to integrate data from multiple sources into the SQL Server

Topics : In this SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) project you will extensively work on multiple data from heterogeneous source into SQL Server. As part of the project you will learn to clean and standardize data and automate the administrative work. Some of the tasks that you will be performing are adding logs to SSIS package, configuration and saving it to an XML file. Upon completion of the project you will have hands-on experience in handling constraints, error row configuration and event handlers.

Highlight :

  • Integrate data from heterogeneous sources
  • Working with Connection Manager
  • Deploying data modeling

Project 2 – SSAS Cube Using BI Data Tools 2012

Industry : Sales

Problem Statement : How to create the SSAS Cubes for faster reporting

Topics – In this project you will be work on large volume of data and use it for creating reports and dashboards for sales performance in order to derive valuable insights. You will deploy the sales database in sql server and build SSAS Cubes. Upon completion of the project you will be well-versed to work in a real world business scenario to analyze various parameters and instances in order to derive business insights.

Highlights :

  • Create multidimensional cubes
  • Deploying MDX query language
  • Working with in-memory analytics.

Project 3 – Building Dashboard

Data – Sales

Topics – In this project you will be working on SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and deploying it for building dashboards in a business environment. The Business Intelligence Report that you create will be used to calculate sales based on the years and currencies that you choose. Some of the tasks that you will be performing as part of this project are – design and create Gauge and Map Charts, Spark lines and Data Bar and perform drill-through Reports, and ad hoc Reporting.

What projects I will be working on this SQL training?

Project : Writing complex Sub Queries

Industry : General

Problem Statement : How to create sub queries using SQL

Topics : This project will give you hands-on experience in working with SQL sub-queries and utilizing it in various scenarios. Some of the sub-queries that you will be working with and gain hands-on experiences in are – IN or NOT IN, ANY or ALL, EXISTS or NOT EXISTS, and other major queries.

Highlight :

  • Accessing and manipulating databases
  • Operators & Control Statements in SQL
  • Executing queries in SQL against databases.
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MSBI and SQL Certification

This course is designed for clearing the following exams:

  • MCSE: Business Intelligence Certification Exam
  • Microsoft 70-761 SQL Server Certification Exam
  • Microsoft 70-762 SQL Server Certification Exam

You will also receive the course completion certificate by Microsoft for ‘Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services’ and ‘Querying Data with Transact-SQL’.

The entire course content is in line with the certification program and helps you clear the certification exam with ease and get the best jobs in top MNCs.

As part of this training, you will be working on real-time projects and assignments that have immense implications in the real-world industry scenarios, thus helping you fast-track your career effortlessly.

At the end of this training program, there will be quizzes that perfectly reflect the type of questions asked in the certification exams and help you score better.

Intellipaat Course Completion Certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the project work (after the expert review) and upon scoring at least 60% marks in the quiz. Intellipaat certification is well recognized in top MNCs like Ericsson, Cisco, Cognizant, Sony, Mu Sigma, Saint-Gobain, Standard Chartered, TCS, Genpact, Hexaware, etc.

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MSBI and SQL Training Review

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  1. Profile photo of Omar Shehab Omar Shehab 

    Good work, Intellipaat

    I really loved the quality of videos that came with the Intellipaat MSBI training. Since I had enrolled for the self-paced training the quality of videos is really crucial, and Intellipaat did a really good job of delivering what they had promised.

  2. Profile photo of sneralla78 Sudheer Neralla 

    Superb training

    The Intellipaat training and the support that they offered were really of top quality. I have only positive reviews for the entire MSBI and SQL online training. Great to learn at Intellipaat!

Frequently Asked Questions on MSBI and SQL

Why Should I Learn MSBI and SQL from Intellipaat?

This Intellipaat MSBI and SQL training will let you master the three vital components of Microsoft Business Intelligence, namely, SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS, that use the SQL Server. You will master the concepts of the Extract-Transform-Load, and SQL integration, analysis, and reporting techniques in a business enterprise scenario. This entire course content is in line with the requirements of clearing the MCSE: Business Intelligence Certification, the Microsoft 70-761 SQL Server Certification Exam, and the Microsoft 70-762 SQL Server Certification Exam.

You will be working on real-time MSBI and SQL projects and step-by-step assignments that have high relevance in the corporate world, and the course curriculum is designed by industry experts. Upon the completion of the training course, you can apply for some of the best jobs in top MNCs around the world at top salaries. Intellipaat offers lifetime access to videos, course materials, 24/7 support and course material upgrading to the latest version at no extra fee. Hence, it is clearly a one-time investment.

What are the different modes of training that Intellipaat provides?
At Intellipaat you can enroll either for the instructor-led online training or self-paced training. Apart from this Intellipaat also offers corporate training for organizations to upskill their workforce. All trainers at Intellipaat have 12+ years of relevant industry experience and they have been actively working as consultants in the same domain making them subject matter experts. Go through the sample videos to check the quality of the trainers.
Can I request for a support session if I need to better understand the topics?
Intellipaat is offering the 24/7 query resolution and you can raise a ticket with the dedicated support team anytime. You can avail the email support for all your queries. In the event of your query not getting resolved through email we can also arrange one-to-one sessions with the trainers. You would be glad to know that you can contact Intellipaat support even after completion of the training. We also do not put a limit on the number of tickets you can raise when it comes to query resolution and doubt clearance.
Can you explain the benefits of the Intellipaat self-paced training?
Intellipaat offers the self-paced training to those who want to learn at their own pace. This training also affords you the benefit of query resolution through email, one-on-one sessions with trainers, round the clock support and access to the learning modules or LMS for lifetime. Also you get the latest version of the course material at no added cost. The Intellipaat self-paced training is 75% lesser priced compared to the online instructor-led training. If you face any problems while learning we can always arrange a virtual live class with the trainers as well.
What kind of projects are included as part of the training?
Intellipaat is offering you the most updated, relevant and high value real-world projects as part of the training program. This way you can implement the learning that you have acquired in a real-world industry setup. All training comes with multiple projects that thoroughly test your skills, learning and practical knowledge thus making you completely industry-ready. You will work on highly exciting projects in the domains of high technology, ecommerce, marketing, sales, networking, banking, insurance, etc. Upon successful completion of the projects your skills will be considered equal to six months of rigorous industry experience.
Does Intellipaat offer job assistance?
Intellipaat actively provides placement assistance to all learners who have successfully completed the training. For this we are exclusively tied-up with over 80 top MNCs from around the world. This way you can be placed in outstanding organizations like Sony, Ericsson, TCS, Mu Sigma, Standard Chartered, Cognizant, Cisco, among other equally great enterprises. We also help you with the job interview and résumé preparation part as well.
Is it possible to switch from self-paced training to instructor-led training?
You can definitely make the switch from self-paced to online instructor-led training by simply paying the extra amount and joining the next batch of the training which shall be notified to you specifically.
How are Intellipaat verified certificates awarded?
Once you complete the Intellipaat training program along with all the real-world projects, quizzes and assignments and upon scoring at least 60% marks in the qualifying exam; you will be awarded the Intellipaat verified certification. This certificate is very well recognized in Intellipaat affiliate organizations which include over 80 top MNCs from around the world which are also part of the Fortune 500 list of companies.
Will The Job Assistance Program Guarantee Me A Job?
In our Job Assistance program we will be helping you land in your dream job by sharing your resume to potential recruiters and assisting you with resume building, preparing you for interview questions. Intellipaat training should not be regarded either as a job placement service or as a guarantee for employment as the entire employment process will take part between the learner and the recruiter companies directly and the final selection is always dependent on the recruiter.
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