Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services

This three-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement a SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services solution for data analysis in an organization. The course discusses how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create and manage reports and implement self-service BI solutions.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

In this module students will be introduced to the key concepts in business intelligence, and the Microsoft BI product suite.Lessons

  • Introduction to business intelligence

  • The Microsoft business intelligence platform

  • Introduction to reporting services


Lab : Exploring an enterprise BI solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Describe key concepts in business intelligence
• Describe the Microsoft BI platform
• Describe key concepts in reporting services


Module 2: Reporting Services Data

Describe various Report Services data sources and how these are configured.

Lessons

  • Data sources

  • Connection strings

  • Datasets

  • Filters and parameters


Lab : Configuring a data connection

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Describe data connections and connection strings
• Describe filters and parameters


Module 3: Implementing reports

Create reports with report designer or report builder.

Lessons

  • Creating a report with the report wizard

  • Creating a report

  • Showing data graphically in a report


Lab : Creating a report

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Create a report using the report wizard
• Show data graphically


Module 4: Configuring reports

This module describes how to configure reports with report builder or report designer.

Lessons

  • Implementing filters and parameters

  • Implementing sorting and grouping

  • Publishing a report


Lab : Create and Publish reports that include parameters

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Implement filters and parameters
• Implement sorting and grouping
• Publish a report


Module 5: Creating Mobile Reports

This module describes how to create SQL Server mobile reports.

Lessons

  • Overview of SQL Server mobile reports

  • Preparing data for mobile reports

  • SQL Server Mobile report publisher


Lab : Working with mobile reports

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Describe SQL Server mobile reports
• Prepare data for mobile reports
• Publish mobile reports

Audience

The primary audience for this course is database professionals who need to fulfil a BI developer role to create reports. Primary responsibilities will include implementing reports and mobile reports.
The secondary audiences for this course are power information workers.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Describe key features of data modeling within business intelligence
• Describe various report services data sources and how these are configured
• Create reports with report designer and/or report designer
• Configure reports with report designer and/or report builder
• Create SQL Server mobile reports

Available Course Dates

07/17/2017 11:00 am - 07/19/2017 7:00 pm
08/28/2017 11:00 am - 08/30/2017 7:00 pm
10/09/2017 11:00 am - 10/11/2017 7:00 pm
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