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MS-6234 - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

This three-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement an Analysis Services (SSAS) solution in an organization. The course discusses how to use the Analysis Services development tools to create an Analysis Services database and an OLAP cube, and how to use the Analysis Services management and administrative tools to manage an Analysis Services solution.

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Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Conceptual understanding of OLAP solutions.
  • Experience navigating the Microsoft Windows Server environment.
  • Experience with Windows services (starting and stopping).
  • Experience creating service accounts and permissions.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, including:
  • SQL Server Agent.
  • SQL Server query language (SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE).
  • SQL Server System tables.
  • SQL Server accounts (users and permissions).

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services


Lesson 1: Overview of Data Analysis Solutions
Lesson 2: Overview of SQL Server Analysis Services
Lesson 3: Installing SQL Server Analysis Services

Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions


Lesson 1: Developing Analysis Services Solutions
Lesson 2: Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
Lesson 3: Creating a Cube

Module 3: Working with Cubes and Dimensions


Lesson 1: Configuring Dimensions
Lesson 2: Defining Attribute Hierarchies
Lesson 3: Sorting and Grouping Attributes

Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure Groups


Lesson 1: Working With Measures
Lesson 2: Working with Measure Groups

Module 5: Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions


Lesson 1: MDX Fundamentals
Lesson 2: Adding Calculations to a Cube

Module 6: Customizing Cube Functionality


Lesson 1: Implementing Key Performance Indicators
Lesson 2: Implementing Actions
Lesson 3: Implementing Perspectives
Lesson 4: Implementing Translations

Module 7: Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database


Lesson 1: Deploying an Analysis Services Database
Lesson 2: Securing an Analysis Services Database

Module 8: Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution


Lesson 1: Configuring Processing
Lesson 2: Logging, Monitoring, and Optimizing an Analysis Services Solution
Lesson 3: Backing Up and Restoring an Analysis Services Database

Module 9: Introduction to Data Mining


Lesson 1: Overview of Data Mining
Lesson 2: Creating a Data Mining Solution
Lesson 3: Validating Data Mining Models