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MS-20768 - Developing SQL Data Models

The focus of this 3-day instructor-led course is on creating managed enterprise BI solutions. It describes how to implement both multidimensional and tabular data models and how to create cubes, dimensions, measures, and measure groups. This course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-768.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Experience of querying data using Transact-SQL

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

Introduction to Business Intelligence
The Microsoft business intelligence platform

Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Databases

Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
Creating a Cube
Overview of Cube Security
Configure SSAS
Monitoring SSAS

Module 3: Working with Cubes and Dimensions

Configuring Dimensions
Defining Attribute Hierarchies
Sorting and Grouping Attributes
Slowly Changing Dimensions

Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure Groups

Working with Measures
Working with Measure Groups

Module 5: Introduction to MDX

MDX fundamentals
Adding Calculations to a Cube
Using MDX to Query a Cube

Module 6: Customizing Cube Functionality

Introduction to Business Intelligence
The Implementing Key Performance Indicators
Implementing Actions
Implementing Perspectives
Implementing Translations

Module 7: Implementing a Tabular Data Model by Using Analysis Services

Introduction to Tabular Data Models
Creating a Tabular Data Model
Using an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model in an Enterprise BI Solution

Module 8: Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)

DAX Fundamentals
Using DAX to Create Calculated Columns and Measures in a Tabular Data Model

Module 9: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

Overview of Data Mining
Creating a Custom Data Mining Solution
Validating a Data Mining Model
Connecting to and Consuming a Data-Mining Model
Using the Data Mining add-in for Excel